Broughton (Higher) St James, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

Broughton (Higher) St James Chapelry was built by the year 1879, as a district chapelry, lying within the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys (near Salford).


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 nearly 15 million Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths is at Lancashire BMD.


Church Records

Online Records

Broughton (Higher) St James Chapelry has online transcriptions available for accessing and searching, as well does its 'mother' or ancient parish to which it is attached--Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George and St Denys.

These online transcriptions exist for the baptism, marriage and burial registers to this chapelry as well as for the Cathedral are displayed in the links to the online data content located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1837-1900 1879-1941 None
BROUGHTON ASCENSION Chapelry (1876) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1876-1900 1876-1941 - part. None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1829-1837 (part.) None None
LOPC 1837-1926 None None
LBMD 1837-1900 1841-1941 None
BROUGHTON ST THOMAS Chapelry (1881) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1881-1900 1881-1941 None



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all the chapelries and district chapels comprising the ancient parish of Manchester City (Cathedral), and to view all of the links to their respective baptisms, marriages and burials online, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

Original parish registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library.

Non Conformist Records

Census records 

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions

Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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.

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