Caverswall, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Caverswall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Weston Coyney and Hulme, Westoncoyney, Weston Coyney with Hulme, Adderley Green and Werrington, Weston Coyney with Hulme, Wherrington, Weston Coyney, Cellar Head, and Adderley Green.

Alternative names: Careswell

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1552
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Caverswall

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAVERSWALL, or Careswell, a township and a parish in Cheadle district, Stafford. The township lies on the river Blythe, 1 mile NE of Blythe-Bridge r. station. and 4 W of Cheadle; and has a post office, of the name of Caverswall, under Stafford. Real property, £7,941; of which £1,200 are in mines. The parish contains also the township of Weston-Coyney-with-Hulme. Acres, 5,300. Real property, £16,937; of which £4,400 are in mines. Pop., 3,046. Houses, 609. The property is much subdivided. Caverswall Hall is a chief residence. Caverswall castle is a large edifice with lofty keep and four corner towers; was built originally, in the time of Edward II., by Sir William de Caverswall; rebuilt, in the time of James I., by Sir William Craydock; and converted, in 1810, into a Benedictine nunnery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £217.* Patron, the Hon. E. S. Jervis. The church is ancient; and contains monuments of Sir William de Caverswall and Earl St. Vincent. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £31.

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


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.

Varnham Thos., Sinder Hill, Caverswall, Staffordsh., clay merch., Nov. 27, 1832.

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