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Parish records.

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Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 18:07

Does it cost anything to look through parish records for details of deaths and burials?


Andrew Report 8 Apr 2012 18:31

If you go to the record office for the area, no. They may charge if you want copies of the records. Don't forget that many records are available on line. Some websites like IGI are free, some like Ancestry are pay to view.

Do a google search for the area you wish to search and see what comes up.



Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 18:42

Doing that now, hopefully I'll find something fingers crossed.


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 18:47

Can't find what I'm looking for


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2012 18:50

Michelle - if you tell us what you're looking for then we may be able to help ......


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 19:01

My mom mentioned today that most of my great grand-dad's family are buried in the same church as he was. Would like to find out more about it.


MarieCeleste Report 8 Apr 2012 19:04

If you'd rather not give names and places then that's OK ......


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 19:42

My great grandad was Victor Davis and he died in the mid 1960's according to my mom.


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 19:43

He is buried at Quarry Bank church as is his wife Dora who passed away in March 1987.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2012 22:21

This Church?

Christ Church
Quarry Bank
Brierley Hill
West Midlands

(Diocese of Worcester)

The Church has an internet page with further contact details. if it is the correct church, they could probably tell you where the burial records are held.


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 22:22

Yep that's the one :)


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 22:23

Thanks a lot for the info....I will ring them tomorrow


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2012 22:25

Not sure if this is your grandfather - not too good with the Midlands area

Deaths Dec 1961 (53%)
DAVIS Victor age 38 Stoke vol 9b page 656

Try looking for archives/libraries in the area. If the burial registers have been deposited (no longer at the church) they may have them on film.


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 22:28

My mom said he was in his 50's when he passed away, I'll ask her to pop to the churchyard to check the headstone for me. He did pass away at some point during the 1960's though.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2012 22:42

That's probably the best option.

Dudley Archives seem to hold PR, but they don't seem to list Christ Church, Quarry Hill.

Dudley Archives and Local History Service
Mount Pleasant Street
West Midlands
WV14 9JR
Tel: 01384 812770


Michelle Report 8 Apr 2012 23:29

Do you know if local public libraries hold archived materials?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Apr 2012 09:49

You'd need to look through each of their web pages, and contact them yourself.

The main link is


Reggie Report 9 Apr 2012 13:10

If your mother is able to pop to the churhyard to look for Victor's grave, she should be able to ask at the church for info about where the records are held - or perhaps she could have a look herself for other graves


Reggie Report 9 Apr 2012 13:24

For time-scale - is this the marriage?

Marriages Dec 1925 (>99%)

Davis Victor Forrest Dudley 6b 2026
Forrest Dora Davis Dudley 6b 2026


Reggie Report 9 Apr 2012 13:28


Name: Victor Davis
Birth Date: abt 1907
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1963
Age at Death: 56
Registration district: Rowley Regis
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 9b
Page: 401

If this is his death, he must have married very young