Sheriffhales, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

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For more information and records see Sheriffhales, Shropshire.

Parish History

SHERIFF-HALES (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Shiffnall,  partly in the Newport division of the hundred of South Bradford, N. division of Shropshire,  but chiefly in the W. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone,  S. division of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Shiffnall.  There is a chapel of ease at Woodcote; also a place of worship in the parish 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.

Church records

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

JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[2]
SHERIFFHALES PARISH (1557) Online Records


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Bishop's transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Bap 1670-1860 Marr 1670-1837 Bur 1670-1860

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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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 474612.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Shropshire 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. 74-80. Date accessed: 05 November 2012.
  2. Staffordshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.
  3. 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