Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire

Staffordshire is in North-Central England.

1459 Battle of Blore Heath

1605 Gunpowder Plot

1643 Battle of Hopton Heath

In 1115 Nigel Stafford died at Staffordshire.

In 1309 Isabel Stafford (age 36) died at Staffordshire.

Around 1336 Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 34) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford (age 18) at Staffordshire. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1340 Elizabeth Stafford Baroness Cobham, Ferrers and Strange was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 38) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford (age 22) at Staffordshire. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1341 Beatrice Stafford Countess Desmond was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 39) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford (age 23) at Staffordshire. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1344 Joan Stafford Baroness Cherleton and Talbot was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 42) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford (age 26) at Staffordshire. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1348 Katherine Stafford Baroness Sutton Dudley was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 46) and Margaret Audley Countess Stafford (age 30) at Staffordshire. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 1439 Humphrey Stafford 1st Earl Devon was born to William Stafford (age 19) and Catherine Chideocke (age 15) at Staffordshire.

Around 1450 Margaret Stafford was born to William Stafford (age 30) and Catherine Chideocke (age 26) at Staffordshire. Date adjusted to reflect death of father in 1450.

In 1506 William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert was born to John Paget at Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Acton Trussell [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Alrewas [Map]

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum, Staffordshire [Map] aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield [Map], Streethay [Map], past Alrewas, Staffordshire [Map], through Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire [Map], Toyota Island, Staffordshire [Map] crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio [Map] aka Derby.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Alton

Around 1169 Nicholas Verdun was born to Betram Verdun (age 39) and Rohese Windsor (age 33) at Alton, Staffordshire.

In 1204 Rohesia Verdun was born to Nicholas Verdun (age 35) at Alton, Staffordshire.

On 23 Oct 1231 Nicholas Verdun (age 62) died at Alton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ashley

On 04 Feb 1593 Gilbert Gerard (age 59) died at Ashley, Staffordshire.

On 07 Oct 1617 Thomas Gerard 1st Baron Gerard (age 53) died at Ashley, Staffordshire. His son Gilbert Gerard 2nd Baron Gerard succeeded 2nd Baron Gerard of Gerard's Bromley.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ashover

In 1511 Editha Fitzherbert (age 54) died at Ashover, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Aston

Around 1552 Walter Heveningham of Aston Pike was born to Christopher Heveningham (age 12) and Dorothy Stanley (age 22) at Aston, Staffordshire.

In 1636 Walter Heveningham of Aston Pike (age 84) died at Aston, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Audley

Around 1258 Agnes Audley was born to James Audley (age 33) and Ela Longespée (age 34) at Audley, Staffordshire. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Heighley Audley

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Baddesley Ensor

Before 1416 Philippa Clifford (age 44) died at Baddesley Ensor, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Barlaston

On 11 Oct 1859 John Lambart Broughton (age 28) and Anne Selina Adderley (age 30) were married at Barlaston, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Barton under Needlewood

On 25 Dec 1400 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley was born to John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton (age 20) and Constance Blount Baroness Sutton Dudley (age 20) at Dudley Castle [Map]. He was baptised at Barton under Needlewood, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Beaudesert House

On 13 Sep 1609 William Paget 5th Baron Paget Beaudasert was born to William Paget 4th Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 37) and Lettice Knollys Baroness Geneville Beaudasert (age 26) at Beaudesert House, Staffordshire.

On 19 Sep 1677 Brian Broughton 3rd Baronet was born to Thomas Broughton 2nd Baronet (age 27) at Beaudesert House, Staffordshire.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. Louis Napoleon (age 65) was a frequent visitor at Beaudesert, and he used to ask me to sing Schubert's "Adieu" to him every evening; perhaps it recalled some memory of happier days. He was a charming man, always courtesy itself, and he possessed the art of making a compliment as only a Frenchman can. When one evening he was asked now he liked the house, he replied, "Jaime beaucoup Beaudesert, mais", turning to Lady Desart (age 22), "encore plus la belle Desart".

There was no hunting or shooting at Beaudesert, and our amusements were very simple ones. After lunch we walked over Cannock Chase, and those ladies who did not care for walking rode sturdy little ponies. We returned to tea, and after dinner there was music, cards or dancing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and nobody was bored, although we did not smoke cigarettes, lose money at Bridge, or scour the country in motor-cars to kill time.

Adeline Horsey Recollections. We usually spent Christmas at Beaudesert, Lord Anglesey's (age 75) lovely old place. We were always a merry party, and we dined in the large hall, which is one of the chief features of the house. Lord Anglesey (age 75) was very fond of me, and used to write to me as "My dear Prima Donna!" Some of the friends staying at Beaudesert were Lord (age 38) and Lady Sydney (age 33), Lord (age 52) and Lady Winchilsea, Lord (age 25) and Lady Desart (age 22), Lord Anson (age 48), Lord Ward, M. and Madame Dietrichstein, and the Duke of Northumberland (age 51), then Lord Percy. In 1846 I was bridesmaid to Lady Constance Paget (age 20), who married Lord Winchilsea (age 28); and my great friend, Florence Paget (age 1), afterwards married the last Marquis of Hastings (age 1).

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Beaumont

On 10 May 1342 John Beaumont 2nd Baron Beaumont (age 24) was killed in a tournament at Beaumont, Staffordshire. His son Henry Beaumont 3rd Baron Beaumont (age 2) succeeded 3rd Baron Beaumont.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Beeston Tor [Map]

The River Manifold rises on Axe Edge Moor [Map] after which it travels broadly south past Longnor, Saffordshire [Map], Hulme End [Map], Ecton, Staffordshire [Map], Thor's Cave [Map], Beeston Tor, Staffordshire [Map] and Ilam, Staffordshire [Map] at which it joins the River Dove.

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low, Staffordshire [Map] after which it passes Onecote, Staffordshire [Map], Winkhill, Staffordshire [Map], Waterhouses, Staffordshire [Map] before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Bescote

Around 1400 Baldwin Montfort was born at Bescote, Staffordshire.

Around 1402 Joanna Vernon was born to Richard Vernon (age 34) and Joan ferch Rhys Griffith at Bescote, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Betley

In 1545 Dorothy Egerton was born to William Egerton (age 40) at Betley, Staffordshire.

On 30 Dec 1563 Henry Tuchet 10th Baron Audley, 7th Baron Tuchet died. He was buried at Betley, Staffordshire. His son George Tuchet 1st Earl Castlehaven (age 12) succeeded 11th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, 8th Baron Tuchet.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Biddulph Moor [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Bishops Offley [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Bishton Hall [Map]

Bishton Hall, Staffordshire [Map] is located 150m north of the River Trent.

