Codsall Staffordshire Family History Guide

Codsall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1756 from a chapelry in Tettenhall Regis Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Oaken.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1587
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CODSALL, a village and a parish in Wolverhampton district, Stafford. The village stands near the boundary with Salop, the Birmingham and Liverpool canal, and the Birmingham and Shrewsbury railway, 5 miles NW of Wolverhampton; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Wolverhampton. The parish includes also the township of Oaken; and has two other post offices, Codsall-Wood and Oaken, under Wolverhampton. Acres, 2,580. Real property, £8,678. Pop., 1,204. Houses, 274. Wrottesley Hall here is the seat of Lord Wrottesley. There is a strong sulphurous spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £146. Patron, Lord Wrottesley. The church was early English, with Norman traces; was recently rebuilt, excepting the tower; is now a very beautiful structure; and contains tombs of the Wrottesleys. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £58.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Oaken, a township in Codsall parish, Stafford; 4 ¾ miles NW of Wolverhampton. It has a post-office under Wolverhampton. Pop., 314. Houses, 73.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Wolverhampton
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Tettenhall
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Brewood
Poor Law Union: Seisdon
Hundred: South Seisdon
Province: Canterbury