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Guide to Codsall, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Codsall, Staffordshire
Codsall St Nicholas Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Seisdon
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Seisdon PLU
Registration District Wolverhampton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1587
Bishop's Transcripts: 1673
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brewood
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

CODSALL (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union,and S. division of the hundred, of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 5 miles (N. W.) from Wolverhampton. There is a place of worship for Independents.[1]

The District church of Codsall Wood St Peter was formed from this parish in 1951.
Codsall Wood St Peter Staffordshire.jpg

Resources

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

Codsall St Nicholas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS = FamilySearch - free[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[5]
CODSALL PARISH (1587) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1587-1876 1587-1876 1587-1876 1587-1876 1587-1901 1587-1901
FREG 1587-1922
1587-1917
1587-1917
FS 1587-1857
1587-1844

NBI

1587-1858

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1587-1963 Mar 1587-1973 Bur 1587-1948
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1673-1857 Mar 1673-1835 Bur 1673-1857

The District Church of Codsall Wood St Peter has no deposited registers; these are with the incumbent at the church.

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. The first film number is 474629.

Poor Law Unions

Seisdon Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

Probate records

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

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Codsall/index.html

Reference

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 654-659. Date accessed: 30 October 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  3. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 26 April 2014.
  4. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  6. Ann J. Kettle, A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 (Stafford: Staffordshire Record Society, 1976). FHL British Book 942.46 B4sc ser. 4 v. 8

 

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