Around 1786 Charlotte Sparrow was born to John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire (age 49) at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire [Map] and Elizabeth Moreton (age 45).

Around 1789 Hannah Maria Sparrow was born to John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire (age 52) at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire [Map] and Elizabeth Moreton (age 48).

On 08 Oct 1841 Elizabeth Moreton died at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Bloxwich

On 07 May 1568 Francis Cockayne (age 47) died at Bloxwich, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Bonehill [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Brewood Staffordshire [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Brewood

On 13 Nov 1556 John Giffard (age 90) died at Bridgworth, Shropshire. He was buried at Brewood, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Brownhills West [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Caverswall

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cheadle

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cheadle, Alton

Around 1300 Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun (age 21) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun (age 14) at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.90%.

On 24 Aug 1309 Theobald Verdun 1st Lord Verdun (age 61) died at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

On 18 Sep 1312 Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun (age 26) died at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire. She was buried at Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map].

On 02 Oct 1334 Joan Verdun Baroness Furnivall (age 31) died at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cheadle, Alton Castle

On 08 Sep 1278 Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun was born to Theobald Verdun 1st Lord Verdun (age 30) and Margery Bohun Lady Verdun (age 27) at Alton Castle, Staffordshire.

On 10 Aug 1310 Margaret Verdun Baroness Hussey was born to Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun (age 31) and Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun (age 24) at Alton Castle, Staffordshire. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.90%.

On 27 Jul 1316 Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun (age 37) died at Alton Castle, Staffordshire. His son Theobald Verdun 3rd Lord Verdun (age 9) succeeded 3rd Lord Verdun.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Chebsey [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Checkley

On 08 Feb 1591 Hervey Bagot 1st Baronet was born to Walter Bagot (age 34) and Elizabeth Cave (age 29) in Checkley, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cheddleton

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cheddleton, Brookehouse

In 1578 John Justinian "Thomas" Snow was born at Brookehouse.

In 1610 Susannah Snow was born to John Justinian "Thomas" Snow (age 32) at Brookehouse.

In Oct 1631 John Justinian "Thomas" Snow (age 53) died at Brookehouse.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Chillington

In 1316 John Giffard was born to Edmond Giffard at Chillington, Staffordshire.

In 1392 Thomas Humphreston was born at Chillington, Staffordshire.

Around 1420 Robert Giffard was born to Thomas Giffard at Chillington, Staffordshire.

Around Apr 1466 John Giffard was born to Robert Giffard (age 46) at Chillington, Staffordshire.

On 04 Jun 1486 Robert Giffard (age 66) died at Chillington, Staffordshire.

Before 1491 Dorothy Giffard was born to John Giffard (age 24) at Chillington, Staffordshire.

In 1520 Frances Giffard was born to John Giffard (age 53) at Chillington, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Clifton

On 15 Jul 1272 Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford was born to Nicholas Stafford (age 26) and Eleanor Clinton (age 22) at Clifton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Codsall Wood

In 1480 Jane Fitzherbert was born to John Fitzherbert (age 33) and Margaret Babington (age 25) at Codsall Wood, Staffordshire.

In 1519 Jane Fitzherbert (age 39) died at Codsall Wood, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Colton

In 1438 Thomas Astley (age 67) died in Colton, Staffordshire.

Around 1456 Thomas Gresley was born to John Gresley (age 37) and Anne Stanley (age 36) at Colton, Staffordshire.

In 1503 Thomas Gresley (age 47) died at Colton, Staffordshire.

In 1516 Anne Ferrers (age 63) died at Colton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Colwich [Map]

On 27 Oct 1400 Ralph Longford was born to Nicholas IV Longford (age 27) and Sarah Harrington at Colwich, Staffordshire [Map]. He was baptised at St Peter's Church, Ellastone.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Copmere End [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cotton [Map]

In 1835 Eliza Harvey was born at Cotton, Staffordshire [Map].

Deepdale. August 11th, having been repulsed in an application for liberty to open a mound in a heathy field at Eaves, near Cotton [Map], we amused ourselves with some unsuccessful digging in the Cauldon Hill group of tumuli, which on this occasion yielded only charcoal and pieces of bone.

Blore. September 22nd, we opened a barrow near Cotton [Map], called the Round Knoll, of the diameter of eighteen yards and five feet high, composed of clay, with a few sand stones, near the natural level. A kiln for burning lime had been made at the end, but as it did not seem to extend to the centre we made it the base of operations by cutting a trench to the centre of the mound, on a level with the bottom of the kiln. The rest of the barrow seemed never to have been disturbed, yet we discovered nothing but charcoal and rats' bones, which lay near the bottom of the kiln, which no doubt occupied the place where the interment had been deposited. On the same day we partially opened another mound nearer to Cotton, less than the last, and not more than eighteen inches high. We cut down in the middle, between two large stones placed on edge, which at first appeared to form a cist, but which we soon found had been converted into a limekiln by some utilitarian occupier of the land.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Cotton, Windy Harbour [Map]

Castern. 28th of July, we went to a mound at Windy Harbour [Map], on the Morridge range, near Cotton, which, although originally a barrow, had been completely destroyed by a limekiln made in its centre, as we soon found by excavation.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Coven [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Croxall

Around 01 Aug 1605 Katherine Babington (age 90) died at Croxall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Croxden Abbey [Map]

1165. Blanchland Abbey [Map] was founded as a premonstratensian priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II (age 25) as a daughter house of Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map]. It became an abbey in the late 13th century.

On 18 Sep 1312 Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun (age 26) died at Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire. She was buried at Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map].

On 01 May 1360 Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh (age 60) died. She was buried at Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map].

1850. Henry Gastineau (age 59). Watercolor of Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Drayton Bassett [Map]

Around 1280 Margaret Basset was born to Ralph Basset 1st Baron Basset Drayton (age 16) at Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire [Map].

On 17 Mar 1337 Margaret Basset (age 57) died at Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire [Map].

On 03 Mar 1617 William Seymour 2nd Duke of Somerset (age 29) and Frances Devereux Duchess of Somerset (age 17) were married at Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire [Map]. She the daughter of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl Essex and Frances Walsingham Countess Essex (age 50). They were fourth cousins. He a great x 3 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Drayton [Map]

In 1076 Ralph Basset was born to Thurston "The Norman" Basset (age 25) at Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

In 1128 Thurston "The Norman" Basset (age 77) died at Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

In or before 1227 Thomas Arden was born to Ralph Arden (age 28) in Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

Around 1267 Ralph Arden was born to Thomas Arden (age 40) in Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

Around 1287 Thomas Arden (age 60) died in Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

Before 1290 Ralph Arden was born to Ralph Arden (age 22) in Drayton, Staffordshire [Map]. His dob his often reported as 1317 but his father died in 1290.

