Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire
Type Cathedral
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lichfield
County Staffordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Not Applicable
Registration District Lichfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1660
Bishop's Transcripts: 1744
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Dean of Lichfield; Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LICHFIELD, a city and county of itself, and the head of a union, in the S. division of the county of Stafford, 16½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Stafford,

The city comprises the parish of St. Mary, of St. Chad, and part of St. Michael; also the liberty of the Cathedral Close, which is extra-parochial. The whole parish of St. Chad, including the villages of Elmhurst and Curborough. The church, by far the oldest in Lichfield, was rebuilt on the site of an ancient one. At Burntwood and Wall, in this parish, are chapels, both erected by subscription; and a district chapel has just been built at Leamonsley, also in St. Michael's parish.

There are places of worship in Lichfield for Independents, Wesleyans, and Kilhamites, and Roman Catholics. Lichfield Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Lichfield. It is located in the county of Staffordshire. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

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. Staffordshire BMD have indexes for births. Due to March 2011 reorganisation of the registration service for South Staffordshire districts the historical registration indexes for this district have been located at the Newcastle under Lyme registration district (formerly held at Lichfield) and applications for certificates need to be directed there. Please refer to the "Updates" page of Staffordshire BMD for further information.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Lichfield Cathedral Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Staffordshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past Parish Registers -Staffordshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Staffordshire ($)
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1600s-1900s
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Ancestry-Staffordshire, England Church of England BMD ($)
1800s-1900s
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1700s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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Ancestry-Staffordshire, England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

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]

Lichfield 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]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Lichfield/Cathedral/index.html

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 78-85. Adapted. Date accessed: 15 May 2013.
  2. Ann J. Kettle, A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 (Stafford: Staffordshire Record Society, 1976). FHL British Book 942.46 B4sc ser. 4 v. 8