Frankley

Status

A chapel, in Worcestershire (Halfshire Hundred) and in Halesowen Ancient Parish, which was Worcestershire and Shropshire until 1844, and entirely Worcestershire thereafter. Frankley had a separate civil identity early in Worcestershire. It became a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1860.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO999805
3 miles S.E. of Halesowen

Parish Church

St.Leonard

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1905, when transferred to the Diocese of Birmingham [1] [25]

Hundred

Lower Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Bromsgrove [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings [1598]-1901 [5]
Marriages ?1604-1838 [5]
Burials ?1642-1838 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1598-1748 [27]
Marriages 1604-1745 [27]
1604-1812 [27] [21]
Burials 1701-48, 1813-1900 [27]
Originals Banns 1850-1967, 1969-90 [12]

Christenings 1813-20 and Burials 1814-20 filmed with Romsley

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Archives
Begin 1612 [22]
Transcript: BTs 1612-1837 (Shelved separately) [27]

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Frankley St Leonards Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1598-1748 Burials 1813-1900

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1604-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
FRANKLEY : Marriages 1604-1706, 1714-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

FRANKLEY : Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

FRANKLEY (St. Leonard) : Burials 1813-1900: in the Frankley Society papers: Midland history resource centre paper, no. 7 IN: Frankley Society papers Published Birmingham : Frankley Society, 1987 Author Avery, Ken (transcriptions)

FRANKLEY (St. Leonard) : Christenings 1598-1620, 1701-48, Marriages 1604-95, 1701-06, 1714-48, Burials 1701-06, 1714-48: in the Frankley Society papers: Midland history resource centre paper, no. 6 IN: Frankley Society papers Published : Frankley Society, Nd. Author Limb, Gordon (transcriptions)

FRANKLEY : Christenings , Marriages & Burials 1819-26 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998

At [FreeREG]

Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1604-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
St Leonard

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Leonard

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St Leonard

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
FRANKLEY (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1982 Author Frankley Women's Institute FRANKLEY (St. Leonard) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 13 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1994 Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Soc. for Genealogy & Heraldry

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at freecen.org.uk for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:<

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

A transcript of 1841 is on the open shelves at HQ942.4411 Worcestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogist:-
1851 Census Worcestershire, vol. 10 Bromsgrove transcript & surname index : part 1 Stoke Prior & Bromsgrove (part); part 2 Belbroughton, Clent, Hagley, Pedmore, Frankley, Hunnington, Romsley, Tutnall & Cobley, Bromsgrove (part); part 3 Tardebigg, Tutnal & Cobley, Bentley Pauncefoot, Webheath, Redditch & Alvechurch - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1993-5 - Author Friend, A F (trans.)

1841 / 51 / 61 / 71 / 81 census returns : in the Frankley Society papers: Midland history resource centre paper, nos. 1,2,3,4&5 [Manuscript.] - Published : Frankley Society

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Frankley C E School
Admission registers - 1892-1959 - Ref: BA 3767
Log books - 1880-1959 - Ref: BA 2471
A handlist of other records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.

Other Sources

At Society of Genealogist
The history of St. Leonard's church, Frankley : in the Frankley Society papers: Midland history resource centre paper, no. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Frankley Society papers Published Birmingham : Frankley Society, 1988 Author Avery, Ken

The tithe apportionments for Frankley, 1839 : Midland history resource centre occasional paper, no. 2 : Frankley Society papers IN: Midland history resource centre occasional no. 2 Published Birmingham : Frankley Society, 1987 Author The Frankley Society (comp.)

Directories

An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831:

FRANKLEY, a chapelry in the parish of HAGLEY, lower division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 3¾ miles (S.E. by S.) from Hales-Owen, containing 189 inhabitants. The chapel is dedicated to St. Leonard. Lord Lyttleton is baron of Frankley.

Last Updated: 25/07/2012