Tutbury Staffordshire Family History Guide

Tutbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Needwood Forest, Needwood, Hanbury Park, King's Standing, Needwood Forest Allotments, and Thistley Piece. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1668
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Separate registers exist for Needwood Forest

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

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Rolleston
  • Marston upon Dove
  • Tatenhill
  • Marchington
  • Hanbury
  • Yoxall
  • Newborough

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TUTBURY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Burton-upon-Trent district, Stafford. The village stands on the river Dove, near the North Staffordshire railway, 4½ miles NW by N of Burton-upon-Trent; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent, a r. station, and fairs on 14 Feb., 15 Aug., and 1 Dec. The parish comprises 4,001 acres. Real property, £11,232. Pop. in 1851, 1,798; in 1861, 1,982. Houses, 407. The manor belongs to the Queen. Berkeley Lodge, Needwood House, and East Lodge are chief residences. T. Castle was a Mercian fort; went, after the Norman conquest, to H. de Ferrars, and was then rebuilt; passed to the Crown in the time of Henry III.; was again rebuilt by John of Gaunt; became the prison of Mary Queen of Scots in 1568-9; was visited by James I. in 1619, 1621, and 1624, and by Charles I. in 1636; was garrisoned for the Crown at the commencement of Charles' civil wars, and visited by him both before and after the battle of Naseby; was taken by Brereton in 1645, and dismantled in the following year; seems to have occupied an area of about three acres; and is now represented by considerable ruins, including gateway and part of walls and towers, surrounded by a deep dry moat. A Benedictine priory was founded in 1080, and made a cell to Peter-super-Divam in Normandy. Upwards of 100,000 ancient coins, supposed to have been lost in 1321, were found in the Dove in 1831; and some of them are now in the British museum. There are cotton and corn mills, and a large glass manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £286. Patron, Sir D. Mosley, Bart. The church belonged to the priory, is chiefly Norman, and was restored in 1867. There are three dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £47 a year, and charities £624. The impostor Anne Moor, who pretended to live without food or drink, was a native. The sub-district contains 7 parishes, 2 parts, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 27,211. Pop., 6,797. Houses, 1,439.

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

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England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

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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

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

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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

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United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

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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