Old Swinford, Worcestershire Genealogy

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Old Swinford

Guide to Old Swinford, Worcestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Old Swinford, Worcestershire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Halfshire; South Seisdon
County Worcestershire
Poor Law Union Stourbridge
Registration District Stourbridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1602; Separate registers exist for Stourbridge beginning 1846
Bishop's Transcripts: 1613
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kidderminster
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Worcestershire Record Office
Please refer to Kingswinford, Staffordshire Kingswinford St Mary, Staffordshire and Wordsley Holy Trinity, Staffordshire for references to Old Swinford and the arrangement of record keeping.

Parish History

SWINFORD, OLD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Stourbridge, partly in the S. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, but chiefly in the Lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, Stourbridge and E. divisions of the county of Worcester; with the hamlet of Amblecoat, and the townships of Lye, Stourbridge, Wollaston, and Wollescott.[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

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.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Worcestershire 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). Date accessed and adapted: 14 October 2013.

Worcester Branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry<

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