Childwall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Wavertree, Allerton, Garston, Speke, Hale, Halewood, Little Woolton, Grassendale and Much Woolton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1557

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Childwall

Historical Descriptions

Childwall

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHILDWALL, a township in West Derby district and a parish in West Derby and Prescot districts, Lancashire. The township lies adjacent to the Liverpool and Manchester railway, between Broad Green and Roby stations, 4 ¼ miles E of Liverpool. Acres, 828. Real property, £3,198. Pop., 174. Houses, 25. The parish includes also the townships of Wavertree, Allerton, Garston, Speke, Hale, Halewood, Little Woolton, and Much Woolton; extends from the suburbs of Liverpool, 9 miles up the Mersey; and contains the post-offices of Wavertree, Garston, Broad-Green, Woolton, Grassendale, and Halewood under Liverpool, and Hale under Warrington. Acres, 19,327; of which 6,850 are water. Real property, £119,561. Pop., 17,917. Houses, 3,115. The property is much subdivided. Childwall Hall belongs to the Marquis of Salisbury; and Hale House to J. T. Blackburn, Esq. Garston belonged to the Tarletons; Allerton, to the Roscoes; and Spey, to the Norrises. A cell to Holme priory anciently stood near Childwall Hall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £456. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The p. curacies of Garston, Wavertree, Aigburth, St. Mary, Woolton, Hale, Halewood, and Grassendale are separate benefices. Markland, the critic, and the Child of Hale, who was 9 feet 3 inches high, were natives.

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

Allerton

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Allerton, a township in the parish of Childwall, co.-palatine of Lancaster. Here stands the famous Allerton-oak; and on the same farm is a supposed Druidical monument known by the name of Calder-stones, with some traces of rude characters which have never been deciphered. Pop., in 1801, 178; in 1831, 374. Houses 51. Acres 1,410. A. P. £4,836. Poor rates, in 1837, £165. Allerton-hall — in this neighbourhood— was at one time the seat of Mr Roscoe, author of ‘The Life of Lorenzo de Medici.’

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Grassendale

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Grassendale, a chapelry in Childwall parish, Lancashire; near the Liverpool and Manchester railway, 4 miles E of Liverpool. It was constituted in 1855; and it has a post-office under Liverpool. Rated property. £8,695. Pop., 912. Houses, 137. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church is good.

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

Halewood

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Halewood, a township, in the parish of Childwall, union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (S.) from Prescot; containing 1101 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 3483 acres. The. Tithes have been commuted for £394. 18. 8., of which £61. 9. 4. are payable to the vicar, £330 to the Bishop of Chester, and £3. 9. 4. to the incumbent of Hale. Here is a small chapel of ease to Woolton.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire FH & Heraldry Society

Manchester Archives and Local History

Lancashire

Lancashire BMD

England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

Catholic Parish Registers of Liverpool 1741-1773

St James’ Cemetery Burials Liverpool

Manchester Burial Records

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004

England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933

Oldham Burial Records

Tameside Burial Records

Chorlton Upon Medlock Burials 1821-1933

CemSearch

Lancaster Convict Database 1800s

Lancashire Fusiliers

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Lancashire Roll of Honour

St. Helens Roll of Honour

Lancashire Police Records

Lancashire Lantern – archive of local old photographs, postcards and other images

Manchester Local Images

Records for England

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

England Death Records, 1998-2015

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

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

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

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: West Derby
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Prescot
  • Poor Law Union: West Derby
  • Hundred: West Derby
  • Province: York

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