Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Uttoxeter is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Uttoxeter Woodlands, Uttoxeter Proper, Stramshall with Creighton, Spath, Loxley, Little Bramshall, Creighton with Stramshall, Crakemarsh, Crackmarsh, and Woodgate.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1596
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

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

Parishes adjacent to Uttoxeter

  • Checkley
  • Marchington
  • Gratwich
  • Bramshall
  • Kingstone
  • Rocester
  • Doveridge
  • Leigh
  • Abbots Bromley
  • Croxden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UTTOXETER, a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Staffordshire. The town stands on the U. canal, at a forking of railways, near the river Dove, 13 miles NE of Stafford; was known to the Saxons as Uttocceaster; was given, at the Norman conquest to H. de Ferrers; passed to John of Gaunt and to the Talbots; was the scene of some military operations in the civil wars of Charles I.; suffered severely from fire in 1672; had, for natives, the antiquary Sir S. Degge, the famous seaman Admiral Lord Gardner, and the mathematician Allen; is a seat of petty-sessions and a polling place; publishes a weekly newspaper; carries on brewing, cork-cutting, glue and leather manufacture; comprises several good streets, with a central market place; and has a post-office‡ under Stoke-on-Trent, a r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, a town hall of 1855, built at a cost of about £4,000, an ancient six-arched bridge, a modern church, with ancient tower and spire, four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a grammar-school, national and infant schools, a workhouse, alms houses, considerable charities, a weekly market on Wednesday, four annual cheese fairs, and five other annual fairs. Pop. in 1861, 3,645. Houses, 796. The parish includes also three hamlets, and is divided into five constablewicks. Acres, 8,973. Real property, £18,699. Pop., 4,847. Houses, 1,047. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The p. curacy of Stramshall is a separate benefice. The sub-district contains 7 parishes. Acres, 24,807. Pop., 8,008. Houses, 1,683. The district includes also Abbots-Bromley and Sudbury sub-districts, and comprises 62,890 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £6,453. Pop. in 1851, 15,140; in 1861, 14,787. Houses, 3,102. Marriages in 1863, 97; births, 412  of which 36 were illegitimate; deaths, 307, of which 94 were at ages under 5 years, and 12 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 910; births, 3,992; deaths, 3,028. The places of worship, in 1851, were 19 of the Church of England, with 6,747 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 630 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 70 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 110 s.; 9 of Wesleyans, with 1,311 s.; 11 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,184 s.; 2 of Roman Catholics, with 135 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 65 s. The schools were 26 public day-schools, with 1,410 scholars; 34 private day-schools, with 750 s.; 31 Sunday schools, with 1,668 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 5 s.

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Alsop George, Uttoxeter, Stafford, surgeon, Nov. 11, 1831.

Arnold John, Thorntree, Uttoxeter, Stalïordshire, farmer, Oct. 15, 1830.

Billingham John, Uttoxeter, Staß'ordshire, nail manufacturer, June 16, 1821.

Blair James, gent., Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, money scrivener, July 26, 1836.

Holebrook Charles, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, plumber & glazier, April 16, 1849.

Norris Joseph. Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, draper, July 3, 1829.

Smith Thomas, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, tanner, Jan. 4, 1825.

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Administration

County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Uttoxeter
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Uttoxeter
Poor Law Union: Uttoxeter
Hundred: South Totmonslow
Province: Canterbury