Latest News

New Publication

"Called to Arms 1803-12 in the Staffordshire- Cheshire border region: Volunteer Infantry Corps for home defence under threat of a Napoleonic invasion"


Paul Anderton

Launched at Newcastle Museum on 30 th April and published by Audley and District Family History Society .



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Annual General Meeting


4th August 2017 at 7.00pm


Church Hall, Audley


immediately before talk below


Next Talk


" Miners Lives; Social Life of Mining Villages in the 19th & 20th Centuries"


by Philip R Leese 





Audley Historian 6


published in 2000 and out-of-print

Free to download by members in Members Area

The contents are shown on the Publications page here


Border History Fair


Betley Village Hall



Saturday, 14 October 2017

10am - 3pm


Admission free






Book Launch at our 30th Anniversary Event


"Never to Return"

3rd edition, edited by Ian Bailey and Christine Huxley


available from Mark Casewell and by Paypal from the Publications page of the website


£7 members, £7.50 non members (+ postage)




Audley Historian 22

The latest journal of the Society




Sold out but available as a download












Audley Knight


Audley Parish is situated in the rolling hills of North Staffordshire and has a long and interesting history, including farming and a period of intensive coal mining. Since 1986 the Audley and District Family History Society has been working to make records available for Audley and its adjoining parishes.

Our records are based on the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Audley, which comprises of Audley Township, Bignall End, Halmer End, Knowle End, Park End, Eardley End and Talke. The adjoining area comprises of the ancient parishes of Barthomley and Church Lawton in Cheshire, and Wolstanton, Keele, Madeley and Betley in Staffordshire. (see Research for full details).


Audley District Map


Area covered by the Society.  Click to enlarge map.




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We hold Research meetings every month, where we have much material available to look at. Non members are welcome to attend for a small fee (see Research). Next Meeting: Wednesday 2nd August, 2017, 2- 4pm



Every two months a talk is held at St James Church Hall (see Talks).


If you wish to join the Audley and District Family History Society please go to the Joining Us page. You can now pay to join using on-line payments.


The Society has a number of Publications for sale, including the annual Society Journal called the 'Audley Historian'. You can now buy publications on-line.          



The Members Area is now active.



If your interest is in the surname of Audley please go to