Bartley Green District

History Group








Guest Book









     We have transcribed a number of Parish Registers, Census Returns, Rate Books and some Electoral Rolls to help build a 'social history' of the district.


     The Church Registers are those of St. Laurence, Northfield, St. Johns, Halesowen, California Methodist Chapel and St. Michaels & All Angels, Bartley Green.


     The Census Returns are 1841 - 1901 and hopefully later this year we can commence on the 1911.


     The Parish of Northfield was divided into several Yields, i.e. Selley, Middleton, Hay, Shendley and Bartley.  The Rate Books (amount of money people had to pay based on the rental value of the property) that have been transcribed are for Bartley Yield.


       We can undertake a limited amount of research in our records on your behalf but would require a donation towards our funds.


      There are some gaps in our records as having recently taken Bartley Green 'village' under our umbrella we are working to fill these details in.


SURNAMES Currently being researched by  
  B. Such C. Harding S. Hirons S.McKinstry R.Hodgetts M. McMaster
CLAY         X      
CUTLER     X          
FREEMAN X              
HALL         X      
INSTON     X          
OXFORD X              
ROSE         X      
HODGETTS           X    
ANDREWS           X    
WESTWOOD           X    

One of our members is interested in Cadburys Bourneville Athletic Club (Harriers) 1911-1914-1920.

Old Jordans (Cadburys) - What training was given here?  (1914).  If anyone can assist would they email

llwynon 'AT'  (change the 'AT' to @)

If you wish to make contact with any of the researchers we will pass your details on.
We would be pleased to learn of your ancestors who lived in the district