Wetton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Ecton. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1657
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ilam
  • Alstonfield
  • Butterton
  • Grindon
  • Warslow

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WETTON, a parish in Leek district, Stafford; on the river Manifold, 7½ miles NW by N of Ashborne r. station. Post town, Ashborne. Acres, 2,600. Real property, £3,424. Pop., 452. Houses, 98. The property is not much divided. The course of the Manifold here is partly subterranean. A limestone cliff rises over it near Ecton; and is pierced with a ramified cavern, about 130 feet long. Limestone, partly variegated and partly of marble quality, is quarried. A copper-mine began to be worked in the 17th century; yielded, for many years, an annual profit of about £30,000; and now is nearly exhausted. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £90. Patron, G. F. B. Blackett, Esq. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1820. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a slightly endowed school, and charities £5.

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

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Census Records

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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

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

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

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United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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

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