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Oldbury

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"OLDBURY, a township and market town in the parish of Halesowen, Halesowen division of the hundred of Brimstree, county Worcester, formerly in Salop, 5 miles W. of Birmingham, its post town, 4 N. by E. of Halesowen, and 3 E. of Dudley. It is a station on the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Stour Valley railway. It is a thriving place, situated in the heart of a rich mineral and manufacturing district. The town stands on the Birmingham canal, and on the high road from Birmingham to Dudley. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the coal mines, and in the iron and steel works, which are very extensive."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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Church Records

  • The transcription of the Non-Conformist Register for Oldbury Old Dissenting Chapel provided by Mel Lockie. Added here 21 Feb 2016. Note that part of Halesowen (which included Oldbury) was for a while in Shropshire.
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