Birmingham St Martin, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Birmingham St Martin, Warwickshire
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Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birmingham
County Warwickshire
Poor Law Union Birmingham
Registration District Birmingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1554
Bishop's Transcripts: 1662
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arden
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Warwickshire County Record Office

Parish History

There are about 35 post-1800 churches built within this large township to handle the large burgeoning populations of the 19th century; to view or print a complete list of Greater Birmingham's churches and chapels, see the link under "Church Records" below--"A Comprehensive List of Birmingham Parishes and Chapels".

Birmingham St Martin. Prior to the year 1715, Birmingham comprised only one parish. [By 1848) it comprise(d) the ... parishes of St. Martin, [and its chapelry of St Mary,], St. Philip, St. George, St. Thomas, and All Saints, [plus the chapelry of] Christ-church, in the parish of St. Philip usually called the "Free church"; St. Peter's, St. Luke's church, St. Stephen's church, is in the parish of St. George. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Swedenborgians, and Unitarians; a Scottish church, and two Roman Catholic chapels.[1] Also the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was established in the year 1844. See "Church Records" below for all parish and chapels of ease in Greater Birmingham for the Church of England.

Additional information:

Birmingham St Martin in the Bull Ring is the original parish church of the city of Birmingham.

The present church on the site replaced the 13th century church and was built in 1873 by J.A. Chatwin.

The original church reputedly included the first clock in Birmingham. In 1547, although no record is kept to indicate when the first clock appears in Birmingham, during this year the 'King's Commissioners report that the Guild of the Holy Cross are responsible 'for keeping the Clocke and the Chyme," at a cost of four shillings and four pence a year at St Martin's Church. The next recorded mention of a clock is in 1613. The earliest known clock makers in the town arrived in 1667 from London.

In 1690, the church-wardens "dressed the church in brick." All was cased in brick with the exception of the spire.

John Cheshire rebuilt 40 feet of the spire in 1781, which was strengthened by an iron spindle running up its centre for a length of 105 feet. It was secured to the sidewalls at every ten feet by braces. In 1801, several metres from the top of the spire were replaced after they were found to have decayed. The tops of the four pinnacles surrounding the main spire were also rebuilt. By 1808, the spire had been struck by lightning three times.

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

Birmingham St Martin

See A Comprehensive List of Birmingham Parishes and Chapels for details of the the churches and chapels formed from this parish. You can click the links below to search each church registers of i.e. baptisms, etc., or, if there's no link, then you click those links found in the above "Comprehensive List" to each church to obtain a microfilm call number{s] to each of the parish records so that you may order it to view the original records for information on your ancestors--at any one of over 4,900 satellite FamilySearch Centers near you. Visit FamilySearch.org and click "Get Help" to find a location address and phone number of on near you.

Bishop's Transcripts for St Martin's are deposited at the Lichfield Record Office Bap 1632-1881 Marr 1662-1831 Bur 1662-1831

Birmingham St Mary (chapelry formed within this Ancient Parish)

Bishop's Transcripts deposited at the Lichfield Record Office Bap 1774-1847 Marr none Bur 1774-1847

St Martin Bull Ring ancient parish has been a very populated township possessing about 50 chapelries and district churches each with church registers--all within its boundary. There are online transcriptions for not only St Martin Parish, but for the baptism, marriage and burial registers of many of its attached chapelries lying within its boundary. Displayed below is the most comprehensive list of those chapelries and district chapels attached to St Martin Bull Ring ancient parish along with the ranges of years for which there is available online data at the websites indicated:


AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
WWOPC = Warwickshire Online Parish Clerk (OPC)

BIRMINGHAM ST MARTIN BULL RING (1555) Indexes - ancient parish

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1555-1874 1555-1878  1708-1915 - part.
AC  1555-1812 1813-1910 1555-1910
AC 1582-1812 1582-1812 1582-1812
AC 1813-1894 1754-1898 1813-1896
BIRMINGHAM ALL SAINTS (1833) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1833-1905 1835-1914 1834-1904
AC None None None
BIRMINGHAM BISHOP'S RYDER Chapelry (1752) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1813-1875 1752-1876 None
AC 1839-1912 None None

BIRMINGHAM CHRISTCHURCH NEW STREET PARISH  (1865) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1865-1897 1865 None
AC 1865-1897 None None

BIRMINGHAM IMMANUEL CHURCH (1865) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 186 None None
AC 1865-1912 1865-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST ASAPH Chapelry (1869) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC 1869-1912 None None

BIRMINGHAM ST ASAPH PARISH (1878) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC

