Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Aston juxta Birmingham

Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire
Aston St Peter & St Paul Birmingham.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birmingham; Hemlingford
County Warwickshire
Poor Law Union Aston
Registration District Aston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1544; Separate registers exist for Ashted beginning 1810; and also for Deritend beginning 1699; and also for Water Orton beginning 1813
Bishop's Transcripts: 1677; Separate records exist for Ashted beginning 1813; and also for Deritend beginning 1813; and also for Water Orton beginning 1813
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

Aston St Peter and Paul is an Ancient Parish and several chapelries and parishes were formed from it including at  Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, Water-Orton, Ward-End in Little Bromwich , Bordesley , Deritend ,  Erdington, Warwickshire, Ashted, Warwickshire, and Duddeston cum Nechells, Warwickshire

One of only 2 churches in the Birmingham area referred to in the Domesday survey, the church is in Witton Lane Aston.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul Aston Juxta Birmingham is an ancient parish of Birmingham in the hundred of Hemlingford, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, on the outskirts of Birmingham that was divided into some 15 or so smaller parishes in the 19th century. Castle Bromwich and Erdington are chapelries of Aston juxta Birmingham. Other places within the parish are: Asted, Bromwich, Deritend, Witton, Washwood, Water Orton, and Little Bromwich.

Aston (St. Peter and St. Paul)

ASTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, and the head of a union, in the Birmingham division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick; adjoining the town of Birmingham, part of which is within its limits; and comprising the hamlets of Ashted, Castle and Little Bromwich, Erdington, Saltley with Washwood, Ward-End, Water-Orton, Witton, Deritend with Bordesley, and Duddeston with Nechells; containing together 45,718 inhabitants, of whom 2896 are in Aston manor. This extensive parish, the name of which was originally Eston (East town), includes several manors anciently belonging to the earls of Mercia, under whom that of Aston, at the time of the Conquest, was held by Godmund the Saxon. There are additional churches at Castle Bromwich, Water-Orton, Ward-End in Little Bromwich, Bordesley, Deritend, Erdington, Ashted, and Duddeston. The district comprises the neighborhoods of the Lozells, Round-Hills, and Park, and includes a population of about 3000. The poor law union of Aston comprises five parishes and places, containing a population, according to the last census, of 50,928.—See Birmingham, and the articles on the hamlets.[1][2][3]


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

Aston juxta Birmingham

Bishop's Transcripts deposited at the Lichfield Record Office  Aston Bap 1677-1830 Marr 1677-1830 Bur 1677-1830

See Ashted, Warwickshire Bishop's Transcripts for Ashted St James

Water Orton registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (Ancestry) - (£).[4][5]
Water Orton Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1785-1812 1785-1812 1785-1812 1785-1812 1785-1812 1785-1812
AC 1813-1910 1813-1910

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

Aston 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.

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