RECORDS AND RESEARCH MATERIAL Available at research sessions

Updated 17 March 2017

 

 

Staffordshire Advertiser Index (1840-1926)

The Staffordshire Advertiser Index records (1840 - 1926) can be viewed here. This database gives the name and date of the event recorded in the newspaper, with a brief one line summary.The Advertiser extracts cover Audley, Betley (from 1850), Chesterton, Knutton, Leycett, Silverdale, Talke, Barthomley and Alsager and could contain information of your relative. Click on the link below.

 

Staffordshire Advertiser

 

Books

Books containing a varied assortment of lists of names concerning Audley and district.

  • "Strays" in surrounding parish registers/censuses
  • Clergy
  • Seat holders in parish church
  • Fatalities in local colliery disasters
  • Rates 1701 and various volumes of rate books from 1880s
  • Richard Parrott's survey of Audley & Talk, 1773
  • List of all Audley records held at William Salt Library

 

Audley

CENSUS

  • 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, all transcribed and indexed by name

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS (available to buy, go to Publications page)

St. James Church

ELECTORAL REGISTERS

1905, 1933 and 1951

FIRST WORLD WAR LETTERS (available to buy, go to Publications page)

  1. Oswald Tittle, 1912-17, emigrated, killed in First World War

  2. John Lawton of Chesterton

  3. The Riley brothers of Halmer End

MANOR COURT DOCUMENTS

1759 - 1765

PARISH REGISTERS (St. James Church)

Marriages: 1538 - 1955

Baptisms: 1538 - 1949

Burials:1538 - 1953

WOOD STREET METHODIST NEW CONNEXION CHAPEL

Baptisms: 1877 - 1950

PEDIGREES

A selection of local family trees from the Kelsall Pedigrees + list of names to be found in the Pedigrees.

THESIS

"The Nailmaking Industry in Audley.....c1550-1750" by L. Williams, University of Keele, MA in Local History, 1993.

1837 TITHE APPORTIONMENT

Includes Talke. A computer printout (not acreages/rents) and a copy of the accompanying Tithe Map.

LIST OF WILLS

1650 - 1700 transcribed in full (list of those held at Lichfield.

AUDLEY ENTRIES IN OTHER PARISH REGISTERS

  • Chesterton

  • Church Lawton (1592 - 1913)

WESLEYAN METHODIST MILLION GUINEA FUND, 1904 - AUDLEY SOCIETY.  

RECORDS OF THE SICK AND POOR IN AUDLEY: The Sick Register of Court Wilbraham, 1896.  

 

Audley District
  • Baptisms, Congregational Chapel, Halmerend, 1902 - 64
  • Monumental Inscriptions: Central Methodist Cemetery, Bignall End
  • Monumental Inscriptions: Independant/Congregational Chapel, Halmerend (all Monumental Inscriptions available to buy, go to Publications page)
  • Monumental Inscriptions: St. John's Church, Alsagers Bank
  • Baptisms, Alsagers Bank United Methdist, 1908 - 30
  • Nonconformist Registers (transcribrd and indexed)

 

Barthomley

CENSUS

1851 and 1871

PARISH REGISTERS

1562 - 1908/10, (published books)

 

 

Betlley

CENSUS

1851 - 1891

WILLS

List of Betley Wills at Lichfield

PARISH CHURCH

Momumental Inscriptions

COLLECTIONS

Reference in "Collections for a History Of Staffordshire" and "Calendar of Charter Rolls" (in date order, 1227 -1640)

PARISH REGISTERS

1538 - 1802

 

 

Butt Lane

CENSUS

1841 - 1891

 

 

Chesterton

CENSUS

1841

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1852 - 1908

Baptisms: 1846 - 1907

Burials:1852 - 1900

 

 

Church Lawton

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1851 - 1950

Baptisms: 1559 - 1950

Burials:1559 - 2001

 

 

Keele

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1543 - 1812

Baptisms: 1540 - 1695

 

 

Knutton

CHURCH RECORDS

Wesleyan Baptisms 1879 - 1932

United Methodist 1914 - 1933

 

 

Madeley

MIDDLE MADELEY METHODIST

1864 - 1964

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1567 - 1812

Baptisms: 1567 - 1775

Burials:1567 - 1775

 

 

Silverdale

PARISH REGISTERS

  • Weslyan baptisms 1837 - 1926
  • New Connexion baptisms 1887 - 1908
  • United Methodist baptisms 1908 - 1918
  • Zion & Primitives 1879 - 1903
  • Congregational 1903 - 62
  • (+ some marriage amd burials) 1909 - 1961

 

 

Talke

CENSUS

1841, 1851, 1881, 1891 and 1901

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS (available to buy, go to Publications page)

St. Martin's Church

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1859 - 1931

Baptisms: 1830 - 1937

Burials:1860 - 1938

 

 

Wrinehill

CHURCH RECORDS

Methodist 1846 - 1966

 

 

Wybunbury Township

CENSUS

1841 - 1881 ( transcribed)

 

 

War Memorials

 

AUDLEY, ALSAGERS BANK, BUTT LANE METHODIST CHAPEL, and SCOTT HAY METHODIST CHAPEL

Names and information on individuals listed.There is also a list with some details of 200 men who served or were wounded during the First World War, but not killed.

 

 

Microfiche

BETLEY

Parish Registers 1653 - 1794 (general)

Baptisms/burials 1793 - 1812

Baptisms 1813 - 1919, Marriages 1813 - 1950, Burials 1813 - 1913

CHESTERTON

Baptisms 1846 -1907, Marriages 1852 - 1908, Burials 1852 - 1900

KEELE

Baptisms 1540 -1980, Marriages 1540 - 1942, Burials 1540 - 1904

KNUTTON

Baptisms 1873 -1936, Marriages 1875 - 1940, Burials 1888 - 1936

SILVERDALE

Baptisms 1853 -1926, Marriages 1856 - 1932, Burials 1853 - 1901

TALKE

Baptisms 1830 - , Marriages 1859 - , Burials 1860 -

WOLSTANTON

1628 onwards, baptisms, marriages and burials

WOOD LANE

Primitive Methodist Chapel Registers

 

 

Maps

The Society has a small collection of old maps.

 

 

Private Collections Available to the Society

Photocopies of a number of directories for local villages.

If you wish to see some of these at a meeting please contact Ian Bailey beforehand with the years that you want: Ian Bailey, 20 Hillside Avenue, Endon, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST9 9HH. ibail1sc@stokecoll.ac.uk

 

Recent Additions

The following have been donated to the Society:

1- My English Family History by George W Lovatt.

2- 1841 Census of the Parish of Audley (an index of surnames).

3- Charles Stuart to Charles Aldridge (a history of the Aldridge family).

The following three are copies of the hand-written originals:

4- Baptisms from the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Wolstanton, 27th July 1863-27 June 1899.

5- As above but Silverdale, Nov 1875-Jan 1926

6- Baptisms from the Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Silverdale. April 7th 1887-Jan 21st 1908.

7- A list of mining deaths from the area for the 2nd edition of the Mining Index.  

Thanks goes to our member Maureen Wood for donating these records.

 

 

Why not become a member ?

If you would like to become a member please visit the Joining Us page. A benefit of becoming a member is that Mrs Christine Huxley will do a moderate amount of research on your behalf ( Contact us) This service is free of charge, but the research is only done from the records she holds at home

 

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