Caverswall, Staffordshire Family History Guide
Caverswall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Weston Coyney and Hulme, Westoncoyney, Weston Coyney with Hulme, Adderley Green and Werrington, Weston Coyney with Hulme, Wherrington, Weston Coyney, Cellar Head, and Adderley Green.
Alternative names: Careswell
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1552
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663
Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Caverswall
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CAVERSWALL, or Careswell, a township and a parish in Cheadle district, Stafford. The township lies on the river Blythe, 1 mile NE of Blythe-Bridge r. station. and 4 W of Cheadle; and has a post office, of the name of Caverswall, under Stafford. Real property, £7,941; of which £1,200 are in mines. The parish contains also the township of Weston-Coyney-with-Hulme. Acres, 5,300. Real property, £16,937; of which £4,400 are in mines. Pop., 3,046. Houses, 609. The property is much subdivided. Caverswall Hall is a chief residence. Caverswall castle is a large edifice with lofty keep and four corner towers; was built originally, in the time of Edward II., by Sir William de Caverswall; rebuilt, in the time of James I., by Sir William Craydock; and converted, in 1810, into a Benedictine nunnery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £217.* Patron, the Hon. E. S. Jervis. The church is ancient; and contains monuments of Sir William de Caverswall and Earl St. Vincent. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £31.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.
Varnham Thos., Sinder Hill, Caverswall, Staffordsh., clay merch., Nov. 27, 1832.
Family History Links
Caverswall Parish Web Pages – information on Caverswall history, monumental inscriptions of St Peter’s church, parish registers and the 1839 Parish Survey.
Civil Registration District: Cheadle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Cheadle
Poor Law Union: Cheadle
Hundred: North Totmonslow