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The parish records of St Mary's, Oldswinford

The church web site has a new URL: www.stmaryschurcholdswinford.org.uk

The parish registers of baptisms, marriages and deaths date back to 1602, with gaps in the 1640s and 1650s during the period of the Commonwealth. Other documents include: papers relating to the administration of the Poor Laws; a book of burials in woollen (1678-1814), and a book of briefs (1680-1759) in which charitable collections made in church were recorded.


Historic parish records are deposited at: Worcester Record Office
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
WR5 2NP

Phone: 01905 766355


Extracts from parish records have been published and are available in local libraries:

Banns 1763-1771 volume 3
Baptisms 1647-1692 volume 1
Baptisms 1693-1718 volume 2
Baptisms 1719-1735 volume 3
Baptisms 1736-1768 volume 4
Baptisms 1768-1800 volume 6
Baptisms 1800-1819 volumes 7 and 8
Burials 1647-1692 volume 1
Burials 1693-1718 volume 2
Burials 1719-1735 volume 3
Burials 1736-1768 volume 4
Burials 1768-1800 volume 6
Burials 1800-1813 volumes 7 and 8
Marriages 1647-1692 volume 1
Marriages 1693-1718 volume 2
Marriages 1719-1735 volume 3
Marriages 1736-1754 volumes 4 and 5
Marriages 1754-1780 volumes 9, 10 and 11
Marriages 1780-1813 volumes 12 and 13
Poor Law settlements 1651-1794 Poor Law records

Registers of the Church of St. Mary, Oldswinford, Worcestershire, baptisms, marriages & burials. Vol.1, 1647-1692 [microfiche]. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, n.d. Available: Birmingham Central Library.

[The Parish registers of Oldswinford, Worcestershire ... vol 2, baptisms, marriages and burials, 1693-1718.] Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry in conjunction with the Stourbridge Historical and Archaeological Society, n.d.

The Parish registers of Oldswinford, Worcestershire transcribed by Constance J. Voyce and Ann Page and checked by Mr & Mrs H.J. Haden ...,Vol 3, 1719-1735. Birmingham; (Stourbridge): Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry: Stourbridge Historical and Archaeological Society, [1977?].

The Parish registers of Oldswinford, Worcestershire transcribed by J.L. Fontaine, checked by Mr & Mrs H.J. Haden ..., Vols 4-5,1736-1768. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry in conjunction with the Stourbridge Historical and Archaeological Society, 1975. Available: Stourbridge Library.

The Parish registers of Oldswinford, Worcestershire ..., Vol 6, baptisms & burials 1768-1800. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry in conjunction with the Stourbridge Historical and Archaeological Society, [1983?]. Available: Stourbridge Library; Birmingham Central Library.

Registers at the Church of St. Mary, Old Swinford, Worcestershire. Vol.7, Baptisms 1800/1819 ; Vol.8 : Burials 1800/1813. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 1987. Available: Stourbridge Library; Birmingham Central Library.

Registers of the Church of St. Mary, Old Swinford. Vols.9, 10 & 11, Marriages 1754-1780, banns 1763-1771. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, [1977?]. Available: Stourbridge Library; Birmingham Central Library.

Registers of the Church of St. Mary, Old Swinford. Vols.12 & 13, Marriages 1780-1813. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 1977. Available: Stourbridge Library; Birmingham Central Library.

The Poor Law & settlement documents of the Church of St. Mary, Oldswinford (formerly in Worcestershire) [1651-1794] transcribed by Nigel R. Perry [2nd ed.], with addendum. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 1977. Available: Birmingham Central Library.

Monumental inscriptions St. Mary's Church, Oldswinford, Worcestershire. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 1990. Available: Birmingham Central Library.

Oldswinford miscellany: a searchable name index with clickable links to the relevant pages for St Mary, banns 1763-1771, baptisms 1647-1819, marriages 1647-1813, burials 1647-1813, monumental inscriptions, poor law and settlement 1651-1794 and an index of names found in sundry documents relating to history of Oldswinford and Stourbridge [CD-Rom] compiled by Nigel R Perry. Birmingham: Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, 2003. Available: Birmingham Central Library.

These are also available from the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry bookshop.