Name of Institution         Liverpool

Brief History

Dedication                                                        St John, Old Haymarket

Earliest Known Parish Register             1767

Location                                                           Lancashire

St. John's Church stood against St. George Hall, on the site of what is now St. John's Gardens. The burial ground for the church, with a small chapel, was consecrated and opened for use in 1767 but the church itself was not completed until 1784. The architect of the church building was Timothy (sometimes given as Thomas) Lightoler.

St. John's churchyard was closed for burials on 11th June 1865, 82,491 bodies having been interred there St. John's Church was closed under the terms of the Liverpool City Churches Act 1897 The last Sunday service took place in St. John's on 27th March 1898.

The church was demolished, (Peet 'op. cit.' writing) 'For more that a century this unsightly structure has been allowed to disfigure the landscape ... as an example of ecclesiastical art the church of St. John has not a single redeeming feature....'. Under a faculty granted on 11th December 1888 Liverpool Corporation was empowered to lay out St. John's churchyard as the public gardens known as St. John's Gardens.

Early Baptismal records contain a small number of baptismal records of Natives from Africa, Jamaica, New Guinea & others places. These record possible mariners or people from the slave trade that where given English names.

Records

Record Type

Events

Coverage

Record Ref

LDS Reference

Parish Registers

C

1785-1885

283 JOH 1/1-4, 2/1-4, 3/1-20, 4/1-11, 5/1, 6/1-2

93821

 

B

1767-1815

 

93822

 

B

1815-1823

 

93823

 

B

1823-1829

 

93824

 

B

1829-1843

 

93825

 

B

1843-1865

 

93826

 

M

1775-1805

 

1656197 Item 2

 

M

1785-1827

 

93827

 

M

1827-1854

 

93828

 

M

1854-1868

 

93829

 

M

1868-1898

 

93830

 

C
B

1785-1812
1767-1786

 

1656195 Items 8-9

 

B
C

1786-1812
1813-1852

 

 

1656196

 

C

1852-1898

 

1656197 Item 1

 

M

1805-1812

 

1656197 Item 3

 

M

1813-1820

 

 

1656197 Item 4

 

M

1820-1827

 

 

1656197 Item 5

 

M

1827-1835

 

1656197 Item 6

 

M

1835-1837

 

1656197 Item 7

 

M

1837-1840

 

1656197 Item 8

 

M

1840-1857

 

1656198

 

M

1857-1871

 

1656199

 

M

B

1871-1898

1813-1814

 

1656200

 

B

1814-1823

 

1656201

 

B

1823-1830

 

1656202

 

B

1830-1851

 

1656203

 

B
Bns

Grave Reg

1851-1865

1858-1866

1800-1900 

 

1656204 Items 1-6

Bishop’s Transcripts

B

1773-1780

 

1068946 Item 5

 

C

M

B

1783-1806

1785-1806

1781-1806

 

1068947

 

CMB

1808-1819

 

1068948

 

CMB

1820-1829

 

1068949

 

CB

M

1830-1852

1830-1841

 

1068950

 

C

1868-1883

 

1468981 Item 2

Monumental Inscriptions

 

 

 

1655764 Item 7

Transcriptions/Indexes

 

 

 

 

Ø      LDS Extraction Program

M
M
M

1808-1819
1820-1829
1830-1841

 

M021255
M021256
M021257

Ø      Lancashire OPC

C

B

1785-1812
1767-1783

 

 

Parish Register.

Burials 1780-1783

Used Lancashire OPC index to locate – register not searched.

Doc Ref

Description

Entry 4566

19 March 1780 Richard Ismay of Preston Street

Burials 1843-1865

Page 308

Burials in the St John’s Church in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster in the Year 1848

Name

Abode

When Buried

Age

By Whom the ceremony was performed

Daniel Ismay

No 2458

Fletcher Street Toxeth Park

31st  March

81

Robert W Wolseley, Curate

Page 495

Burials in the St John’s Church in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster in the Year 1850

Name

Abode

When Buried

Age

By Whom the ceremony was performed

Sarah Ismay

No 3955

Jackson Street Toxeth Park

15th December

83

Robert W Wolseley, Curate

Bishop’s Transcripts

Transcripts/Indexes

Burials 1843-1865

Doc Ref

Description

 

31 March 1848 Daniel Ismay aged  81

 

15 December 1850 Sarah Ismay aged  83