Colchester St James, Essex Family History Guide

Colchester St James is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Colchester St Mary Magdalen
  • Colchester St Botolph
  • Colchester St Leonard
  • Colchester All Saints
  • Myland St Michael
  • Greenstead

Parish History

See Colchester, Essex Family History Guide

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. James’ Church, Colchester, 1639-1640 Author: Church of England. St. James’ Church (Colchester, Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for St. James’ Church, Colchester, 1800-1876 Author: Church of England. St. James’ Church (Colchester, Essex)

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1721-1864 Author: St. James Parish (Colchester, Essex); Church of England. St. James’ Church (Colchester, Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Colchester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Colchester
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Colchester
  • Poor Law Union: Colchester
  • Hundred: Colchester Borough
  • Province: Canterbury