Keele Staffordshire Family History Guide

Keele is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1774 from chapelry in Wolstanton Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Silverdale.
Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Whitmore
  • Audley
  • Butterton
  • Wolstanton
  • Swynnerton
  • Trentham
  • Madeley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KEELE, a village and a parish in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands 1½ mile S of Silverdale r. station, and 2 ½ W by S of Newcastle-under-Lyne; and has a post office under Newcastle, Staffordshire. The parish comprises 2,579 acres. Real property, £18,115; of which £12,000 are in mines, and £200 in iron works. Pop. in 1851, 1,232; in 1861, 1,062. Houses, 211. The manor, with Keele Hall and all the land, belongs to R. Sneyd, Esq. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries, ironstone mines, smelting furnaces, and a silk mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £195. Patron, R. Sneyd, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1790, and has an embattled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £17.
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
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: Newcastle under Lyme
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Newcastle under Lyme
Poor Law Union: Newcastle under Lyme
Hundred: North Pirehill
Province: Canterbury