Tipton Genealogical Records

Tipton Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tipton, St Paul Baptisms (1839-1900)

Digital images of baptism registers, searchable by a name index, essentially recording births, but may also include places of residence and occupations.

Tipton, St Martin Baptisms (1573-1889)

Digital images of baptism registers, searchable by a name index. They list parents' names - their occupations, residence and sometimes other details.

Tipton Baptism Records (1513-1738)

A searchable transcript of Tipton baptism registers. The transcriptions essentially record births in and around Tipton between 1513 and 1738. Details may include residence, father's occupation and more.

Tipton Baptism Records (1513-1736)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Tipton. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1513.

Tipton Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tipton, St Paul Marriages (1853-1900)

Digital images of marriage registers, searchable by a name index. They are the primary marriage document before 1837. They typically record residence and marital status, though may contain age, father's name and other details.

Tipton, St Martin Marriages (1559-1900)

Details on those who were married at the church between 1559 and 1900. Information given usually includes abode and marital status. After April 1837 father's names and ages are recorded.

Tipton Marriage Records (1514-1736)

A searchable transcript of the marriage registers of Tipton. Church marriage registers are the primary source for pre-1837 marriages. They may record the bride and groom's residence, the groom's occupation, parents' names, marital status and witnesses.

Tipton Marriages (1514-1736)

Transcriptions of records from baptism registers. They are the primary source for pre-1837 marriages. They may record the bride and groom's residence, the groom's occupation, parents' names, marital status and witnesses.

Tipton Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tipton, St Martin Burials (1574-1865)

A name index linked to digital images of the burial registers of the church. Records document an individual's date of death and/or burial, age and residence. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

Tipton Burial Records (1513-1736)

A searchable transcript of burials in the churchyard of Tipton. These records essentially record deaths in and around Tipton between 1513 and 1736.

Tipton Burial Records (1513-1736)

A searchable transcript of burials in the churchyard of Tipton. These records essentially record deaths in and around Tipton between 1513 and 1736.

St Martin, Tipton Burial Records (1574-1920)

An index of burials recorded at St Martin, Tipton_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Tipton Church Records

Tipton Parish Registers (1815-1955)

The parish registers of Tipton are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1815 to 1955.

Tipton Parish Registers (1513-1738)

The parish registers of Tipton are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Tipton Parish Registers (1513-1736)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though useful to the present also.

Tipton Parish Registers (1513-1736)

A printed book comprised of baptism, marriage and burial transcriptions from the registers of the church at Tipton. These records document relations between people, detail where they live and may offer other details such as occupations.

Staffordshire Parish Registers (1860-1936)

The parish registers of Staffordshire are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1860.

Tipton Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Birmingham & District Voter Lists (1832-1955)

A collection of records listing those eligible to vote; comprised of electoral registers, burgess rolls, poll books, and absent voters lists. Digital images, searchable by a name index.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1327)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Tipton Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Lichfield and Coventry Diocese Probate Index (1650-1760)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Copies of wills can be ordered or viewed at the record office in Lichfield.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Tipton

Birmingham Daily Mail (1914-1918)

Regional news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, business notices, details on the proceedings of public institutions, adverts and a rich tapestry of other regional information from the Birmingham district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Lichfield Mercury (1877-1950)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Lichfield district. Includes family announcements.

Tamworth Herald (1870-1950)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Tamworth district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Birmingham Daily Gazette (1865-1889)

News, family announcements etc. from Birmingham, Warwickshire & Staffordshire.

Birmingham Daily Gazette (1862-1868)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Birmingham district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Tipton Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Tipton Cemeteries

Staffordshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Staffordshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Tipton Directories & Gazetteers

Cradley Almanack of Rowley Regis (1917)

Contains local information, local advertisements, and a directory of residents and traders for settlements in the Rowley Regis district.

Cradley Almanack of Rowley Regis (1915)

Contains local information, local advertisements, and a directory of residents and traders for settlements in the Rowley Regis district.

Wolverhampton Red Book  (1892-1941)

An almanac and directory of businesses and private residents in the Wolverhampton area.

Almanack for Dudley (1884-1941)

A series of almanacks including a directory of residents, tradesmen & merchants, and much local information.

Steven's Directory of Wolverhampton (1879)

A directory of the district of Wolverhampton. For each area, there is a list of private residents and of traders.

