Rolleston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Anslow, Needwood Forest Allotments, Needwood Forest, Annesley, and Needwood. 

Alternative names: Rolleston on Dove

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Separate registers exist for Needwood Forest

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

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROLLESTON, a township and a parish in Burton-upon-Trent district, Stafford. The township lies on the verge of the county, near the river Dove, 1¼ mile S by W of Tutbury r. station, and 3 NW by N of Burton-upon-Trent; and has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent. Real property, £5,222. Pop., 608. Houses, 130.

The parish contains also the township of Anslow, and comprises 3,847 acres. Real property, £8,151 . Pop., 956. Houses, 204. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with R. Hall, belongs to Sir O. Mosley, Bart. The Hall is a meet for the Hoar-Cross hounds.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £664. Patron, Sir O. Mosley, Bart. The church is ancient, was restored in 1845, and has a tower and spire. The p. curacy of Anslow is a separate benefice.

There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £37 a year, and alms-houses and other charities with £158.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions of Holy Trinity Church, Anslow, Staffordshire
Author: Harris, Pauline; Women’s Institute. Anslow Women’s Institute (Staffordshire); Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Church of England. Chapelry of Anslow (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Rolleston, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Rolleston, 1662-1866
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rolleston (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston, parish registers, 1823-1926
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rolleston (Staffordshire); Staffordshire County Record Office

Parish registers for Rolleston, 1569-1944
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Rolleston (Staffordshire)

Rolleston : St. Mary, parish registers
Author: Harlow, C. Geoffrey

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Parish register printouts of Rolleston, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1701-1809
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Rolleston, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1813-1866
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Rolleston – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments, Rolleston, Staffordshire, England, 1781-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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

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