St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia Genealogy

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St. James Northam Parish has served Goochland County, Virginia. Beaverdam Episcopal Church (also known as the Second Episcopal Church), built before 1764, was situated in Goochland County.[1]




Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of St. James Northam Parish is available online.[3]

Parish Records

Parish Registers
  • 1705-1797 - St. James Northam Parish Christening Index 1705-1797. Batch C504881 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1750-1797 - Douglas, William and William Mcfarlane Jones. The Douglas Register: Being a Detailed Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths Together with Other Interesting Notes, As Kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797: An Index of Goochland Wills, Notes on the French-Huguenot Refugees Who Lived in Manakin-town. 1928; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977, c1966. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); World Vital Records ($). FHL Book 975.5455 V2d 1977.
  • 1751-1798 - St. James Northam Parish Marriage Index 1751-1798. Batch M504881 at FamilySearch - free.
  • "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jul. 1906):24-36; Vol. 15, No. 2 (Oct. 1906):113-123; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Apr. 1907):249-255. FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
Vestry Books

The original St. James Northam Parish Vestry Book (1744-1850) is kept at the Library of Virginia.

  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. St. James Northam Parish Vestry Book, 1744-1850, Goochland County, Virginia. Richmond, VA: Self-published, 1987. (Note: "Abstracted from a photocopy in the Virginia State Library.")



  1. Beaverdam Episcopal Church, The Historical Marker Database
  2. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
  3. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at