Whitmore, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Whitmore is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1725 from chapelry in Stoke upon Trent Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Whitmore

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITMORE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands near the Northwestern railway, 4 miles SW of Newcastle-under-Lyne; and has a post-office under Newcastle, Staffordshire, and a r. station. The parish comprises 2,023 acres. Real property, £2,839. Pop., 345. Houses, 60. The manor, with W. Hall, belongs to Rear-Admiral R. Mainwaring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £470. Patron, Rear-Admiral R. Mainwaring. The church was repaired in 1845. Charities, £8.—The sub-district includes Maer and Chorlton, and comprises 6,680 acres. Pop., 1,302. Houses, 236.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Whitmore, a parish in the northern division of the hund. of Pirehill, union of Newcastle-under-Lyne, county of Stafford; 4 miles south-west of Newcastle-under-Lyne. Living, a rectory not in charge, formerly in the archd. of Stafford and dio of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Lichfield; gross income £470. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £275. Patron, in 1841, Captain Mainwaring. In 1833, there were 2 day and Sunday schools in this parish, supported by Mrs. and Miss Mainwaring. Charities, in 1826, £8 7s. 7d. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £168. This parish is within the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of pleas held every third Tuesday for the recovery of debts under 40s. Acres 3,350. Houses 46. A. P. £2,433. Pop., in 1801, 234; in 1831, 281.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


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