Shareshill, Staffordshire Genealogy

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

Shareshill, Staffordshire
Shareshill St mary&St Luke Staffordshire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Cuttlestone
County Staffordshire
Poor Law Union Penkridge
Registration District Penkridge
Records begin
Parish registers: 1565
Bishop's Transcripts: 1687
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Brewood
Diocese Lichfield
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge
Location of Archive
Staffordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Shareshill The Virgin Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.Other places in the parish include: Great Saredon, Saredon, and Little Saredon.

SHARESHILL (The Virgin Mary), a parish, in the union of Penkridge, E. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone,  S. division of the county of Stafford, 5¾ miles ( N. N. E.) from Wolverhampton. [1]

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.

See Staffordshire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Shareshill St Mary and St Luke formed in 1551 formerly a chapelry of Penkridge, Staffordshire

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

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
FS = FamilySearch - free[3]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[4]
SHARESHILL PARISH (1564) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

FS 1687-1868



Deposited parish registers at Staffordshire Record Office Bap circa 1565-1991 Mar circa 1565-2001  Bur 1565-1951
Lichfield Record Office holdings of Bishop's Transcripts Bap 1687-1868 Mar 1687-1836 Bur 1687-1868

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 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]

Penkridge Poor Law Union, Staffordshire

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]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 56-58. Date accessed: 05 November 2012.
  2. 'Staffordshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 17 September 2013.
  3. 'IGI Batch Numbers for Stafford (N-Z), England', IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America, accessed 23 September 2013.
  4. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 8 September 2013.
  5. Ann J. Kettle, A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford, 1532-3 (Stafford: Staffordshire Record Society, 1976). FHL British Book 942.46 B4sc ser. 4 v. 8