Church Eaton, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

The parish includes also the villages of Marston, Wood-Eaton, Oun, Goosemere, Orslow, and Eaton-Green.

Parish church: St. Edith

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes near to Church Eaton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHURCH-EATON, a village and a parish in Penkridge district, Stafford. The village stands near the Birmingham and Liverpool canal, 2¼ miles SSE of Gnosall r. station, and 5½ NW of Penkridge; and has a post office under Stafford. The parish includes also the villages of Marston, Wood-Eaton, Oun, Goosemere, Orslow, and Eaton-Green. Acres, 4, 204. Real property, £6, 226. Pop., 643. Houses, 145. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £976. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church is chiefly Norman. A grammar school has £128 from endowment; and other charities, £74.

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: Penkridge
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Penkridge
Poor Law Union: Penkridge
Hundred: West Cuttlestone
Province: Canterbury