Hatcham St James, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

New Cross Gate manor and district was initially known as Hatcham.

New Cross is a district in the London Borough of Lewisham, see New Cross Wikipedia which includes other places of worship in New Cross.

Hatcham St James church was created in 1845 from Deptford St Paul, Kent. The church was designed by W Granville and consecrated on 17 October 1854 on a site bought from the governors of Christ's Hospital. It was declared redundant in 1981 and leased initially to Goldsmiths College, later to Laban Dance Studio until their own building was built.

The modern parish of Hatcham St James, New Cross Gate is described at Hatcham St James A church near you and church history

The North West Kent Family History Society maps of parish boundaries may be found at Deptford North West Kent Family History Society

Hatcham North West Kent Family History Society also contains details of other places of worship in New Cross. Hatcham St James

From this parish were formed the Anglican parishes of All Saints and St Catherine Pepys Road

In addition, the ecumenical church of St Michael's United Church, New Cross, described at A church near You, was formed from part of this parish and is used jointly by the United Reformed Church.


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

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Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Hatcham St James

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Greenwich Poor Law Union,Kent

Probate records

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

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