Manchester St James, Lancashire Genealogy
St. James', erected in 1787, and consecrated in 1788; it is a spacious brick edifice, with a small stone spire.
It lay within the civil parish boundaries of Our Lady St Mary (The Cathedral Church), Manchester.
Adapted from: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 221-247. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51130 Date accessed: 19 July 2010.
Manchester St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1809 from Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish; located on George Street.
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.
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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.
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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