Birmingham & District Voter Lists (1832-1955)

A collection of records listing those eligible to vote; comprised of electoral registers, burgess rolls, poll books, and absent voters lists. Digital images, searchable by a name index.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1327-1547)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1216-1272)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Stafford Gaol Photograph Albums (1877-1916)

An name index to photographs of prisoners in Stafford Gaol photo albums.

Staffordshire Poor Law Admissions & Discharges (1836-1900)

An index to comings and going in Staffordshire's civil workhouses. The index contains: name, age or year of birth, occupation and original parish.

Tipton Taxation Records

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1327)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Tipton Land & Property Records

Birmingham & District Voter Lists (1832-1955)

A collection of records listing those eligible to vote; comprised of electoral registers, burgess rolls, poll books, and absent voters lists. Digital images, searchable by a name index.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1327-1547)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1216-1272)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Tipton Occupation & Business Records

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police Force Registers (1842-1920)

An index to records detailing every member of Staffordshire's police force. Original records contain many details, such as physical description, age, date of birth, previous occupations and career.

Staffordshire Apprenticeship Records (1600-1900)

An index to a variety of records, particularly apprenticeship indentures issued by parish guardians. The index contains details on age, parish, occupation and master. Original documents will contain further details such as the name of the apprentice's father or guardian.

Staffordshire Photographers (1861-1940)

A directory of commercial photographers in Staffordshire.

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the Midlands region of England.

Tipton School & Education Records

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Tipton

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Staffordshire Pedigrees (1000-1700)

Pedigrees of noble and gentry families from the county, including renderings of coats of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Tipton Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Staffordshire Pedigrees (1000-1700)

Pedigrees of noble and gentry families from the county, including renderings of coats of arms.

Staffordshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Staffordshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Tipton Military Records

South Staffordshire Home Guard (1940-1944)

A detailed history of the home guard during World War II.

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Tipton Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Tipton Histories & Books

Black County Image Gallery (1300-Present)

A large collection of images, comprising largely of photographs and paintings of people and places, but also including photographs of physical items and other images.

Chartism in the Black Country (1839-1848)

A history of the chartist movement in parts of Staffordshire and Worcestershire; a movement which attempted to widen the voting franchise. Includes the names of sympathisers.

The Staffordshire Views Collection (1800-1850)

A collection of over 3,000 watercolours, drawings, sketches, engravings and lithographs depicting scenes in Staffordshire.

A Survey of Staffordshire (1593-1600)

A topographical and historical survey of the county and its settlements.

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Tipton

Who's Who in Staffordshire (1844-1930)

A searchable directory of biographies depicting the leading residents of Staffordshire. Contains details on family relations, education, careers, hobbies and associations.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Tipton Maps

Staffordshire & Stoke Maps (1670-2000)

A large collection of maps, primarily depicting Stoke and its environs.

Maps of Staffordshire (1602-1905)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

Tipton Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Tipton Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

TIPTON is a parish and head of a petty sessional division, 1 mile north from Dudley, 2 ½ miles south-west from Wednesbury, 4 west from West Bromwich, 4 ½ south-east from Wolverhampton, 9 north-west from Birmingham and 121 from London, in the Handsworth division of the county, South Offlow hundred, Dudley union and county court district, rural deanery of Wednesbury, archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield. Three lines of railway intersect this parish, viz.: the Stour Valley section of the London and North Western, from Birmingham to Wolverhampton; the South Staffordshire section of the same line, which commences at Dudley, passes through Tipton, Walsall and Lichfield, and forms a junction with the Birmingham and Derby railways at Wichnor; and the Great Western, from Dudley to Wolverhampton, and to Birmingham via Great Bridge.

The form of the parish is nearly that of a circle, with a diameter of 2 ½ miles: the parish is intersected by about 20 miles of road, and the principal divisions are Bloomfield, Dudley Port, Hoarsely Heath, Great Bridge, Princes End, Toll End and Ocker Hill.

The parish is governed by an Urban District Council of 24 members first elected in 1894, which succeeds the Local Board formed here in 1855. A plentiful supply of water is furnished by the South Staffordshire Water Works Company, and the parish is lighted with gas from works in Workhouse lane, opened July 1st, 1882, and the property of the Urban District Council. Tipton is included in the parliamentary borough of Wednesbury, formed by “The Representation of the People Act, 1867.”

