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].


England and Wales Census, 1841

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England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

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Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 - FamilySearch

Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1598-1900 - FamilySearch

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900

England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940

England, Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967

England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

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Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

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  • 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