Kidderminster Borough

Status

Civil Parish [25]
Township in Kidderminster St Mary Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO830769

Hundred

Halfshire [25]

Poor Law Union

Kidderminster [3] [25]

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Kidderminster Conservative and Unionist Offices (located at Margaret Thatcher House in Mill Street) see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Kidderminster Conservative and Unionist Club War Memorial

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:

Kidderminster , 1851 census vol 2,Part 1 BMSGH Shop

Kidderminster , 1851 census vol 2,Part 2 BMSGH Shop

Kidderminster , 1851 census vol 2,Part 3 Book - BMSGH Shop

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1891- 1901 Kidderminster Workhouse at Worcestershire Archives [14]

At Society of Genealogists:
Shropshire 1851 census returns : Kidderminster registration district HO 107/2037-2039 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Staffordshire 1851 census returns : Kidderminster registration district HO 107/2037-2039 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2039 : Kiddermister registration district - Lower Mitton & Bewdley sub-districts [Microfiche.] - Published , 1998 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.)

1851 census Worcestershire, vol. 2a & 2b Kidderminster : transcript & surname index - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991-92 - Author Friend, A F

1851 census Worcestershire, vol. 2 Kidderminster : transcript & surname index: Chaddesley Corbett, Rushock, Stone, Broom, Churchill, Wolverley Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 1992 Author Friend, A F (trans.)

Worcestershire 1851 census returns : Kidderminster registration district HO 107/2037-2039 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Worcestershire 1861 census returns : Kidderminster registration district RG/9 2075-2082 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Kidderminster registration district RG 12/2311-2318 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bennett Street School
Admission register - 1912 - 56 - Ref: BA 11869/1 (i) - (iv)

Charity School, High Street
Attendance Registers [microfilm] - 1758 - 1839 - Ref: BA 3635

Coventry Street
Boys Dept - Log books - 1873 - 1942 - Ref: BA 1268/54
Boys School - Log book - 1884 - 1940 - Ref: BA 12720
Girls Dept - Log books - 1899 - 1940 - Ref: BA 1268/55 (i)
Half-Time Dept - Log books - 1884 - 94 - Ref: BA 1268/55 (iii)

Hoobrook C E School
Admission Register - 1933 - 55 - Ref: BA 4017
Log book - 1880 - 1924 - Ref: BA 2435

Kidderminster Board School Infants Dept
Log books - 1873 - 99 - Ref: BA 1268/55 (ii)

Leswell C E First School
Admission Register - 1977 - 83 - Ref: BA 9102/10 (xii)
Log books - 1976 - 83 - Ref: BA 10494/2 (ii)
This school has previously been known as Leswell C E Infants School and St Georges Infants School. The school was closed in July 1983

New Meeting C P and Junior Mixed School
Admission Register - 1940 - 64 - Ref: BA 4432
Punishment book - 1945 - 46 - Ref: BA 4432

New Meeting Primary School
Log book - 1940 - 1965 - Ref: BA 4529

New Meeting School
Log book - boys - 1863 - 86, 1886 - 1922, 1922 - 40 - Ref: BA 4446
Log book - girls - 1863 - 84, 1885 - 1911, 1912 - 29, 1929 - 42 - Ref: BA 4446

Worcester Cross Schools
Log book - 1872 - 1922 - Ref: BA 8915/1 (i)

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

Kidderminster Union -Workhouse deaths 1866-84 and 1895-1913 - Book - BMSGH Shop

KIdderminster Union workhouse : Deaths 1866-84, 1895-1913: Worcestershire registers, vol. 3 IN: Worcestershire registers, vol. 3 Published Stoke Mandeville: The EurekA Partnership 2010 Author Bartlett, Eileen & John (transcriptions.) Author Hillier, Angela (transcriptions.Society of Genealogists

A history of Kidderminster with short accounts of some neighbouring parishes Published London : Elliot Stock, 1890 Author Burton, John Richard Society of Genealogists

Directories

See Kidderminster St. Mary

Last Updated: 14/08/2013