Hanbury Staffordshire Family History Guide

Hanbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Marchington Woodlands, Needwood Forest, Needwood, Moreton, Hanbury Woodend, Fauld, Draycott in the Clay with Moreton and Stubby Lane, Draycott in the Clay, Coton near Tutbury, Coton in the Clay, and Coton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1574
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Separate registers exist for Needwood Forest

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Hanbury, a village and a parish in Burton-upon-Trent district, and a parish partly also in Uttoxeter district, Stafford. The village stands on an eminence near the river Dove, and the boundary with Derby, 2 ½ miles SSE of Sudbury r. station, and 6 NW by W of Burton-upon-Trent; commands a pleasant view of the heights of Derbyshire; and has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent. The town comprises 3,195 acres. Pop., 543. Houses, 114. The parish contains also the townships of Newborough, Hanbury-Woodend, Coton, Fauld, Marchington, Marchington-Woodlands, and Draycott-in-the-Clay. Acres, 12,112. Real property, £6,671. Pop., 2,638. Houses, 549. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Lichfield. A nunnery was founded here, about 680, by Ethelred King of Mercia, and put under the government of his sister, St. Werburgh, who was buried and enshrined in it; but, on the invasion of the Danes in 875, her body was removed to Chester, and the nunnery was destroyed. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is ancient, with a tower; was restored in 1849; and the chancel was rebuilt in 1862, and has a memorial window to the late Prince Consort. The p. curacies of Newborough, Marchington, and Marchington-Woodlands are separate benefices. There are a national school, an endowed school with £36, and other charities with £123.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Hanbury Woodend

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hanbury-Woodend, a township in Hanbury parish, Stafford; near Hanbury village. Pop., 304. Houses, 60.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Stubby Lane

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Stubby Lane, co. Stafford.
P. T. Uttoxeter (135) 4 m. SE. Pop. 177.
A township in the parish of Hanbury and north division of the hundred of Offlow.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

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

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

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

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

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

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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