Fenton, Staffordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Fenton, Staffordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Fenton, Staffordshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Pirehill
County Staffordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stoke on Trent
Registration District Stoke upon Trent
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: 1839
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stoke upon Trent
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

FENTON-CULVERT, or Great Fenton, an ecclesiastical district, in the borough and parish of Stokeupon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehilland of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Newcastle-under-Lyme.  There are places of worship for Wesleyans, and Methodists of the New Connexion. [1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fenton like this:

FENTON, a chapelry and a sub-district in Stoke-upon-Trent parish and district, Stafford. The chapelry lies on the Hanley branch of the North Staffordshire railway, near the Grand Trunk canal. 1 mile SE of Stoke-upon-Trent.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Fenton Christ Church was formed in 1840 from Fenton in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire Genealogy EP

Fenton parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FMP = Staffordshire Parish Register Collection (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeREG - free[4]    FREG - Search under Stoke-Upon-Trent
FS = FamilySearch - free[5]  
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[6]


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FMP 1839-1883 1839-1883 1841-1901 1841-1901



FS 1839-1875



Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap 1839-1965 Mar 1841-1947 Bur 1839-1951
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop’s Transcripts Bap 1839-1875 Mar 1841-1852  Bur 1839-1875

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Temple St Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Fenton)  registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:



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FREG 1799-1837

Cemetery Records[edit | edit source]

Fenton Cemetery

FREG has transcribed the following Burial Registers1887-1918

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Stoke Upon Trent Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Staffordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 230-232. Date accessed: 23 October 2012.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 13 September 2013.
  3. 'Staffordshire Parish Records Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 21 August 2014.
  4. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 31 May 2015.
  5. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (A-M), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 18 September 2013.
  6. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.