Colwich Staffordshire Family History Guide

Colwich is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Pershall, Millmeece, Mill Meece, Little Sugnall, Horseley with Garmelo, Cotmere and Offley Hay, Horseley, Hill Chorlton, Great Sugnall, Croxton, Coldmeece, Cold Meece, Chorlton with Stableford, Chatcull, Charnes, Aspley, Wootton, Podmore, Slindon, Sugnall Magna, Sugnall Parva, Three Farms, Walton, and Bromley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1590
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1659

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLWICH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in the district and county of Stafford. The village stands adjacent to the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Trent Valley railway, near the junction of the North Stafford railway, 6½ miles ESE of Stafford; is beautifully situated; and has a r. station at the junction, and a post office under Stafford. The parish contains also the townships or hamlets of Fradswell, Bishton, Moreton, Wolseley, Shugborough, Swanmoor, and Mount-Priory, the post office of Wolseley-Bridge, under Stafford, and parts of the townships of Droiuton, Great Haywood, Little Haywood, and Hixon. Acres, 8,975. Real property, £26,583. Pop., 1,828. Houses, 371. The property is subdivided. Shugborough Park, a beautiful mansion, amid charming grounds, is the seat of the Earl of Lichfield, and was the birth-place of Lord Anson, the great navigator. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £514. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is ancient; and contains monuments of the Ansons and the Wolseleys. The vicarages of Fradswell, Great Haywood, and Hixon are separate benefices. Charities, £79. The sub-district contain s six parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 21,370. Pop., 4,322. Houses, 893.

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

Mount Priory

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

MOUNT-PRIORY, a hamlet in Colwich parish, Staffordshire; 5 ½ miles ESE of Stafford. Pop., 44.

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

Parish Records

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Probate and Court Records

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County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Stafford
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Colwich
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Rugeley
Poor Law Union: Stafford
Hundred: South Pirehill
Province: Canterbury