WALLASEY: St. Hilary (Church of England)

Claremount Road
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Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Liscard, Poulton cum Seacombe and Wallasey.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1847 — reduced when part of the township of Poulton cum Seacombe was transferred to Seacombe: St. Paul.
  • 1861 October 15 — reduced when parts of the townships of Liscard and Wallasey were transferred to New Brighton: St. James.
  • 1878 July 5 — reduced when parts of the township of Liscard and Wallasey were transferred to Liscard: St. Mary.
  • 1884 September 16 — reduced when part of the township of Liscard was transferred to Egremont: St. John.
  • 1907 February 19 — reduced when parts of the townships of Poulton cum Seacombe and Wallasey were transferred to Poulton: St. Luke.
  • 1907 July 16 — reduced when the following area was transferred to New Brighton: St. James: "All that portion of the parish of Wallasey, in the said county and diocese, which is bounded upon the north by the sea, upon the north-east and upon the south-east by the said new parish of Saint James, New Brighton, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the southwest and upon the west, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint James, New Brighton, from the said parish of Wallasey at the junction of Mount Pleasant-road with the road called Hose Side and extending thence northwestward along the middle of Hose Side for a distance of thirteen chains or thereabouts to its junction with Grove-road, and extending thence westward along the middle of Grove-road for a distance of fifteen chains aud a half or thereabouts to its junction with Sea-road and extending thence north-westward along the middle of Sea-road for a distance of thirty chains or thereabouts to its present northern end and continuing thence north-westward in precisely the same direction and in a straight line to the sea".
  • 1907 July 16 — enlarged when the following area was transferred from New Brighton: St. James: "All that portion of the said new parish of Saint James, New Brighton, which is bounded upon the greater part of the north-west and upon the south-west by the said parish of Wallasey, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the south-east, upon the north-east, and upon the remaining part of the north-west, by an imaginary line commencing upon the boundary which divides the said parish of Wallasey from the said new parish of Saint James, New Brighton, at the junction of Sea view-road with Earlston-road, and extending thence north-eastward along the middle of Earlston-road for a distance of twentythree chains aud a quarter or thereabouts to its junction with the footpath leading from Earlstonroad to Mount Pleasant-road, and extending thence north-westward along the middle of the said footpath for a distance of eight chains or thereabouts to its junction with Mount Pleasant-road, and extending thence south-westward along the middle of Mount Pleasant-road for a distance of two chains and a quarter or thereabouts to its junction with Mount-road upon the boundary which divides the said new parish of Saint James, New Brighton, from the said parish of Wallasey".
  • 1912 January 23 — reduced when part of the township of Wallasey was transferred to Wallasey: St. Nicholas.
  • 1957 November 29 — reduced when an area was transferred to Leasowe: St. Chad.

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original Registers C 1574-1993 ; M 1574-1988 ; B 1574-1946 — Cheshire Record Office (P 302)
C from 1993 ; M from 1989 ; B from 1946 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1574-1930 ; M 1574-1957 ; B 1574-1946 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1574-1901 ; M 1574-1903 ; B 1574-1946 — Birkenhead Central Library
C 1574-1901 ; M 1574-1903 ; B 1574-1917 — Family History Society of Cheshire ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies
Bishop's Transcripts 1600, 1606-10, 1613, 1615, 1617-18, 1622-24, 1626-27, 1630, 1634, 1636, 1658-60, 1666, 1668-71, 1673-74, 1676, 1679-81, 1683-85, 1689-91,1694-1739, 1741-50 (microfilmed) ; 1751-60, 1762-95, 1797-1878 — Cheshire Record Office
1600, 1606-10, 1613, 1615, 1617-18, 1622-24, 1626-27, 1630, 1634, 1636, 1658-60, 1666, 1668-71, 1673-74, 1676, 1679-81, 1683-85, 1689-91,1694-1739, 1741-50 (microfilmed)  — Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes CMB 1574-1812 (transcript by P. Brown) — Cheshire Record Office ; Society of Genealogists' Library ; Wallasey Central Library
CMB 1601-1672 (transcript by W. F. Irvine) — Cheshire Record Office
M 1575-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1933 — Cheshire BMD (WR:C11)
Monumental Inscriptions Published by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1998

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