Burnley St James, Lancashire

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Burnley St James, Bethesda Street Burnley&nbsp;was created a chapelry&nbsp;in 1844 and taken&nbsp;from and lay within&nbsp;the boundaries of&nbsp;[[Whalley,_Lancashire|Whalley Parish]].<br>  
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Burnley (St James), Bethesda Street Burnley was created a chapelry in 1844 and taken from and lay within the boundaries of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley Parish]]. Located at the confluence of the Burn and the Calder, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 21 miles E. of Preston, 27 N. of Manchester, and 201 NW. of London. The church closed in 1966.  <ref>Bartholomew, John, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/361 Gazetteer of the British Isles.]'' Published in 1887. date accessed 09Sept2013</ref>
  
 
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>  
 
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>  
  
The church closed in 1966.<br> Burnley,[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/361 '''parl. and mun. bor., and township'''], at the confluence of the Burn and the Calder, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 21 miles E. of Preston, 27 N. of Manchester, and 201 NW. of London. <ref>http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/361 date accessed 09Sept2013</ref>
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 22:59, 27 September 2013

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Guide to Burnley St James, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Chapelry History

Burnley (St James), Bethesda Street Burnley was created a chapelry in 1844 and taken from and lay within the boundaries of Whalley Parish. Located at the confluence of the Burn and the Calder, Whalley par., NE. Lancashire, 21 miles E. of Preston, 27 N. of Manchester, and 201 NW. of London. The church closed in 1966. [1]

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.


Resources

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

Online Records

Church of England

Burnley St. James chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley 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
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


BURNLEY ST JAMES Chapelry  (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1849-1900 None
LOPC 1845-1900 1841-1879 1850-1856
LBMD None 1849-1972 None
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing BURNLEY ST JAMES Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1888 1539-1837 None
LOPC 1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875 1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900 1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891
LBMD 1837-1937 None 1837-1937
FMP None 1539-1627 None
AC 1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
FREG 1538-1631 1539-1651 1538-?


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Burnley St. James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY PARISH page.


Census records

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 306895.


Poor Law Unions

Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References


  1. Bartholomew, John, Gazetteer of the British Isles. Published in 1887. date accessed 09Sept2013