Dudley St John, Kate's Hill, Worcestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

Dudley St John Kates Hill is an Ecclesiastical Parish created in 1843 from Dudley St Thomas, Worcestershire Ancient Parish.


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

Church records

Dudley St John Kate's Hill, for earlier years refer to registers of the mother parish Dudley St Thomas, Worcestershire There appears to be a missing register for Baptisms 1953-1957 in the deposited material.

Dudley Archives has deposited Parish registers Bap 1844-1992 (with missing 1953-1957 gap in records) Marr 1844-1981 Bur 1844-1989 Microfilming covers Bap 1844-1940 Marr 1844-1933 Bur 1844-1931

Coverage of the Dudley parishes in the International Genealogical Index for the microfilmed years of St Thomas and St Edmund's parishes is generally good for Baptism and Marriage records but may not include data for this parish and index entries for Dudley should be compared with the original record source to establish transcription errors or submission from individuals which may not be based on deposited records at Dudley Archives. It is also advisable to seek burial records from the burials registers which rarely feature in the indexed batches of the International Genealogical Index.

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.Many Dudley district churches, mission churches were created in the period beyond the reach of extracted index for the area and primary source research is advised.

Many of Dudley Parish Register entries have been transcribed in full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Probate records

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