Lapley Staffordshire Family History Guide

Lapley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.
Alternative names: Lapley with Wheaton Aston
Other places in the parish include: Wheaton Aston.
Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stretton
  • Blymhill
  • Church Eaton
  • Bradley
  • Penkridge
  • Brewood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAPLEY, a township and a parish in Penkridge district, Stafford. The township lies 1 mile E of the Liverpool and Birmingham canal, 1½ N of Watling-street, and 3½ WSW of Penkridge r. station. Pop. in 1851, 251. Houses, 47. The parish contains also the township of Wheaton-Aston, which has a post-office under Stafford. Acres, 3,450. Real property, £10,189. Pop. in 1851, 962; in 1861, 828. Houses, 181. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Major Swinfen. A Black priory was founded here, in the time of Edward the Confessor, by Algar, Earl of Mercia, as a cell to St. Remigins abbey at Rheims: was transferred, by Henry V., to Tong college, in Salop; and went, at the Reformation, to Sir Richard Manners. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Wheaton-Aston, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £220. Patron, Major Swinfen. The church has a tower, and was recently restored. The church of Wheaton-Aston was rebuilt in 1857. There are a national school, and charities £26.
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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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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Probate and Court Records

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Military Records

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