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

Wolverhampton St Peter, Staffordshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Cuttlestone; North Seisdon; South Offlow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Wolverhampton PLU
Registration District Penkridge; Walsall; Wolverhampton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1603; Separate registers exist for Willenhall St Giles beginning 1642
Bishop's Transcripts: 1799; Separate records exist for Willenhall St Giles beginning 1799
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wolverhampton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton; Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

WOLVERHAMPTON(St. Peter), a parish, and the head of a union; comprising the borough of Wolverhampton,and the market-town of Bilston, in the N. division of the hundred of Seisdon; the townships of Featherstone, Hatherton, Hilton, and Kinvaston, in the E. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone; and Bentley, Pelsall, Wednesfield, and Willenhall,in the S. division of the hundred of Offlow; S. division of the county of Stafford. On the 15th of March, 1848, the township was divided into eight wards, namely, St. Peter's, St. Mary's, St. James',St. Matthew's, St. George's, St. John's, St. Paul's, and St. Mark's. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyans, Methodists of the New Connexion, Unitarians, Irvingites,and Roman Catholics.[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.

See West Midlands BMD and Staffordshire BMD

Church records

Wolverhampton St Peter was large geographical Ancient Parish and formed many subsequent district and chapelry creations.

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS = FamilySearch - free[4]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[5]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[6]
WOLVERHAMPTON ST PETER PARISH (1539) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1542-1875
1538-1875
1542-1803, 1813-1862
FS 1542-1660, 1799-1812
1538-1734, 1799-1812

JOIN
1538-1838

NBI

1539-1935

The earliest register Bap.Mar, Bur from 1538 is lost

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1603-1949 Mar 1603-1754, 1757-1948 (1754-1756 marriages are still with the incumbent at the church) Bur 1603-1862
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1799-1833 Mar 1813-1833 Bur 1799-1833

Wolverhampton St Peter and St Paul Roman Catholic parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

WOLVERHAMPTON ST PETER AND ST PAUL ROMAN CATHOLIC Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1714-1835

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

WOLVERHAMPTON ST JOHN PARISH (1680) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FREG 1840-1875
1838-1875
1839-1992
NBI

1680-1837

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

WOLVERHAMPTON ST LUKE PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1861-1876 1862-1876

FREG 1861-1875
1862-1875

FS
1862-1876

Wolverhampton Presbyterian parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

WOLVERHAMPTON PRESBYTERIAN Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1651-1831

Wolverhampton Temple Street Independent registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

WOLVERHAMPTON TEMPLE STREET INDEPENDENT Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
NBI

1784-1799


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 474627.

Poor Law Unions

Wolverhampton 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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 643-649. Date accessed: 05 November 2012.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 11 September 2013.
  3. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 September 2013.
  4. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.
  5. Staffordshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  7. 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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