Around 1290 Ralph Arden (age 23) died in Drayton, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Eccleshall

On 19 May 1889 Second Lieutenant Robert Bosse was born at Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Eccleshall Castle [Map]

Before 1200 until the 1860s Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map] was the residence of the Bishop of Lichfield and, consequently, a number of Bishops of Lichfield are buried its church [Map].

Chronicle of Gregory 1459. 23 Sep 1459. Ande this year was done a grete jornaye at the Blowre Hethe by the Erle of Saulysbury (age 59) ande the Quenys galentys. And that day the King made vij knyghtys, first, Syr Robert Molyners, Syr John Daune, Syr Thomas Uttyng, Syr John Brembly, Syr Jon Stanley, Syr John Grysly, and Syr Rychard Hardon; and v of thes knyghtys were slayne full manly in the fylde, and many men of yemonry soore hurte, and a full nobylle knyght, the Lord Audeley (age 61), and Syr Thomas Hamdon, knyght, was the getynge of the fylde, and Thomas Squyer and Counteroller of the Pryncys house full sore hurte. And [the] batayle or jornay lastyd alle the aftyr none, fro one of the clocke tylle v aftyr non, and the chasse lastyd unto vij at the belle in the mornynge. And men were maymyd many one in the Quenys party. There were in the Quenys party vM [Note. 5000], and in that othyr party vC [Note. 500], a grete wondyr that evyr they might stonde the grete multytude not ferynge, the King beyng with yn x myle and the quene (age 29) with yn v myle at the castelle of Egyllyssale [Map]. But the Erle of Saulysbury (age 59) hadde ben i-take, save only a Fryer Austyn schot gonnys [Note. shot guns] alle that nyght in a parke that was at the backe syde of the fylde, and by this mene the erle come to Duke of Yorke (age 48). And in the morowe they founde nothyr man ne ehylde in that parke but the fryer, and he said that for fere he a-bode in that parke alle that nyght. But in the mornyng, by-twyne the fylde and Chester, Syr John Dawne is son that was at home in his fadyrs place hadde worde that his fadyr was slayne; a-non he raysyd his tenantys and toke by-syde a lytyl towne i-namyd Torperlay [Map] Syr Thomas Nevyle (age 29), Syr John Nevyle (age 28), and Syr Thomas Haryngdon (age 59), and brought them unto the castelle of Chester, ande there they a-boode tylle the batayle of Northehampton was done, &c.

On 23 Sep 1459 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 58) attempted to ambush John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 28) whilst he was travelling to Ludlow [Map] to join up with the main Yorkist army; the Battle of Blore Heath. Forewarned by scouts he arranged his troops into battle order. The Yorkist army included John Conyers (age 48), Thomas Harrington (age 59), James Harrington (age 29), Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 59), William Stanley (age 24), Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley (age 26), John Savile, Walter Strickland (age 48) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (age 59).

The Lancastrian army included brothers John Dutton, Thomas Dutton (age 38) and Peter Dutton who were killed.

James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 61) was killed by Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley (age 26). His son John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 33) succeeded 6th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, 3rd Baron Tuchet. Anne Echingham Baroness Audley Heighley (age 39) by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 58) and Edmund Dudley (age 34) were captured. Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (age 53) fought.

Richard Molyneux of Sefton was killed.

John Egerton (age 55) was killed.

After the battle Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (age 29) took refuge at Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map].

After the battle Thomas Harrington (age 59), John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 28) and Thomas Neville (age 29) were captured at Acton Bridge Tarporley [Map] and imprisoned at Chester Castle [Map] having been detached from the main Yorkist force.

William Troutbeck (age 23) was killed.

On 25 Sep 1554 Bishop Richard Sampson died at Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map]. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall [Map].

After Jun 1643 Bishop Robert Wright (age 83) died at Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map].

On 19 Oct 1867 Bishop John Lonsdale (age 79) died at Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire [Map] of a rupture of a blood-vessel in the brain. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ellastone

Around 1818 Robert Oakes was born at Ellastone, Staffordshire.

Around 1843 George Oakes was born to Robert Oakes (age 25) at Ellastone, Staffordshire.

Around 1852 Elizabeth Oakes was born to Robert Oakes (age 34) at Ellastone, Staffordshire.

Around 1854 Ellen Oakes was born to Robert Oakes (age 36) at Ellastone, Staffordshire.

1861. 1861 Census Staffordshire Ellastone. Ellastone, Staffordshire.

Robert Oakes (age 43). Head. 43.

Margaret Oakes. Wife. 44.

George Oakes (age 18). Son. 18.

Elizabeth Oakes (age 9). Daughter. 9.

Ellen Oakes (age 7). Daughter. 7.

William Oakes. Uncle. 67.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ellastone, Marlpit Lane Bowl Barrow [Map]

Marlpit Lane Bowl Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Marlpit Lane Bowl Barrow [Map]. A bowl barrow located 20m south of Marlpit Lane on the north-east side of the crest of a low, broad ridge. It survives as an oval earthen mound up to 1m high with maximum dimensions of 48m by 35m. The monument is not known to have been excavated.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ellastone, St Peter's Church

On 27 Oct 1400 Ralph Longford was born to Nicholas IV Longford (age 27) and Sarah Harrington at Colwich, Staffordshire [Map]. He was baptised at St Peter's Church, Ellastone.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ellenhall

In 1101 Hugo Montfort was born at Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

In 1127 Alice Montfort was born to Hugo Montfort (age 26) at Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

In 1151 Thomas Noel was born to Robert Noel (age 31) and Alice Montfort (age 24) at Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

Around 1180 Alice Noel was born to Thomas Noel (age 29) and Margaret Strange (age 26) at Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

On 22 Jul 1369 Joan Grey (age 67) died at Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

In 1574 Robert Harcourt was born to Walter Harcourt (age 21) in Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

On 22 Sep 1694 Johnathan Cope (deceased) was buried in Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Enville

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Enville Hall

On 18 Jun 1715 Henry Grey 4th Earl Stamford was born to Henry Grey 3rd Earl Stamford (age 30) and Dorothy Wright Countess Stamford (age 30) at Enville Hall, Staffordshire.

On 30 May 1768 Henry Grey 4th Earl Stamford (age 52) died at Enville Hall, Staffordshire. On 30 May 1768 His son George Grey 5th Earl Stamford 1st Earl Warrington (age 30) succeeded 5th Earl Stamford, 6th Baron Grey of Groby.

