Wychnor, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Whychnor St Leonard

Parish History

Wychnor is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1792 from chapelry in Tatenhill, Staffordshire Ancient Parish.

Wychnor was a chapelry in Tattenhill parish; it became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1792, refounded in 1881. It was a township, became a civil parish in 1866, and despite its small population it still has that status.


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

Wychnor St Leonard formed 1792 formerly a chapel in Tatenhill,_Staffordshire

Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1731-1893 Mar 1731-1893 (partially BT's) Bur 1731-1989 
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1660-1864 Mar 1660-1828 Bur 1660-1864

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Census records

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Poor Law Union

Burton upon Trent 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 Rutland 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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