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Guide to West Bromwich All Saints, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

West Bromwich All Saints, Staffordshire
West Bromwich All Saints Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Offlow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union West Bromwich PLU
Registration District West Bromwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1608
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Handsworth
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

BROMWICH, WEST (All Saints), a town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Offlow South, S. division of the county of Stafford, situated about 6 miles (N. W.) from Birmingham, 4 miles (E.) from Dudley, and 4 (S.) from Walsall; adjoining the town of Wednesbury. The name has been variously written  different periods as Bromwic, Bromwych,Bromich,Bromwhiche, and Bromwidge. There are many places of worship fordissenters of different denominations. The Wesleyans have five meeting-houses, of which the largest, Wesley Chapel, the Independents have four meeting-houses, the Baptists two, the Roman Catholics one; and the Primitive Methodists,Ranters, and others, have four or five small places of meeting. [1]

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

West Bromwich All Saints, Ancient parish, registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
IARC = Internet Archive - free
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[5]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[6]
WEST BROMWICH ALL SAINTS PARISH (1563) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1608-1659/60, 1859-1868
1608-1659, 1827-1837
1608-1658, 1813-1868
FS 1608-1659, 1676-1868
1608-1659, 1676-1837

IARC 1608-1658
1608-1658
1608-1658
JOIN
1608-1837

NBI

1563-1979
TGEN 1608-1658
1608-1658
1608-1658

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1608-1920 Mar 1608-1975 Bur 1608-1956 available on microfilm only
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1676-1878 Mar 1676-1837 Bur 1676-1868
See Sandwell Archives

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

WEST BROMWICH ST PETER PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1858-1889
1861-1899

FREG 1858-1878

1858-1876

West Bromwich Roman Catholic parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

WEST BROMWICH ROMAN CATHOLIC Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1734-1837

West Bromwich Old Meeting House Independent registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[7]
WEST BROMWICH OLD MEETING HOUSE INDEPENDENT Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1837

West Bromwich Wesleyan Methodist parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[8]
WEST BROMWICH WESLEYAN METHODIST Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1837


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 474614.

Poor Law Unions

West Bromwich 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Reference

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 400-405. Date accessed: 06 November 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 September 2013.
  3. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.
  4. Staffordshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - Staffordshire Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 September 2013.
  7. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  8. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  9. 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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