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Guide to Whitehaven St James, Cumberland family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Whitehaven St James, Cumberland|
|Hundred||Allerdale above Derwent|
|Poor Law Union||Whitehaven PLU|
|Parish registers: 1753|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1753|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Copeland|
|Location of Archive|
|Cumberland Record Office|
WHITEHAVEN, a sea-port, market-town, newly enfranchised borough, and the head of a union, in the parish of St. Bees, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 40 miles (S. W.) from Carlisle. Whitehaven contains four chapels: St. James, St. Nicholas, Holy Trinity and Mount Pleasant. There are places of worship for Presbyterians, Particular Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics.
Parish Registers begin in 1753
Source: Hay, Daniel. Whitehaven: An Illustrated History. Whitehaven, Cumbria: Michael Moon. Revised and enlarged edition 1979 p. 105-6
The Family History Library has the Bishop's transcripts to St James Chapelry registers from the year 1753 to 1878.
Some online transcriptions exist for this chapelry at the following website[s] and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk - (£) (£)|
|ST JAMES WHITEHAVEN Chapelry (1753) Online Records|
|ST BEES PARISH (1538) Online Records - to which St James Chapelry was attached|
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. Two popular sites are:
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 241277.
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