Bilston St Leonard Staffordshire Family History Guide

Bilston Parish Church St Leonard's Church of England from Church Street.
Bilston Parish Church St Leonard’s Church of England from Church Street. The copyright on this image is owned by Gordon Griffiths and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.Bilston is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1723 from chapelry in Wolverhampton St Peter Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Bilston, Bilston Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church: St Leonard

Parish registers begin: 1684

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Christian worship in Bilston can be traced back to the original chapel dating from 1090. In 1458 the chapel was replaced by St Leonard’s Chantry. And a third renovated church was consecrated in 1733. The modern church dates from a rebuilding of 1826 and is thus the fourth church on the same site. The church has a stunningly modern appearance being whitewashed inside and out. It is also unusual in having a chamfered square tower, giving it an octagonal appearance, in being surmounted with a cupola, a golden globe with weather vane and a fenced viewing platform. These are all extremely unusual features in English churches.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

See Bilston Staffordshire Family History Guide

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Bilston St. Leonard’s Parish Registers 1684-1837 – Wolverhampton Archives have a surname index that covers baptisms, marriages and burials.

 

Baptisms

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (A) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (A) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [1 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [2 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [3 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [4 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [5 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [6 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [7 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (B) [8 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [1 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [2 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [3 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [4 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [5 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (C) [6 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (D) [1 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (D) [2 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (D) [3 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (D) [4 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (E) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (E) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (F) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (F) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (F) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (G) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (G) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (G) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [1 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [2 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [3 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [4 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [5 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [6 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [7 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (H) [8 of 8]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (I)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (J) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (J) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (J) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (K)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (L) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (L) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (L) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (M) [1 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (M) [2 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (M) [3 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (M) [4 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (N) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (N) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (O)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [1 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [2 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [3 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [4 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [5 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (P) [6 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (R) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (R) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (R) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [1 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [2 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [3 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [4 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [5 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (S) [6 of 6]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (T) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (T) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (T) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (U)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (V)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [1 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [2 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [3 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [4 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [5 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [6 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (W) [7 of 7]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (Y)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Baptisms, 1684 – 1837 (Z)

Marriages

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Marriages, 1687 – 1754, sorted by Bride’s surname

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Marriages, 1687 – 1754, sorted by Groom’s surname

Burials

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (A) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (A) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (B) [1 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (B) [2 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (B) [3 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (B) [4 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (B) [5 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (C) [1 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (C) [2 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (C) [3 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (C) [4 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (D) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (D) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (E)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (F) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (F) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (G) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (G) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (H) [1 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (H) [2 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (H) [3 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (H) [4 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (H) [5 of 5]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (I)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (J) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (J) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (K)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (L) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (L) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (M) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (M) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (M) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (N)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (O)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (P) [1 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (P) [2 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (P) [3 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (P) [4 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (Q)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (R) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (R) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (S) [1 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (S) [2 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (S) [3 of 3]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (T) [1 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (T) [2 of 2]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (V)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (U)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (W) [1 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (W) [2 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (W) [3 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (W) [4 of 4]

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (Y)

Bilston St Leonard’s Parish Register Indexes: Burials, 1727 – 1837 (Z)

 

Bilston St. Leonard’s Parish Registers 1684-1837

These indexes, provided by The History of Wolverhampton – The City and its People, cover baptisms, marriages and burials, arranged alphabetically by surname. For marriages, there are two lists: one for the groom’s and one for the bride’s surname.

Bilston St Leonard’s Baptisms 1684-1812 A-Z
Bilston St. Leonard’s Baptisms with unknown Surnames 1684-1812
Bilston St Leonard’s Baptisms 1813-1837 A-J
Bilston St Leonard’s Baptisms 1813-1837 K-Y
Bilston St Leonard’s Burials 1727-1812 A-Z

Poll Books

Bilston Staffordshire Poll Book 1868

Bilston Cholera Epidemic 1832

Transcription of the victims of the Asiatic Cholera Epidemic in 1832 transcribed by Pat Galloway.

Maps

Bilston 1884: Staffordshire Sheet 62.16 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Staffordshire)

Bilston 1901: Staffordshire Sheet 62.16 (Old O.S. Maps of Staffordshire)

Administration

  • 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: North Seisdon
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

Bilston, Bradley and Ladymoor from Old Photographs by Ron Davies and Roy Hawthorne

Bilston, Bradley & Ladymoor (Britain in Old Photographs) Paperback – 1 Jan 2012 by Ron Davies

Bilston, Bradley & Ladymoor: A Second Selection Paperback – 6 Dec 2001 by Ron Davies (Author)

Bilston, Bradley and Ladymoor in Old Photographs: A Third Selection Paperback – 17 Jul 2003 by Ron Davies (Author)

Bilston, Bradley and Ladymoor: A Fourth Selection (In Old Photographs) Paperback – 28 Apr 2005 by Ron Davies

Bilston, Bradley & Ladymoor: A Sixth Selection (Britain in Old Photographs)

Bilston, Bradley & Ladymoor, the eighth selection Paperback – 2014 by Ron Davies (Author)

Bilston, Tettenhall & Wednesfield (Archive Photographs: Images of England) Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Nov 1998 by Mary Mills (Author), Tracey Williams (Author)

Bilston in Old Photographs (Britain in Old Photographs) Paperback – 24 Nov 1988 by Liz Rees (Author)

The People who lived in Bilston: Extracts from the Post Office Directory of Staffordshire, 1864: Volume 3 (The People who lived in Staffordshire) Paperback – 10 Apr 2016 by Geoffrey Hugh Lindop (Author)

A History of Bilston, in the County of Stafford. A record of its archæology, ecclesiology, etc. Paperback – 24 Mar 2011 by George T. Lawley (Author)

Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors (Tracing Your Ancestors) Paperback – 18 Oct 2012 by Michael Pearson

Tracing Your Insolvent Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (Tracing Your Ancestors)  by Paul Blake | 30 Apr 2019

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (Tracing Your Ancestors)  by Sue Wilkes | 20 Oct 2011

Tracing Your Canal Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians (Tracing Your Ancestors) Paperback – 20 Oct 2011 by Sue Wilkes (Author)

Canal Boatmen Ancestors: A Beginners Research Guide Paperback – 14 May 2016 by Alice McGladdery (Author)