Walsall Comprises the following parishes:

History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WALSALL, a town, two townships, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Stafford. The town stands on the South Staffordshire railway, and on the Birmingham and Wyrley canals, 8 miles N NW of Birmingham; was a place of some note in the Saxon times; was given, by William the Conqueror, to R. Fitz-Asculf; passed to Warwick the king-maker, and to the Protector Dudley; was visited by Queen Elizabeth, and by Queen Henrietta Maria; became a municipal borough in the time of Henry IV., and a parliamentary borough in 1832; is governed by a mayor, 6 aldermen, and 18 councillors, and sends one member to parliament; is a seat of sessions and county-courts, and a polling place; publishes three weekly newspapers; carries on many departments of iron manufacture, tanning, currying, brush-making, saddlery, harness-making, and an extensive coal trade; commands great traffic from neighbouring mines of coal and iron-stone, and neighbouring sources of limestone and brick-clay; was formerly a resort of invalids to a chalybeate spring, about a mile distant; comprises an old portion on a limestone eminence, and modern portions on adjoining marshlands; has been much improved and enlarged, since about 1835, by renovation of old streets, formation of new streets, and erection of numerous handsome dwellings and public buildings; and has a head post-office, an elegant r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, several chief inns, a town hall, assembly-rooms, a police station and borough jail, four churches, seventeen dissenting chapels, two Roman Catholic chapels, a public cemetery, a subscription library and newsrooms, a public free library, an endowed grammar-school with £778 a year, a blue-coat school, with £29, five national schools, a workhouse, three suites of alms houses, charities £466, markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, three annual fairs, and a race-stand and annual races. The town hall was built in 1867, at a cost of less than £5,500; and is in the Grecian style, with Doric and Ionic decorations. St. Matthew’s church was mainly rebuilt in 1821, at a cost of more than £22,000; retains the chancel and the tower and spire of a previous church; and is in the later English style, and cruciform. St-Paul’s church was built in 1826, and is in the Grecian style. The grammar-school was rebuilt in 1850; gives a classical education; and had Lord Somers and Bishop Hough for pupils. The borough limits are the same municipally as parliamentarily; and include the greater part of W. parish. Electors in 1833, 597; in 1863, 1,250. Pop. in 1851, 25,680; in 1861, 37,760. Houses, 7,445.

The two townships are W.-Borough and W.-Foreign; and the latter includes the hamlets of W.-Wood, Shelfield, and Bloxwich. Acres of the two, 8,182. Real property of W.-Borough, £26,560; of which £360 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 8,761; in 1861, 8,166. Houses, 1,576. Real property of W.-Foreign, £132,008; of which £8,408 are in mines, £161 in quarries, £7,287 in iron-works, and £68,888 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 18,061; in 1861, 31,524. Houses, 6,242. The parish consists of the two townships; and is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of W.-St. Matthew, W.-St. Peter, W.-Pleck, W.-Wood, and Bloxwich. The living of St. Matthew is a vicarage, and the other livings are p. curacies, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value of St. M., £500; of St. Peter, £300; of W.-Pleck, £112; of Wood, £108. Patron of St. M., the Earl of Bradford; of the others, the Vicar of Walsall. Bloxwich is separately noticed. The sub-district excludes W.-Wood, Shelfield, and Bloxwich. Pop. in 1851, 21,203; in 1861, 30,415. Houses, 6,021. The district comprehends also Bloxwich, Aldridge, and Darlaston sub-districts; and comprises 21,603 acres. Poor rates, in 1863, £15,985. Pop. in 1851, 43,044; in 1861, 59,908. Houses, 11,816. Marriages in 1863, 458; births, 2,762,  of which 146 were illegitimate; deaths, 1,504,  of which 867 were at ages under 5 years, and 18 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 3,923; births, 23,190; deaths, 13,330. The places of worship, in 1851, were 12 of the Church of England, with 8,485 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 1,320 s.; 4 of Baptists, with 1,275 s.; 13 of Wesleyans, with 3,640 s.; 6 of Primitive Methodists, with 2,022 s.; and 2 of Roman Catholics, with 910 s. The schools were 27 public day-schools, with 2,730 scholars; 69 private day-schools, with 1,920 s.; 37 Sunday schools, with 5,495 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 26 s.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Archives and libraries – Inventories, registers, catalogs ( 5 )
Archives & local studies in Walsall
Author: Walsall Library and Museum Services

