Colwich, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

COLWICH (St. Michael), a parish, in the S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county, of Stafford, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Rugeley; containing, with Fradswell chapelry, the townships of Bishton, Moreton, Shugborough, and Wolseley,and part of those of Drointon, Great and Little Haywood, and Hixon. [1]

Colwich St Michael and All Angels is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Other places in the parish include: Bromley, Pershall, Three Farms, Sugnall Parva, Sugnall Magna, Slindon, Podmore, Wootton, Aspley, Charnes, Chatcull, Chorlton with Stableford, Cold Meece, Coldmeece, Croxton, Great Sugnall, Hill Chorlton, Horseley, Horseley with Garmelo, Cotmere and Offley Hay, Little Sugnall, Mill Meece, Millmeece, and Walton.


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

Colwich St Michael and All Angels Ancient Parish

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1590-1978 Mar 1590-1958 Bur 1590-2007
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1659-1868

Many of Staffordshire's Parish Register entries have been transcribed in
full by Staffordshire Freereg and can be searched for free.

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

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

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 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 668-672. Date accessed: 30 October 2012.