Checkley, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Checkley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Tole, Madeley Holme, Hollington, Foxt, Fole, Deadman's Green, and Beamhurst.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary and All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1625
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Checkley

Historical Descriptions

Checkley

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Checkley, a parish in Cheadle district, Stafford; on the river Tean, 2 miles NE of Leigh r. station, and 3 ¼ SSE of Cheadle. It contains the villages of Tean, Tole, Beamhurst, and Hollington, and part of the hamlet of Foxt; the last lying detached within Ipstones parish. Post-town, Upper Tean, under Stafford. Acres, 6,036. Real property, £8,837. Pop., 2,428. Houses, 531. Many of the inhabitants are employed in tape and cotton manufacture. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Hollington, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £576. Patron, E. Philips, Esq. The church is ancient, and has a tower; and the church-yard contains three pyramidal stones, with ancient rude sculptures. The p. curacy of Tear is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel and charities £194.

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

Deadmans Green

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Deadman’s Green, a hamlet in Checkley parish, Stafford; 3¼ miles SSE of Cheadle.

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

Fole

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fole, a hamlet in Checkley parish, Stafford; 4¼ miles NW of Uttoxeter.

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

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Administration

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