Warley Salop


A township in Shropshire (Brimstree Hundred) and in Halesowen Ancient Parish, which was in Worcestershire and Shropshire until 1844, but entirely Worcestershire thereafter. The township transferred to Worcestershire (Halfshire Hundred) in 1844 for civil purposes. It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire and abolished in 1884 to help create Warley Civil Parish. [25]


O.S. Ref: SP002865
About 6 miles west of central Birmingham, in the Bristnall Fields / Warley Woods / Thimblemill / Quinton area.


Brimstree, Shropshire until 1844, Upper Halfshire (from 1844) [25]

Poor Law Union

West Bromwich 1836-44 [3] [25]

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:

Oldbury, including Quinton, Warley, Warley Salop & Warley Wigorn; And Handsworth (inc Perry Barr)
1871 Census on CD-Rom Piece Nos. 2968 to 2974 ; Including Surname Index BMSGH Shop
1851 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1841-1901 Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

Last Updated: 22/07/2012