Fenton Staffordshire Family History Guide

Fenton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1841 from Stoke upon Trent Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Little Fenton, Great Fenton, Fenton Vivian, Fenton Culvert, and Delph.
Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1839
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1839

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Penkhull
  • Stoke upon Trent
  • Trent Vale
  • Hanford
  • Edensor
  • Longton
  • Shelton
  • Caverswall

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FENTON, a chapelry and a sub-district in Stoke-upon-Trent parish and district, Stafford. The chapelry lies on the Hanley branch of the North Staffordshire railway, near the Grand Trunk canal. 1 mile SE of Stoke-upon-Trent; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stoke-upon-Trent. It was constituted in 1841. Pop., 5,348. Houses, 1,062. The property in it is not much divided. Fenton Hall is a principal residence. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the potteries, and many in mines. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £240. Patron, the Rev. R. B. Baker. The church is very good. The sub-district is conterminate with the conjoint township of Fenton-Culvert and Fenton-Vivian. Real property, £31,772; of which £12,042 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 5,767; in 1861, 7,882. Houses, 1,573. The increase of pop. arose from the establishment of railway engineering works, the erection of two large iron furnaces, and the operations of a building society.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
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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
 
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
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Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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Probate and Court Records

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

Military Records

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Maps

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Administration

County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Stoke upon Trent
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stoke upon Trent
Poor Law Union: Stoke on Trent
Hundred: North Pirehill
Province: Canterbury