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Whitgreave, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Whitgreave St John the Evangelist

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Whitgreave St John formed 1844 previously part of Marston with Whitgreave, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish from 1777, previously chapelry of Stafford St Mary, Staffordshire

WH1TGREAVE, a township, in the parish of St. Mary and St. Chad, Stafford, S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county, of Stafford, 3½ miles (N. N. W.) from Stafford; containing 185 inhabitants. Here is a district church, forming a perpetual curacy in the Rector's gift.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 551-555. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51399 Date accessed: 09 April 2011.

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.

See Staffordshire BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Whitgreave St John formed 1844 previously part of Marston with Whitgreave, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish from 1777, previously chapelry of Stafford St Mary, Staffordshire

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1844-1912 Mar 1846-1999 Bur 1839-1939
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1846-1868 Mar none Bur 1839-1867


Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Stafford Poor Law Union

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 Staffordhire 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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Websites[edit | edit source]