Forsbrook, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Forsbrook, Staffordshire
Forsbrook St Peter Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Totmonslow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Cheadle
Registration District Cheadle; Stone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1849
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cheadle
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History

Forsbrook is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1849 from Dilhorne, Staffordshire Ancient Parish and Blurton, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish.

FORSBROOK, a township, in the parish of Dilhorne, union of Cheadle, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 2¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Cheadle.[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.

Please see Staffordshire BMD

Church records

Forsbrook St Peter was formed in 1849 from parts of Dilhorne, Staffordshire and Blurton, Staffordshire

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1849-1970 Mar 1849-1973 Bur 1850-2005
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1849-1866 Mar None Bur 1850-1866

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

Cheadle 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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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 253-255. Date accessed: 25 October 2012.