Westleigh St Paul, Lancashire Genealogy
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." 
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 of England
Westleigh St Paul chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Leigh to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|WESTLEIGH ST PAUL (1848) Indexes|
|FS||None||None||1851-1901 - part.|
|LEIGH ST MARY'S PARISH (1558) Indexes (ancient parish containing WESTLEIGH Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Westleigh St Paul and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leigh to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEIGH ST MARY PARISH page.
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
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
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
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 517-519. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.