Harlaston, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Harlaston, Staffordshire
Harlaston St Matthew Stafordshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Offlow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Tamworth
Registration District Tamworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1693
Bishop's Transcripts: 1679
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Tamworth
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Harlaston is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1846 from a chapelry in Clifton Campville, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

HARLESTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Clifton-Campville, union of Tamworth, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 4¼ miles (N.) from Tamworth. [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.

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 may have been located at the Newcastle under Lyme registration district or Cannock Registration Offices 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]

Harlaston St Matthew formerly a chapelry in  Clifton Campville, Staffordshire formed 1846

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

FS = FamilySearch - free[2]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1665-1809

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap  1679-2006 Mar 1679-2005 Bur 1679-2006 partially BT's in earlier years 
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap,  Mar, Bur 1679-1870 missing years 1843 & 1844

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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]

Tamworth Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

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. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 409-413. Date accessed: 29 October 2012.
  2. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.
  3. 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