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William Darby 1845 Rowley Staffordshire

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I am looking for a Birth Registration index for a William Darby (possibly spelt Darbey) born around 1845 in Rowley Regis (Staffordshire) or Dudley/Netherton (Worcestershire).

I have found him in all censuses from 1851 to 1901 and also have a copy of his Marriage Certificate (to Sarah Hollies in 1866).

I believe his father was George Darby, and his mother Priscilla Darby (was Hipkiss). He had two older sisters Anna (born 1840) and Eliza (1842), and four younger siblings Isacher (1847), Priscilla (1850), Joseph (1852) and John (1856).

I have found birth registration indexes for Eliza, Priscilla and Joseph (all list mother's maiden name as Hipkiss).

I cannot found a birth registration index for Anna.

I have found birth registration indexes for Isacher and John, but confusingly the mother's maiden name is listed as Hollies (the surname of William's future wife, must be coincidence), so I don't think these are correct!

I have also found a Christening record for a William Darbey in Dudley in 1849, father listed as George Darbey and mother listed as Priscilla.

But no birth registration index!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi,

I'm finding exactly the same results. One Issacher (variations) with a different mmn but no death to 1851 and only one in the census. One or Two so either an error with mmn or one birth reg missing and either a death missing or missing from 1851 census. Can't tell at the moment.

I have the same problem. I have a baptism at St Peter Liverpool for my great grandfather but no birth reg. There are birth reg in Liverpool for some of his siblings.

Spinster and bachelor.

County Worcestershire
Place Halesowen
Church name St John the Baptist
Register type Parish Register
Register entry number 826
Marriage date 29 Oct 1832
Groom forename George
Groom surname DARBY
Groom condition Bachelor
Groom parish Otp
Bride forename Priscilla
Bride surname HIPKISS
Bride condition Spinster
Bride parish Otp
Witness Thomas DARBY
Witness Diana WEBB
Register note
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There is this one but have not tried to trace them or find any children.

County Worcestershire
Place Dudley
Church name St Thomas
Register type Unspecified
Register entry number 558
Marriage date 06 Jan 1828
Groom forename George
Groom surname DARBY
Groom condition bachelor
Groom parish Dudley
Bride forename Hannah
Bride surname HOLLIS
Bride condition spinster
Bride parish Dudley
Witness George GEAST
Witness Sarah HOLLIS
Register note By Banns-Groom Bride & witnesses marked X
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Mezman

I've had a look at the Rowley Regis Parish Records 1813-1849 and can't see surname of ( DARBEY ) only DARBY and no William

Surnames that do get a hit are HOLLIES, HIPKISS & DARBY

I did find a Priscilla HIPKISS, but husband is John

1843 Baptisms
8 Oct Ann, of John & Priscilla HIPKISS, Fingerhole, Nailer

1844 Burials
15 Oct Priscilla HIPKISS, Gadd's Green, 35, Decline



A few Baptisms : not sure if any help to you

1840 Baptisms
12 Sep Tho, s of John & Sarah HIPKISS, Knowle, Nailer
27 Sep Lucy, d of John & Mary DARBY, Black Heath, Carpenter

1841 Baptisms
26 Dec Solomon, of Solomon & Sarah HIPKISS, Perrys Lake, Nailer
26 Dec Elizabeth, of Joseph & Eliz DARBY, Perrys Lake, Warehouse clerk

1843 Baptisms
30 Apr Will Edw , of Hannah DARBY, Black Heath, Servant
30 Apr Will aged 3 yrs, of James & Sidonia DARBY, Black Heath, Nailer
8 Oct Ann, of John & Priscilla HIPKISS, Fingerhole, Nailer
29 Oct Caroline, of Joseph & Eliza DARBY, Perrys Lake, Warehouse clerk


1844 Baptism
18 Feb George, of Will & Mary DARBY, Haden Cross, Farmer
25 Aug Mary Ann, of Ezra & Ruth Caroline DARBY, Oldbury, Farmer

1845 Baptisms
18 May Thomas, of Thomas & Elzabeth DARBY, Gosty Hill, Farmer

1846 Baptisms
22 Mar Daniel, of Joseph & Eliza DARBY, Wind Mill end, Warehouse man
28 Jun Elizabeth, of Thomas & Elizabeth DABY [ OR t/s DARBY] Gosty Hill, Farmer

1847 Baptisms
20 Jun Emmiline Elizabeth, of Joseph & Selina DARBY, Black Heath, Farmer
11 Jul Edmund DARBY, of Samuel & Sarah COX , Tividale, Farmer

1849 Baptisms
12 Mar Oliver, of Thomas & Elizabeth DARBY, Gosty Hill, Farmer
16 Sep James , of William & Hannah DARBY, Round's Green, Labourer
 
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Thanks for your quick replies Dave and Leslee!

No further to finding William’s birth registration but some very interesting information!

Leslee - I am at the stage where I have gathered all of the information from census data and birth registration indexes that I possibly can, and the next logical step is looking through parish records. How do I go about this? Have many been transcribed online?
 

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Leslee - I am at the stage where I have gathered all of the information from census data and birth registration indexes that I possibly can, and the next logical step is looking through parish records. How do I go about this? Have many been transcribed online?

Hi,

That's a good question, maybe some of the other members might be able to answer that one for you. ...I struggle sometimes, via Parish records in the regions and periods that I need.

You might have better luck .....


Check these out they might be helpful.

https://www.parishchest.com/PARISH_RECORDS__LDD1733

https://archive.org/search.php?query=parish+registers&page=19




Leslee
 

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