Only the most recent parish records are held in church. All the earlier records are kept at the Lancashire Record Office in Preston. Their website can be visited at www.lancashire.gov.uk.
There you will find information about baptisms before 1962, marriages before 1974 and burials before 1968.
St Peter’s Church Grave Records for the Churchyard
The list of churchyard grave records shows all those who were mentioned on the grave stones within the “Old and New Churchyards” of St Peter’s, Formby.
We are in the process of adding all burial records to the database.
By clicking on the Grave Number, an image of the grave will be displayed using the photo sharing software Dropbox in a separate window. (This is under construction so please be patient)
Where more than one photograph of a tombstone exists they are numbered C005 (1), C005 (2) etc. These show names on the sides of the stone which are not visible on the front or main photo.
Photos sometimes show names of other people buried in the same grave but with different surnames. In the case of A045 there are records for Charters, James and Rice. These names and their details should be viewed under their individual surname.
The letters “a” or “b” following a grave number for example C005a or C005b indicate separate graves.
If you would like to visit the grave, please check out the Churchyard Plans to give you an idea of its location in relation to the Church.
If you notice any errors within these records please let us know.
Commonwealth War Graves
Our churchyard contains ten Commonwealth War Graves for the following individuals:
|Flight Sergeant||Walter Alexander||Dixon||Royal Canadian Air Force||NCY F044|
|Private||Reginald||Edgar||Training Reserve||NCY D039|
|Sergeant||John Alfred||Entwistle||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||NCY F083|
|Major||Robert||Hodgins||Indian Army||NCY B043|
|Private||H||Holme||The King's (Liverpool) Regiment||NCY D019|
|Private||Richard Walter||Jackson||The King's (Liverpool) Regiment||NCY D053|
|Private||Harry||Lovelady||Royal Army Veterinary Corps||NCY D026|
|Private||Herbert Leopold||Rheam||London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)||NCY B022a|
|Major||Roger Cecil||Seys||Royal Garrison Artillery||NCY C035|
|Corporal||Stuart Anthony||Weeks||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||NCY H033|
- This is not a complete list of all those who are buried here by any means.
- Italicised data are records obtained from St Peter’s burial records which are to be found at Crosby Library.
- Abbreviations used within the data:-
|*||Double grave||els||Elder son|
|1std||First daughter||estd||Eldest daughter|
|2nds||Second son||ests||Eldest son|
|3rdw||Third wife||infd||Infant daughter|
|4thd||Fourth daughter||infs||Infant son|
|4ths||Fourth son||kia||Killed in action|
|dow||Died of wounds||ystd||Youngest daughter|
|eld||Elder daughter||ysts||Youngest son|
Whilst every effort was made to check and re check our findings it should be remembered that many of these grave stones are sandstone and subject to deterioration due to their age and the weather. As such, some errors will have occurred and it is recognised that in a few cases we entered what we believed correct but could not be certain. St. Peter’s Church parish records for deaths should be checked if in doubt.
We thank all those who helped with recording the inscriptions including Valerie Walker, David Bell, Michael Fletcher, Enid Helm, Meryl Petrie and the late Neil Petrie, David and Glenys Poole, Joyce Sherman, Ken Ward, John Medley, Kathleen Medley, Neville Briscoe, Christine Briscoe.
Richard Walker and Randall Enoch.
Information correct as at November 2019