Sutton St James, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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Sutton St James

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Sutton St James, Lincolnshire
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Elloe
County Lincolnshire
Poor Law Union Holbeach
Registration District Holbeach
Records begin
Parish registers: 1570
Bishop's Transcripts: 1562
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Holland
Diocese Lincoln
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lincolnshire Record Office

Parish History

SUTTON, ST. JAMES, a chapelry, in the parish of Long Sutton, union of Holbeach, wapentake of Elloe, parts of Holland, county of Lincoln, 5½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Holbeach. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. [1]

Sutton St James is an ecclesiastical parish created in 1744 from a chapelry in Sutton St Mary, Lincolnshire (sometimes Long Sutton) Ancient parish.

The church originates from 1302 with the later addition of the tower in the 15th century. Restoration was made in subsequent centuries including 1879 and the clock installation in tower to commemorate those who fell in World War 1

There are both Wesleyan Methodist and Baptist chapels built in 1841 and 1813 respectively.


Civil Registration

This parish was within the Long Sutton sub-district of Holbeach registration district

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

Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street,Lincoln,Lincolnshire,LN2 5AB,England Enquiries: The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing efforts to provide an online catalogue

The digitisation of parish records for the county now offers images via the Lincs to the past website (July 2011). Use advanced search terms at Search Lincs to the past to search for available images for parish registers and other records for this parish with images. Advance search terms Sutton St James Par 1 will identify available images.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Sutton St James

Census records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Holbeach Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lincolnshire 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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 27 August 2013.