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

Other places in the parish include: Bishop’s Wood, Chillington, Coven, Somerford, Horsebrook, Huttons and Gunston, Kiddermore Green, and Engleton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1562

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

Parishes adjacent to Brewood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BREWOOD, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Penkridge district, Stafford. The town stands near Watling-street, the river Penk, and the Birmingham and Liverpool canal, 2 miles WNW of Four Ashes r. station, and 4½ SW by S of Penkridge; and has a post office under Stafford. It formerly had a weekly market; and still has fairs on the third Thursday of March, May, and Nov., and on 19 Sept. Some trade is carried on in malting and lock-making. The parish includes also the liberties of Chillington, Somerford, Engleton, Horsebrook, Coven, Kiddermore-Green, and Huttons and Gunston. Acres, 11,839. Real property, £21,634. Pop., 3,399. Houses, 723. The property is divided among a few. Chillington Hall, a fine mansion, is the seat of the Cliffords. Two nunneries, Cistertian and Benedictine, were founded in the parish, the former in the reign of Richard I., or of John; and came to be known as the White Ladies and the Black Ladies; and they figure under these names in the narrative of Charles II. ‘s concealment in the neighbouring locality of Boscobel, after the battle of Worcester. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £670. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is later English, with a handsome spire; and was renovated in 1833. The vicarages of Bishopswood and Coven are separate benefices. There are chapels for Independents, Methodists, and Roman Catholics. A grammar school, founded by Dr. Knightley in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and at which Bishop Hurd and Sir E. Littleton were educated, has £412 a year from endowment; and other charities have £47. The subdistrict contains two parishes and parts of three others. Acres, 20,782. Pop., 5,629. Houses, 1,177.

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

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England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Brewood, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Church records ( 13 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Brewood, 1618-1883
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brewood (Staffordshire)

Brewood parish register
Author: Wrottesley, F. J. (Francis John), 1848-; Church of England. Parish Church of Brewood (Staffordshire); Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

Brewood parish register, v. 1
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brewood (Staffordshire)

The burial register of White Ladies
Author: Church of England. White Ladies Nunnery (Brewood, Stafford); Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913

Church records for Chillington Catholic Chapel, Brewood, 1721-1770
Author: Catholic Church. Parish of Chillington (Brewood, Staffordshire)

Church records, 1720-1844
Author: Catholic Church. Chillingham Hall Chapel (Brewood, Staffordshire)

Church records, 1781-1849
Author: Catholic Church. Longbirch Chapel (Brewood, Staffordshire)

Church records, 1810-1837
Author: Independent Church (Brewood)

Church records, 1816-1952
Author: Catholic Church. St. Mary (Brewood, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Brewood, parish registers : St. Mary and St. Chad, 1562-1901
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brewood (Staffordshire); Staffordshire County Record Office

The register of Donington
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Donington (Shropshire); Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913; Church of England. White Ladies Nunnery (Brewood, Stafford)

Roman Catholic parish registers of Chillington, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cresswell
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-

Roman Catholic Registers (1720-1830) : Chillington, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cresswell
Author: Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-; Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Parish register printout of Brewood parish, Staffordshire, England (1561-1875)

Parish register printouts of Brewood, Stafford, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1810-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Chillington, Stafford, England (Roman Catholic) ; christenings, 1721-1770
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Genealogy ( 1 )
Brewood, a resume historical and topographical. Supplement (to 2nd edition?) containing pedigree of Giffard, of Chillington, to 1663, ditto ditto ditto to 1764, plan of the town of Brewood, 1680, ditto ditto ditto 1880, pedigree of Jeremy Smith
Author: Smith, James Hick

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – History ( 3 )
Brewood : a résumé historical and topographical
Author: Smith, James Hicks

Brewood : some notes on the history of Brewood in Staffordshire, with an account of the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester on 3rd September 1651
Author: Horovitz, David

Colonel Carlos, the other man in the Royal Oak
Author: Horovitz, David

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Maps ( 1 )
Brewood : a résumé historical and topographical
Author: Smith, James Hicks

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Occupations ( 1 )
Brewood parish records relating to the poor, 1662-1832
Author: Brewood (Staffordshire, England)

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Brewood parish records relating to the poor, 1662-1832
Author: Brewood (Staffordshire, England)

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Schools ( 1 )
Log book for the Chillington Boys’ School, 1863-1872
Author: Chillington Boys’ School (Brewood, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Brewood – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments, Brewood, Staffordshire, England, 1783-1854
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

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Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Penkridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Brewood
  • Poor Law Union: Penkridge
  • Hundred: East Cuttlestone
  • Province: Canterbury

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