North Harborne Staffordshire Family History Guide

North Harborne is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1842 from Harborne Ancient Parish

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: North Harborne Holy Trinity, Smethwick Holy Trinity

Parish church: Holy Trinity

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Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

The following has been extracted from the entry for Smethwick:

A chapel, with a house for the minister, was erected in 1732, by Mrs. Dorothy Parkes, who endowed it: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of her Trustees, and incumbency of the Rev. Edward Dales, who resides in a handsome parsonage-house near the chapel. A church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected in 1838, at a cost of £4000, raised by subscription, aided by a grant of £400 from the London Church-Building Society, and £750 from the Diocesan Society. It is in the early English style, with a square embattled tower crowned by pinnacles and surmounted by a lofty spire, and contains 786 sittings, of which 400 are free. By order of council dated the 11th of August, 1842, the district attached to this church was erected into a separate ecclesiastical parish, under the designation of North Harborne; the benefice has been constituted a vicarage, and endowed with the tithes over 830 acres, and with other funds. The Dean and Chapter of Lichfield are patrons of the living. The parsonage-house, situated behind the church, is a handsome residence of appropriate style; and opposite to it are the North Harborne national schools, erected in 1840. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans; and, near the chapel, a school endowed by Mrs. Parkes with property producing £8. 9. per annum. In the hamlet six almshouses, and some land, is vested in trustees for the benefit of the poor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944 (FamilySearch) - free
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Staffordshire, Dioceses Of Lichfield & Coventry Marriage Allegations and Bonds, 1636-1893 (FindMyPast) - (£)

Staffordshire Banns (FindMyPast) - (£)

Staffordshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1839 (Ancestry) - (£)

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Kings Norton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: West Bromwich
  • Poor Law Union: Kings Norton
  • Hundred: South Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury