Rushton Staffordshire Family History Guide

Rushton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1726 from chapelry in Leek Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Rushton Spencer, Rushton James, and Heaton. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1700
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1693

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUSHTON, two townships and a chapelry in Leek parish, Stafford. The townships are R.-James and R.-Spencer; they adjoin each other; and the latter lies on the North Staffordshire railway, near the river Dane, 5 miles NNW of Leek, and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Macclesfield. Real property, £1,762 and £2,537. Pop., 273 and 358. Houses, 55 and 78. The manor of R.-James belongs to Antrobus, Esq.; and that of R.-Spencer to freeholders. The chapelry includes also the township of Heaton; and, in 1861, had a pop. of 1,027. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £148. Patron, the Vicar of Leek. The church is very old, and was formerly called "the chapel in the wilderness." There are a Wesleyan chapel and a free school.

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: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Leek
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Totmonslow
Province: Canterbury