Gorton St James, Lancashire Genealogy
GORTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Manchester,union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Manchester. There are places of worship for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Unitarians. 
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 transcriptions exist for Gorton St James and two of its other chapelries comprising Gorton Township, including All Saints (1876), and St Mark (1862)as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral), Our Lady, St George and St Denys. The online data content of baptism, marriage and burial registers for these churches are located at the web sites indicated below; note the ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|IARC = Internet Archive|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|GORTON ST JAMES Chapelry (1600) Indexes - formerly St Thomas; see also West Gorton|
|FS||1600-1907||1600-1928||1600-1684; 1760-1894 - part.|
|IARC||1599-1741; 1812-1899||1599-1741||1599-1741; 1813-1877|
|GORTON (WEST) ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1876) Indexes|
|GORTON ST MARK Chapelry (1862) Indexes - see also WEST GORTON|
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
To view a full list of all the (over 150) ecclesiastical parishes, chapelries and district churches in Manchester Parish, and, to see the available links to each one, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.
Original Records Original parish (chapelry) registers, from 1600 for the chapelry of St James and the later ones are located at the Manchester Central Library.
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 438733.
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 315-319. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.