Trentham Staffordshire Family History Guide

Trentham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Clayton, Trentham with Blurton, Hanchurch, Dresden, and Clayton Griffith.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stone Christ Church
  • Butterton
  • Penkhull
  • Wolstanton
  • Blurton
  • Swynnerton
  • Trent Vale
  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Hanford
  • Keele
  • Barlaston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TRENTHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stone district, Stafford. The village stands on the river Trent, 1½ mile W of the North Staffordshire railway, and 3 SSW of Stoke-upon-Trent; is a seat of petty-sessions; gives the title of Viscount to the Duke of Sutherland; and has a post-office under Stoke-upon-Trent, a r. station, and a police station. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £5,471. Pop., 645. Houses, 127. The parish includes five other townships, and comprises 6,900 acres. Pop. in 1851, 2,747; in 1861, 4,611. Houses, 958. T. Park is the seat of the Duke of Sutherland; was altered by Barry into a splendid pile, with rich architectural decorations in the Italian style; has finely-wooded grounds, laid out by Brown, and containing a lake and a mausoleum; and was visited in 1805 by George III., in 1832, by the Princess Victoria, in 1868, by the Prince and Princess of Wales. A nunnery was founded at T., before 683, by one of the Saxon kings; and an Augustinian priory superseded it, in the time o Henry I.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Brandons. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £100. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church was rebuilt in 1842. The p. curacy of Butterton is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £61. The sub-district includes also another parish and a liberty. Pop., 6,259. Houses, 1,273.

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



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

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