The parish church of St. Martin, on Horseley Heath, three-quarters of a mile from the town, is a plain modern structure of brick, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, two western porches and a circular dome surmounted by a small gilt ball and cross: the church was removed by Act of Parliament in 1797 from its original site (where the district church of St. John’s now stands) to its present and more central position and in 1876 was restored at a cost of £800: there are 600 sittings. The register dates from the year 1513, and is deficient from 1519 to 1579. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £394 (subject to pension of £145 to predecessor), including 101 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Miss Hyndman, and held since 1895 by the Rev. Wilson Thomas de Vine M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge.

St. John’s is an ecclesiastical parish, formed April 25, 1854: the church, on Summer Hill, is a structure of brick, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell, and, with the exception of the tower, has been rebuilt: there are 465 sittings. The register dates from the year 1845. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £44, net yearly value £245, in the gift of the vicar of Tipton, and held since 1863 by the Rev. Samuel Thomas Tozer, of St. Bees.

St. Paul’s is an ecclesiastical parish, formed Dec. 22, 1843: the church, standing in Owen street, near the centre of the town, is an edifice of red brick, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing one bell. The register dates from the year 1834. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, in the gift of the vicar of Tipton, and held since 1873 by the Rev. William Cornwell Th. ASSOC. K.C.L.

St. Mark’s is an ecclesiastical parish formed Sept. 3, 1845: the church, at Ocker Hill, opened in Nov. 1850, is a structure of blue brick, in the Early English style, erected at si cost of about £2,500, and consists of chancel, nave and aisles, south porch and a turret containing one bell: in 1890 the chancel was restored and a new organ chamber added, the cost being defrayed by subscription: there are sittings for 600 persons. The register dates from the year 1845. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £76, net yearly value £230, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Lichfield alternately, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Edward James Norman Th. ASSOC. K.C.L.

St. Matthew’s is an ecclesiastical district, formed Feb. 11, 1881, from that of St. Paul: the church, in the Dudley road, was erected in 1880, at a cost of £5,903, and is an edifice of red brick, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a western tower with pinnacles, containing one bell: the pulpit is of white stone: there are sittings for 460 persons. The register dates from the year 1881. The living is a perpetual curacy, gross yearly value £270, with residence, in the gift of Simeon’s Trustees, and held since 1880 by the Rev. Robert Street Keitch, of St. Aidans: the parsonage house was erected in 1884, at a cost of about £1,800.

There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Baptist, Primitive Methodist and Methodist New Connexion chapels.

A cemetery of 6 acres was formed in 1873, and has two mortuary chapels. The Urban District Council acts as the Burial Board.

A Police Station was erected in 1864, and there are also three small police stations, one of which is occupied by a sergeant and the others by constables.

This place is noted for its extensive trade in iron, particularly heavy forgings and castings for home and foreign markets, as well as for the quantity of ironstone and coal which abound in the locality. The furnaces here are numerous and on a very extensive scale: heavy ironwork for railways, steam boilers, iron fenders, fire irons, charcoal box irons, sad irons, weights, hinges, large pit chains, cables and anchors are manufactured here; steam machinery being used to great advantage in rolling iron and converting it into almost every size and shape; galvanising is also largely carried on, and there are cement works, fire and blue brick works and maltings. The trade is much facilitated by the Birmingham canal, several of its branches intersecting the parish, and affording a means of communication with almost all the principal towns in the kingdom.

Woodall’s charity, producing £42 12s. yearly, is applied to educational purposes; Shelden’s chanty, producing £58 14s. yearly, is distributed under a scheme of the Court of Chancery, in bread, in the parishes of St. Martin, St. Paul, St. John and St. Mark, in specified amounts to each.

The trustees of the late Wyrley Birch esq. are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are Messrs. Dixon, Amphlett and Bedford and the Earl of Dudley.

The soil is clayey; subsoil, clay. The area of the parish is 2,697 acres; rateable value, £89,139 18s.; the population in 1891 was 29,314, viz. St. Martin, 10,639; St. John, 3,657; St. Paul, 5,253; St. Mark, 3,927; St. Matthew, 3,592.

