Hopwas Hays, Staffordshire Genealogy
Guide to Hopwas Hays, Staffordshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Hopwas Hays is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information.
HOPWAS-HAYES, an extra-parochial liberty, locally in the parish and union of Tamworth, S. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (W. by N.) from Tamworth. 
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.
Hopwas Hays is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. England Jurisdictions 1851 may be helpful.
Hopwas St Chad a chapelry in Tamworth, Staffordshire was built circa 1840 but there are no deposited registers.
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 474616.
Poor Law Unions
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 545-547. Date accessed: 29 October 2012.