Westleigh St Paul, Lancashire Genealogy

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Westleigh St Paul


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]


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

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Web sites

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