Westleigh St Paul, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
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Westleigh St Paul was created a district chapelry in 1851 from [[Leigh, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.  
 
Westleigh St Paul was created a district chapelry in 1851 from [[Leigh, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.  
  
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"WESTLEIGH, a township, in the parish and union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile (N. N. W.) from the town of Leigh, on the road to Wigan; containing 3005 inhabitants. A family of the local name is mentioned in the reign of Richard I. The manor is found in the possession of the Urmstons, of Urmston, in the reign of Henry III., and appears to have continued in that family for several centuries. Richard Urmston, the last male, left three daughters, who intermarried with the Heatons, Shuttleworths, and Bradshavvs, by whom the estates were sold in the course of the last century, when the manorial rights passed to the Athertons, of Atherton, and the Hiltons, of Pennington. In 1797, Thomas Powys, first Lord Lilford, acquired one-fourth of the manor, and the remaining three-fourths subsequently became vested in the Hiltons, of Moston-House: the present Lord Lilford, and John Hall, Esq., are now joint lords. There is abundance of coal in the township. Messrs. Isherwood and Hayes have a large cotton-mill, established in 1835, and employing 400 hands; and here is also a flour-mill. Westleigh Hall is the property and residence of Richard Marsh, Esq. A chapel of ease, St. Paul's, of which the foundation stone was laid in June 1846, was consecrated in October, 1847. It is a handsome edifice in the decorated style, and stands on ground given by Lord Lilford, who also gave the greater part of the stone used in its erection; the cost was defrayed by subscription and public grants, aided by £500 left in November 1839 by a lady, who also bequeathed a sum towards the endowment. The chapel will eventually form a separate incumbency."
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From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 517-519. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51390 Date accessed: 03 August 2010.
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"WESTLEIGH, a township with '''a chapel, '''''<b>in the parish</b>'' and union '''''of Leigh''''', hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile north by northwest of&nbsp;the town of Leigh.&nbsp;A chapel of ease, St. Paul's, of which the foundation stone was laid in June 1846, was consecrated in October, 1847." <ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 517-519.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.</ref>
  
 
== 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].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
 
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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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Transcripts of burials and some marriages available on-line at Lancashire Online Parish Clerks site.
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Transcripts of burials and some marriages available on-line at Lancashire Online Parish Clerks site.  
  
Baptisms-1847-1886- Archives L278<br>Burials-1848-1921- Archives L278
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Baptisms-1847-1886- Archives L278<br>Burials-1848-1921- Archives L278  
  
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
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The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk  
  
 
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The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>
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==== Census records  ====
 
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{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}  
  
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census <br>
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
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[[Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]  
  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
  
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
  
 
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Westleigh St Paul

Contents

Chapelry History

Westleigh St Paul was created a district chapelry in 1851 from Leigh, Lancashire Ancient Parish.


"WESTLEIGH, a township with a chapel, in the parish and union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile north by northwest of the town of Leigh. A chapel of ease, St. Paul's, of which the foundation stone was laid in June 1846, was consecrated in October, 1847." [1]

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

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

Westleigh- St Paul

Transcripts of burials and some marriages available on-line at Lancashire Online Parish Clerks site.

Baptisms-1847-1886- Archives L278
Burials-1848-1921- Archives L278

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

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)


Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 517-519.&nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.