Abbots Bromley Staffordshire Family History Guide

Abbots Bromley is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Staffordshire.

Alternative names: Paget's-Bromley, Bromley-Abbots

The parish includes Bromley, Bagot’s Liberty, and Bromley Hurst township and the lordship of Bagots Bromley.

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin: 1558

Bishop's transcripts begin: 1668

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Abbots Bromley

Historical Descriptions

Abbots Bromley

Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870

ABBOTS-BROMLEY, a town of England, in Staffordshire, 10 miles E. from Stafford. Post town, Rugeley. It has a money Ord. off. Pop. 1089.

Source: Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND & WALES 1870

ABBOTS-BROMLEY, or Bromley-Abbots, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Uttoxeter, Stafford. The town stands near the river Blythe, 6 miles NNE of Rugeley r. station, and 12 E of Stafford. It has a post office under Rugeley; and is a polling-place. It was formerly a market-town; and still has fairs on the Tuesday before Midlent, 22 May, and 4 Sept. It consists chiefly of a long street, containing some good houses and an ancient market cross. The parish includes also the liberty of Bromley-Hurst and the lordship of Bagots-Bromley. Acres, 9,391. Real property, £4,409. Pop., 1,538. Houses, 350. Blithfield, the seat of Lord Bagot, stands 2½ miles W of the town. A Benedictine Abbey was founded at Blithbury, on the Blythe, by Hugh Malveysin, in the reign of Henry I. or of Stephen; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Chadwick family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £235. Patron, the Marquis of Anglesey. The church is an ancient structure, in various styles, chiefly later English; but has been modernized. There is an Independent chapel. There are also a free school, a national school, and other charities with £193 a year. Mrs. Cooper, who saw her descendants to the sixth generation, lived at Abbots-Bromley.-The subdistrict comprises three parishes and part of a fourth. Acres, 17,355. Pop., 2,976. Houses, 648.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

ENGLAND AND WALES DELINEATED THOMAS DUGDALE 1835

Abbots Bromley. The hobby-horse dance, an ancient custom, was observed here until the civil war. Ten or Twelve of the dancers carried, on their shoulders, deers’ heads, painted with the arms of Paget, Bagot, and Welles, to whom the chief property of the town belonged. The horns yet hang up in the church, but the custom is now discontinued. The parish includes Bromley, Bagot’s Liberty, and Bromley Hurst township. Bagot’s park is the deer-park of Lord Bagot, whose seat is at Blithefield.

Market, Tuesday – Fairs, Tuesday before Mid-lent Sunday, May 22, September 4, for horses and horned cattle.

Source: England and Wales Delineated by Thomas Dugdale assisted by William Burnett; published by Tallis & Co., Green Arbour Court, Old Bailey, 1835.

A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 1808

Abbott's-Bromley, or Paget's-Bromley, a parish in the hundred of South Pirehill, Stafford, 6 miles from Stafford, and 129 from London, contains 180 houses and 808 inhabitants; and is a vicarage, value 5l. 1s. 8d. After the dissolution of the monasteries, it was given to Lord Paget, from whom it has generally been named.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

COMPLETE POCKET GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1807

Abbots Bromley, (Staff.) a market town, so called from its abbey; of which, however, no vestige now remains. It consists chiefly of one street, and the houses are, in general, neat and well built. Here are a large church, a free grammar school founded in 1603, an alms house for 6 old men, and a town hall, wherein are annually held the court-leet and court-baron of the earl of Uxbridge, who is lord of the manor, and patron of the church. This town is 13 miles dist. from Stafford, and 129 miles 6 f. from London.

Market day and Fairs. The market is held on Tuesday; and there are 3 annual fairs, viz. Tue. after Midlent Sun. May 22, and Sept. 4, for horses, cows, sheep, pigs, &c.

Post. The post goes out every Sun. Tues. Wed. and Fri. morn, at 6 o'clock, and comes in at 6 in the evening of those days.

Inns, Gentlemen's Seats &c. The principal inn is the Crown and Goat's Head, or Bagot's Arms. In the vicinity is Blythfield Hall, seat of Lord Bagot

Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807

Bagots Bromley

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Bromley, Bagots, a lordship, in the parish of Abbot’s-Bromley, union of Uttoxeter S division of the hundred of Pirehill, N division of the county of Stafford, 1 ½ mile (NW) from Abbot’s-Bromley. This place derives its distinguishing name from the noble family of Bagot, to which it has belonged since the Conquest; and Sir William Bagot, Bart., was advanced to the peerage, on the 17th of Oct., 1780, by the title of Baron Bagot, of Bagots-Bromley.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Bromley Hurst

LEWIS TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLAND 1845

Bromley-Hurst, a liberty, in the parish of Abbot’s-Bromley, union of Uttoxeter, S division of the hundred of Pirehill, N division of the county of Stafford, 3 ½ miles (S. E. by S) from Abbot’s-Bromley.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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Poll Books

