Bilston St Luke, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Parish History

BILSTON, a market-town and chapelry, in the parish, borough, and union of Wolverhampton, N. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (S. E.) from Wolverhampton, 19 (S. by E.) from Stafford, and 120 (N. W.) from London; A church district named St. Luke's in the centre of the town, was endowed in 1845. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, and Roman Catholics; also a small Welsh chapel.[1]

Bilston, market town, W. Staffordshire, 2½ miles SE. of Wolverhampton and within its parl. bor., 139 miles from London by rail. It contains eccl. districts of B. St Leonard, B. St Luke, B. St Mary.[2]


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

Bilston St Luke was formed in 1845 from Bilston, Staffordshire (St Leonard) The parish was abolished in  1922 and reunited with St Leonard

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1849-1972 Mar 1852-1969 Bur 1852-960
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts None held

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

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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 474628.

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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 22 October 2013.
  2. Bartholomew, John, Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887. Date accessed and adapted: 22 October 2013.