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. Printed copies covering 1840-1919 are available at research meetings.

 

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

PARISH REGISTERS (St. James Church)

Marriages: 1538-1955, Baptisms: 1538-1949, Burials: 1538-1953

CENSUS

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

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

St. James Church

ELECTORAL REGISTERS

1905, 1933, 1951

MANOR COURT DOCUMENTS

1759-1765

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
  • Monumental Inscriptions: St. John's Church, Alsagers Bank
  • Baptisms, Alsagers Bank United Methdist, 1908 - 30
  • Marriages, Wesleyan Methodist, Halmerend, 1926-1940
  • Nonconformist Registers (transcribed and indexed)

 

Barthomley

CENSUS

1851, 1871

PARISH REGISTERS

1562-1908/10 (published books)

 

 

Betley

CENSUS

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891

WILLS

List of Betley Wills at Lichfield

PARISH CHURCH

Monumental Inscriptions

COLLECTIONS

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

PARISH REGISTERS

1538-1812

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

 

 

Butt Lane

CENSUS

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891

 

 

Chesterton

CENSUS

1841, 1851

PARISH REGISTERS

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

 

 

Church Lawton

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1851-1950, Baptisms: 1559-1950, Burials:1559-2001

CENSUS

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901

 

 

Keele

PARISH REGISTERS

Baptisms 1540-1980, Marriages 1543-1942, Burials 1540-1904

CENSUS

1881

 

 

Knutton

PARISH REGISTERS

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

OTHER CHURCH RECORDS

Wesleyan Baptisms 1879-1932

United Methodist 1914-1933

CENSUS

1851

 

 

Madeley

MIDDLE MADELEY METHODIST

1864-1964

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1567-1812, Baptisms: 1567-1775, Burials:1567-1775

CENSUS

1881

 

 

Silverdale

PARISH REGISTERS

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

OTHER CHURCH RECORDS

Wesleyan baptisms 1837-1926

New Connexion baptisms 1887-1908

United Methodist baptisms 1908-1918

Zion & Primitives 1879-1903

Congregational 1903-1962 (+ some marriages and burials 1909-1961)

 

 

Talke

CENSUS

1841, 1851, 1881, 1891, 1901

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

St. Martin's Church

PARISH REGISTERS

Marriages: 1859-1931, Baptisms: 1830-1937, Burials: 1860-1938

 

 

Wrinehill

CHURCH RECORDS

Methodist 1846-1966

 

Wolstanton

CHURCH RECORDS

1628-1812

Baptisms: 1813-1937, Marriages: 1813-1933, Burials: 1813-1926





Wybunbury Township

CENSUS

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881

 

 

War Memorials

 

AUDLEY, ALSAGERS BANK, BUTT LANE METHODIST CHAPEL, and SCOT 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.

  

 

Maps

The Society has a small collection of old maps.

 

 

Trade Directories

Photocopies of a number of directories for local villages.

 

 

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.