Report of the archivist, 1982
Author: Walsall Archives Services

Tracing your ancestors
Author: Walsall Archives Services

Walsall archives : handlist of accessions, 1972-1984
Author: Walsall Archives Services

Walsall archives : handlist of accessions, 1972-1986
Author: Walsall Archives Services; Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Archives and libraries – Yearbooks ( 1 )
Report of the archivist, 1982
Author: Walsall Archives Services

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Buildings, dwellings, etc. ( 3 )
For want of due regulations : public health and housing in Walsall, 1800-1914
Author: Woods, David

Lost buildings of Walsall
Author: Lewis, Marilyn

Register of new buildings, 1887-1923
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Cemeteries ( 5 )
Bath Street Burial Ground, schedule of inscriptions
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

Borough of Walsall; Bath Street burial ground, register of inscriptions
Author: Cooper, John R.

Burial register, 1857-1969
Author: Queen Street Cemetery (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Monumental inscriptions of St. Mary’s the Mount, Walsall
Author: Drake, Debbie; Stokes, Julie; Harris, Pauline; Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Walsall Guild for Voluntary Services (Staffordshire)

Walsall, Staffordshire miscellany
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Census ( 2 )
Census enumerator’s book, 1801-1831
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

Census returns for Walsall, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
Surname and forename index of the 1851 census for Lichfield and Walsall : linked to a full transcript, HO107/2014 & 2015, HO107/2022 & 2023; also linked indexes in birth county order
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Census – Indexes ( 1 )
Census name index, Walsall, 1801-1831

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Church history ( 1 )
The founding of the Baptist cause in Walsall, with particular reference to Stafford St. Church, 1832-1932
Author: Wilkins, T. G.

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Church records ( 37 )
Baptismal books, 1846-1920
Author: Ryecroft Walsall Primitive Methodist Church (Staffordshire)

Baptismal recordbook, 1870-1902
Author: Walsall Wesleyan Church (Queen Street, Walsall, Staffordshire)

Baptismal recordbook, 1884-1920
Author: Walsall Wesleyan Methodist Church (Mellish Road, Walsall, Staffordshire)

Baptismal registers, 1838-1905
Author: Walsall Methodist Mission (Ablewell Street, Walsall, Staffordshire)

Baptismal registers, 1852-1942
Author: Walsall Methodist Mission. Coalpool Chapel (Staffordshire)

Births and baptisms, 1786-1837
Author: Bridge Street Chapel (Walsall, Staffordshire : Independent)

Births and baptisms, 1788-1837
Author: Unitarian Chapel (Stafford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire)

Births and baptisms, 1788-1837
Author: Unitarian Chapel (Stafford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire)

Births and baptisms, 1811-1837
Author: Wesleyan Chapel (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bloxwich, 1735-1873
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bloxwich (Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Matthew’s Church, Walsall, 1673-1858
Author: Church of England. St. Matthew’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Peter’s Church, Walsall, 1841-1856
Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Catholic registers, 1805-1829 : some miscellaneous parish entries, various locations

Church records, 1826-1893
Author: Catholic Church. St. Mary (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Church records, 1840-1920
Author: Walsall Centenary Wesleyan Methodist Church (Stafford Street, Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall, Catholic St. Patrick’s parish, 1856-1920
Author: Catholic church. Saint Patrick (Walsall, Staffordshire); Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Birmingham (England)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall, parish registers : St. Michael and All Angels

Manuscript note book
Author: Francis, Bishop of Arras

Non conformist registers of Walsall, Staffordshire : Walsall Unitarian Chapel, Stafford Street, baptisms, 1788-1837; Bridge Street Independent Chapel, baptisms, 1786-1837; and, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Ablewell Street, baptisms, 1811-1837

