Fazeley Staffordshire Family History Guide

Fazeley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1813 from Tamworth Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Bitterscote, Bonehill, Dunstall, and Bangley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1816
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1843

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FAZELEY, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Tamworth district, Stafford. The village stands on Watling-street and on the Fazeley canal, adjacent to the river Tame, and near the Birmingham and Derby railway, 1½ mile S of Tamworth; and has a post office under Tamworth, and a station, jointly with Wilnecote, on the railway. It is famous for the cotton manufacture carried on at it by the first Sir Robert Peel; and its chief business still is the cotton manufacture and extensive bleaching. Fairs are held on the second Monday of Jan., Feb., April, Sep., and Dec.; on the third Monday of July, Aug., and Nov.; on the last Monday of March, May, and June; and on the first Monday after Old Michaelmas. A bridge over the Tame here is on the line of Watling-street, and connects Staffordshire with Warwickshire. The Fazeley canal goes into junction with the Coventry and Birmingham canals. The township includes the village; and is in Tamworth parish. Real property, £7,895. Pop., 1,341. Houses, 258. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 1,652. Houses, 327. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, 220. Patron, Sir R. Peel, Bart. The church is modern; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. The sub-district includes two Warwickshire townships of Tamworth parish, four Staffordshire liberties of that parish, two entire Warwickshire parishes, and three entire Staffordshire parishes. Acres, 20,564. Pop., 6,857. Houses, 1,387.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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England Marriages, 1538–1973

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
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Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

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Census Records

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England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

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United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

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