Wolverhampton St Mary, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Wolverhampton St Mary, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Wolverhampton St Mary, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Cuttlestone; North Seisdon; South Offlow
County Staffordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wolverhampton
Registration District Penkridge; Walsall; Wolverhampton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1843
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wolverhampton
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton; Post-1845 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Wolverhampton St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1843 from Wolverhampton St Peter, Staffordshire Genealogy Ancient Parish. Non-Church of England denominations identified in Wolverhampton St Mary include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Jewish, Methodist New Connexion, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist. The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Wolverhampton, but the exact parish has not been identified: Baptist, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker. [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]

Wolverhampton St Mary was formed in 1842 from parts of Wolverhampton St Peter, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
WOLV = Wolverhampton History - free[4]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1834-1876 1834-1876 1849-1876 1849-1876
FREG 1843-1875

WOLV 1843-1875

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1843-1947 Mar 1849-1939 Bur 1852-1953
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1843-1844 Mar none Bur none

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]

Wolverhampton Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://maps.familysearch.org/
  2. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  3. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 September 2013.
  4. 'Parish Register Indexes', The History of Wolverhampton: The City and Its People, accessed 20 August 2014.
  5. Ann J. Kettle, A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 (Stafford: Staffordshire Record Society, 1976). FHL British Book 942.46 B4sc ser. 4 v. 8

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.