Kingswinford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Alternative names: Wordsley Holy Trinity

Other places in the parish include: Sheet End, Wall Heath, Wordsley, Bromley, and Brockmoor.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1603
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1666

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Kingswinford

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINGSWINFORD, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Stourbridge, and county of Stafford. The village stands 2 miles WNW of the boundary with Worcester, 2¼ NW of Brierley Hill r. station, and 3½ N by W of Stourbridge; and has a post office under Dudley.

The parish contains also the town of Brierley Hill and the hamlets of Wordsley, Bromley, Pensnett, Sheet End, and Wall Heath; and is cut ecclesiastically into the sections of Kingswinford, K. St. Mary, Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Pensnett, and Quarry Bank. Acres, 7,315. Real property, with Amblecoat hamlet in Old Swinford parish, £273,468: of which £66,786 are in mines, £128,936 in ironworks, £9,550 in canals, and £1,584 in gas works. Pop. in 1851, 27,301; in 1861, 34,257. Houses, 6,489.

The increase of pop. arose from the increased working of coal and ironstone mines, the erection of iron furnaces, the extension of the flint glass manufacture, the opening of the West Midland railway, and the operations of building societies.

The manor belonged anciently to the Saxon kings, and belongs now to the Earl of Dudley. Holbeche House, the ancient seat of the Littletons, was the retreat of Catesby and other conspirators in the gunpowder plot. Prestwood House is now a chief residence. Ashwood heath, on the line of a Roman road, has remains of a Roman camp.

Manufactures, in great variety and to a great extent, are carried on; and traffic is aided by numerous neighbouring ramifications of railway, and by the Stafford and Worcester canal.

A market hall, 90 feet long, 57 wide, and 15 high, in the Gothic style, was opened in 1861.

The livings of Kingswinford and Brierley Hill are rectories, and those of K. St. Mary, Brockmoor, Pensnett, and Quarry Bank are p. curacies, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value of K., £950; of K. St. Mary, £400. Patron of both, the Earl of Dudley. For the others, see Brierley Hill.

The present church of K. is modern, and stands at Wordsley; and the previous one, St. Mary’s, is now the church of K. St. Mary.

There are numerous dissenting chapels, various public schools, and charities £21.

The Stourbridge workhouse also is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 363 inmates.

The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Kingswinford, co. Stafford.

P. T. Stourbridge (122) 3 m. N b W. Pop. 11,022.

A parish in the north division of the hundred of Seisdon, celebrated for its extensive glass and earthenware manufactories; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry; valued in K. B. 17l. 3s. 4d.; patron (1829) Viscount Dudley and Ward.

The canals to Dudley, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, and Stafford, affording facility of communication with the principal rivers of the kingdom, it has become a place of considerable trading importance and opulence.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Directories

Wordsley Bennett’s Business Directory for Worcestershire, 1914

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Honeyborne John, Moor lane, Kingswinford, coal dealer, Nov. 15, 1823.

Pearson John, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, maltster, June 10, 1842.

Pritchard John, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, victualler, May 13, 1836.

Smith Abel Josiah; and Isaac Shepherd; Brierly, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, ironmasters, April 27, 1822.

Thomings Elizabeth; and Jeremiah Dimmack; Kingswinford, Staffordshire, pig iron makers, April 20, 1822.

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions of Brierley Hill Baptist Church, South Street, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Author: Whittaker, Gladys; Maxwell, K. (Kenneth); Harris, Pauline; Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Baptist Church (Brierley Hill, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Kingswinford, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Church records ( 11 )
Births, 1793-1836
Author: Brettell Lane Baptist Church (Kingswinford, Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Brierley Hill, 1776-1864
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Brierley Hill (Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Kingswinford, 1666-1857
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Kingswinford (Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Quarry-Bank, 1845-1853
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Quarry-Bank

Parish registers and miscellaneous papers for Holy Trinity Church, Kingswinford Parish, Staffordshire, 1640-1920
Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Kingswinford, Staffordshire); Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford); Dudley Public Libraries. Archives and Local History Department

Parish registers and miscellany for Kingswinford, Staffordshire, 1603-1914
Author: Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford); Gibbons, W. P.; Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Kingswinford, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for Quarry-Bank, 1845-1876
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Quarry-Bank

Parish registers of the Church of St. Mary, Kingswinford, Worcestershire : baptisms, marriages and burials, 1760-1837
Author: Peers, E. S.; Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford)

Registers of the Church of St. Mary, Kingswinford, Staffordshire : baptisms, marriages, burials, 1603-1761
Author: Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford); Berry, Marjorie; Rushton, Joan; Beach, John

Shut End Primitive Methodist Chapel, baptismal register, 1845-1887 : Shut End, Pensnett, Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

St. Mary Kingswinford parish registers
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Church of England. Parish Church of Kingswinford (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Church records – Indexes ( 6 )
Computer printout of Brierley Hill, Staffs., Eng

Computer printout of Kingswinford, Staffs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Kingswinford, Stafford, England (St. Mary Chapel) ; christenings, 1832-1857
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Kingswinford, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1718-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Kingswinford, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1813-1835
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

St. Mary Kingswinford parish registers
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Church of England. Parish Church of Kingswinford (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Correctional institutions ( 1 )
“Damn her, if her won’t go chain her to the post!” : the strange case of Eliza Price and the two petty sessions
Author: Cox, David

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – History ( 3 )
Jolly hockey sticks
Author: Sparry, John

Reference to plan of the parish of Kingswinford, in the county of Stafford, from a survey made in the year 1822
Author: Fowler, William

William Fowler’s Kingswinford Way
Author: Richardson, Eric

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments, Kingswinford (Upper and Lower), Moseley, Perton and Trescott, and Pendeford, Staffordshire, England, 1781-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford – Voting registers ( 1 )
Registers of Electors, 1865-1900
Author: Dudley (Worcester : Borough)

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Administration

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

Similar Posts