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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
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Guide to '''Leigh, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:St Mary's Church, Leigh.jpeg|thumb|right]]<br>
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
LEIGH (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 46 miles (S. S. E.) from Lancaster, and 197 (N. W.) from London; containing 22,229 inhabitants, and comprising the parochial district of Tyldesley cum Shakerley, the chapelries of Astley, Atherton, and Bedford, and the townships of Pennington and Westleigh. The name is derived from the Saxon Ley, synonymous with the English word Lea, a field or pasture: the parish appears to have been under the feudal control of the barons of Warrington, and several of its townships, at an early date, communicated their names to local families. The manufacturers of Lancashire are eminently indebted to the ingenuity of Thomas Highs, a reed-maker of Leigh, who in 1764 constructed the first spinning-jenny, which he named after his daughter Jenny or Jane; and in 1767 invented the water-frame, subsequently improved and extensively introduced by Sir Richard Arkwright. The manufacture of silk, cambrics, muslins, and fustians is carried on here, but that of the first, introduced in 1824, is the most considerable. The general trade of the place has been greatly improved by the Bolton, Leigh, and Kenyon railway, and a branch of the Duke of Bridgewater's canal, which here forms a junction with a branch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Coal is found in great abundance in the parish, and also a peculiar kind of limestone, which forms an excellent cement, impervious to water. The town is principally in the township of Pennington, and partly in that of Westleigh: courts baron are held here for the manors of Pennington and Westleigh, by their respective lords, and petty-sessions for the Warrington division of the hundred of West Derby are held on every alternate Thursday. The powers of the county debt-court of Leigh, established in 1847, extend over the registration-district of Leigh. The market is on Saturday; and fairs are held on the 24th and 25th of April, and the 7th and 8th of December, for cattle, pigs, pedlery, &c.
 
The parish comprises 11,969 acres, of which 2767 are arable, 8304 pasture, and 150 woodland; it is bounded on the north by the parish of Deane, on the east by that of Eccles, on the south by the parishes of Newchurch and Lowton, and on the west by Wigan parish. A rivulet from the parish of Deane enters the township of Atherton, and passes by Shakerley, near which it is joined by three small rivulets in the township of Bedford: it is increased by a stream that flows out of West Houghton, and by another from Little Hulton; and the whole of these rills make their final confluence on the margin of Chat Moss, where they give rise to the little river Glazebrook. The features of the country in all the townships of the parish are interesting, though little varied by hill and dale; the meadows are luxuriant, the hedge-rows numerous, and tolerably well stocked with trees in the more sheltered parts. The soil of the parish is chiefly a stiff rich loam, except on the border of the moss land, where it is peaty. Light-Oaks Moss and Bedford Moss, as also the heath called BlackMoor Moss, in Astley, are all portions of Chat Moss; and Tyldesley Moss, though now separated from it by cultivation, once formed a part of that extensive tract. Potatoes are grown to a considerable extent; and the dairies, which are remarkable for the quality rather than the quantity of milk they produce, yield excellent cheese. Few parishes in the kingdom combine so extensively the elements of manufacturing and of rural prosperity.
 
The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9, and in the patronage of Lord Lilford; net income, £270, chiefly derived from land and houses, for the most part bequeathed subsequently to the Reformation: there is a good glebe-house. The church is a large stone structure in the Tudor style, consisting of a nave, aisles, and a chancel, with two sepulchral chapels; that on the north side formerly belonged to the family of Tyldesley, of Tyldesley, and that on the south to the Athertons, of Atherton, of whom Lord Lilford is the present representative. At the west end is a handsome embattled tower, containing an excellent peal of eight bells. At Astley, Atherton, Bedford, Tyldesley, and Westleigh are other churches. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, Roman Catholics, and others. The free grammar school was endowed in 1655, by Piers Ranicar, with a rent-charge of £5; and subsequent bequests have raised the endowment to £28. Among the other schools are spacious national and infant schools, built in 1841, and endowed with two cottages worth about £12 per annum. The poor-law union of Leigh consists, in addition to this parish, of the adjoining parishes of Newchurch and Lowton, and comprises a population of 28,568.
 
