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Dave's Ancestors in Liverpool

Dave's Ancestors in Liverpool

Today's Liverpool covers a number of smaller towns and registration districts which have been home to our family through the years. For example, West Derby was a small township to the East of Liverpool, now a suburb. However, the registration district of West Derby covered much of the south and east of the area outside Liverpool itself, including Garston, Childwall and Woolton which only became part of Liverpool in 1922. Only a short walk south from the centre of Liverpool you cross the boundary with Toxteth Park, very much part of Liverpool today but once very separate.
I have separated the areas below for convenience but at certain times, a street may have been described as being in Liverpool while at other times part of West Derby or another district.




Central Liverpool


Link to St Nicholas, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to St Nicholas at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St Nicholas Church, Liverpool
St Nicholas Church (The Parish Church)
Thomas Abbott married Sarah Webb 13th December 1857

Richard Edward Abbott married Mary Cherrington 3rd November 1884


Link to Clarence Street at nls.uk
Link to Clarence Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Clarence Street, Liverpool
Clarence Street
Richard Edward Abbott and Mary Cherrington both living here at the time of their marriage in 1884


Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at nls.uk
Link to Hardy Street and Gt George Square at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Hardy Street and Gt George Square, Liverpool
Hardy Street and Gt George Square
Thomas Abbott claimed to be living in Hardy Street at the time of his marriage to Sarah Webb in 1857. Sarah Webb stated that she was living in Gt George Square at the time.
Gt George Square was one of Liverpool's finest squares, and Hardy Street effectively forms one side of the square. It is most likely that she and Thomas Abbott were both living in lodgings in order to qualify as living in the parish of St Nicholas. They were possibly in the same lodging house or hotel, both quoting the address slightly differently to avoid suspicion of co-habiting.


Link to Marybone, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Marybone, Liverpool at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Marybone, Liverpool
Marybone
From 1809 to 1811, we know John Burrows and family were living in "Mary le bone" (now known as Marybone).

Link to St Mary, Edge Hill at nls.uk
Link to St Mary, Edge Hill at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing St Mary, Edge Hill
St Mary, Edge Hill
George Fitton married Margaret Hitchmough on 12th November 1827


Link to Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at nls.uk
Link to Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Liverpool
Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Baptism place for children of John and Alice Burrows between 1797 and 1811
Erected in 1790, the building was reconstructed and renamed Central Hall in 1884. It closed in 1905 with the building of a new Central Hall nearby, in Renshaw street.
It was later demolished and the site is now occupied by entertainment premises and a multi-storey car park.

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Aigburth

Link to Victoria Terrace at nls.uk
Link to Victoria Terrace at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Victoria Terrace, Aigburth
11 Victoria Terrace
Thomas Edward Abbott was born here 27th January 1913


Link to approximate location of Irwell Street, Aigburth Vale at nls.uk
Link to approximate location of Irwell Street, Aigburth Vale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Irwell Street, in Aigburth 1861
Irwell Street
George Fitton living with his daughter, Emily and family. 1861 census.

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Garston

St Michael, Garston Parish Church
Link to St Michael, Garston at nls.uk
Link to St Michael, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the parish church of St Michael, Garston
Many of my family, the Abbotts, Fittons, Webbs, Whitesides etc were baptised, married and buried at this church.



Link to Arthur Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Arthur Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Arthur Street, Garston
13 Arthur Street
Richard Abbott death 1897
Mary Abbott (Widow of Richard Edward Abbott (1857 - ) and family (Census 1901)


Link to Byron Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Byron Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Byron Street, Garston
6 Byron Street
Home of Zachariah Whiteside and family in 1911
81 Byron Street
Charles Fitton and family, Census 1911


Link to Chapel Farm, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Chapel Farm, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Chapel Farm Garston in 1851
Chapel Farm
Thomas Fitton was here as a labourer (Census 1851)


Link to Chapel Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Chapel Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Chapel Road, Garston
20 Chapel Road
Thomas Abbott (1836 - ) and family (Census 1871)


Link to Church Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Church Road at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Church Road, Garston
Church Road
Thomas Abbott (1836 - ) and family living with the Webb family (Census 1861)


Link to Gilbert Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Gilbert Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Gilbert Street
10 Gilbert Street
Alice Whiteside (Widow of Robert Whiteside (1854 - ) and family (Census 1901)


Link to Kettle Nook, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Kettle Nook, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Kettle Nook, Garston
Kettle Nook
Richard Webb and family (Census 1851)


Link to approximate location of Irwell Street, Aigburth Vale at nls.uk
Link to approximate location of Irwell Street, Aigburth Vale at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Irwell Street, in Aigburth 1861
Irwell Street (Aigburth)
George Fitton living with his daughter, Emily and family. 1861 census.


Link to James Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to James Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing James Street, Garston
29 James Street
Ethel Fitton, with the Milton family. Census 1911


Link to Mona Street, Garston Town at nls.uk
Link to Mona Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Mona Street, Garston
12 Mona Street
Thomas Fitton (1828 - ) and family (Census 1871)


Link to Palmerston Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Palmerston Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Palmerston Road, Garston
2 Palmerston Road
Robert Whiteside (1854 - ) and family (Census 1891)


Link to Queen Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Queen Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Queen Street, Garston
5 Queen Street
Thomas H. Evans (husband of Anne Jane Fitton (1873 - ) and family (Census 1901)
Anne Jane Evans and family, daughter of Thomas Fitton. Census 1901
6 Queen Street
Thomas Fitton (1828 - ) and family (Census 1881, 1891, 1901)


