Burntwood Staffordshire Family History Guide

Burntwood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1821 from Lichfield St Michael Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Woodhouses near Lichfield, Woodhouses, and Edial.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1820
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1826

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Burntwood

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURNTWOOD, a hamlet and a township-chapelry in St. Michael-Lichfield parish, Stafford. The hamlet lies 2 miles NNW of Hammerwich r. station, and 3½ W of Lichfield; and has a post office under Lichfield. The chapelry includes also the hamlets of Edial and Woodhouses, and was constituted in 1845. Rated property, £8,757. Pop., 1,634. Houses, 330. The property is divided among a few. New coal mines were recently opened. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of St. Mary's. The church is good.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgehill, or Edial, a hamlet in Lichfield-St. Michael parish, Stafford; 2 miles W of Lichfield. Pop., 98. Edgehill Hall here was the place of Johnson’s teaching Garrick the classics.

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

Parish Records

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

Further Reading

Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians (Tracing Your Ancestors)