England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944
This set of records are from the Staffordshire collection held by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service. Staffordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire. These records contain banns, baptisms, burials, and marriages, from 1538-1944.They were captured as part of a joint effort with FindMyPast.com, Family Search captured the images and the index was provided by Find My Past. In some of the earlier parish registers, baptisms, marriages, and burials may be written in Latin. Occasionally, ages of the couple may be listed as "full" or “of age”. This was a customary way of noting that they were over the required age of 21. If the bride or groom was under the age of 21, “with consent of parents” is noted in the record. Also note that some of the images may show a black mark followed by the words ‘his mark’ or ‘her mark’ in the records of those who were unable to write.