About the cemetery
The cemetery is divided into three distinct denominations and each of these contains a number of different sections numbering fifty in all:
Consecrated Sections 1 to 24. These are the Church of England Sections.
General Sections 1 to 13. These are essentially the many non-conformist religions.
Roman Catholic Sections 1 to 13. This is self-explanatory.
Please note that the site only includes what is shown on headstones and does not comprise a register of all the burials in the cemetery. If you want to search the actual registers an excellent web-site does exist which is an on-going project to list all the burials by date and year see http://www.toxtethparkcemetery.co.uk/public_html/. Alternatively the original registers are available for inspection on micro-film at the Liverpool Reference Library. Unfortunately these micro-films are not indexed but are in date order. So you either need to know what you are looking for or you will have a lot of hard work. Up until the year 2000 when the micro-films end a total of 356,462 burials have taken place in the cemetery. They consist of:
Consecrated Sections: 214460 burials; 21680 headstones
General Sections: 58148 burials; 10176 headstones
Roman Catholic Sections: 83854 burials; 6449 headstones
Total: 356462 burials; 38305 headstones
The first burials in each of the three denominations took place in May 1863 although a few head-stones do pre-date this having been removed from some city churches.
A few notes:
The consecrated sections: the first interment according to the burial registers was on 5th May 1863 and was of a Margaret PLACE who was 77 years old and took place in section 3 grave number 1415.
The general sections: the first interment according to the burial registers was on 7th May 1863 and was of an Eliza Cray JOHNSON who was 52 years old and took place in section 6 grave number 135.
The Roman Catholic sections: the first interment according to the burial registers was on 6th May 1863 and was of a Mary SWEENEY who was 26 years old and took place in section 2 grave number 756.
A note of caution. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy do not rely on what we have recorded. If possible check the inscription yourself. It is just too easy to make a mistake between recording the inscription and then typing it up. Some of the stones are easier to read than others, shiny marble can be particularly difficult and a number of the stones have weathered badly. It is often difficult to distinguish numbers and dates. The Welsh inscriptions have also proved particularly difficult and we hope we have at least got the basics right. Errors will have occurred - if you find any please let us know.
A request. The information on this site has been collected over a considerable period of time and with much effort. It is offered here free of use to help with family history research. You are welcome to copy the information you need. Please do not copy information in bulk - e.g. for other sites - we want to keep what we have collected freely available to those whose research it will help. If you have any special requests please contact us.