Parish registers for Bloxwich, 1733-1900
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Bloxwich (Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. Andrew’s Church, Walsall, 1883-1910
Author: Church of England. St. Andrew’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. George’s Church, Walsall, 1878-1907
Author: Church of England. St. George’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. John’s Church, Walsall, 1858-1901
Author: Church of England. St. John’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. Mark’s Church, Walsall, 1898-1925
Author: Church of England. St. Mark’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. Paul’s Church, Walsall, 1874-1904
Author: Church of England. St. Paul’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for St. Peter’s Church, Walsall, 1841-1908
Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Record of members, 1840-1945
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wolverhampton Branch (Staffordshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Walsall Branch (Staffordshire)

Record of members, 1908-1910
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Walsall Branch (Staffordshire)

Record of members, ca. 1848-1948
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Birmingham Conference (Warwickshire)

The registers of Bridge Street Independent Church, Walsall, Staffordshire, baptisms, 1759-1835
Author: Bridge Street Chapel (Walsall, Staffordshire : Independent)

Registers of St. Matthew, Walsall, Staffordshire
Author: Church of England. St. Matthew’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire); Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Roman Catholic parish registers of Chillington, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cresswell
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-

Roman Catholic Registers (1720-1830) : Chillington, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cresswell
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-; Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

Transcript of the first register book of the parish church of Saint Matthew, Walsall, 1570-1649
Author: Willmore, Frederic W.

Walsall parish registers
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-; Church of England. Parish Church of Walsall (Staffordshire)

Walsall parish registers
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-; Church of England. St. Matthew’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Walsall, Staffordshire miscellany
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Church records – Indexes ( 9 )
Baptism name index, Walsall, 1831-1835

Computer printout of Bloxwich and Walsall, Roman Catholic Church, Stafford, England

Computer printout of Walsall, St. Matthew, Staffs., Eng

Marriage name index, Walsall, 1754-1837
Author: Church of England. St. Matthew’s Church (Walsall, Staffordshire)

Parish register printouts of Walsall, Stafford, England (Independent Church, Bridge Street Chapel) ; christenings, 1786-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Walsall, Stafford, England (Roman Catholic) ; christenings, 1761-1766
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Walsall, Stafford, England (Saint Peter) ; christenings, 1841-1856
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Walsall, Stafford, England (Unitarian Church, Stafford Street Chapel) ; christenings, 1788-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Walsall, Stafford, England (Wesleyan Methodist Church) ; christenings, 1811-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Correctional institutions ( 1 )
The Walsall house of correction 1617-1740
Author: Standley, A. J.

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Court records ( 1 )
Quarter session records, 1825-1924
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Directories ( 1 )
The Walsall red book ..

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Genealogy – Indexes ( 1 )
Personal name index (Walsall Local Studies Centre)
Author: Walsall Local Studies Centre (Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – History ( 18 )
Billy Meikle’s view of Walsall
Author: Meikle, William, 1858-1943

The Corporation of the Borough and Foreign of Walsall
Author: Homeshaw, Ernest James

The effects of the public health movement on Wallsall and district, 1830-1960
Author: Brookes, Victoria L.

For want of due regulations : public health and housing in Walsall, 1800-1914
Author: Woods, David

The historic inns of Walsall

A history of Pleck
Author: McDevitt, Malcolm

History of the borough and foreign of Walsall, in the county of Stafford
Author: Glew, E. L.

A history of Walsall and its neighborhood
Author: Willmore, Frederic W.

Lost buildings of Walsall
Author: Lewis, Marilyn

Memories of Walsall : a pictorial record
Author: Douglas, Alton; Douglas, Jo; Moore, Dennis

An Oral history of Walsall

A Review of the work of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Archives Service during 1978-1979

A Review of the work of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Archives Service during 1979-1980

The secretary regrets–the horse has died
Author: Henwood, Terry

Short history of Walsall

Tales From Four Towns : Death, Destruction, Crime and Notable News from 19th Century Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton
Author: Robinson, Paul

The Walsall red book ..

