Oldham St James, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Oldham St James, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
OLDHAM, an enfranchised borough, a parochial chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Manchester. St. James chapel, one of three chapelries in Oldham Township (St Mary and St Peter's being the others), was built in 1829, by the parliamentary commissioners and is a neat edifice in the later English style, with a tower and campanile turret.
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.
Church of England
Oldham St James chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich 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|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|OLDHAM ST JAMES GREENACRES MOOR Chapelry (1829) Indexes|
|FS||1830-1848 - part.||1836-1848 - part.||1830-1848 - part.|
|LBMD||1837-1905||1837-1974 - part|
|PRESTWICH ST MARY(ancient parish containing OLDHAM ST JAMES Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Oldham St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH page.
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.
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.
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53007 British History Online Oldham
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 472-476. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.