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Tipton St Mark, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Tipron St Mark Ocker Hill

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Tipton St Mark Ocker Hill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1845 from Tipton St Martin, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

OCKER-HILL, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Tipton, union of Dudley, S. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Dudley; containing about 4000 inhabitants. The district was constituted in August 1845, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th of Victoria, cap. 37. It forms the north-east end of the parish, comprises rather more than a square mile, and is one of the busy scenes of industry in the great mining region of South Staffordshire, the entire district being occupied with coal and iron mines, iron manufactures, &c. The road from Bilston to Oldbury and Birmingham passes through. The village of Ocker-Hill is about a mile southwest of Wednesbury. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Lichfield, alternately: a church is about to be erected. There is a place of worship for Methodists.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 467-469. URL: Date accessed: 03 May 2011.

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]

Tipton St Mark (Ocker Hill)

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1846-1970 Mar 1850-1970 Bur 1850-1959
Lichfield Record Office has no  holdings of Bishop's Transcripts

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Dudley Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]