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/
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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)
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.