On 07 Jan 1827 George Grey 7th Earl Stamford 3rd Earl Warrington was born to George Harry Grey 8th Baron Grey of Groby (age 24) and Katherine Charteris Baroness Grey Groby (age 26) at Enville Hall, Staffordshire. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.13%.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Fair Oak [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Fazeley [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Fisherwick

On 19 Sep 1789 Charlotte Spencer died at Fisherwick, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Four Crosses [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Gailey [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Gerard's Bromley

Around 1564 Thomas Gerard 1st Baron Gerard was born to Gilbert Gerard (age 30) and Anne Ratclyffe (age 25) at Gerard's Bromley, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Gnosall

In 1580 Richard Knightley was born to Thomas Knightley (age 39) and Elizabeth Schuckburgh (age 26) in Gnosall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Great Barr

On 11 Jul 1833 Dean Herbert Mortimer Luckock was born to Reverend Thomas George Mortimer Luckock and Harriet Chune at Great Barr, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Great Bridgeford [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Great Heywood

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Grindon [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Grindon Moor Barrow [Map]

Grindon Moor Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Grindon. July 3rd, excavated a barrow upon Grindon Moor [Map], close to one much larger called Hurst Low [Map]. This one, though apparently of considerable elevation, promised an easy task, but, after cutting from the edge to the centre to the depth of six feet, through clay of various colours, intermixed with stones, until, in the middle of the tumulus, we came to a space filled with stones without any admixture whatever except charcoal, we gave up the search without finding more than half of the upper stone of a quern or hand-mill of grit. It is, however, possible that the interment may remain in some part of the barrow yet unexplored.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Grindon, Hurst Low Barrow [Map]

Hurst Low Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Hurst Low. 21st of October, we made another attempt to find an interment in this barrow [Hurst Low Barrow [Map]], which was unsuccessfully opened on the 3rd of July. Having previously examined the middle by a trench from one side, we made a cutting through the opposite and hitherto undisturbed side, and on approaching the termination of the former diggings, found two large sandstones, foreign to the soil, one of which was about three feet square by one foot thick; the other was of a round form. Our section exhibited strata of variously coloured clay, whicli underneath the stones was greenish blue, unlike any other part. An arrow-head, and a rude instrument of yellow flint were picked up, but no interment was found, although we observed charcoal mingled with the clay.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hales

In 1386 Elizabeth Boteler was born to Thomas Boteler 4th Baron Sudeley (age 27) and Alice Beauchamp Baroness Sudeley (age 20) at Hales, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Tyrley Hales

On 10 Oct 1358 Thomas Boteler 4th Baron Sudeley was born to William Boteler 2nd Baron Wem and Oversley (age 62) and Joan Sudeley Baroness Boteler (age 28) at Tyrley Hales, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hamstall Ridware

In 1488 Maud aka Matilda Cotton was born to Richard Cotton (age 33) and Joan Brereton (age 34) at Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire.

In 1495 Thomas Cotton was born to Richard Cotton (age 40) and Joan Brereton (age 41) at Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire.

In 1558 Anne Fitzherbert was born to William Fitzherbert (age 38) and Elizabeth Swynnerton at Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hanbury

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hanbury, St Werburgh's [Map]

St Werburgh's, Church Hanbury [Map]. In the south-east corner of the sanctuary is the reclining monument to Charles Egerton who died in 1624 and made of local veined alabaster. In relief on his shield are the arms: [gules] fess between three pheons [argent], on a canton [or] a sinister hand holding [sable] a broken sword [Egerton]. The crest surmounting the helm on the panel on the back wall is a lion rampant holding a battleaxe.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Handsworth

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Handsworth, St Mary's Church [Map]

St Mary's Church, Handsworth [Map]. Boulton, Watt & Murdoch memorials.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Haughton

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Haughton Rectory

On 24 Apr 1879 Reverend Charles Smith Royds (age 79) died at Haughton Rectory. He was buried at St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map] on 30 Apr 1879.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Haughton, St Giles' Church [Map]

In 1822 Reverend Edward Royds (age 31) was appointed Rector of St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map].

In 1831 Reverend Edward Royds (age 40) resigned as Rector of St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map] in favour of his brother Reverend Charles Smith Royds (age 31).

On 07 Sep 1840 Theodosia Mary Royds was born to Reverend Charles Smith Royds (age 40) and Mary Anne Twemlow. She was baptised on 04 Oct 1840 at St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map].

On 24 Apr 1879 Reverend Charles Smith Royds (age 79) died at Haughton Rectory. He was buried at St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map] on 30 Apr 1879.

On 05 Sep 1885 Mary Anne Twemlow died. She was buried at St Giles' Church, Haughton [Map] on 10 Sep 1885.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Heleigh

On 23 Sep 1459 Eleanor Holland Baroness Audley Heighley (age 53) died at Heleigh, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hilcote Newbold

Around 1461 Robert Noel was born to Thomas Noel (age 21) at Hilcote Newbold, Staffordshire.

In 1482 James Noel was born to Robert Noel (age 21) at Hilcote Newbold, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hilton

In 1663 Henry Vernon was born to Henry Vernon (age 27) at Hilton, Staffordshire.

On 18 Jun 1726 Richard Vernon was born to Henry Vernon (age 63) at Hilton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hoar Cross

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hoar Cross, Little Hayward

On 07 Oct 1407 John Welles was born to Thomas Welles (age 22) at Little Hayward, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire.

In 1539 John Welles (age 52) died at Little Hayward, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hopton

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Hopton Heath Hopton

On 19 Mar 1643 William Compton (age 18) and James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton (age 20) fought for the Royalist army at Hopton Heath Hopton, Staffordshire.

Spencer Compton 2nd Earl of Northampton (age 41) was killed. His son James Compton 3rd Earl of Northampton (age 20) succeeded 3rd Earl of Northampton, 4th Baron Compton of Compton in Warwickshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Houndshill

In 1522 Thomas Vernon was born to Humphrey Vernon (age 46) and Alice Ludlow (age 40) at Houndshill, Staffordshire.

Around 1580 Edward Vernon was born to Walter Vernon (age 40) and Mary Littleton (age 11) at Houndshill, Staffordshire.

In 1615 Henry Vernon was born to Edward Vernon (age 35) at Houndshill, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ingestre

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ingestre Hall

Henry Chaplin A Memoir: 2 Family and Social Life Part II. His last letter to his bride a few days before their wedding has a pathetic interest in view of the few years of marriage which were before them.