Walsall Wood : a short history
Author: Brice, Margaret

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – History – Periodicals ( 1 )
Walsall local history news

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Land and property ( 1 )
Borough of Walsall: Calendar of the deeds and documents belonging to the corporation of Walsall, …
Author: Sims, Richard, 1816-1898

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Land and property – Handbooks, manuals, etc. ( 1 )
Domesday in Walsall 1086-1986
Author: Latimer, C. S.

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Manors ( 1 )
Lost buildings of Walsall
Author: Lewis, Marilyn

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Medical records – Sources ( 1 )
For want of due regulations : public health and housing in Walsall, 1800-1914
Author: Woods, David

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Names, Geographical ( 1 )
Street names of Walsall
Author: Blay, W. F.; Walsall Local Studies Centre (Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Occupations ( 1 )
Account roll, 1469-1495
Author: Guild of St. John (Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Poor rates, 1619-1705
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Population ( 1 )
Walsall, Staffordshire miscellany
Author: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Public records ( 3 )
Burgess lists, 1835-1852
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

Mayor’s accounts, 1594-1785
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

Rent receipts, 1619-1818
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Schools ( 24 )
School log book, 1875-1940
Author: Bath Street School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1887-1909
Author: Wesleyan School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1891-1893
Author: Technical Day School (Walsall, Stafford)

School log book, 1894-1906
Author: Pupil Teacher’s Centre (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1899-1939
Author: Leamore Evening Continuation School (Walsall, Staffordshire); Mount Zion Temporary School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1902-1904
Author: Queen Street Temporary School (Walsall)

School log book, 1902-1904
Author: Mount Zion Temporary School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1902-1905
Author: St. Georges Temporary School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1904-1965
Author: North Walsall Council School (Staffordshire)

School log book, 1910-1930, unidentified school (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1922-1937
Author: Wisemore Infants School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1923-1930
Author: Domestic Science Centre (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1923-1965
Author: Croft Street Girls School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log book, 1926-1928
Author: Housewifery Centre (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1867-1958
Author: Caldmore National Boys School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1873-1931
Author: Tantarra Street Infants School (Walsall, Stafford)

School log books, 1873-1932
Author: Wisemore Boys School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1873-1936
Author: Wisemore Girls School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1883-1950
Author: Wolverhampton Road Boys School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1893-1930
Author: Centenary Wesleyan Boys School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1893-1953
Author: Hillary Street Junior School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1894-1966
Author: Wolverhampton Road Infants School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1896-1968
Author: Wolverhampton Road Girls School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

School log books, 1904-1971
Author: Wolverhampton Road Senior School (Walsall, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Taxation ( 3 )
High Warden accounts, 1618-1685
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

Land tax assessments for the township of Walsall-Foreign, 1772-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

Land tax assessments, Walsall Borough, Staffordshire, England, 1772-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Taxation – Indexes ( 1 )
Name index of the Walsall tithe, 1843

England, Staffordshire, Walsall – Voting registers ( 1 )
Electoral registers, 1832-1939
Author: Walsall (Staffordshire : Borough)

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.

Allen Charles, Bradford street, Walsall, Staffordshire, saddler, Dec. 23, 1842.
Ankrett Joseph, Walsall, Staffordshire, grocer, Oct. .2, 1832.
Ankrett Joseph, Walsall, Staffordshire, grocer and provision dealer, April 9, 1841.

Bagnall William and John, Walsall, Staffordshire, platers, Nov. 9, 1822.
Barber John Vaughan, Walsall, Staffordshire, banker, May 11, 1841.
Barber Richard, Walsall, Staffordshire, wine merchant, April 27, 1830.
Bowler John, Walsall, Staffordshire, carpenter, Aug. 30, 1842.
Brewer Robert, Walsall, Staffordshire, builder, July 11, 1834.
Butler Joseph, Walsall, Staffordshire, saddler’s ironmonger, Sept. 21, 1841.

Eglington John, Walsall, Staffordshire, builder, Feb. 9, 1841.
Eld John, Walsall, Staffordshire, draper, Dec. 19, 1826.
Eld John, Walsall, Staffordshire, innholder, Dec. 11, 1832.
Eyland Lester Holte, Walsall, woollen draper and tailor, March 27, 1827.

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