Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire Genealogy
Guide to Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire|
|Poor Law Union||Stourbridge|
|Parish registers: 1832|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1832|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Staffordshire Record Office|
SWINFORD, KING'S (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Stourbridge, N. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (W. by S.) from Dudley. This parish, which is situated on the roads from Dudley to Stourbridge, and from Wolverhampton to Worcester.
The church, erected in 1831, on a site at Wordsley and, by a special act of Parliament, has been made the mother church. The former parish church, dedicated to St. Mary, and now a chapel, is an ancient edifice. There are churches at BrierlyHill, Brockmoor, Pensnett, and Quarry-Bank. The Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans, have places of worship. .
When Wordsley Holy Trinity, Staffordshire was built and formed as a parish in 1831 St Mary became a chapel of ease within that parish and the St Mary records were transferred to Holy Trinity. Subsequently the old St Mary building was rebuilt . Other places in the parish include: Stourbridge, Wollescott, Wollescote, and Upper Swinford. After the rebuilding of the church it became, in 1846, a separate parish.
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.
For earlier registers refer to Wordsley Holy Trinity, Staffordshire
Kingswinford St Mary parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|KINGSWINFORD ST MARY PARISH Online Records|
Dudley Archives has deposited Parish registers Bap 1832-1914 Marr 1837-1910 Bur 1832-1944
Many of Staffordshire's Parish Register entries have been transcribed in full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.
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
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 289-292. Date accessed: 27 September 2013
- 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 13 September 2013.
- 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.