Tunstall Christ Church Staffordshire Family History Guide

Tunstall Christ Church is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1837 from Wolstanton Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Tunstall, Tunstall near Stoke upon Trent

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1832
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1832

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Sandemanian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TUNSTALL, a town, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Wolstanton parish and district, Stafford. The town stands near the Grand Trunk canal, and near the Crewe, Stoke, and Uttoxeter railway, 4¼ miles N by W of Stoke-upon-Trent; shares largely in the industry of the Potteries, carries on manufactures of earthenware, porcelain, bricks, tiles, chemicals, and iron; is well built and well-paved; and has a post-office‡ under Stoke-upon-Trent, a r. station with telegraph, three banking offices, a town hall, a market place, two churches, several dissenting chapels, a literary institute, public schools, and markets on Mondays and Saturdays. The township includes the town, and is all in Stoke parliamentary borough. Real property, £39,852; of which £12,850 are in mines, and £642 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 9,566; in 1861, 11,207. Houses, 2,086. The manor belongs to R. Sneyd, Esq. The chapelry was constituted in 1837. Pop. in 1861, 11,150. Houses, 2,086. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £260. Patron, R. Sneyd, Esq. The head church, called Christ church, was built in 1832, at a cost of £4,000; and the other church, called St. Mary's, is more recent. The sub-district contains eight townships. Pop. in 1851, 17,049; in 1861, 22,466. Houses, 4,252.

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

Parish Records

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Probate and Court Records

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Military Records

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County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Wolstanton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stoke upon Trent
Poor Law Union: Wolstanton and Burslem
Hundred: North Pirehill
Province: Canterbury