A township in Shropshire (Brimstree Hundred) and in Halesowen Ancient Parish, which was Worcestershire and Shropshire until 1844 but entirely Worcestershire thereafter. Transferred to Worcestershire in 1844 for civil purposes (Halfshire Hundred). It was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Worcestershire. It was renamed between 1891 & 1901 as Quinton Civil Parish. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO994848
Quinton, Birmingham. 2 miles east of Halesowen

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Quinton was transferred from the Diocese of Worcester to the Diocese of Birmingham in 1905.[5]


Upper Halfshire [11]

Poor Law Union

Stourbridge (1836-between 1891/1901) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives. The original registers are at Library of Birmingham

Bishops' Transcripts

See Quinton. Ridgacre is a Civil Parish

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, 1901 Worcestershire Archives [14]

1841-1901 Birmingham Central Library

1841 - 81 Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

1841-1901 Dudley Archives & Local History Service

1851 - 91 Worcestershire Archives [14]

1841 Dudley Archives & Local History Service

Last Updated: 04/10/2013