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The Billinghams National Index of Burials 1538 to Present

Billingham Marriages 1580 to Present Check this section lots of information Over 300 marriages listed.

Baptism and Births of Billinghams from 1585 to Present.

Earl of Dudleys Rent Books for Billinghams.

Baptism dates1785-1808 from St Peters Cradley and Burials 1785-1805

Billinghams who lost their lives serving their country WW1 and WW2

Wesley Perrins MBE.

Frederick Allen .

The Conditions the Cradley Chainmakers

The Famous and Infamous Billinghams. Featuring Benny Fiddler, His Grandson Blind Arthur, and more!!

Billingham Family Lines very good section for research you may find a link here.

Benjamin Billingham Son of John and Pheobe Billingham Born 1811-1895.

Joseph Billingham Son of Emmanuel Billingham born 1813.

Benjamin Billingham Son of Emmanuel Billingham

Emmanuel Billingham born 1751

Soloman Billingham Emmanuels Son

Reuben Billingham Solomans Son

Alfred Billingham Reubens Son



The Billinghams of Cradley


Updated February 2006

Earl of Dudleys Rent Books.

Extracts from the Earl of Dudleys Rent Books

Cottage Rent Records for 1701, 1720-24, 1738, 1789-1791, 1804-1817.

1738 Thomas Billingham. Rowley 1/- per Annum.

1779 Thomas Billingham paying no rent.

William Billingham

Thomas Billingham for the Widow 3/-.

1780-83. Thomas and William Billingham Scholding Green.

1789. Thomas Billingham Scholding Green 3/8 reduced to 1/6 1790/91 for a pleck of land.

Gideon Billingham 2/6 in 1790-1791 Cottage and Garden were part of Thomas Billinghams.

Noah Billingham Shop and 1/6, Garden, Pleck 8d 1789.

1790 1/6 shop, 1/4 garden, 1791 both.

1801-2 Silvanus Billingham Mushroom Green 3 closes of land.

1804. Lot Saltwater, Kingswinford 1804, 1810-17 Cottage and Garden, 10-6 pa Samuel (late Thomas) Scholding Green, 1805 2-5-6 for pleck 1/9 Corngreaves 1806-9, 1810-17 1-2-9 new cottage 4/3 new enclosure 1-6-9.

Gideon Billingham Cradley Heath 1804-09 1-0-0, Cottage, Garden, Shop

1810-15 10/- Emanuel Billingham 1804-09, 1810-14 3/3 Shop and Garden.

Noah Billingham 1807-09, 1810-17 2/4 Garden,

Silvanus Billingham 1804 3/3, then nothing new enclosure.

Now Sarah Billingham 1814-17 3/3.

James Billingham 1816 2/- A new Garden, Part of late Noah Billinghams.

Samuel Perry Cradley Heath 1816-7 New House and Pleck, of the late S. Billingham.

Sarah Bate of late Surfeit Hill 1810-15 Benjamin Bate, now Billingham, also now Samuel Perry.

This is a very rare and useful early document which might help piece together the early Billingham families in Cradley Heath. If anyone can add anything to this please let us know!