Hanley, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Parish History

Hanley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1740 from Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

HANLEY, a township, in the parish, borough, and union of Stoke-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, and 150 (N. W. by N.) from London. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyaus, and other Methodists. [1]


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

Hanley St John was formed in 1740 formerly township in Stoke St Peter EP United with Hope HolyTrinity c 1940 Parish made redundant c 1976 but re-formed as the Holy Evangelists , also incorporating Etruria St Matthew. Church closed circa 1984

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FREG = FreeREG - free[3]
FS = FamilySearch - free[4]
HANLEY PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1789-1910

FREG 1789-1803

FS 1789-1915

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1789-1956 Mar 1791-1976 Bur 1791-1912 These include some BT's with gaps
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop’s Transcripts Bap Mar Bur 1791-1835

Many of Staffordshire's Parish Register entries have been transcribed in full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

Poor Law Unions

Stoke Upon Trent 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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 396-401. Date accessed: 29 October 2012.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 11 September 2013.
  3. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 September 2013.
  4. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.