Great Haywood, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Great Haywood St Stephen

Parish History

Great Haywood St Stephen is an Ecclesisatical Pairsh formed in 1854 from parts of Colwich, Staffordshire and Stowe, Staffordshire parishes.

HAYWOOD, GREAT, a township, partly in the parish of Colwich, and partly in that of Stowe, S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county, of Stafford, 4 miles (N. W.) from Rugeley; containing 765 inhabitants. The village, which is of neat appearance, is on the Lichfield and Stafford road, and on the Trent and Mersey canal, at the point where the latter is joined by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal. Here is an extensive wharf; also a paper and a corn mill.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 454-456. URL: Date accessed: 03 May 2011.


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

Church records

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1855-1969 Mar 1855-1979  Bur 1855-1946
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1855-1865 Mar 1855-1864 Bur 1855-1866

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Stafford Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Staffordhire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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