Madeley Staffordshire Family History Guide
Madeley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Onneley, Onnely, Madeley with Little Madeley, and Little Madeley.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1678
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1682
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
MADELEY, a village, a township, and a parish in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands adjacent to the Northwestern railway, 1¾ mile E of the meeting-point with Salop and Cheshire, and 4½ W by S of Newcastle-under-Lyne; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Newcastle, Staffordshire. The township contains also the hamlet of Little Madeley. Real property, £7,782; of which £400 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,423; in 1861, 1,725. Houses, 350. The parish contains also the township of Onnely, and comprises 5,734 acres. Real property, £8,730. Pop. in 1851, 1,655; in 1861, 1,940. Houses, 392. The property is divided among a few. Madeley House is a chief residence. The land is hilly and well wooded. Coal is worked, brick-making is carried on, and nails are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Valne, £266. Patron, the Hon. Mrs. Offley. The church is ancient but good; and contains monuments of the Egertons and others. There are a chapel of ease, a Wesleyan chapel, a free school and alms houses with jointly £95 a year from endowment, and other charities £60.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Newcastle under Lyme
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Trentham
Poor Law Union: Newcastle under Lyme
Hundred: North Pirehill