Blithfield, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Blithfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Newton, Admaston, Admarston, and Blithfield with Admarston.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Blithfield

  • Colwich
  • Kingstone
  • Colton
  • Stowe
  • Abbots Bromley

Historical Descriptions

Blithfield

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLITHFIELD, a township and a parish in Uttoxeter district, Stafford. The township lies on the river Blithe, 2 miles W by S of Abbots-Bromley, and 3¼ ENE of Colwich r. station. It includes the hamlet of Admarston; and its Post Town is Abbots-Bromley, under Rugeley. Real property, £3,526. The parish includes also the liberty of Newton. Acres, 3,193. Real property, £5,952. Pop., 338. Houses, 75. The property is divided among a few. Blithfield House is the seat of Lord Bagot; forms a large quadrangle with towers and pinnacles; and contains some interesting portraits. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £388. Patron, Lord Bagot. The church has monuments and brasses of the Bagots, the Bromptons, and others; and is good. An endowed school has £35, and other charities £35.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Admaston

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Admaston, a hamlet, in the parish of Blithfield, union of Uttoxeter, hundred of South Pirehill, N. division of Staffordshire; containing 59 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV

Poll Books

Blithfield Staffordshire Poll Book 1868

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Uttoxeter
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Rugeley
  • Poor Law Union: Uttoxeter
  • Hundred: South Pirehill
  • Province: Canterbury
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