Latest News

New Records


We have added many more records available to view at our Research Meetings.


Audley Historian 24



The 2018 volume is now published.

It is now available for purchase. Go to publications.


For contents go here


Next Talk

"Local People are History or Local Places in History ? Which Side are You On ?"



Philip Leese


Friday, 1st February, 2019




Funeral Cards


The Society's collection of 416 funeral cards may be viewed in the Members' Area


The index of names may be viewed here.



Members' Area


Journals 8 and 9 have been added.

Free to download for members.


New Publication


Victims of the Minnie Pit Disaster 1918




For more infornation about the book and what readers are saying, go here


To purchase go to the Publications Page


Audley Historian 23

The 2017 edition of our journal is now sold out

It may be purchased as a pdf download. .

Go here for a list of contents.


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 .



click to enlarge






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 6th February, 2019, 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



Updated 13 Dec 2018