Wallasey, Cheshire Family History Guide

Wallasey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Liscard, Egremont St John, New Brighton, Poulton cum Seacombe, Poolton cum Seacombe, Poulton with Seacombe, and Liscard with New Brighton.

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  • Parish registers: 1574
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Egremont St John

  • Parish registers: 1833
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1833

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Christians, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WALLASEY, a village, a township, and a parish, in Wirral district, Cheshire. The village stands 3½ miles NNW of Birkenhead r. station, and has a post-office under Birkenhead. The township extends to the coast; and comprises 1,780 acres of land, and 10,690 of water. Real property, £5,599. Pop. in 1851, 1,195; in 1861, 1,415. Houses, 264. The property is much subdivided. There are many good residences. Leasowe Castle is a prominent feature; and has been separately noticed. A light-house is on the N coast; and has been twice removed inland in consequence of encroachment by the sea. Submerged remains exist of an ancient forest; and some very interesting animal fossils have been found. The parish includes also the townships of Liscard and Poulton-with-Seacombe; includes the towns of New Brighton and Egremont; and is bounded, on the S, by a creek of the Mersey, called Wallasey Pool, along the N margin of Birkenhead. Acres, 17,775. Pop. in 1851, 8,339; in 1861, 10,723. Houses, 1,804. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £500. The church was rebuilt in 1865. The vicarage of New Brighton, and the p. curacies of Liscard and Seacombe are now separate benefices. There are several dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £94 a year, and charities £25.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wirral
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Wirral
  • Poor Law Union: Wirral
  • Hundred: Wirral
  • Province: York