Brown Edge, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Brown Edge St Anne

Parish History

Brown Edge St Anne is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1844 from Norton le Moors, Staffordshire Ecclesiastical Parish.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brown Edge like this:

BROWN-EDGE, a chapelry in Norton-in-the-Moors parish, Stafford; near the Manchester and Birmingham railway, 3 miles N of Burslem. It was constituted in 1844. Post Town, Norton-in-the-Moors, under Stoke-upon-Trent. Rated property, £1,300. Pop., 670. Houses, 131. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £155.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good.


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

Brown Edge St Anne formed 1844 from part of Norton le Moors, Staffordshire

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1845-1967 Mar 1845-1990 Bur 1845-1963
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap none Mar none Bur 1851-1852

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Poor Law Unions

Leek 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