Halifax St James, Yorkshire Genealogy

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<br> For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Halifax St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax St John the Baptist to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Halifax St John the Baptist, Yorkshire|'''<u>HALIFAX ST JOHN THE BAPTIST parish page.</u>''']]<br><br> To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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<br> For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Halifax St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax St John the Baptist to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Halifax St John the Baptist, Yorkshire|'''<u>HALIFAX ST JOHN THE BAPTIST parish page.</u>''']]<br><br> To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.  
  
 
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Contents

Parish History

The district church of St. James lay within Halifax St John the Baptist Parish, and "was erected in 1831, at an expense of £4122, partly defrayed by subscription, but chiefly by grant from the Parliamentary Commissioners; it is in the later English style, with two turrets crowned by domes, and contains 1200 sittings. The living is a perpetual curacy; patron, the Vicar of Halifax; net income, £200, with a house, erected in the Elizabethan style, at a cost of £1200."

From: Lewis, Samuel A. Topographical Dictionary of England [1848]

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.

Church records

Online Records

Online data content from chapelry registers of Halifax St James exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AO = Archive.org
FS = FamilySearch.org
ANC = http://www.ancestry.com/ (£)
HATH = HathiTrust.org
JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk
HALIFAX ST JAMES CHAPELRY (1832) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1832-1844, 1856-1896

1837,1859,1881

None

JMI None

None

None

ANC (£) None

None

None

HATH None

None

None

AO None

None

None

HALIFAX ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH (1538) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1538-1910 1538-1910 1538-1935 1538-1935 1538-1916 1538-1916
FS 1538-1593,
1720-1847
None 1538-1593,
1720-1837
None Add None
JMI None None 1538-1599 None None None



For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Halifax St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halifax St John the Baptist to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HALIFAX ST JOHN THE BAPTIST parish page.

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

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 464259.


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire 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