Township in Halesowen Ancient Parish (Worcestershire, Shropshire until 1844, entirely Worcestershire thereafter). Transferred to Worcestershire in 1844 for civil purposes. A separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire. Transferred to West Midlands in 1974.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO960845
District in north Halesowen


Brimstree (Shropshire) until 1844 then Upper Halfshire [25]

Poor Law Union

Stourbridge [3]

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:

1851 Dudley Archives & Local History Service
1861-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Schools Records

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.

Last Updated: 26/01/2016