Manchester St James, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History

St. James', created by 1784, 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.[1]

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.

The Church closed in 1928.


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

Church records

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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.

Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Manchester Poor Law Union

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

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Web sites

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.