Rolleston, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Rolleston St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Other places in the parish include: Needwood, Annesley, Anslow, Needwood Forest Allotments, and Needwood Forest.

ROLLESTON (St. Mary), a parish,  in the union o fBurton-upon-Trent,  N.  division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 3½ miles ( N.N. W.)  from Burton.   There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [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.

See Staffordshire BMD

Staffordshire BMD includes registered births for the Burton upon Trent Registration District . The registration district prior to 1937 included this parish. From 1937 onwards the Lichfield district was responsible. Registers are now held at<br>The Register Office, The Old Library Building, Bird Street, Lichfield WS 13 6PN Tel. 01543 510773

Church records

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1569-1982 Mar 1569-1979  Bur 1569-1982
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1662-1865 Mar 1662-1836 Bur 1662-1865

Anslow  formed a mission church to this parish later it became an Ecclesisatical parish.

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. The first film number is 474613.

Poor Law Unions

Burton 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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 690-695. Date accessed: 06 November 2012.<br>