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

Cobridge, Staffordshire
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Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Pirehill
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Wolstanton and Burslem
Registration District Stoke upon Trent; Wolstanton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stoke upon Trent
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office


Parish History

COBRIDGE, a village, partly in the parish of Burslem, and partly in that of Stoke-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 2¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Newcastle. There are a chapel belonging to Roman Catholics, and a meeting-house for the New Connexion of Methodists.[1]

Cobridge is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1845 from Burslem, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish.


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.

See Staffordshire BMD

Church records

Cobridge Christ Church was formed in 1845 from Burslem, Staffordshire

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

FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[2]
Cobridge, Staffordshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1840-1901 1840-1901 1892-1901 1892-1901

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1840-1961 Mar 1845-1984 Bur none no burial ground
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1840-1868 Mar none Bur none

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

NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]


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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 474619.

Poor Law Unions

Wolstanton and Burslem 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

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 647-654. Date accessed: 30 October 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.


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