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Guide to '''Preston St James, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Preston St James Knowsley Street was an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1844 from  [[Preston St John, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.  
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Preston St James Knowsley Street was an Ecclesiastical church in the county of Lancashire, created by the year&nbsp;1838 from&nbsp;[[Preston St John, Lancashire|Preston St John]] Ancient Parish.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616.&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>
  
The church was demolished and replaced by the present St james Church on the site. The modern parish is part of the united benefice of The Risen Lord Preston together with Preston St Matthew in the Diocese of Blackburn.<br>  
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The church was demolished and replaced by the present St James Church on the site. The modern parish is part of the united benefice of The Risen Lord Preston together with Preston St Matthew in the Diocese of Blackburn.<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.  
 
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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>
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==== Preston Guild<br>  ====
 
 
The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred upon the Burgesses of Preston by a charter of 1179; the associated Preston Guild is a civic celebration held every 20 years, with the next one due in 2012.
 
 
Before 1328 a celebration had been held on an irregular basis, but at the Guild of that year it was decreed that subsequent Guilds should be held every twenty years. After this there were breaks in the pattern for various reasons, but an unbroken series were held from 1542 to 1922. A full 400 year sequence was frustrated by the cancellation of the 1942 Guild due to World War II, but the cycle resumed in 1952. The expression '(Once) every Preston Guild', meaning 'very infrequently', has passed into fairly common use, especially in Lancashire.
 
 
Guild week is always started by the opening of the Guild Court, which since the Sixteenth century has traditionally been on the first Monday after the feast of the decollation (the beheading) of St John the Baptist celebrated on 29 August. As well as concerts and other exhibitions, the main events are a series of processions through the city. Numerous street parties are typically also held in the locality.
 
 
In 1952, the emphasis was on the bright new world emerging after World War II. The major event held in the city's Avenham Park had every school participating, and hundreds of children, from toddlers to teenagers, demonstrated different aspects of physical education in the natural amphitheatre of the park.
 
 
In 1972, participants at the Avenham Park celebrations were treated to a low level, low speed, flyby by Concorde.
 
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Preston St James chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Preston St John, Lancashire|Preston St John]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''LOPC&nbsp;'''=&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html <sub><font color="#800080">Lancashire Online Parish&nbsp;Clerk project</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''FMP'''&nbsp;=&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series <sub><font color="#0066cc">FindMyPast.co.uk</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''LBMD''' =&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk <sub><font color="#800080">LancashireBMD.org.uk</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''AC '''= </sub>[http://search.ancestry.co.uk <sub><font color="#800080">Ancestry.co.uk</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''PRESTON ST JAMES Chapelry&nbsp; (1864) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1864-1993''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Preston St John, Lancashire|PRESTON ST JOHN]] PARISH&nbsp;(1609) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing PRESTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;JAMES&nbsp;Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1611-1635, 1732, 1767-1792, 1795-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1611-1631, 1654-1704, 1729-1906''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Preston/Preston/stjohn/index.html '''1753-1770, 1776-1825, 1828-1861, 1863-1932''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Preston/Preston/stjohn/index.html '''1611-1635, 1726-1839, 1841-1847, 1868-1902''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1611-1635''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1611-1635]'''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Preston St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Preston St John to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Preston St John, Lancashire|PRESTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;JOHN]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306887}}  
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Occupation records  ====
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===== Preston Guild<br>  =====
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The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred upon the Burgesses of Preston by a charter of 1179; the associated Preston Guild is a civic celebration held every 20 years, with the next one due in 2012.  
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Before 1328 a celebration had been held on an irregular basis, but at the Guild of that year it was decreed that subsequent Guilds should be held every twenty years. After this there were breaks in the pattern for various reasons, but an unbroken series were held from 1542 to 1922. A full 400 year sequence was frustrated by the cancellation of the 1942 Guild due to World War II, but the cycle resumed in 1952. The expression '(Once) every Preston Guild', meaning 'very infrequently', has passed into fairly common use, especially in Lancashire.
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Guild week is always started by the opening of the Guild Court, which since the Sixteenth century has traditionally been on the first Monday after the feast of the decollation (the beheading) of St John the Baptist celebrated on 29 August. As well as concerts and other exhibitions, the main events are a series of processions through the city. Numerous street parties are typically also held in the locality.
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In 1952, the emphasis was on the bright new world emerging after World War II. The major event held in the city's Avenham Park had every school participating, and hundreds of children, from toddlers to teenagers, demonstrated different aspects of physical education in the natural amphitheatre of the park.
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In 1972, participants at the Avenham Park celebrations were treated to a low level, low speed, flyby by Concorde.
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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Parish website http://www.therisenlordpreston.org.uk/matthew/index.php<br>
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Parish website http://www.therisenlordpreston.org.uk/matthew/index.php<br>  
  
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Guide to Preston St James, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Chapelry History

Preston St James Knowsley Street was an Ecclesiastical church in the county of Lancashire, created by the year 1838 from Preston St John Ancient Parish.[1]

The church was demolished and replaced by the present St James Church on the site. The modern parish is part of the united benefice of The Risen Lord Preston together with Preston St Matthew in the Diocese of Blackburn.
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

Preston St James chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Preston St John 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


PRESTON ST JAMES Chapelry  (1864) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD
1864-1993
PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH (1609) Indexes (ancient parish containing PRESTON ST JAMES Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1611-1635, 1732, 1767-1792, 1795-1900 1611-1631, 1654-1704, 1729-1906 1731-1732, 1763-1792, 1795-1946
LOPC 1753-1770, 1776-1825, 1828-1861, 1863-1932 1611-1635, 1726-1839, 1841-1847, 1868-1902 1753-1770, 1775-1792, 1795-1827, 1858-1861, 1864-1872
LBMD
1837-1990 1878-1903
FMP None 1609-1837 None
AC 1611-1635 1611-1635 1611-1635


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Preston St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Preston St John to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTON ST JOHN 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 306887.


Occupation records

Preston Guild

The right to hold a Guild Merchant was conferred upon the Burgesses of Preston by a charter of 1179; the associated Preston Guild is a civic celebration held every 20 years, with the next one due in 2012.

Before 1328 a celebration had been held on an irregular basis, but at the Guild of that year it was decreed that subsequent Guilds should be held every twenty years. After this there were breaks in the pattern for various reasons, but an unbroken series were held from 1542 to 1922. A full 400 year sequence was frustrated by the cancellation of the 1942 Guild due to World War II, but the cycle resumed in 1952. The expression '(Once) every Preston Guild', meaning 'very infrequently', has passed into fairly common use, especially in Lancashire.

Guild week is always started by the opening of the Guild Court, which since the Sixteenth century has traditionally been on the first Monday after the feast of the decollation (the beheading) of St John the Baptist celebrated on 29 August. As well as concerts and other exhibitions, the main events are a series of processions through the city. Numerous street parties are typically also held in the locality.

In 1952, the emphasis was on the bright new world emerging after World War II. The major event held in the city's Avenham Park had every school participating, and hundreds of children, from toddlers to teenagers, demonstrated different aspects of physical education in the natural amphitheatre of the park.

In 1972, participants at the Avenham Park celebrations were treated to a low level, low speed, flyby by Concorde.

Poor Law Unions

Preston 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

Parish website http://www.therisenlordpreston.org.uk/matthew/index.php

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616.&amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.