Acton Trussell, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Acton Trussell St james is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1776 from Berkswich with Walton, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

ACTON-TRUSSELL,an ancient parochial chapelry (from 1571), in the parish of Baswick, union of Penkridge, E. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone, S. division of the county of Stafford, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Penkridge; containing also Bednall Township.  The Chapelry of Acton Trussell included at one time, the chapelry of Bednall. The chapel of Acton, was dedicated to St. James;  Bednall chapel, was dedicated to All Saints, and was rebuilt in 1844.[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

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Cemetery Records

The following MIs were kindly contributed by Helen Amison:

Some Memorial Inscriptions - St. James' Churchyard and All Saints Churchyard

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

Penkridge 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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Web sites

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  1. Lewis, Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 9-12. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 March 2011.