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Updated 24 Oct 2018

 

Staffordshire Advertiser Index (1840-1926)

The Staffordshire Advertiser Index records (1840-1926) can be viewed in the Members Area. 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.

 

 
 

 

Maps

A varied assortment from 1740 to 1968. Go here for list.

  • Audley Parish
  • Talke/Butt Lane/Kidsgrove
  • Cheshire
  • Colleries
  • North Staffordshire
  • Miscellaneous

 

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

 

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.

 

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

NONCONFORMIST REGISTERS

 

Alsagers Bank United Methodist baptisms

Alsagers Bank Wesleyan Methodist baptisms

Audley Primitive Methodist baptisms and marriages

Audley Wesleyan Methodist baptisms and marriages

Halmer End Independent/Congregational baptisms, marriages and burials

Halmer End Primitive Methodist baptisms

Halmer End Wesleyan Methodist baptisms and marriages

Mill End Primitive Methodist baptisms

Shraley Brook Wesleyan Methodist baptisms

Wood Lane Primitive Methodist baptisms

Wood Lane United Free Church baptisms

Wood Lane Wesleyan Methodist baptisms

Wood Street Methodist New Connexion baptisms

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

Alsagers Bank, St. John's Church

Bignall End, Central Methodist Cemetery

Halmer End, Independent/Congregational Chapel

 

Alsager

PARISH REGISTERS (Christ Church)

Baptisms: 1789-1889, Marriages: 1852-1868, Burials: 1789-1908

 

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

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

St. Margaret's Church

 

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

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

Holy Trinity Church

 

 

Church Lawton

PARISH REGISTERS

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

CENSUS

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

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

All Saints Church

 

 

Keele

PARISH REGISTERS

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

CENSUS

1881

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

St. John's Church

 

 

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 (All Saints)

Baptisms: 1567 - 1901, Marriages: 1567 - 1900, Burials:1567 - 1866

 

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)

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

St. Luke's Church

 

 

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.

  

 

 

 

 

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.