Wolverhampton St Peter, Staffordshire Family History Guide

St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton
St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton. Attribution: Roger Kidd / St. Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton / CC BY-SA 2.0

Wolverhampton St Peter is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bentley, Bradle Manor, Featherstone, Hatherton, Hilton, Kinvaston, Manor, Willenhall St Giles, Wolverhampton East, Wolverhampton Eastern, Wolverhampton St John, Wolverhampton St Johns, Wolverhampton West, and Wolverhampton Western.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1603; Separate registers exist for Willenhall St Giles.

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist. The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Wolverhampton, but the exact parish is not known: Baptist, Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Wolverhampton St Peter

Historical Descriptions


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bentley, a township and liberty in the parish of Wolverhampton, southern division of the hund. of Offlow, county of Stafford; 2 miles west by north of Walsall, in the vicinity of the London and Birmingham railroad. Pop., in 1801, 96; in 1831, 104. Houses 17. Acres 1,470. A.P. £1,069. Poor rates, in 1837, £83.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Kinvaston, co. Stafford.

P. T. Stafford (141) 16 m. S. Pop. 19.

A liberty in the parish of Wolverhampton and east division of the hundred of Cuttlestone.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Poll Books

Kinvaston Staffordshire Poll Book 1868 – Google Books

Family History Links

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wolverhampton
  • Probate Court: Post-1845 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Pre-1846 – Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wolverhampton
  • Poor Law Union: Wolverhampton
  • Hundred: Wolverhampton Borough
  • Province: Canterbury