Oldham St James, Lancashire Genealogy

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England RTENOTITLE Lancashire RTENOTITLE Lancashire Parishes

Chapel History

The district chapelry of St James was built in 1829, and is one of several chapelries within St Mary Oldham, Parochial Chapelry, and within the ancient parish boundary of Prestwich.[1] 


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.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53007 British History Online Oldham


  1.  A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 472-476. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.