Petty Sessions are held at the Court house, Lower Church lane, every monday at 11 a.m. The following places are included in the Petty Sessional division:-Bloomfield, Dudley Port, Horseley Heath, Ocker Hill, Prince’s End, Summer Hill, Tipton & Tividale.

Volunteers

Volunteer Battalion (3rd) South Staffordshire Regiment (E Co.); head quarters, Park lane west.

Places of Worship, with times of services

St. Martin’s Church, Lower Church lane, Rev. Wilson Thomas de Vine M.A. vicar; Rev. George Edward Lythgoe, curate; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

St. Michael’s Church, Tividale, Rev. Geoffrey Rowland Wynn Griffith M.A. vicar; Rev. Frederick Arnold Cox, curate; 7.30, 8.30 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; daily 7.30 & 9.30 a.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

St. Matthew’s Church, Dudley road, Rev. Robert Street Keitch, incumbent. 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; and Sunday in month 3 p.m.; Thur. 7.30 p.m.

St. John's Church, Prince’s End, Rev. S. T. Tozer, vicar; Rev. John Bowen, curate; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. & Fri. 9.30 a.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m.

St. Mark’s Church, Ocker Hill, Rev. E. J. Norman Th. A.K.C.L, vicar; Rev. William Sutfield Rising, curate; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. & saints’ days 7.30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Church, Owen street, Rev. William Cornwell Th. A.K.C.L. vicar; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.

St. Augustine’s Mission Church, Dudley road, Tividale; 6.30 p.m.; Thur. 7.30 p.m.

Lichfield Diocesan Barge Mission, Factory bridge; 9.30 a.m. 2.30 & 6.30 p.m.; tues. 7 p.m.

St. Luke’s Mission, New road, Great Bridge; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; Rev. George Lythgoe, curate in charge.

Baptist, Prince’s End, Rev. J. C. Whitaker; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m.

Congregational, Union street, Rev. J. Onions; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; tues. & Thur. 7.30 p.m.

Congregational, Great Bridge; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; thurs. 7.30 p.m.

Methodist Free Church, Prince’s End; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thur. 7 p.m.

Methodist New Connexion, Canal Street & Dudley Port, 10.30 a m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m.: Prince’s End & Great Bridge, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. & Fri. 7.15 p.m.: Tividale, 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thur. 7.30 p.m.; Rev. Joseph Morrey & Rev. Joshua Dudley.

Methodist Refuge Church, Waterloo street; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.

Primitive Methodist, Bell street, 10.45 a.m. & 6 pm.; wed. 7.15 p.m.: Prince’s End, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; fri. 7 p.m.: Toll end, 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7 p.m.: Lea Brook, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7.30 p.m.: Horseley Heath, 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thur. 7 p.m.: Summer Hill, 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.; Rev. John Clare & Rev. Thomas S. Bateman.

Wesleyan (Tipton circuit), Park lane west, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thur. 7 p.m.: Coppice street, 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.: Bloomfield, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7 p.m.: Brown Lion street, 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.: Dudley Port, 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7 p.m.: Roseville, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thur. 7 p.m.: Woodsetton, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.; Rev. W. Maclaren Armistead & Rev. James Wolfendale.

Wesleyan (West Bromwich, Hill Top circuit), Hill Top, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; tues. 7 p.m.: Great Bridge & Ocker hill; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; wed. 7 p.m.; Rev. Charles Bryant, Rev. Philip J. Cocking & Rev. John Hall.

Wesleyan Mission Room, Coppice st.; 6 p.m. & wed. 6 p.m.

Salvation Army Barracks, New Hall street, Prince’s End & Waterloo street; 10.30 a.m. 2.30 & 6.30 p.m.; week days, 7.30 p.m.

Schools

A School Board of nine members was formed March 20, 1881; Edward Richards, 8 Park lane west, clerk to the board; Joseph Wassell, 2 Neptune street, school attendance officer; the board meet at the public offices, Owen street, on the first thursday in each month at 7 p.m.

Board Schools

Bloomfield, Bloomfield road (infants), built in 1891, for 254 children; average attendance, 231.

Burnt Tree, Gate street (mixed), built in 1880, for 285 children; average attendance, 300; infants’ school, for 250 & since altered for 330 children; average attendance, 218.

