Walsall Wood St John, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Walsall Wood St John, Staffordshire
Walsall Wood St John Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred South Offlow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Walsall
Registration District Walsall
Records begin
Parish registers: 1835
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Walsall
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Walsall Wood [St John] is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1845 from Walsall [St Matthew] Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Shelfield, Walsall Wood and Sheffield, and Walsall and Shefield.[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]

Walsall Wood St John was formed from Walsall St Matthew, Staffordshire EP in 1845

Walsall Wood St John parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[3]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[4]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1877-1888

FMP 1837-1900 1837-1900 1845-1876, 1890-1900 1845-1876, 1890-1900 1837-1876, 1882-1900 1837-1876, 1882-1900


Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1835-1967 Mar 1845-1960 Bur 1837-1912
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts No Holdings

Many of Staffordshire's Parish Register entries have been transcribed in full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Walsall Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

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