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Transcription

Abbots Bromley West Staffordshire Poll Book 1868

West Staffordshire Poll.
A.— Abbots Bromley Polling District.
Parish of Abbots Bromley.
Bagnall, Joseph, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bailey, Peter, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Baldwin, William Henry, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bamford, James, Bromley wood
Batkin, Edward, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Batkin, John, jun., Bromley wood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Blurton, John, Dunstall, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Blurton, Thomas, Dunstall, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bond, Thomas, Oakfield house, Handsworth, Birmingham
Brandrick, Charles, Ashbrook lane, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brandrick, Richard, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brandrick, William, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bridgwood, George, Bednall, Stafford— I. 3, I. & C
Brown, Charles, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Charles, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Charles, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, George, Abbots Bromley, Rugely
Brown, Michael, Mill Green, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Thomas, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Thomas, High street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Thomas, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, William, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charles, Edward, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charles, Arthur, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charles, Thomas, Bagots park side, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charlesworth, John, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charlesworth, Thomas, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Charlesworth, William, Rake end. Hill Ridware, Rugeley
Chesterton, Edward, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Coats, Edward, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cooper, George, Uttoxeter
Cooper, Thomas, jun., Dunstall, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cooper, William, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cope, Charles, Marl Pit House, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cope, Samuel, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cope, Thomas, jun., Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cotterill, Thomas, Bagots park, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cottrell, Henry, Hightrees farm, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Cox, David, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Eason, Henry, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Emery, Edward, Bagot street, Abbots Bromley
Evans, William, Birchwood farm, Rugeley
Finemore, Edward, Grange farm, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Fisher, George, Heatley
Fisher, Joseph, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Fitchard, Joseph Harlow, Radmoor wood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Fitchett, Henry, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Green, Thomas, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hale, John Dagley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hall, Thomas, Netherwood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hall, Thomas, Yenbrook, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley
Hall, WilIiam, Church street, Lichfield
Heath, James, Abbots Bromley, High Ash, Rugeley
Hodgkinson, Charles, Pipe Ridware, Rugeley
Hill, Frederick, Abbots Bromley
Hill, George (to vote at Stafford), Wolverhampton— T. 381, I. & C
Hill, Joseph, Bromley park, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hill, Joseph, jun., Bromley park, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hill, Thomas, Abbots Bromley
Horobin, David, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Horobin, Richard, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Ironmonger, Edward, Horecross, Yoxall, Burton-upon-Trent
Ironmonger, Samuel Lawley, Bromley park, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Jaggard, William, Wilversall, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Landor, Robert, Rugeley— M. 113, I. & C
Leedham, John, Bromley, Netherwood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Limer, John, Dapple heath, Newton, Rugeley
Loton, George, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Loverock, David, Park house, Newborough, Stoke-upon-Trent
Lowe, John Manley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Lyons, John, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Meeson, Charles, Yeatshill, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Miller, Edward, Park mill-farm, Ipstones, near Clieadle, Staffordshire
Moss, John, Netherwood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Myatt, James, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Partan, William, Wolseley bridge, Rugeley — S. 36
Pickering, Thomas, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Pocock, Thomas, Southwark bridge road, London
Povey, George, Doveridge, Uttoxeter
Richards, Christian, 85, York street, Chorlton-on-Medlock
Robinson, John, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Sale, Thomas, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Salisbury, Joseph, Hall hill, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Salt, James, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Salt, John, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Salt, William Dawson, Stapenkiil, Burton-upon-Trent
Samons, Joseph, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Sherwin, James, Newborough, Uttoxeter
Smith, Alfred, Bentilee
Smith, Robert, Little Haywood
Talbot, John, Abbots Bromley
Talbot, William, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Tomlinson, George, Amerton, Weston-upon-Trent, Stafford — S. 268
Tomlinson, Joseph Radmore, Abbots Bromley
Tomlinson, William, Bromley Park, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Tompson, James, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Tunnicliffe, Francis, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley— M. 171
Upton, John, Newborough, Sudbury, Derby
Walker, John, High Eims, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Welby, Adlard, Doveridge, Derbyshire
White, Joseph, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
White, William, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Whyman, Thomas, Hoar Cross, Yoxall, Burton-upon-Trent
Willets, Thomas, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Wright, George, Abbots Bromley
Bailey, George, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bentley, Lewis, Seedcroft, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bradbury, George, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brandrick, Edmund, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Bridgwood, Richard, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley — E. 157
Brown, Charles, Market-place, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, John, Market place, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Thomas, Bagot street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, Thomas, Yeatsall, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Brown, William, High Elms, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Deakin, Walter, Rugeley road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Gadsby, Edward, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Harper, George, Old forge, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Higgins, William Muchall, Bagot street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hill, George, Heatley, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Holden, Edward, Lichfield road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Hollins, Charles, Radmore cottage, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Nash, Henry, Bromley Hurst, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Roberts, Thomas, High street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Sharratt, William, Bagot street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Startin, Charles, Barn farm, Bromley wood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Talbot, Thomas, Radmore wood, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Ward, Thomas, High street, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley
Willetts, George William, Lichfield road, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley

Directories

History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire William White 1834 - Google Books

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Bamford John, Abbot's Bromley, Staffordshire, maltster, Aug. 8, 1837

Knight Nathaniel, Abbott'a Bromley, Stanrdshire, draper, Aug. 4, 1837.

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Uttoxeter
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Rugeley
  • Poor Law Union: Uttoxeter
  • Hundred: South Pirehill
  • Province: Canterbury