  
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 62-65. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51102 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
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LEIGH (St Mary), a market-town and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 46 miles south by southeast of Lancaster, comprising the separate parochial district chapel of Tyldesley cum Shakerley, as well the chapelries of Astley, Atherton, and Bedford, and the townships of Pennington and Westleigh. There are places of worship for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyan Methodists''', '''Roman Catholics''', and others.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51102#s5 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 62-65. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.</ref>
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For a list of all chapels standing within this parish, see [[A Comprehensive List of Chapelries in Leigh Parish]].  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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Leigh St Mary's parish registers&nbsp;and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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{| width="625" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''LEIGH ST&nbsp;MARY'S&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1558) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''LEIGH&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PAUL&nbsp;Chapelry (1847) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/registersL.html '''<font color="#0066cc">1848-1901</font>''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''LEIGH&nbsp;ST&nbsp;THOMAS&nbsp;Chapelry (1841) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/registersL.html 1843-1886]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/registersL.html '''1841-1903'''&nbsp;]
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''ASTLEY ST STEPHEN Chapelry&nbsp;(1744) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/registersA.html 1754-1893]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1843-1950]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ATHERTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;JOHN&nbsp;THE&nbsp;BAPTIST&nbsp;Chapelry (1724) Indexes&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''&nbsp;BEDFORD&nbsp;ST&nbsp;THOMAS&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1840) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1843-1950]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''HINDSFORD&nbsp;ST&nbsp;ANNE&nbsp;Chapelry (1873) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Atherton/stanne/index.html 1901-1947]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1901-1950]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''HOWE&nbsp;BRIDGE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MICHAEL&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;ALL&nbsp;ANGEL&nbsp;Chapelry (1873) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Atherton/stmichael/index.html 1873-1906]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" |
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''PENNINGTON&nbsp;CHRIST&nbsp;CHURCH&nbsp;Chapelry (1854) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1855-1950]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''TYDESLEY&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1829) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1826-1901&nbsp;]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Tyldesley/stgeorge/index.html '''1825-1901''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''WESTLEIGH&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PAUL&nbsp;(1848) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''1851-1901''' - part.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Leigh/stpaul/index.html 1892-1900]'''
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Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
 
