Madeley Staffordshire Family History Guide

Madeley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Onneley, Onnely, Madeley with Little Madeley, and Little Madeley. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1682

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MADELEY, a village, a township, and a parish in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands adjacent to the Northwestern railway, 1¾ mile E of the meeting-point with Salop and Cheshire, and 4½ W by S of Newcastle-under-Lyne; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Newcastle, Staffordshire. The township contains also the hamlet of Little Madeley. Real property, £7,782; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,423; in 1861, 1,725. Houses, 350. The parish contains also the township of Onnely, and comprises 5,734 acres. Real property, £8,730. Pop. in 1851, 1,655; in 1861, 1,940. Houses, 392. The property is divided among a few. Madeley House is a chief residence. The land is hilly and well wooded. Coal is worked, brick-making is carried on, and nails are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Valne, £266. Patron, the Hon. Mrs. Offley. The church is ancient but good; and contains monuments of the Egertons and others. There are a chapel of ease, a Wesleyan chapel, a free school and alms houses with jointly £95 a year from endowment, and other charities £60.

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

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Newcastle under Lyme
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Trentham
Poor Law Union: Newcastle under Lyme
Hundred: North Pirehill
Province: Canterbury