Oakamoor, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Oakamoor is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1833 from  Cheadle,_Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

OAKMOOR, or Oakamoor an ecclesiastical district, in the parishes of Alveton, Cheadle, and Kingsley, union of Cheadle, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Cheadle; containing about 700 inhabitants. This place is situated in a vale through which the river Churnet flows; the Churnet-Valley portion of the North Staffordshire railway also passes through. The vicinity is well wooded. The works of the Cheadle Copper and Brass Company, which have been established here for a century and a half, employ the greater part of the population: ingots of copper and brass are smelted at these works, and manufactured into bars, sheets, rollers, wire, &c. The church was erected in 1832, at a cost of £1600, raised by subscription, aided by a grant from the Church-Building Society; it is in the early English style, with a tower and pinnacles, and contains 770 sittings, of which 304 are free. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Cheadle; net income, £56 per annum. There is a good national school.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 467-469. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51190 Date accessed: 11 April 2011.

Resources

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

Oakamoor Holy Trinity was formed in 1833 from part of Cheadle,_Staffordshire

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1832-1970 Mar 1865-1982 Bur 1833-1892
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1835-1853 Mar None Bur 1835-1855

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Cheadle 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.

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Web sites

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