Kings Norton

Status

A chapel of ease in Bromsgrove Ancient Parish. It had separate civil identity early. It was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1846. [25]

A number of daughter parishes have sprung from Kings Norton Ecclesiastical parish entailing many ecclesiastical boundary alterations:
1849 - to help create Yardley Wood Ecclesiastical Parish (with Yardley Ancient Parish)
1853 - refound Moseley Ecclesiastical Parish [created in 1767 from Bromsgrove Ancient Parish]
1853 - to create Balsall Heath Ecclesiastical Parish
1853 - refound Wythall Ecclesiastical Parish (with Alvechurch Ancient Parish)
1863 - to help create Kings Heath Ecclesiastical Parish (with Moseley Ecclesiastical Parish)
1912 - to help create Stirchley Ecclesiastical Parish (with Moseley Ecclesiastical Parish)
1916 - to create Cotteridge Ecclesiastical Parish. Boundary altered in 1926 to help create Bournville Ecclesiastical Parish
1926 - to help create Bournville Ecclesiastical Parish (with Selly Oak St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish & Cotteridge Ecclesiastical Parish)
1932 - to help create Hazelwell Ecclesiastical Parish (with Stirchley Ecclesiastical Parish & Kings Heath Ecclesiastical Parish). Boundary altered in 1963 to help create Brandwood Ecclesiastical Parish
1956 - to help create South Yardley Ecclesiastical Parish (with Yardley Ancient Parish) 1957 - to create Longbridge Ecclesiastical Parish
1963 - to help create Brandwood Ecclesiastical Parish (with Hazelwell Ecclesiastical Parish)
1966 - to help create West Heath Ecclesiastical Parish (with Northfield Ancient Parish, Longbridge Ecclesiastical Parish & Cofton Hackett Ecclesiastical Parish) The civil boundary changes were as follows: 1894 - the part in the Birmingham County Borough created Balsall Heath Civil Parish to be in Birmingham County Borough [associated with Warwickshire]
1911 - loses part to Birmingham County Borough [associated with Warwickshire] & Ancient Parish, part to Cofton Hacket Civil Parish and part to create Wythall Civil Parish
1912 - Abolished civilly entirely to Birmingham County Borough [associated with Warwickshire] & Ancient Parish
[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SP049789
5 miles south of central Birmingham on the A441

Parish Church

St.Nicolas,The Green

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1905, Archdeaconry & Diocese of Birmingham (1905 - *) [25]

Hundred

Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Kings Norton (1836-1911) Bromsgrove (1911-12) [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Edgbaston (Warwickshire); Aston (Warwickshire); Bordesley (Warwickshire); Moseley; Yardley; Solihull (Warwickshire); Shirley (Warwickshire); Wythall; Beoley; Alvechurch; Cofton Hackett; Bromsgrove; Frankley; Northfield [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1844-1939 [5]
  Marriages 1837-1925 [5]
  Burials 1844-1922 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1546-1791 [27]
  Marriages and
Burials
1546-1791 [27]
  General 1754-1844 [27]
Originals Banns 1655-59, 1754-91, 1962-71,
1975 -76, 1978-89
[12]


Church of Epiphany:

Microform: Christenings 1926-38
This church covered the Longbridge estate. After 1938 baptisms were entered in the Kings Norton register.[5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1613-1700

Register Copies

At BMSGH Shop :
St Nicolas: Part 1: Christenings & Burials 1795-1844 Marriages 1754/1837 Include banns 1754-71
St Nicolas: Part 2: Christenings 1546-1791
St Nicolas: Part 3: Marriages 1546-1754 Burials 1546-1791
St Nicolas: Part 4: Burials 1844-1998 Plus grave plan

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Burials 1844-1998
Part 1-3 1546-1837
Part 1 Baptisms, Burials 1792-1844, Marriages 1754-1837, Banns 1754-1771
Part 2 Baptisms 1546-1791
Part 3 Marriages 1546-1754, Burials 1546-1791

At Library of Birmingham [60]
Christenings 1546-1989 Marriages 1546-1990 Burials1546-1990

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Christenings 1546-1791, 1792-1844 Marriages 1754-1837 Burials1792-1844

At Society of Genealogists [68] :

KINGS NORTON : Christenings(Index) 1546-1791, Marriages(Index) 1546-1754 [Manuscript.] Published , 1948 Author Appleton, C Vivian (comp.)

