Longdon Staffordshire Family History Guide

Longdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Longdon and Brookend.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1687
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LONGDON, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; 1¼ mile S of Armitage r. station, 1¾ W of the Grand Trunk canal, and 4 NNW of Lichfield. It contains the village of Brookend, which is central, the village of Upper Longdon, and the straggling hamlet of Gentleshaw, aggregately so long that an old rhyme says that a beggar cannot beg through them on a summer day; and it has a post office under Rugeley. Acres, 4,511. Real property, £9,085. Pop. in 1851, 1,148; in 1861, 1,220. Houses, 289. The property is not much divided. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Anglesey. Beaudesert Park is the Marquis's seat; Lysways is the residence of Mrs. Forster; and Hanch Hall is the property of Forster, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £230. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church has a Norman arch; is in good condition; and contains an altar-tomb of J. Forster, Esq., who died. in 1860, and other interesting monuments. A tract, which contained 311 inhabitants in 1861, is included in the chapelry of Gentleshaw, constituted in 1840. There are an Independent chapel at Longdon-Green, a Wesleyan chapel at Upper Longdon, a national school, alms houses for ten poor women, and other charities £100.

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

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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

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County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Lichfield
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Longdon
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Lichfield
Poor Law Union: Lichfield
Hundred: South Offlow
Province: Canterbury