Kingsley Staffordshire Family History Guide
Kingsley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Whiston near Cheadle, Whiston Eaves, and Whiston.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1561
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
KINGSLEY, a village and a parish in Cheadle district, Stafford. The village occupies a gentle eminence adjacent to the river Churnet and the Uttoxeter canal, ¾ of a mile W of Froghall r. station, and 2¾ NNE of Cheadle; is irregularly built; and has connexion with brass, copper, and colour works. The parish contains also the township of Whiston; and its post town is Cheadle, under Stafford. Acres, 4,714. Real property, £6,449; of which £783 are in mines and £141 in iron works. Pop. in 1851, 1,565; in 1861, 2,040. Houses, 428. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of ironstone mining operations. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to James Beech, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £350. Patron, James Beech, Esq. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1821. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, the latter rebuilt in 1863. There are also an endowed school with £53 a year, and other charities £21.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833
Kingsley, co. Stafford.
P. T. Cheadle (146) 2½ m. N b W. Pop. 927.
A parish in the south division of the hundred of Totmonslow; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry; valued in K. B. 16l. 15s.; church ded. St. Warburgh; patron, the Duke of Devonshire.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.
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Civil Registration District: Cheadle
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Cheadle
Poor Law Union: Cheadle
Hundred: North Totmonslow; South Totmonslow