[Henry Chaplin 1st Viscount Chaplin (age 35) to Florence Sutherland Leveson-Gower (age 21)]

October 11 [Note. A mistake for November 1876].— Ted (age 34) has gone to Lincoln to make a speech to his constituents to-night. His marriage is settled, and announced to Lady Gwendoline (age 18), and I've had a letter from Shrewsbury acquainting me with that fact. It may be some consolation and perhaps relief to you to know that they have a "Royal Party " at Ingestre and can't come to Trentham next week, but he sends every sort of kind message to you.... I am nervous, not about the ceremony! Now didn't you hope I was going to be? but about your rooms being done by the time they ought to be, but the paper you chose is up and they will look very nice, I feel sure. Darling little woman, do not fret or fidget about the awful ceremony. I often tell you that it has no effect of that sort upon me, and I will tell you why. Because I am as firmly convinced as I can be of anything that the step we are about to take with God's blessing will be, and ought to be, except through our own faults, for our mutual and enduring happiness both here and hereafter. Think of it in this light, and then the momentary passing agitation of a ceremony will not trouble you, and remember, child, that it is to you and your good influence that I look to help us in the cares, may be in the trials and temptations and, please God, the happiness which awaits us in the future.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Kings Bromley [Map]

Around 31 Aug 1057 Leofric Earldorman Mercia died at Kings Bromley, Staffordshire [Map]. His son Ælfgar Earl of Mercia and East Anglia succeeded Earldorman Mercia.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Kingsley Holt

In 1857 George Henry Moorcroft was born to Thomas Moorcroft (age 23) and Eliza Harvey (age 22) at Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Kingswinford, Holbeche House

On 08 Nov 1605 Robert Catesby (age 33) and Thomas Percy (age 45) were killed, reportedly by the same musket ball, at Holbeche House, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Kinver

On 27 Mar 1686 William Talbot (age 69) died at Kinver, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Knypersley Staffordshire

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Knypersley Staffordshire, Church of St John the Evangelist [Map]

In 1780 John Edensor Heathcote (age 23) and Anne Gresley (age 25) were married at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Knypersley [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Leek

On 30 Jun 1181 Hugh de Kevelioc Gernon 5th Earl Chester (age 34) died at Leek, Staffordshire. His son Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester 1st Earl Lincoln (age 11) succeeded 6th Earl Chester.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Leek, Cock Low [Map]

Cock Low is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Leek. On the 29th of December we proceeded to excavate the Cock Low barrow [Map], close to the town of Leek, a large mound forty yards diameter and eighteen feet high, composed of sand, and raised above a natural surface of red sand, unmixed with any other tint. After cutting a square six yards each way down the centre to the depth of five feet, we came to a layer of ashes and charcoal, resting on a stratum of white sand. Among the former were some small pieces of an urn, a few pieces of calcined human bone, and a round-edged instrument of flint. Besides these we observed nothing; and it does not appear that any interment had ever been deposited on the natural level, in which respect the barrow resembles many other large mounds of earth in which an interment by cremation has been made at a high level or near the summit.

The following notice appeared in the Derby Mercury of January 7th, 1852 — "On Tuesday, some degree of excitement was caused in Leek by the circumstance that Mr. Bateman had sent an exploring party to open the Cock Low, a barrow standing on part of the property of Mrs. Watt. The party worked vigorously on Monday and Tuesday, and were so far successful in their search as to find the usual deposit of charcoal, &c. They found one instrument and a small piece or two of bone, which, however, pulverised on coming into contact with the air. The party began their cutting a few yards to the south of the centre, and continued to sink the opening until they arrived at the original surface, which is about six yards below the present surface of the tumulus, and was indicated by being of the same red sand as the surrounding surface of the field, and by its being unmixed with charcoal or any other extraneous substance. It appeared evident, from the appearances presented by the cutting, that when the tumulus, at its formation, had attained to within five feet of its present altitude, a large fire had been kindled upon it, as was manifested by the abundance of ashes and charcoal found at that elevation, amongst and nearly in the centre of which they found a few fragments of an earthen vase or urn, and one of those small rounded flints, for which conjecture has as yet assigned no certain use. Below and in contact with this layer of charcoal and ashes was a layer of white sand, and it was surmised that this lightness of colour might have been the effect of the fire; and in this idea Mr. Carrington coincided, or at least conceded to have been well founded. On and about these particular spots Mr. Carrington bestowed the most minute attention, as he believed that there the body had been calcined; and he was the more inclined to believe this opinion from the fact that there were no indications below of any kind to lead him to infer that any interment had ever taken place at a greater depth. With the exception of a very few tumuli, Mr. Bateman and Mr. Carrington have always found tliat, in all barrows compoiftd entirely of soil, as in the present instance, nothing has been discovered except a deposit of calcined bones, charcoal^ and a few flint ins^raments, arrow-heads, &c., accidentally dropped there during the ceremony, or brought casually in the earth of which the mound has been formed. The opening of the tumulus has led to this satisfactory result — that there no longer remains any doubt that this barrow has been a place of interment; and although it has added nothing to the museum of the gentleman who has been at th^ cost of the imdertaking, he has had the satisfaction of imparting much gratification to many anxious observers; and we trust not without having added something to the fund of information he has amassed upon this subject."

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Little Aston [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Little Bridgeford [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Longton

Around 1867 Eliza Glover was born to Joseph Glover at Longton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Longton Hall

In 1757 xaljkJ3EJohn Edensor Heathcote was born to Michael Heathcote at Longton Hall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Madeley

On 23 Sep 1459 Richard Molyneux (age 62) died at Madeley, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Marten Hill

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Marten Hill, Cliff Top Bowl Barrow [Map]

Cliff Top Bowl Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Cliff Top Bowl Barrow [Map]. A bowl barrow located 150m south-east of Cliff Top on the crest of a prominent ridge. It survives as a slightly mutilated oval mound of earth and stone up to 1.4m high with maximum dimensions of 18m by 16m. There is a central pit measuring some 4m by 3m and up to 0.5m deep. A boundary bank 0.3m high crosses the north-east half of the barrow altering the profile slightly. Limited antiquarian investigation at the monument's centre located a rock-cut grave containing a partly disturbed inhumation. A cremation, Romano-British pottery, a piece of iron and a flint were found above the rock-cut grave.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Marten Hill Bowl Barrow [Map]

Marten Hill Bowl Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Marten Hill Bowl Barrow [Map]. A bowl barrow located on the flat top of Marten Hill immediately west of the minor road linking Blore with the A52 trunk road. It survives as an earthen oval mound up to 0.7m high with maximum dimensions of 18m by 15.5m. The monument is not known to have been excavated.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Mayfield [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Merryton Low [Map]

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low, Staffordshire [Map] after which it passes Onecote, Staffordshire [Map], Winkhill, Staffordshire [Map], Waterhouses, Staffordshire [Map] before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Milford [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Milldale [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Milldale, Baley Hill [Map]