KINGS NORTON : Christenings & Burials 1546-1791, Marriages 1546-1754, banns 1655-59, vol. 1-2 [Typescript.] Published , 1912

KINGS NORTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1613-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd. Acc. no. 57734d Location Lower library Shelf mark Mf

KINGS NORTON : Marriages(Index) 1546-1754: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Acc. no. Boyd 4008 Source D: P Boyd. Location Marriage index shelves Shelf mark Boyd's marriage index

KINGS NORTON (St. Nicholas): Christenings 1792-1844, Marriages 1546-1837, Burials 1546-1844, banns 1754-71: Greater Birmingham miscellany [CD-ROM] Records from 14 churches, Wrightson's directory 1818, an 1861 trades directory & more [CD-ROM] Published Birmingham Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2007 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry et al. (transcriptions.) Edition 2nd edn. Acc. no. 123504l Location Apply to library staff Shelf mark CD-ROM cabinet (WA/REG

KINGS NORTON (St. Nicholas) : Births 1653-62, Christenings & Burials 1546-1844, Marriages 1546-1837, banns 1754-71 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1981-83 Author Bingham, E (transcriptions.) Acc. no. 50559, 51291, 48782 Source D: BMSGH Location Worcestershire shelves Shelf mark WO/R KINGS NORTON (St. Nicolas) : Burials 1844-1998 [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1999 Author Cumberworth, L (transcriptions.)

Nonconformist

United Reform (Watford Rd): Marriages 1904-84 BRL [61]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
St. Nicholas

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St. Nicholas
Grave Plan of the Church

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
KINGS NORTON, Birmingham (St. Nicolas) : Monumental Inscriptions: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 25 [Typescript] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcriptions.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

KINGS NORTON (St. Nicholas) : Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard [Typescript.] IN: Kings Norton & Wribbenhall Monumental Inscriptions (spine) Published Salt Lake City, UT (USA) : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947 Author Woodford, Hilda Mary (transcriptions.)

KINGS NORTON (St. Nicholas) : Monumental Inscriptions, vol. 1-2 [Typescript.] Published Salt Lake City, UT (USA) : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947 Author Woodford, Hilda Mary (transcriptions.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at Kings Norton Boys School see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Kings  Norton Boys School

For the names of those included on Kings Norton Boys School WWI War memorial see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Kings Norton Boys School WW1 War Memorial

For the names of those included on Kings Norton Boys School WWII Roll of Honour see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Kings Norton Boys School WW2 Roll of Honour

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:

At Worcestershire Archives [14]
1841-1901
1891 Kings Norton Cottage Homes
1891 Kings Norton Rubery Hill Lunatic Asylum
1891 Kings Norton Workhouse
1901 Kings Norton Rubery Hill Lunatic Asylum

At Birmingham Central Library:
1841- 81

At Society of Genealogists:
Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2048 : Kings Norton registration district - Kings Norton sub-district [Microfiche.] - Published , 1998 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.)

Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2049 : Kings Norton registration district - Edgbaston (Northfield) [Microfiche.] - Published 1998 - Author Friend, A F (comp)

Worcestershire 1851 census returns : Kings Norton registration district HO 107/2048-2050 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Worcestershire 1861 census returns : Kings Norton registration district (part) RG/9 2120-2127 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Kings Norton registration district RG 12/2349-2366 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

1871 census Greater Birmingham (part) plus Budbrooke, Dunchurch & Leamington surname & folio index plus images of the folios for pieces RG 10/2968-2974, 3076-3086, 3088-3089, 3119, 3134-3160 & 3187-3193 [CD-ROM] - Published: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004 - Author: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1791 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court rolls [1574-75, 1590], 1655

Kings Norton and Bromsgrove: Court rolls and other court papers [late 14th cent. c.1432]
The court rolls of the manor of Bromsgrove & King's Norton 1494-1504 : a calendar: Worcestershire Historical Society new series [vol. 3] IN: Worcestershire Historical Society new series [vol. 3] Published Warwick : Worcestershire Historical Society, 1963 Author Baber, A F C Society of Genealogists

Schools Records

A handlist of the records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.

Other Sources

Kings's Norton: A History - Brewin Books - BMSGH Shop

At Society of Genealogists :-
The history of King's Norton & Northfield wards Published Birmingham : The Historical Association, Birmingham Branch, Nd. Author Lock, Arthur B

The Old Grammar School, & The Saracen's Head [King's Norton, Worcs.] Published Nd.Source D: M N Jackson.

The parish church & ancient grammar school of King's Norton Published Gloucester : The British Publishing Co. Ltd., 1965 Author Vaughan, J E Edition 3rd edn. Source D: G Gower.

Directories

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

NORTON (KING'S), a parish (formerly a market town) in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 6 miles (S. S. W.) from Birmingham, containing, with Headley, Moseley, Moundsley, and Rednal, 3651 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Bromsgrove, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. The church, which is dedicated to St. Nicholas, is spacious, and principally in the decorated style of English architecture, with later insertions; the tower and spire are very fine. A free grammar school was endowed by Edward VI. This town received the grant of a market from James I; and during the succeeding reign, in the year l645, Hawkesley house, then belonging to the Middlemores, was burnt down by the royalists. The market is disused; but fairs are held April 25th and September 5th. The Birmingham and Worcester canal, in passing through this parish, forms a junction with that of Stratford on Avon, and is conveyed through a tunnel into the parish of Alvechurch.

Last Updated: 04/10/2013