Birmingham St Bartholomew, Warwickshire Genealogy

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St Bartholomew

Birmingham St Bartholomew, Warwickshire
St Bartholomew Edgbaston.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Birmingham
County Warwickshire
Poor Law Union Birmingham
Registration District Birmingham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1635
Bishop's Transcripts: 1678
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

Birmingham St Bartholomew is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1847 from Birmingham St Martin, Warwickshire Ancient Parish.

Prior to the year 1715, Birmingham comprised only one parish, and for all civil purposes it is still so considered; but in its ecclesiastical arrangements it at present comprises the five parishes of St. Martin, St. Philip, St. George, St. Thomas, and All Saints. The living of St. Martin's is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 3. 6½., and in the gift of Trustees; net income, £1048. The parochial church is an ancient structure in the decorated English style, with a square tower having pinnacles at the angles, and surmounted by a lofty and finely-proportioned spire, with the exception of which the whole building, originally of stone, was cased with red brick in 1690; the interior contains several monumental effigies, of some of which the details are finely executed.

From: 'Birkenshaw - Birmingham'.[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.

Church records

See also A Comprehensive List of Birmingham Parishes and Chapels for details of microfim for this parish.

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

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.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 255-263. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 November 2013.