Bailey Hill. On the 3rd of August we opened a barrow on Bailey Hill [Map], between the Dove and Bostom, on the Derbyshire side of the stream. It was raised upon a very irregular protuberant rock, which in the middle was cut through the loose upper beds into a kind of grave, the bottom of which, conforming to the dip of strata, was three feet deep at one end, whilst it diminished to nothing at the other. In this were three interments, the most primitive of which had been disturbed by the later deposits, its bones being found at intervals from the surface downwards. The bones were those of a full-grown person, and much decayed. A second skeleton was found undisturbed at the bottom, on which it lay on its right side, with the body slightly curved, the knees contracted, and the head to the west. Before the face was a small plain vase, lying on its side, and at the back of the skull was a very large tusk from the wild boar. The femur measures about 16 J inches. About a foot below the surface was a deposit of calcined bones, containing a very neatly made pair of tweezers of bone, unbumt, and perforated for suspension. The grave was filled up with stone, and the artificial part of the roound consisted of similar materials, amongst which rats' bones so much abounded as to fill up most of the interstices from the surface to the bottom of the grave. A few pieces of two vessels were picked up during the day. The following remarks upon the barrow, made by Mr. Carrington immediately after the opening, are valuable. He says — "I consider this to be the most primitive barrow I ever opened, as the small instrument of bone may have been deposited with the burnt bones at a much more recent period than that in which the mound was originally constructed. The coarse urn, without any decoration — the absence of every other article, with the exception of the boar's tusk — serve to strengthen this supposition. The contents of the cist were examined with the greatest care, yet nothing more was discovered, except one small round piece of ironstone — not a sandstone, or pebble, or charcoal (which are all commonly found in Celtic barrows) — not even one bit of flint was to be seen. This is the first barrow I have opened in which the latter material has not been present."

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Muckley Corner [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Needwood Forest

Archaeologia Volume 33 Section XIII. Account of a Gold Torquis found in Needwood Forest in Staffordshire, in a Letter to the Viscount Mahon, President, from Sir HENRY ELLIS, K.H. Secretary. Read June 8th, 1848.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Newborough

Around 1354 John Pole was born to John Pole (age 15) and Joan Harrington (age 25) at Newborough, Staffordshire.

Around 1382 Peter Pole was born to John Pole (age 28) at Newborough, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Newcastle under Lyme

On 25 Jul 1745 Silvester Harding of Pall Mall was born in Newcastle under Lyme.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under Lyme

In 1609 Edward Mainwaring (age 32) was elected Mayor of Newcastle-under Lyme, Staffordshire.

In 1640 Edward Mainwaring (age 63) was elected Mayor of Newcastle-under Lyme, Staffordshire.

In 1643 Edward Mainwaring (age 66) was elected Mayor of Newcastle-under Lyme, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Newport

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Newport, Swan Inn

Roger Whitley's Diary. 11 Feb 1690. Tuesday, we set out past 8; dined at the Swan in Newport; lay at Whitchurch (at the Red Lyon) that night; there Mr Cotton, Mr Taylor, Captain Mainwaring, Goldsmith, Delves, Savage, &c. met us; (the 3 first retorned that night after supper) one Eddows & another townesman came to see G.Mainwaring (age 47). I left them past 9.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Norton Canes [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Onecote [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Outlands [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Pendeford [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Perton [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Pipe

On 31 Aug 1372 Richard Stafford (age 70) died at Pipe, Staffordshire.

Around 1450 Humphrey Stanley was born to John Stanley (age 27) and Elizabeth Vernon (age 23) at Pipe, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Pipe Hall

In 1647 Arden Bagot was born to Colonel Henry or Hervey Bagot (age 29) in Pipe Hall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Ranton Abbey aka Priory [Map]

On 12 Apr 1417 Thomas Harcourt (age 74) died at Ranton Abbey aka Priory, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rocester [Map]

On 19 May 1645 Winifred Trentham was baptised at Rocester, Staffordshire [Map].

Elizabeth Trentham Maid of Honour Countess of Oxford was born to Thomas Trentham and Jane Sneyd at Rocester, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rocester Abbey [Map]

Before 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham (age 49) died. On 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham (age 49) was buried at Rocester Abbey [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rocester, Woodseat

On 04 Feb 1830 Trevor Wheler 8th Baronet (age 66) died at Woodseat, Rocester. He was buried at Rocester, Staffordshire [Map]. His son Trevor Wheler 9th Baronet (age 37) succeeded 9th Baronet Wheler of the City of Westminster. Lucy Dandridge Lady Wheler by marriage Lady Wheler of the City of Westminster.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rolleston on Dove

Around 1453 Bishop Robert Sherbourne was born in Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire.

On 16 Jan 1850 Tonman Mosley 1st Baron Anslow was born to Tonman Mosley 3rd Baronet (age 36) at East Lodge, Anslow, Burton upon Trent. He was baptised at Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley, Blithfield

On 16 May 1562 Dorothy Bagot was baptised at Blithfield, Rugeley.

On 01 Aug 1587 Ralph Okeover and Dorothy Bagot (age 25) were married at Blithfield, Rugeley.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley, Blithfield Hall

On 23 Sep 1781 Charles Bagot was born to William Bagot 1st Baron Bagot (age 53) and Elizabeth St John Baroness Bagot at Blithfield Hall.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley, Blithfield House

On 27 Mar 1811 William Bagot 3rd Baron Bagot was born to William Bagot 2nd Baron Bagot (age 37) and Louisa Legge Baroness Bagot (age 24) at Blithfield House, Rugeley.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley, Field Hall

On 16 Mar 1623 Walter Bagot (age 66) died at Field Hall, Rugeley.

On 27 Sep 1660 Hervey Bagot 1st Baronet (age 69) died at Field Hall, Rugeley. His son Edward Bagot 2nd Baronet (age 44) succeeded 2nd Baronet Bagot of Blithfield Hall.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rugeley, Longdon Hall

On 05 Jul 1890 William Henry Chetwynd (age 78) died at his home Longdon Hall, Rugeley.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Rushall

In 1470 Dorothy Harpur was born to William Harpur (age 29) at Rushall, Staffordshire.

On 20 May 1875 Florence Harriet Young was born at Rushall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Sheen

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Sheen, Brund Low [Map]

Brund Low is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Sheen. On the 21st of August we examined a very large barrow [Map] [Brund Low [Map]] near Sheen, in Staffordshire, about 35 yards diameter and more than 9 feet deep, wholly composed of earth, which, near the natural surface, was mixed with charcoal, and varied by layers of moss. The latter in a great measure retained its natural colour, and contained many beetles, some of which were well preserved. About a yard from the bottom a thin ferruginous seam ran through the mound, perfectly solid and hard like pottery, which might possibly be the effect of heat. No interment was found, but there is little doubt of the existence of a deposit of calcined bones in some part of the mound.

