Pensnett, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Pensnett, Staffordshire
Pensnett St Mark Staffordshire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Seisdon
County Staffordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stourbridge
Registration District Stourbridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1845
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Himley
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Pensnett St Mark is an Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1844 from Kingswinford, Staffordshire Genealogy.

PENSNETT, an ecclesiastical parish,  in the parish of King's-Swinford,  union of Stourbridge, N. division of the hundred of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (W. S. W.) from Dudley, on the road to King's-Swinford. There are two places of worship for Wesleyans, and one for the New Connexion of Methodists. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Pensnett St Mark parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]   FREG - Search under Staffordshire, Kingswinford
PENSNETT ST MARK (1844) Online Records


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FREG 1844-1902


Dudley Archives has deposited Parish registers Bap 1834-1936 Marr 1850-1956 Bur 1849-1854

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Church Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Pensnett). This Chapel has 3 Registers - Wesleyan Methodist Register 1849-1949, Methodist Church 1940-1956 & Methodist Church (Old Church St. Society) 1949-1965. All the entries are under Church St. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.



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FREG 1849-1965

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[edit | edit source]

Stourbridge Poor Law Union, Worcestershire

Probate records
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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
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 549-555. Date accessed: 05 November 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 14 August 2014.