Hope, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Hope, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hope, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Pirehill
County Staffordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stoke on Trent
Registration District Stoke upon Trent
Records begin
Parish registers: 1848
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stoke upon Trent
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HOPE, a chapelry in Shelton township, Hanley borough, Stoke-upon-Trent parish, Stafford; near the Stoke station of the Northwestern railway, and forming part of the Potteries. It was constituted in 1845; and its post town is Hanley, under Stoke-upon-Trent. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Hope Holy Trinity was formed in 1845 part of Shelton, Staffordshire Genealogy EP United with Hanley St john circa 1940 and church closed.

Hope parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FS = FamilySearch - free[4]
HOPE PARISH (1848) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1848-1903
1848-1892

FMP 1848-1901 1848-1901 1850-1900 1850-1900
FS 1848-1903


Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1848-1939 Mar 1850-1940 Bur No burial ground
Lichfield Record Office no holdings of Bishop’s Transcripts


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Stoke Upon Trent Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Staffordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 11 September 2013.
  3. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  4. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.