Coseley Staffordshire Family History Guide

Coseley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1832 from Sedgley Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1830
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1830

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COSELEY, a village and a chapelry in Sedgley parish, Stafford. The village stands on the Birmingham canal, near the Birmingham and Wolverhampton railway, 1½ mile S of Bilston; and has a post office under Bilston, and a station, jointly with Deepfield, on the railway. The chapelry includes the village and a tract around it; and was constituted in 1832. Pop., 15,796. Houses, 3,022. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in the iron and the coal trade. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Dudley.

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

BillionGraves Index
Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Dudley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Himley
  • Poor Law Union: Dudley
  • Hundred: North Seisdon
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors (Tracing Your Ancestors) by Michael Pearson | 18 Oct 2012

A Black Country Miscellany: Aspects of West Midlands History by Andrew Homer | 7 Nov 2016

Black Country Murders (Sutton True Crime History) by Bott | 23 Mar 2009

Birmingham & Black Country Murder Stories by Brendan Hawthorne | 17 Jul 2017

Black Country Murders by Don Cochrane

A Grim Almanac of the Black Country (Grim Almanacs) by Nicola Sly | 14 Dec 2012

A-Z of The Black Country: Places-People-History by Andrew Homer | 15 Nov 2018

Historic England: The Black Country: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Andrew Homer | 15 Jun 2019

Chain and Anchor Making in the Black Country by Ron Moss | 20 Jul 2006

Memories of the Black Country: 100 Years of Photography (Alton Douglas Presents) by Alton Douglas | 1 Feb 1999

Birmingham & The Black Country's Canalside Industries (Archive Photographs) by Shill | 29 Jul 2005

Black Country Chronicles by Larkin | 30 Mar 2009

Whatever Happened to the Real Black Country?: Black Country Chronicles 1939-1999 by Tom Larkin | 20 Nov 2019

A Century of the Black Country (Century of North of England) by Williams | 1 Nov 2007

Black Country in the Great War (Your Towns & Cities/Great War) by Michael Pearson | 3 Sep 2014

The Little Book of the Black Country by Michael Pearson | 1 Oct 2013

Black Country, The by Edward Chitham | 1 Sep 2009

As If It Were Yesterday: Birmingham and The Black Country - Photographs From A Time Remembered by Mr Peter Donnelly and Simon Donnelly | 1 Nov 2019

Black Country Memories by Carl Chinn | 1 Nov 2004

Black Country Memories: v. 2 by Carl Chinn | 1 Nov 2005

Black Country Memories: v. 3 by Carl Chinn | 18 Nov 2006

Black Country Memories: v. 4 by Carl Chinn | 5 Nov 2007

Black Country Memories: v. 5 by Carl Chinn | 21 Nov 2008

Francis Frith's the Black Country (Photographic Memories) by Alan Rose, Dorothy Nicolle, et al. | 27 Jun 2002