Kirkby Timeline - Part 1
870 A.D. Traditional date of first settlement and simple chapel.
1086 Domesday Survey - Kirkby cited as 'Cherchebi'.
Kirkby, part of the 'West Derby Hundred' - population around 70.
11-16th C. Little change to the rural farming community but frequent changes of land ownership.
1596 The Molyneux family complete the purchase of the entire Kirkby manor lands.