Amblecote, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Amblecote, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Amblecote, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Halfshire
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Stourbridge
Registration District Stourbridge
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see Old Swinford
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see Old Swinford
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kidderminster
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Worcestershire Record Office
Part of this parish is in Worcestershire. See also Amblecote, Worcestershire.

Parish History

AMBLECOAT, a hamlet in the parish of Old Swinford, union of Stourbridge, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon and of the county of Stafford, ½ a mile (N.) from Stourbridge. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, and Methodists of the New Connexion.[1]


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

Dudley Archives has deposited Parish registers Bap 1842-1891 Marr 1846-1902 Bur 1844-1904

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

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.

Poor Law Unions

Stourbridge Poor Law Union, Worcestershire

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.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 22 October 2013.