Ashley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Hook Gate and Ashley Heath.

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1551
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ashley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHLEY, a parish in the district of Market-Drayton, and county of Stafford; 4 miles SW of Whitmore r. station, and 5 ENE of Market-Drayton. It contains the village of Ashley-Heath, and part of the hamlet of Hook-Gate; and has a post office under Market-Drayton. Acres, 2,860. Real property, £5,308. Pop., 870. Houses, 195. The property is much subdivided. There is a Roman camp on a site 803 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £316. Patron, Mrs. Kinnersley, two turns, and H. Meynall Ingram, Esq., one turn. The church is very good, has a font given by a soldier of the Black Prince, and was enlarged by a chapel which contains handsome monuments of the Kinnersleys. There are chapels for Independents and Roman Catholics, and charities £22.

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


Ashley History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire William White 1834


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.

Astin Edward, Ashley, maltster, June 12, 1838.

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Market Drayton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Eccleshall
  • Poor Law Union: Market Drayton
  • Hundred: North Pirehill
  • Province: Canterbury

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