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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN STAFFORDSHIRE

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Staffordshire since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1921.

For the purposes of these pages, "Staffordshire" refers to:

Click on a district name to see the places and dates covered, or see the Index of Place Names for the whole of England and Wales.

 

Registration District

Registration County

From

To

Comments

Aldridge & Brownhills

Staffordshire

1966

1974

Created 1.4.1966 out of Wednesbury, Cannock, Lichfield, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Walsall registration district.

Ashbourne

Derbyshire

1837

1935

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.10.1935.

Bilston

Staffordshire

1935

1966

Created 1.4.1935 out of Wolverhampton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1966 and divided between Seisdon, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Dudley and West Bromwich registration districts.

Birmingham South

Warwickshire

1924

1932

Created 1.9.1924 out of King's Norton, Birmingham and Aston registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1932 and divided between Birmingham and Smethwick registration districts.

Bromsgrove

Worcestershire

1837

1844

Partly in Staffordshire until 20.10.1844.

Burton upon Trent

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to East Staffordshire registration district.

Cannock

Staffordshire

1877

1974

Created 1.4.1877 by renaming Penkridge registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Cannock Chase and South Staffordshire registration districts.

Cannock Chase

Staffordshire

1974

2008

Created 1.4.1974 out of Cannock and Lichfield registration districts. Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Cheadle

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Staffordshire Moorlands and East Staffordshire registration districts.

Congleton

Cheshire

1837

1893

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.10.1893.

Dudley

Staffordshire

1837

1912

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.4.1912.

East Staffordshire

Staffordshire

1974

2008

Created 1.4.1974 out of Burton upon Trent, Lichfield and Cheadle registration districts. Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Kidderminster

Worcestershire

1837

1895

Partly in Staffordshire until 30.9.1895.

King's Norton

Worcestershire

1837

1912

Abolished 1.9.1924 and added to Birmingham South registration district.

Warwickshire

1912

1924

Kingswinford

Staffordshire

1934

1937

Created 1.7.1934 out of Stourbridge registration district. Abolished 1.4.1937 and added to Rowley Regis registration district.

Leek

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Staffordshire Moorlands registration district.

Lichfield

Staffordshire

1837

2008

Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Market Drayton

Shropshire

1837

1935

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.10.1935.

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire

1837

2008

Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Newport

Shropshire

1837

1935

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.10.1935.

Penkridge

Staffordshire

1837

1877

Renamed 1.4.1877 to become Cannock registration district.

Rowley Regis

Staffordshire

1935

1966

Created 1.4.1935 out of Dudley registration district. Abolished 1.4.1966 and divided between Dudley, Warley West, Wolverhampton, Seisdon, West Bromwich, Stourbridge and Walsall registration districts.

Seisdon

Staffordshire

1837

1839

Abolished 31.3.1839 and added to Wolverhampton registration district.

Seisdon

Staffordshire

1966

1974

Created 1.4.1966 out of Bilston, Rowley Regis and Wolverhampton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to South Staffordshire registration district.

Shifnal

Shropshire

1837

1935

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.10.1935.

Smethwick

Staffordshire

1932

1966

Created 1.10.1932 out of West Bromwich registration district. Abolished 1.4.1966 and divided between Warley East, West Bromwich and Birmingham registration districts.

South Staffordshire

Staffordshire

1974

2008

Created 1.4.1974 out of Cannock and Seisdon registration districts. Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Stafford

Staffordshire

1837

2008

Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Staffordshire

Staffordshire

2008

 

Created 1.10.2008 from Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford and Staffordshire Moorlands registration districts.

Staffordshire Moorlands

Staffordshire

1974

2008

Created 1.4.1974 out of Leek and Cheadle registration districts. Abolished 1.10.2008 and added to Staffordshire registration district.

Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire

1935

 

Created 1.1.1935 out of Stoke & Wolstanton registration district.

Stoke upon Trent

Staffordshire

1837

1922

Abolished 1.7.1922 and added to Stoke & Wolstanton registration district.

Stoke & Wolstanton

Staffordshire

1922

1934

Created 1.7.1922 out of Stoke upon Trent, Wolstanton, Leek, Cheadle and Stone registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1935 and divided between Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme registration districts

Stone

Staffordshire

1837

1937

Abolished 1.4.1937 and added to Stafford registration district.

Stourbridge

Worcestershire

1837

1934

Partly in Staffordshire until 1.7.1934.

Tamworth

Staffordshire

1837

1939

Abolished 1.10.1939 and added to Lichfield registration district.

Uttoxeter

Staffordshire

1837

1939

Abolished 1.10.1939 and divided between Cheadle and Lichfield registration districts.

Walsall

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Transferred to West Midlands on 1.4.1974.

Wednesbury

Staffordshire

1932

1966

Created 1.10.1932 out of West Bromwich registration district. Abolished 1.4.1966 and divided between Aldridge & Brownhills, West Bromwich, Walsall, Lichfield, Cannock, Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Warley West registration districts.

West Bromwich

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Sandwell registration district.

Wolstanton

Staffordshire

1838

1922

Created 16.1.1838 out of Newcastle-under-Lyme registration district. Abolished 1.7.1922 and divided between Stoke & Wolstanton and Leek registration districts.

Wolverhampton

Staffordshire

1837

1974

Transferred to West Midlands on 1.4.1974.


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