Adbaston, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Adbaston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Alternative names: Abdaston

Other places in the parish include: Adbaston cum Knighton, Adbaston with Knighton, Batchacre, Bishops Offley, Bishops Offlow, Tunstall near Eccleshall, Flashbrook, Flashbrook with Batchacre, Outlands, Tunstall, and Bishops Offlow with Outlands.

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Adbaston

  • Norbury
  • Eccleshall
  • Cheswardine
  • Chetwynd
  • Forton
  • High Offley

Historical Descriptions

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Abdaston (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Newport, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Eccleshall; comprising the townships of Abdaston, Bishop’s Offlow, Flashbrook and Tunstall, and the hamlet of Knighton, and containing 610 inhabitants, of which number 39 are in the township of Abdaston. It consists of about 4000 acres, divided into nearly equal portions of arable and pasture, with a small quantity of woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Dean of Lichfield, the appropriator; net income, £100. The tithes have been commuted for £562.10. per annum, and the incumbent receives a rent-charge of £2. 10. In 1724, John Wright bequeathed a small portion of land for the support and education of the poor, and, in 1764, Richard Whitworth gave a house and land for similar purposes.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

ABDASTON, or Adbaston, a parish and township in the northern division of the hund. of Pirehill, Newport union, county of Stafford; 43 miles west by south from Eccleshall, and 2 miles north of the Birmingham and Liverpool junction canal. Living, a perpetual curacy in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lichfield; gross income, £100. Patron, the dean of Lichfield. Pop., including that of the townships of Bishop’s Offlow, Flashbrook, with Batchacre and Tunstall, in 1801,407; in 1831, 601. Houses 112. Acres 5,330. A. P. .£3,819. Poor rates, in 1837, £315

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.


Adbaston History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire William White 1834

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newport
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Lichfield
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Eccleshall
  • Poor Law Union: Newport
  • Hundred: North Pirehill
  • Province: Canterbury

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