St James’ (1936)

King Street (1843)

St James’ (1848)

St James’ (1889)

St James’ Church was the second Anglican church in Sydney. It was consecrated by the Reverend Samuel Marsden on 11 February 1824 and has been in continuous use as a place of worship since that date.

The baptism, marriage and burial registers of the church are a valuable source of information for family historians. They are however very fragile and, for conservation reasons, are not generally available to researchers; nor may they be photocopied. In order to make these registers available for research, while ensuring their preservation, various records have been microfilmed.

MICROFILMED RECORDS

The following St James’ records have been microfilmed:

Baptisms 11 February 1824 to 21 December 1924*

Banns of marriage 7 March 1824 to 11 September 1864

Marriages 27 February 1824 to 24 August 1963*

Marriage declarations 1870–1892

Burials 29 February 1824–1856

* Records after this date are not currently available for general research.

These microfilms are available at:

The Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney (see their website www.sl.nsw.gov.au for opening hours)

The Society of Australian Genealogists, Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street, Sydney (see their website www.sag.org.au for details of membership and opening hours)

The Society of Australian Genealogists’ (SAG) Reel Numbers for the microfilmed St James’ Church records are given for ease of reference and are as follows:

BAPTISMS

SAG Reel 61 Baptisms 1824–1825

SAG Reel 62 Baptisms 1826–1835

SAG Reel 136 Baptisms May to June 1835

SAG Reel 61 Baptisms 1835–1854

SAG Reel 86 Baptisms 9 July 1854 to 21 December 1924

 

MARRIAGES

SAG Reel 62 Banns of marriage 1824–1864

SAG Reel 61 Marriages 1824–1825

SAG Reel 62 Marriages 1826–1835

SAG Reel 136 Marriages November 1835 to January 1839

SAG Reel 61 Marriages 1839–1853

SAG Reel 64 Marriages 1853–1858

SAG Reel 65 Marriages 15 May 1858 to 9 December 1892

SAG Reel 136 Marriages December 1892–1915

SAG Reel 137 Marriages 28 August 1915 to 18 April 1925

SAG Reel 66 Marriages 18 April 1925 to 12 February 1934

SAG Reel 67 Marriages 24 February 1934 to 22 February 1947

SAG Reel 68 Marriages 28 February 1947 to 24 August 1963

SAG Reel 62 Marriage declarations 1870–1877

SAG Reel 63 Marriage declarations 1877–1884

SAG Reel 64 Marriage declarations 1884–1892

 

BURIALS

SAG Reel 61 Burials 1824–1825

SAG Reel 62 Burials 1826–1834

SAG Reel 136 Burials 1834–1838

SAG Reel 61 Burials 1839 to 9 August 1856

SAG Reel 68 Burials 22 Dec 1845 to 28 July 1846