BIRMINGHAM ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1847) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1847-1874 1847-1876 1856-1899
AC 1847-1899 1847-1937 1847-1899
BIRMINGHAM ST CHRYSOSTOM (1888) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1888-1912 1890-1937 None
AC 1888-1912 1890-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST CUTHBERT Chapelry (1870) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC 1870-1912 1872-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST DAVID Chapelry (1865) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1865-1885 1866-1918 None
AC 1865-1912 1866-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST GABRIEL Chapelry (1899) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1899-1912 None None
AC 1899-1912 None None

BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE HOSPITAL ROAD MISSION Chapel (1874) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1874-1902 None None
AC

BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE'S Chapelry (1822) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1823-1874; 1892-1898 1830-1875 1822-1916
AC 1823-1911 1830-1937 1822-1912

BIRMINGHAM ST JUDE Chapelry (1846) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1874 1851-1876
AC 1846-1912 1851-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST LAURENCE Chapelry (1868) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
AC 1868-1912 1868-1895 None

BIRMINGHAM ST LUKE Chapelry (1842) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC 1842-1860 None None

BIRMINGHAM ST MARK Chapelry (1841) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1912 1850-1876; 1878-1935
AC 1841-1912 1850-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST MARY WHITTALL STREET Chapelry (1793) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
AC 1813-1

BIRMINGHAM ST MARY Chapelry (1774) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1813-1847; 1886-1894 1907-1935 None
AC 1813-1888 1842-1925 None

BIRMINGHAM ST MARY Chapelry (1856) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
AC 184

BIRMINGHAM ST MATTHIAS Chapelry (1856) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1856-1891 1856-1935 None
AC 1856-1912 1856-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST NICHOLAS Chapelry (1868) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1868-1905 None
AC 1868-1912 1870-1937

BIRMINGHAM ST PAUL Chapelry (1779) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1779-1812 None 1779-1812
AC 1813-1912 1841-1936 1813-1921 (part.)

BIRMINGHAM ST PETER Chapelry (1842) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1840-1894 1845-1878 1846-1878 - part.
AC 1847-1895 1880-1898 None

BIRMINGHAM ST PHILLIP Chapelry (1715) Indexes - (later became a free chapel)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1715-1863 1715-1876 1836; 1841-1854
AC 1715-1911 1715-1937 1715-1944 (part.)

BIRMINGHAM ST SAVIOUR (Hockley) Chapelry (1874) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC 1874-1912 1875-1937 None

BIRMINGHAM ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1844) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1844-1902 1844-1900 None
AC

BIRMINGHAM ST THOMAS Chapelry (1829) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1827-1875 1835-1876 None
AC 1829-1912 1835-1937 1830-1892

The following list of chapelries and district churches also were attached to and resided within the boundaries of the ancient parish of Birmingham St Martin Bull Ring:

BLACKWELL Chapelry (1856) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC

BORDESLEY ST ANDREW Chapelry (1844) Indexes - See Bordesley St Andrew & Deritend St John Baptist Chapelries & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

BORDESLEY ST ALBAN THE MARTYR Chapelry (1871) Indexes - See Bordesley St Andrew & Deritend St John Baptist Chapelries & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

BORDESLEY HOLY TRINITY (1846) Indexes - See Bordesley St Andrew & Deritend St John Baptist Chapelries & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

DERITEND CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1869) Indexes - See Deritend Christ Church, Bordesley St John the Baptist, & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1869-1902 1870-1936 None
FS

DERITEND ST GABRIEL Chapelry (1869) Indexes - See Deritend St Gabriel & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1869-1899 1870-1936 None
FS

DERITEND CHAPEL OF ST JOHN (1700) Indexes - See Deritend St John Chapelry & ASTON juxta BIRMINGHAM Parish pages

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1699-1912 None 1792-1812
FS 1699-1868 None None

DUDDESTON ST CLEMENT Chapelry (1860) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
AC

DUDDESTON ST JAMES THE LESS Chapelry (1810) - see Ashted, Warwickshire

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
AC

DUDDESTON ST MATTHEW Chapelry (1840) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS None None None

HALL GREEN or JOB MARSTON Chapel, Church of the Ascension (1704) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS

HOCKLEY ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1835) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS 1834-1876 1835-1876 1834-1904

HOCKLEY ST CHRYSOSTUM Chapelry (1888) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS None 1896-1934 None

HOCKLEY ST GEORGE Chapelry - BIRMINGHAM ST GEORGE

HOCKLEY ST NICHOLAS - see BIRMINGHAM ST NICHOLAS Chapelry

LADYWOOD ST BARNABAS Chapelry (1860) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
None None None

LADYWOOD ST JOHN DARNLEY RD Chapelry (1854) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS None None None

LADYWOOD ST MARGARET Chapelry (1875) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC
FS None None None

NEWTON ROW ST STEPHEN Chapelry see BIRMINGHAM ST STEPHEN

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 464179.


Poor Law Unions

Birmingham Poor Law Union, Warwickshire

Probate records

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

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 21 August 2013.