Meerbrook, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Meerbrook, Staffordshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred North Totmonslow
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Leek
Registration District Leek
Records begin
Parish registers: 1738
Bishop's Transcripts: 1791
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leek
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

MEERBROOK, a chapelry, in the township ofLeek-Frith, parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (N.) from Leek.[1]

Meerbrook is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1724 from Leek, Staffordshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Leekfrith.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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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]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Meerbrook Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Staffordshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers - FamilySearch Catalog
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past Parish Registers -Staffordshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past Banns-Staffordshire ($)
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1600s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Staffordshire ($)
1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s
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1500s-1800s0s
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Ancestry-Staffordshire, England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
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1800s-2000s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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

Census[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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]

Leek Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Meerbrook/index.html

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 280-283. Date accessed: 02 November 2012.