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
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Leigh&nbsp;St Mary the Virgin's original'''&nbsp;'''parish registers are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE as follows:
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Baptisms-1559-1701- MFPR 2190<br>Baptisms-1701-1724- MFPR 1027 or MFPR 2190<br>Baptisms-1724-1797- MFPR 1027 or MFPR 2191<br>Baptisms-1797-1825-MFPR 1027<br>Baptisms-1825-1834- MFPR 1028<br>Baptisms-1834-1839- MFPR 1028 or MFPR 2194<br>Baptisms-1839-1885- MFPR 2194<br>Baptisms-1885-1900- MFPR 2195<br>Baptisms-1900-1913- Archives L211<br>Baptisms Transcript--1558-1624- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13<br>Baptisms Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13<br>Baptisms Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)<br>Burials-1560-1648- MFPR 2190<br>Burials-1648-1660- Archives L211<br>Burials-1660-1661- MFPR 2190<br>Burials-1661-1701- MFPR 2191<br>Burials-1701-1786- MFPR 1030 or MFPR 2191<br>Burials-1786-1830- MFPR 1030<br>Burials-1830-1837- MFPR 1030 or MFPR 2196<br>Burials-1837-1842- MFPR 1032 or MFPR 2196<br>Burials-1842-1856- MFPR 2196<br>Burials Transcript--1559-1625- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13<br>Burials Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13<br>Burials Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)<br>Marriage Index-1754-1799- F929.3272 Be1<br>Marriages-1560-1701- MFPR 2190<br>Marriages-1701-1724- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2191<br>Marriages-1724-1753- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2195<br>Marriages-1754-1758- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2191<br>Marriages-1759-1825- MFPR 1029<br>Marriages-1825-1837- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2192<br>Marriages-1837-1845- MFPR 2192<br>Marriages-1845-1900- MFPR 2193<br>Marriages-1900-1901- Archives L211<br>Marriages Transcript--1560-1625- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13<br>Marriages Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13<br>Marriages Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)
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Parish registers for St. Mary-the-Virgin Church, Leigh, 1560-1901 Microfilm of original records in the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England.<br>Many times the records for the chapels in Atherton and Astley are separate. For additional records for Atherton see: Church of England. Atherton (Lancashire).<br>Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 211/1/1/1-4; L 211/1/2/1.(see above for Manchester Archive) Leigh, Greater Manchester&nbsp;: Filmed by the Wigan Record Office], 1993 14 microfilm reels <br>Baptisms, 1560-1723; Marriages, 1560-1723; Burials, 1560-1723. FHL BRITISH Film 1885656 <br>Baptisms, 1724-1797; Marriages, 1724-1759; Burials, 1724-1797. FHL BRITISH Film 1885648 <br>Baptisms, 1798-1812; Burials, 1798-1812. FHL BRITISH Film 1885649 Item 1 <br>Baptisms, 1813-1825 (includes transcripts for 1798-1800). FHL BRITISH Film 1885647 <br>Baptisms, 1825-1834. FHL BRITISH Film 1885649 Items 2 - 3 <br>Baptisms, 1834-1885. FHL BRITISH Film 1885645 <br>Baptisms, 1885-1900; Marriages, 1754-1758. FHL BRITISH Film 1885646 <br>Marriages, 1759-1803. FHL BRITISH Film 1885650 <br>Marriages, 1803-1825. FHL BRITISH Film 1885651 <br>Marriages, 1825-1845. FHL BRITISH Film 1885652 <br>Marriages, 1845-1900 (includes some entries for 1901). FHL BRITISH Film 1885653 <br>Burials, 1813-1830. FHL BRITISH Film 1885654 <br>Burials, 1830-1856. FHL BRITISH Film 1885655 <br>Baptisms, burials, 1560-1660; marriages, 1560-1682. Baptisms, 1660-1724; marriages, 1683-1724; burials, 1661. (another filming) Vault BRITISH Film 1408959 Items 3 - 4 <br>Burials, 1661-1723. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1724-1743. Baptisms, burials, 1744-1781; marriages, 1744-1759. Baptisms, 1782-1797; burials, 1782-1787 (another filming). Vault BRITISH Film 1408960 <br><br>
  
 
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Guide to Leigh, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Mary's Church, Leigh.jpeg

Contents

Parish History

LEIGH (St Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 46 miles south by southeast of Lancaster, comprising the separate parochial district chapel of Tyldesley cum Shakerley, as well the chapelries of Astley, Atherton, and Bedford, and the townships of Pennington and Westleigh. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, Roman Catholics, and others.[1]

For a list of all chapels standing within this parish, see A Comprehensive List of Chapelries in Leigh Parish.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD


Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

Online Records

Leigh St Mary's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
LEIGH ST MARY'S PARISH (1558) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1559-1872 1701-1845  1753-1857
LOPC 1700-1901 1560-1901 1660-1856 
FMP  None 1560-1624 None
LBMD None 1837-1950 None 
AC 1558-1700 1558-1700 1558-1700
LEIGH ST PAUL Chapelry (1847) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None 1892-1900 1848-1901
LEIGH ST THOMAS Chapelry (1841) Indexes
FS None  None None
LOPC None 1843-1886 1841-1903 
LBMD  None None None
ASTLEY ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1744) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1760-1925 1748 1760-1841
LOPC 1760-1853 1843-1918 1754-1893
LBMD None 1843-1950 None
AC None  None None
ATHERTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1724) Indexes  
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1724-1899 1854-1900 1799-1830
LOPC 1724-1905 1724-1753; 1850-1925 1724-1857 
LBMD None 1853-1950 None
 BEDFORD ST THOMAS Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None 
LOPC None 1843-1886 1841-1903
LBMD  None 1843-1950 None
HINDSFORD ST ANNE Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1873-1910 1878-1906 None
LOPC 1873-1931 1901-1947 None
LBMD None 1901-1950 None
HOWE BRIDGE ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGEL Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
LOPC 1873-1906 1878-1906
PENNINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1854) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  None
LOPC None None None
LBMD  None 1855-1950 None
TYDESLEY Chapelry (1829) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1826-1901  1829-1900 None
LOPC 1825-1901 1825-1938 1829-1901
WESTLEIGH ST PAUL (1848) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None  1851-1901 - part.
LOPC None 1892-1900 1848-1901
LBMD None None  None