Sheen. On the 21st of June we made an excavation in the centre of a large tumulus, at the Brund [Brund Low [Map]], near Sheen, measuring 38 yards diameter and nine feet high, composed of earth. About half way down we found a deposit of calcined bones, much decayed, the teeth being most conspicuous amongst the fragments. Near them was a triangular sandstone, in which a circular cavity had been artificially worked, like that found at Elkstone on the 31st of August, 1850. By filling up the cutting, we found a flint that had been chipped to a circular form.

On the 16th of July we made another parallel trench, near four yards long, which at the north end was two yards deep, and gradually increased to three at the other extremity, before reaching the undisturbed surface. We found no interment, but observed a little charcoal, and picked up two chippings of flint, and another of the sandstones, with a cup-shaped cavity worked in it. The stone in this case was too large for carriage, so we cut out the part with the cup. Capsular stones of this kind are not uncom* monly found in tumuli on the Yorkshire moors, especially in the neighbourhood of Pickering, as will be seen further on in this volume. I was also told by Mr. Rhind that he had found the same inside the primitive structures called "Picts' Houses," in Caithness. We were told that the apex of this barrow had been much lowered some time since, when a bronze weapon, half a yard in length, was found.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries V15 1895. The following week, Mr. Sheldon opened a larger barrow, known as Brundlow [Map], in the vicinity of Roylow. It was opened by Mr. Carrington in 18511, who described it as of earth, and found in it several pieces of flint, two sandstones with cup-shaped cavities, and half-way down a deposit of calcined human bones. Mr. Sheldon's trench (east to west) supplies further particulars. He found that the mound was of two layers, an upper one of earth, four er five feet thick, and a lower of stones (mostly worn and probably derived from the river Manifold in the neighbourhood), thrown together anyhow. Below these stones he found, in a small hole in the natural soil, ashes and calcined human bones; and about a yard or so away, and upon the natural surface, ' fragments of well-preserved bones, hard and dry, and evidently human.' It is difficult to say whether these bones were connected with those of the hole; but it cannot be doubted that the latter represented the primary interment, that over which the mound was erected in the first instance. It is also difficult to know how to regard the high-level bones that Mr. Carrington observed.

Note 1. Ten Years' Diggings, 177.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Sheen, Roy Low Barrow [Map]

Roy Low Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries V15 1895. On October 2nd Mr. Sheldon opened a barrow of very different type from the foregoing, situated between Sheen, a Staffordshire village about 8 miles south-east of Buxton, and the Brund, 2 mile to the west. This barrow is known as Roylow [Roy Low Barrow [Map]], and is circular, about 100 feet in diameter and 8 feet high in the centre. It was slightly examined by Mr. Thomas Bateman in 1849, and his short notice1 of its peculiar construction agrees exactly with the notes of Mr. Sheldon, who, however, has been able to give additional details.

Mr. Sheldon cut a trench down to the natural surface from west to east through the more elevated portion of the barrow. Throughout this trench the upper part of the mound was of loamy clay with a few pieces of the local sandstone, none, however, larger than a man's fist. Below this and about a foot from the natural surface there was, at the commencement of the trench, 'a thin stratum of ferruginous earth more or less hardened by the action of fire. This was also noticed by Mr. Bateman, who described it as 'perfectly solid and hard, like pottery.' It appears to have been continuous throughout the barrow, rising towards the centre. The soil immediately below was dark, and in its turn rested upon several layers of vegetable matter pressed close and flat, and having a subdued primrose-green colour, which faded after a few minutes' exposure into a dull brown like that of silage. Mr. Sheldon found that these layers were sods, at least two in depth, and laid in irregular courses. The plants still retained their form and structure, consisting for the most part of mosses, but there were also grasses, rushes, leaves, sprigs of heather, and one well-defined pod of the common field-vetch. He also detected yarious insects, two specimens of the common house-fly, two species of beetle, and the common ant. Mr. Bateman had also noticed the 'layers of moss,' and the 'many beetles, some of which were well preserved'; but Mr. Sheldon observed a remarkable feature in the centre of the mound which escaped the older explorer. It consisted of 'layers and vein-like ramifications of some kind of sedimentary matter, the colour of which was a bright blue, which did not fade by contact with the air.' .... 'Some of the layers and veins were parallel with the surface, some perpendicular, and yet others in various oblique directions, as if the liquid . . had found its way in many directions among the clods and left its sediment in the crevices,'

Note 1. Ten Years Diggings, 62.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Sheen Barrow [Map]

Sheen Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Sheen. On the 17th of July we opened a barrow [Sheen Barrow [Map]], close to the road from Sheen to Holme End, measuring 28 yards diameter. It was lowered about four feet in 1837, and is now two feet high? constructed of sandstones and earth. Several trenches were cut, and at length a deposit of calcined bones was found on the natural surface, about ten yards from the south edge of the barrow. At a little distance were two arrow-points, and a circular-ended instrument of flint. A little further from the bones was a small piece of the edge of an urn. A great deal of charred wood was found upon the natural surface, about the south-east side.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Shenstone [Map]

After 1443 Katherine Neville was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer of Snape (age 36) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Latimer (age 26) at Shenstone, Staffordshire [Map]. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Thomas Neville was born to Henry Neville and Joan Bourchier at Shenstone, Staffordshire [Map]. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Thomas Neville was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer of Snape at Shenstone, Staffordshire [Map]. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Shugborough [Map]

Shugborough, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Canal Bridge 73 Shugborough [Map]

Canal Bridge 73 Shugborough [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Shugborough Hall [Map]

In 1693 William Anson (age 37) had the existing manor house demolished and commissioned the construction of three-story building [Map].

William Anson: In 1656 he was born. Before Aug 1720 he and Isabella Carrier were married by which he became the brother-in-law to her sister's husband Thomas Parker 1st Earl Macclesfield. In Aug 1720 he died.

On 23 Apr 1697 George Anson 1st Baron Anson was born to William Anson (age 41) at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire [Map].

Around 1745 Thomas Anson (age 50) commissioned the building of two pavilions flanking either side of the central part of Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire [Map].

On 30 Mar 1773 Thomas Anson (age 78) died. His nephew George Adams aka Anson (age 41), son of his sister Janette Anson, inherited the Anson estates including Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire [Map], and changed his names from Adams to Anson.

In 1831 Princes Alexandrina Victoria of Kent (age 11), the future Queen Victoria, visited Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire [Map] with her mother, the Duchess of Kent (age 44), as part of an extensive tour of the country.

