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Walsall St Peter, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Offlow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Walsall PLU
Registration District Walsall
Records begin
Parish registers: 1841
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Walsall
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office


Parish History

Walsall St Peter is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1842 from Walsall [St Matthew] Ancient Parish. Non-Church of England denominations identified in Walsall St Peter include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.[1]


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.

See West Midlands BMD and Staffordshire BMD

Church records

Walsall St Peter was formed in 1842 from part of Walsall St Matthew, Staffordshire

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]
FS = FamilySearch - free[5]
WALSALL ST PETER PARISH (1841) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images


FMP 1836-1901 1836-1901 1845-1900 1845-1900


FS 1841-1856

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1841-1973 Mar 1845-1979 Bur no burial ground
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1841-1861 Mar 1845-1849 Bur 1841-1861 Missing 1860 Bap & Bur

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

WALSALL ST JOHN PARISH (1858) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1858-1888

FMP 1858-1901 1858-1901 1860-1901 1860-1901
1858-1915, 1929-1943

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 474617.

Poor Law Unions

Walsall 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.

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  1. http://maps.familysearch.org/
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 13 September 2013.
  3. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  4. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 August 2014.
  5. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.
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