Link to Raglan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Raglan Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing position of Raglan Street, Garston
26 Raglan Street
Thomas Abbott (1836 - ) and family (Census 1881)
56 Raglan Street
William Cherrington (1833 - ) and family (Census 1871)
60 Raglan Street
Janet McGuinness (1811 - ) and family lived here in 1871
98 Raglan Street
Charles Fitton (1866 - ) and family (Census 1891)


Link to Saunby Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Saunby Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Saunby Street, Garston
69 Saunby Street
Charles Fitton died here in 1918


Link to Shand Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Shand Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Shand Street, Garston
Shand Street
Charles Fitton (1866 - ) and family (Census 1901)


Link to Seddon Road, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Seddon Road, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Seddon Road, Garston
27 Seddon Road
Mary Abbott (née Cherrington) died at the home of her daughter, Sarah Cherrington Twist 1919


Link to Smithy Bank, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Smithy Bank at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Smithy Bank, Garston
Smithy Bank
Thomas Abbott (1836 - and family at the birth of Richard Edward Abbott, 15th June 1858


Link to The Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital at nls.uk
Link to The Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital at Old-Maps.co.uk
Garston Smallpox Hospital, later became the Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital
The Garston Smallpox Hospital, (later became the Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital, now South Liverpool Treatment Centre.)
Thomas Abbott died here, aged 49, on 18th April 1885


Link to Thomas Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Thomas Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Thomas Street, Garston. Now Thomas Close.
Thomas Street
Mary Webb (née Burrows) at the home of her daughter Catherine (Kate) in 1891


Link to Vulcan Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Vulcan Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Vulcan Street, Garston
60 Vulcan Street
Ethel May Fitton born 1891


Link to Window Lane, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Window Lane at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Window Lane, Garston
16 Window Lane
John Eakin in 1891 (see next entry)
19 Window Lane
John and Elizabeth Eakin and family in 1881 and 1891 (Elizabeth Cherrington's second marriage)
21 Window Lane
Richard Edward Abbott (1857 - ) and Family (Census 1891)


Link to Woodger Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Woodger Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing original position of Woodger Street, Garston
7 Woodger Street
Zachariah Whiteside (1876 - 1952) and family (Census 1901)

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Speke
Link to Speke at nls.uk
Link to Speke at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Speke village

The original village of Speke lay to the east of Garston. Although the church remains, showing where the original village centre stood, today's Speke is a large, mostly post-war, housing estate to the north of Liverpool John Lennon Airport.


Speke Town was a small hamlet to the north west of the village of Speke, and was demolished in the 1930s to make way for the runway of the old Speke aiport.
Link to Speke Town at nls.uk
Link to Speke Town at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Speke Town in the 1860s
Alice Fitton born here 1860 (1861 Census)
Ann Lunt born here in 1856 (1861 Census)

Toxteth


Link to St James, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to St James, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St James, Toxteth - now St James in the City, Liverpool
St James, Toxteth
George Fitton, widower, married Catherine Shimmin, spinster, on 17th June 1849


Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing original position of St John the Baptist, Toxteth - demolished in 1959
St John the Baptist Church
Richard Abbott married Ethel May Fitton 7th September 1912


Link to Frank Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Frank Street, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing original position of Frank Street, Toxteth
14, Frank Street, South Toxteth
George Fitton's wife, Catherine at her son's home, Census 1861


Link to Pitt Street and Frederick Street at nls.uk
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Pitt Street and Frederick Street
Frederick Street
Home of Thomas Fitton at his marriage to Margaret Lunt in 1860


Link to Greenleaf Street at nls.uk
Link to Greenleaf Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Greenleaf Street, Toxteth Park
77 Greenleaf Street, Toxteth Park (off Smithdown Road)
Sarah Abbott with youngest daughter, Maggie (Margaret), boarding with the Graham family in 1911


Link to Pitt Street and Frederick Street at nls.uk
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Pitt Street and Frederick Street
Pitt Street
Home of Margaret Lunt at her marriage to Thomas Fitton in 1860


Link to approximate location of School Lane, Toxteth Park in 1851 at nls.uk
Link to approximate location of School Lane, Toxteth Park in 1851 at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing approximate location of School Lane, Toxteth Park in 1851
School Lane, Toxteth Park Extra-Parochial
George Fitton and family, Census 1851


Link to Upper Essex Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Upper Essex Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Upper Essex Street, Toxteth
112 Upper Essex Street
Richard Abbott and Ethel May Fitton both living here at the time of their wedding


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West Derby

A village to the east of Liverpool and also a registration district encompassing much of what is now suburban east and south Liverpool
Places are included here if they were classed as being in the registration district of West Derby at the time, even though locals today might consider themselves part of Edge Hill, Old Swan, etc.


Link to Town Row, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Town Row, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Town Row, West Derby
Town Row, West Derby
Margaret Lunt (wife of Thomas Fitton) born here 1835
Also, William, James, George and Thomas Lunt


Link to Claypole Street at nls.uk
Link to Claypole Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Claypole Street, West Derby
68 Claypole Street, West Derby (almost opposite Durden Street, off Earle Road)
Sarah Abbott with son Isaac and youngest daughter, Margaret, boarding with the Greene family


Link to Durden Street at nls.uk
Link to Durden Street at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Durden Street, West Derby
14 Durden Street
Sarah Abbott living with the Campbell family (1891 Census)


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Woolton

Link to Little Woolton at nls.uk
Link to Little Woolton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Little Woolton
According to the 1851 census, George Fitton was born in Little Woolton around 1800.
Little Woolton does not appear on modern maps, being to the the north of Much Woolton, which is just called "Woolton" today.
It was a township, centred roughly on the church of St Stephen, in what is now Belle Vale.
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