Sneyd, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Staffordshire Parishes

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

Sneyd, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Pirehill
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Wolstanton and Burslem
Registration District Wolstanton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1845
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stoke upon Trent
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History

Sneyd is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1844 from Burslem, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish.

SNEYD, a township, in the parish of Burslem, borough of Stoke-upon-Trent, union of Wolstantonand Burslem,  N. division of the hundred of Pirehilland of the county of Stafford.  There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Another dissenting congregation also has a meeting-house. [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

Church records

Sneyd Holy Trinity was formed in 1844 from part of Burslem, Staffordshire St John

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1845-1996 Mar 1853-2000 Bur no burial ground
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1851-1864 Mar none Bur none

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

Wolstanton and Burslem 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. 126-129. Date accessed: 05 November 2012.