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Established in 1880

St James Catholic Church 22 Victoria Street Box 8 Seaforth Ontario

On August 12 1893 St James Church Seaforth, purchased 2 1/4 acres of land for 600 dollars from Edward Devereau for a cemetery. It is on the southwest corner of the farm on the town (McKillop) side of the No 8 highway just East of the town limits,
The first burial from St James parish was that of John Duncan 43, of Seaforth Nov 8 1893 by Fr Joseph Kennedy. Before that all burials took place in Irishtown (St Columban) cemetery, the first from St James church being Mary Jean Burns 17 August 1880 by Fr. P. I. Shea. A new entrance was built when No 8 highway was rebuilt and resurfaced in 1955.

(excerpts from A History on McKillop by Mrs Joseph Grummett in 1867 and used as introduction to Huron Co OGS Cemetery inscriptions for St James cemetery Inscriptions can be purchased from Huron OGS)

Parish registers, 1880-1910
Catholic Church. Saint James (Seaforth, Ontario) Huron Co
Microfilm of original records in possession of the St. James Rectory.
Baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations, 1880-1910 (copy; some entries for 1911)
Baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations, first communions, 1880-1910
Baptisms, 1880-1910 (copy; with index to 1918)
Marriages, 1880-1910 (copy; with index past 1910)
Marriages, 1896-1910 -- 
Burials, 1880-1910 (one entry for 1911; index to 1942)
First communions, 1903.
Format:  Manuscript (On Film)
Language:  English
Publication:  Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981
Physical:  1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Film Parish registers  FHL US/CAN Film 1312055

On this website for St James- these are not original records but a certified written index to records
which means double possibility for mistakes first from person who wrote up indexes second from me in transcribing
baptisms/births1880-1910 St James
Baptisms 20 Oct 1880-18 Dec 1910 (not done yet)

marriages 1880-1911 St James  (finished)
Start 3 Feb 1880 End 25 Oct 1911

Interments/deaths  1880-1910 St James (finished)
Start 13 Aug 1880 End 30 Nov 1910 
(Burials until Oct 1890 are at St Columban although interment records are St James other than 1 person John Kirch buried at Zurich. After that date there is both St Columban and St James as well as a few others.)