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Burials at St Mary the Virgin
in the Parish of Leigh

For the format of dates in Registers prior to 1752, see notes on the Julian Calendar

Most of the burial data for Leigh St Mary parish church 1701-1766 presented here have been extracted from the LDS film of the register (559189). However, in the first few years there are a number of entries present in the Bishop's Transcripts that are missing from the church register. I had previously extracted the burials of people with an Atherton abode from the LDS films of the Leigh register, and also the Bishop's Transcripts (LDS Film 1545556), and placed them on the LAN-OPC Atherton Parish site. These are all included here. For completeness, I have also added 12 non-Athertonian burials which are in the transcripts but not the register, as given in LPRS 155 (Taylor, Ken (2002) The registers of Leigh Parish Church 1701-1753. Lancashire Parish Register Society vol. 155).

Prior to the introduction of printed registers in 1813, stillborn child burials were entered in dated sequence with other burials. From mid-1814 stillborn child burials were written into the printed boxes of an existing burial, sharing the same entry number as the main burial, but with no obvious family associations. The stillborn burials were sometimes dated, sometimes not. Those with dates were either the same date as the main burial or within a few days. In the records presented here we have assumed that undated stillborn burials occurred on the same day as the main burial for that entry number, but have added a note [undated] as a warning that the actual burial may have been a few days different.

For consistency, I have used the modern spellings of the following townships which were in Leigh Parish in the 18th century: Astley, Atherton, Bedford, Pennington, Shakerley, Tyldesley and Westleigh.

Peter Wood
July 2009

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1660 - 1680 with Surname Index

The Register for 1660 - 1680 is divided into batches covering 7 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1660 - 1666   1667 - 1673   1674 - 1680 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1680 - 1701 with Surname Index

The Register for 1680 - 1701 is divided into batches covering 8 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1680 - 1687   1688 - 1695   1696 - 1701 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1701 - 1727 with Surname Index

The Register for 1701 - 1727 is divided into batches covering 7 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1701 - 1707   1708 - 1714   1715 - 1721   1722 - 1727 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1727 - 1737 with Surname Index

The Register for 1727 - 1737 is divided into batches covering 5 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1727 - 1731   1732 - 1737 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1737 - 1751 with Surname Index

The Register for 1737 - 1751 is divided into batches covering 8 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1737 - 1744   1745 - 1751 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1752 - 1766 with Surname Index

The Register for 1752 - 1766 is divided into batches covering 8 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1752 - 1759   1760 - 1766 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1767 - 1781 with Surname Index

The Register for 1767 - 1781 is divided into batches covering 5 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1767 - 1771   1772 - 1776   1777 - 1781 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1782 - 1791 with Surname Index

The Register for 1782 - 1791 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1782 - 1785   1786 - 1789   1790 - 1791 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1792 - 1798 with Surname Index

The Register for 1792 - 1798 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1792 - 1795   1796 - 1798 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1799 - 1812 with Surname Index

The Register for 1799 - 1812 is divided into batches covering 5 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1799 - 1803   1804 - 1808   1809 - 1812 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1813 - 1823 with Surname Index

The Register for 1813 - 1823 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1813 - 1816   1817 - 1820   1821 - 1823 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1823 - 1830 with Surname Index

The Register for 1823 - 1830 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1823 - 1826   1827 - 1830 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1830 - 1837 with Surname Index

The Register for 1830 - 1837 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1830 - 1833   1834 - 1837 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1838 - 1847 with Surname Index

The Register for 1838 - 1847 is divided into batches covering 4 years
Batches for the individual years may be accessed via the links below

 1838 - 1841   1842 - 1845   1846 - 1847 

The Register for Burials at St Mary the Virgin 1847 - 1856 with Surname Index

There are 25445 Burial Records extracted for this Church

A combined index for all the above registers may be accessed through the links below.

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