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Leigh St Mary the Virgin's original parish registers are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE as follows:

Baptisms-1559-1701- MFPR 2190
Baptisms-1701-1724- MFPR 1027 or MFPR 2190
Baptisms-1724-1797- MFPR 1027 or MFPR 2191
Baptisms-1797-1825-MFPR 1027
Baptisms-1825-1834- MFPR 1028
Baptisms-1834-1839- MFPR 1028 or MFPR 2194
Baptisms-1839-1885- MFPR 2194
Baptisms-1885-1900- MFPR 2195
Baptisms-1900-1913- Archives L211
Baptisms Transcript--1558-1624- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13
Baptisms Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13
Baptisms Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)
Burials-1560-1648- MFPR 2190
Burials-1648-1660- Archives L211
Burials-1660-1661- MFPR 2190
Burials-1661-1701- MFPR 2191
Burials-1701-1786- MFPR 1030 or MFPR 2191
Burials-1786-1830- MFPR 1030
Burials-1830-1837- MFPR 1030 or MFPR 2196
Burials-1837-1842- MFPR 1032 or MFPR 2196
Burials-1842-1856- MFPR 2196
Burials Transcript--1559-1625- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13
Burials Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13
Burials Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)
Marriage Index-1754-1799- F929.3272 Be1
Marriages-1560-1701- MFPR 2190
Marriages-1701-1724- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2191
Marriages-1724-1753- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2195
Marriages-1754-1758- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2191
Marriages-1759-1825- MFPR 1029
Marriages-1825-1837- MFPR 1029 or MFPR 2192
Marriages-1837-1845- MFPR 2192
Marriages-1845-1900- MFPR 2193
Marriages-1900-1901- Archives L211
Marriages Transcript--1560-1625- 929.3272 L12 or MFE 929.3272 L13
Marriages Transcript--1625-1700- 929.3272 L13
Marriages Transcript--1701-1753- 929.342736 Le(499)

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for St. Mary-the-Virgin Church, Leigh, 1560-1901 Microfilm of original records in the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Many times the records for the chapels in Atherton and Astley are separate. For additional records for Atherton see: Church of England. Atherton (Lancashire).
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 211/1/1/1-4; L 211/1/2/1.(see above for Manchester Archive) Leigh, Greater Manchester : Filmed by the Wigan Record Office], 1993 14 microfilm reels
Baptisms, 1560-1723; Marriages, 1560-1723; Burials, 1560-1723. FHL BRITISH Film 1885656
Baptisms, 1724-1797; Marriages, 1724-1759; Burials, 1724-1797. FHL BRITISH Film 1885648
Baptisms, 1798-1812; Burials, 1798-1812. FHL BRITISH Film 1885649 Item 1
Baptisms, 1813-1825 (includes transcripts for 1798-1800). FHL BRITISH Film 1885647
Baptisms, 1825-1834. FHL BRITISH Film 1885649 Items 2 - 3
Baptisms, 1834-1885. FHL BRITISH Film 1885645
Baptisms, 1885-1900; Marriages, 1754-1758. FHL BRITISH Film 1885646
Marriages, 1759-1803. FHL BRITISH Film 1885650
Marriages, 1803-1825. FHL BRITISH Film 1885651
Marriages, 1825-1845. FHL BRITISH Film 1885652
Marriages, 1845-1900 (includes some entries for 1901). FHL BRITISH Film 1885653
Burials, 1813-1830. FHL BRITISH Film 1885654
Burials, 1830-1856. FHL BRITISH Film 1885655
Baptisms, burials, 1560-1660; marriages, 1560-1682. Baptisms, 1660-1724; marriages, 1683-1724; burials, 1661. (another filming) Vault BRITISH Film 1408959 Items 3 - 4
Burials, 1661-1723. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1724-1743. Baptisms, burials, 1744-1781; marriages, 1744-1759. Baptisms, 1782-1797; burials, 1782-1787 (another filming). Vault BRITISH Film 1408960

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306901.


Poor Law Unions

Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 62-65. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.