Kirkby, Lancashire Family History Guide

Kirkby is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1748 from chapelry in Walton on the Hill St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Simonswood.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Walton on the Hill St Mary
  • Knowsley
  • Rainford
  • St Helens
  • Melling
  • Sefton
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Derby, West St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KIRKBY, a township-chapelry in Walton-on-the-Hill parish, Lancashire; on the Liverpool and Bury railway, 7½ miles NNE of Liverpool. It has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office under Prescot. Acres, 3,920. Real property, £7,421. Pop., 1,415. Houses, 245. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Earl of Sefton; and has belonged to his family since the time of William II. An extensive tract, called Kirkby Moss, lies in the E, and extends beyond the chapelry toward Windle. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Sefton. The church was rebuilt in 1766, and contains a Norman font. There are a national school, and charities £13.

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


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