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 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 Baptism Records (1513-1736)

A printed book recording baptisms held in the church of Tipton. These records essentially record births in and around Tipton between 1513 and 1736. Details may include residence, father's occupation and more.

Staffordshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1812)

Covering around 70 Staffordshire parishes, these records provide proof of parentage and often list abodes and occupations.

Tipton Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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 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, parent's names, marital status and witnesses.

Tipton Marriage Records (1513-1736)

A searchable transcript of marriages solemnised at Tipton between 1513 and 1736.

Tipton Marriage Records (1513-1736)

A book containing a transcription of the marriage registers of Tipton. Church marriage registers are the primary source for marriage documentation before 1837. They may record the bride and groom's residence, the groom's occupation, parent's names, marital status and witnesses.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

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 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 Burial Records (1513-1736)

A printed book recording burials in the churchyard of Tipton. These records essentially record deaths in and around Tipton between 1513 and 1736. Details may include the age of the deceased, their residence and name of relations.

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.

Lichfield Diocese Parish Clerk Nomiations (1691-1916)

An index to surviving nominations of parish clerks. The index may contain: parish, surname, forename, year, the reason for the appointment (e.g. death, ill-health, retirement or dismissal of predecessor), and occasionally further information, such as occupation or age.

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.

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 (1650-1750)

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.

Lichfield Diocese Probate & Administration Index (1516-1652)

A searchable database providing brief details of surviving probates and administrations granted by the Diocese of Lichfield, which covered parts of Derbyshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Contains a reference to order the original documents.

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.

Newspapers Covering Tipton

Lichfield Mercury (1883-1965)

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 Journal (1858-1869)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Birmingham area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Birmingham Daily Post (1857-1900)

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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

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.

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.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

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.

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.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Tipton Occupation & Business Records

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.

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

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

Lost Pubs of Staffordshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

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.

Tipton School & Education Records

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.

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.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Tipton

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

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

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.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Tipton Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

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

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.

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 Military Records

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

British Army WWI Service Records (1914-1920)

This rich collection contains contains records for 1.9 million non-commissioned officers and other ranks who fought in WWI. Due to bomb damage in WWI, around 60% of service records were lost. Documents cover: enlistment, medical status, injuries, conduct, awards and discharge. A great deal of genealogical and biographical documentation can be found in these documents, including details on entire families, physical descriptions and place of birth.

Silver War Badges (1914-1920)

An index to nearly 900,000 military personnel who were awarded the Silver War Badge for sustaining injures. Records include rank, regimental number, unit, dates of enlistment and discharge, and reason for discharge.

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

A Survey of Staffordshire (1593-1600)

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

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

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

Staffordshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Staffordshire.

St George's Police Orphanage (1898-1956)

A website with extensive historical articles on an orphanage that took in children from police officers in the northern counties. Contains a list of children admitted.

Bath & Wells Church Photographs (2010-Present)

Photographs of Anglican churches in the Diocese of Bath & Wells, organised by deanery.

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

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.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

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

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Lichfield diocese
      • Stafford archdeaconry
        • Handsworth deanery

    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

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Whitehouse6162.04
    2Smith5941.97
    3Jones5751.90
    4Davies3081.02
    5Williams2650.88
    6Taylor2560.85
    7Edwards2210.73
    8Roberts2100.70
    9Turner1950.65
    10Price1920.64
    11Cooper1890.63
    12Evans1860.62
    13Fisher1770.59
    14Mills1640.54
    15Walker1570.52
    16Sheldon1540.51
    17Baker1530.51
    18Morris1510.50
    19Harris1490.49
    20James1380.46
    21Cartwright1370.45
    22Powell1330.44
    23Round1330.44
    24Cox1310.43
    25Hughes1280.42
    26Perry1220.40
    27Aston1210.40
    28Wright1180.39
    29Griffiths1170.39
    30Parkes1170.39
    31Jukes1160.38
    32Allen1130.37
    33Mason1100.36
    34Thomas1060.35
    35Foster1060.35
    36Hill1050.35
    37Richards1040.34
    38Green1030.34
    39Parker1020.34
    40Nicklin990.33
    41Law980.32
    42Moore970.32
    43Brown950.31
    44Johnson950.31
    45Pearson950.31
    46Wall940.31
    47Martin920.30
    48Wilkinson890.29
    49White870.29
    50Bennett860.28
    51Fletcher840.28
    52Nicholls830.27
    53Davis820.27
    54Lloyd810.27
    55Wood790.26
    56Morgan790.26
    57Ward780.26
    58Guest780.26
    59Timmins770.25
    60Rogers760.25
    61Onions760.25
    62Hale740.25
    63Ford730.24
    64Walters730.24
    65Hartland730.24
    66Bradley700.23
    67Paskin700.23
    68Langford690.23
    69Cherrington690.23
    70Hall680.23
    71Lewis680.23
    72Butler680.23
    73Vaughan680.23
    74Stanton670.22
    75Reynolds660.22
    76Nock660.22
    77Randle650.22
    78Shaw640.21
    79Thompson630.21
    80Adams630.21
    81Holloway630.21
    82Drew630.21
    83Bate630.21
    84Sherwood630.21
    85Stanford630.21
    86Wilson620.21
    87Webb620.21
    88Holland620.21
    89Darby620.21
    90Woodhall610.20
    91Jackson600.20
    92Austin600.20
    93Horton600.20
    94Robinson590.20
    95Harrison580.19
    96Heath580.19
    97Grainger580.19
    98Dudley580.19
    99Partridge570.19
    100Plant570.19

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census