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

Stretton, Staffordshire
Stretton St John Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Cuttlestone
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Burton upon Trent; Penkridge PLU
Registration District Penkridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1659
Bishop's Transcripts: 1678
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Penkridge
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

Stretton St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1722 from chapelry in Penkridge Ancient Parish.

STRETTON, a parochial chapelry, in the union of Brewood, W. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone, S. division of the county of Stafford, 3 miles(S. W.) from Penkridge.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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

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

FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS = FamilySearch - free[4]
STRETTON PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1854-1900 1854-1900 1676-1837 1676-1837 1675-1877 1675-1877
FREG
1813-1846
1813-1904
FS 1678-1877
1692-1696, 1714-1716, 1728-1734, 1804-1837

Census records


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. The first film number is 474612.

Poor Law Unions

Penkridge Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

Probate records

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

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

Websites

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

Reference

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 246-250. Date accessed: 06 November 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  3. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 13 September 2013.
  4. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.
  5. 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

 

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