The County of Staffordshire

Is bounded. North by Derbyshire, East by Leicestershire, South-east by Warwickshire, South by Worcestershire, West by Shropshire, and North west by Cheshire. It is about 60 miles in length, and about 38 in breadth; and is divided into 5 Hundreds — Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon, and Totmonslow. Rivers: the Trent, the Dove, the Tame, and the Sow. It has 25 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, and in the Oxford Circuit. And contains 1,148 square miles, or 731,720 acres.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Staffordshire Towns & Villages

Lichfield Staffordshire – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Showing a north west view of the Cathedral.Inscribed 'To the Honble. and Right Rev. James Cornwallis D.D., Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, this North West View of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield is by Permission most humbly dedicated by his Lords. Date 1807
Showing a north west view of the Cathedral.Inscribed ‘To the Honble. and Right Rev. James Cornwallis D.D., Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, this North West View of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield is by Permission most humbly dedicated by his Lords. Date 1807

LICHFIELD, an episcopal city, municipal and parliamentary borough, and market and post town of England, in Staffordshire, on the Grand Junction Canal, 20 miles S.E. from Stafford. It is neat and well built, and consists of three or four principal streets and some smaller ones. It is the residence of many dignitaries of the church connected with the cathedral, and a number of good families are in consequence attracted to the place. The cathedral is supposed to have been founded in 667. It has been repaired and improved since 1860. It is one of the noblest ecclesiastical edifices in the kingdom, extending 411 feet in length from E. to W., and 153 in breadth across the transepts from N. to S. Continue reading “Lichfield Staffordshire – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870”

Thomas Perks – Wolverhampton Staffordshire – London Gazette April 1850

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PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery made in a cause of Perks v. Perks, the creditors of Thomas Perks, late of Wolverhampton, in the county of Stafford, Butcher (who died on the 3rd day of January 1850), are to come in and prove their debts before Sir William Horne, one of the Masters of the said Court, at his chambers, in Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane, London, on or before the 31st day of May 1850, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded the benefit of the said Decree.

William James Dunn – Balsall heath Worcestershire & Harborne Staffordshire – London Gazette 1850

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Pursuant to the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England.

The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and whose Petitions and Schedules, duly filed, have been severally referred and transmitted to the County Courts hereinafter mentioned, pursuant to the Statute in that behalf, are ordered to be brought up before the Judges of the said Courts respectively, as herein set forth, to be dealt with according to Law :

Before the Judge of the County Court of Warwickshire, holden at Coventry, on Tuesday the 7th day of May 1850.

William James Dunn, of Peter’s-place, John-street, Balsall heath, near Birmingham, in the county of Worcester, previously of Smethwick, in the parish of Harborne, in the county of Stafford, part of the time carrying on business in Bennett’s-hill, in Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, and part of the time of No. 14, Colmore-row, in Birmingham aforesaid, in copartnership with William Sims Sutton, under the style or firm of Sutton and Dunn, formerly of No. 65, Coleman-street, London, and being all the time an Attorney-at-Law and Solicitor.

John Bayley – Stourbridge Worcestershire – London Gazette 1850

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In the Matter of the Petition of John Bayley, residing now and for fifteen calendar months or thereabouts next immediately preceding the time of filing this petition, at a house known by the sign of the Foley Arms, High street, Stourbridge, in the county of Worcester, Licensed Victualler, and for the first twelve calendar months or thereabouts of such period, also occupying a room in a house in the New-road, Stourbridge aforesaid, as a School master, and previously thereto residing for three calendar months or thereabouts in the Heath-road, Stourbridge aforesaid, out of business, and previously thereto residing for three calendar months or thereabouts, first with my son, John Bayley, at Wolverhampton, in the county of Stafford, and then with my son, George Bayley, at Walsall, in the said county of Stafford, out of business, and previously thereto residing fifteen calendar months or thereabouts, at a house known by the sign of the Chapel Inn, Smethwick, in the county of Stafford, Licensed Victualler and Farmer, and previously thereto residing four years or thereabouts at Ryecroft Farm, near Walsall, in the said county of Stafford, Farmer. NOTICE is hereby given, that Benjamin Parham, Esq. the Judge of the County Court of Worcestershire, at Stourbridge, acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the said Court, on the 13th day of May next, at ten of the clock in the forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shown to the contrary.

Henry Edwards, John Meredith – Tutbury Staffordshire – London Gazette 1850

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NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry Edwards and John Meredith, as Surgeons and Apothecaries, at Tutbury, in the county of Stafford, is dissolved by mutual consent.-Dated this 15th day of April 1850. Henry Edwards, John Meredith.