Manchester St James, Lancashire Genealogy
Manchester (St James) was created a chapel of ease in by 1787 from, and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish; located on George Street. It is a spacious brick edifice, with a small stone spire. The Church closed in 1928.
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
There are online transcriptions for St James Manchester Chapelry as well as for the ancient parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys baptism, marriage and burial registers all displayed below, located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|GENGLD = Genogold|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|MANCHESTER ST JAMES GEORGE ST Chapelry (1784) Indexes|
|FS||1781-1910||1838-1928 - part.||1787-1910|
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 of Manchester City's numerous (over 150) chapelries, see the ancient parish (Cathedral) of MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.
Parish registers for St. James' Church, George Street, Manchester, 1784-1928 Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England and formerly held at Central Library Manchester
| Baptisms, 1784-1928. Marriages, 1838-1928. Burials, 1786-1854. Pew rents, 1875-1882.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
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 438721.
Poor Law Unions
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. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.