Dudley Port (boys, girls & infants), built in 1877 & since altered, for 313 boys, 228 girls & 196 infants; average attendance, 262 boys, 198 girls & 170 infants.

Great Bridge, New road (boys & girls), built in 1873, for 349 boys & 257 girls; average attendance, 332 boys & 244 girls; (infants’) built in 1887, for 256 children; average attendance, 256.

Tipton Green, Sedgeley road west (boys, girls & infants), built in 1880 & since altered, for 336 boys, 296 grls & 216 infants; average attendance, 304 boys, 212 girls & 173 infants.

Tividale, Dudley road, built in 1876 & since altered, for 190 boys, 180 girls & 187 infants; average attendance, 170 boys, 150 girls & 133 infants.

National (St. Martin’s) (mixed), Lower Church lane, built in 1861, for 350 boys & girls & 150 infants; average attendance, 290 boys & girls & 150 infants.

National (St. Mark’s) (mixed) Spring street, Ocker Hill, built in 1858 & since altered, for 450 children; average attendance, 360.

National (St. Paul’s), Wood street (boys, girls & infants), built in 1874, for 140 boys, 140 girls & 140 infants; average attendance, 140 boys, 138 girls & 140 infants.

National (St. John’s), Prince’s End, for 332 children; average attendance, 330.

Infants’ (St. Matthew’s), High street, for 213 children; average attendance, 200.

Wesleyan Day, Park lane west, erected in 1834 & enlarged in 1892, for 584 children; average attendance, 210.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1896)

Surnames Found in Tipton

RankSurnameIncidenceFrequency
1Whitehouse616 1:49
2Smith594 1:51
3Jones575 1:53
4Davies308 1:98
5Williams265 1:114
6Taylor256 1:118
7Edwards221 1:137
8Roberts210 1:144
9Turner195 1:155
10Price192 1:157
11Cooper189 1:160
12Evans186 1:162
13Fisher177 1:171
14Mills164 1:184
15Walker157 1:192
16Sheldon154 1:196
17Baker153 1:197
18Morris151 1:200
19Harris149 1:203
20James138 1:219
21Cartwright137 1:220
22Powell133 1:227
22Round133 1:227
24Cox131 1:231
25Hughes128 1:236
26Perry122 1:248
27Aston121 1:250
28Wright118 1:256
29Griffiths117 1:258
29Parkes117 1:258
31Jukes116 1:260
32Allen113 1:267
33Mason110 1:275
34Thomas106 1:285
34Foster106 1:285
36Hill105 1:288
37Richards104 1:290
38Green103 1:293
39Parker102 1:296
40Nicklin99 1:305
41Law98 1:308
42Moore97 1:311
43Brown95 1:318
43Johnson95 1:318
43Pearson95 1:318
46Wall94 1:321
47Martin92 1:328
48Wilkinson89 1:339
49White87 1:347
50Bennett86 1:351
51Fletcher84 1:360
52Nicholls83 1:364
53Davis82 1:368
54Lloyd81 1:373
55Wood79 1:382
55Morgan79 1:382
57Ward78 1:387
57Guest78 1:387
59Timmins77 1:392
60Rogers76 1:397
60Onions76 1:397
62Hale74 1:408
63Ford73 1:414
63Walters73 1:414
63Hartland73 1:414
66Bradley70 1:431
66Paskin70 1:431
68Langford69 1:438
68Cherrington69 1:438
70Hall68 1:444
70Lewis68 1:444
70Butler68 1:444
70Vaughan68 1:444
74Stanton67 1:451
75Reynolds66 1:458
75Nock66 1:458
77Randle65 1:465
78Shaw64 1:472
79Thompson63 1:479
79Adams63 1:479
79Holloway63 1:479
79Drew63 1:479
79Bate63 1:479
79Sherwood63 1:479
79Stanford63 1:479
86Wilson62 1:487
86Webb62 1:487
86Holland62 1:487
86Darby62 1:487
90Woodhall61 1:495
91Jackson60 1:503
91Austin60 1:503
91Horton60 1:503
94Robinson59 1:512
95Harrison58 1:521
95Heath58 1:521
95Grainger58 1:521
95Dudley58 1:521
99Partridge57 1:530
99Plant57 1:530