In 1842 Thomas William Anson 1st Earl Lichfield (age 46) was compelled to sell the contents of Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire [Map] in a two-week-long sale to repay his debts.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stanton Wyvill

On 19 Jun 1598 Archbishop Gilbert Sheldon was born to Robert Sheldon at Stanton Wyvill, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem, Wolstanton

In Dec 1860 Ellis William Roberts was born to Thomas Roberts at Wolstanton, Staffordshire in Burslem, Staffordshire. He is recorded on the 1861 Census, taken on 07 Apr 1861, as being five months.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem, St Margaret's Church Wolstanton

On 26 May 1779 John Sparrow of Bishton Hall in Staffordshire (age 42) and Elizabeth Moreton (age 38) were married at St Margaret's Church Wolstanton, Staffordshire by Ralph Moreton clerk, in presence of Mary Moreton and R Moreton.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Hulton Abbey [Map]

In Nov 1246 Bertrade Mainwaring (age 49) died at Hulton Abbey [Map].

On 01 Apr 1386 James Audley 2nd Baron Audley of Heighley (age 73) died. He was buried at Hulton Abbey [Map]. His son Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley of Heighley (age 58) succeeded 3rd Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

In 1391 Nicholas Audley 3rd Baron Audley of Heighley (age 63) died without issue. He was buried at Hulton Abbey [Map]. Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire abeyant between his sisters Joan Audley (age 60) and Margaret Audley.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stone [Map]

Around 1107 Robert II Stafford was born to Nicholas Stafford (age 26) and Maud Meolte at Stone, Staffordshire [Map].

Around 1185 Robert II Stafford (age 78) died at Stone, Staffordshire [Map].

On 19 Sep 1194 Richard Stafford (age 69) died at Stone, Staffordshire [Map].

On 25 Aug 1214 Hervey Bagot (age 61) died at Stone, Staffordshire [Map].

In 1762 Stebbing Shaw Historian was born to Stebbing Shaw at Stone, Staffordshire [Map]. He was educated at Repton School [Map].

Werburgh Iclingas was born to King Wulfhere of Mercia at Stone, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Sandon Stone

In 1331 Margaret Stafford was born to Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 29) and Katherine Hastings Baroness Stafford (age 27) at Sandon Stone, Staffordshire.

James Stafford was born to William Stafford at Sandon Stone, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stourbridge

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Amblecote Stourbridge

In 1307 William Stafford (age 29) died at Amblecote Stourbridge, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stourton Castle

On 12 Mar 1500 Cardinal Reginald Pole was born to Richard Pole (age 38) and Margaret York Countess of Salisbury (age 26) at Stourton Castle, Staffordshire.

In 1658 Bishop William Talbot was born to William Talbot (age 41) and Mary Doughty at Stourton Castle, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Stretton [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Swinscoe

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Swinscoe, Near Hill Barrow [Map]

Swinscoe aka Near Hill Barrow. On the 7th of July, we opened a barrow [Near Hill Barrow [Map]] on the Near Hill, Swinscoe, thirteen yards diameter, with a basin-like depression in the middle, five yards over and three feet deep. Having sunk to the depth of five feet from the basin, through earth and stone, a skeleton was found, the lower part of which only was undisturbed, the head and upper portion having apparently been long removed. Their fragments, with small pieces of burnt bone, Samian ware, and a piece of iron of no great antiquity, were found throughout the cutting from the surface downwards. The femur of the skeleton, wanting the joint at the knee, measures 18½ inches, and must have been near two inches longer.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Swinscoe, Net Low Barrow [Map]

Net Low Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Blore. 2nd June, we opened a barrow [Net Low Barrow [Map]] near Blore, In a field called Nettles (Net Lows?) formed around a natural elevation, which is only slightly covered at the top; the entire diameter is 13 yards. On the S.W. side we found a cist, the outer side formed of a long stone placed on edge, the inner being walled from the surface to the bottom, which was paved with flat stones; the depth was 2 feet. On the floor was a deposit of calcined bones, and in a corner was a broken urn of red clay, containing a small vase, or "incense cup," in better preservation.

The large vase, originally about 9 inches high by 5 diameter, is of clay, plentifully mixed with sand and imperfectly baked, whence the surface is much disintegrated. It has been of good form and workmanship, having a deep border ornamented with diagonal lines disposed in triangles in alternate directions. The cup is of similar clay, 2½ inches high, 3 inches across the mouth, and quite plain. Nearer the edge, on the same side of the barrow, we found some remains of an unburnt skeleton, which had been previously disturbed, and not far from it were two articles indicating the interment to have been of late period; namely, the bottom of a kiln-baked vessel of blue clay, showing marks of having been turned on the potter's wheel, and a small iron ring 1¼ inch in diameter. Fragments of bone, burnt and unburnt, rats' bones, teeth of oxen, and pebbles were found throughout the cuttings.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Swinscoe, Top Low Barrow [Map]

Top Low Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Swinscoe aka Top Low Barrow. The 5th and 12th of May were spent in opening an elliptical or "Long Barrow," near Swinscoe, called Top Low [Map], measuring about 15 yards long by 7 wide. From the section made in the course of our researches, it appears probable that it was originally constructed of the common circular shape, and that it had been lengthened by the accumulation of earth heaped over numerous interments that had taken place from time to time, as the mound was full of human bodies. This being the case, to avoid confusion, we will narrate the discoveries in the order in which they occurred, and refer to the Plan where each deposit is numbered so as to correspond with the description.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Swynnerton

In 1552 Thomas Fitzherbert was born to William Fitzherbert (age 32) and Elizabeth Swynnerton at Swynnerton, Staffordshire.

Around 1559 William Fitzherbert (age 39) died at Swynnerton, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Throwley [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Throwley, Arbor Hill Barrow [Map]

Arbor Hill Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Throwley. May 20th, opened a barrow about 30 yards diameter, on Arbor Hill [Arbor Hill Barrow [Map]], near Throwley Hall. Proceeding towards the middle from the south side, through very compact earth, to ihe depth of from three to four feet, in which were bits of charcoal and chippings of flint, we found the ground on the right hand side of the cutting, about the centre of the tumulus, to be more open and stony, and intermixed with rats' bones: following these indications, a cist was soon discovered, constructed of flat slabs of limestone, six of which placed edgeways in a rectangular form served for the basement, whilst above them the sides of the structure were continued by a neat wall, terminating with large flat stones which covered all in. On removing a portion of the wall, the contents, consisting of burnt human bones, amongst which was a flint arrow point, were found covered with fine earth which had penetrated in the course of ages. Adjoining the eastern end of this cist was erected a smaller one, composed of three flat and two rounded stones, so securely covered over that no earth had penetrated through the joints; this also contained burnt bones. The ground on the west side of the trench appearing loose also, we directed our attention that way, and found two more interments of a different character, namely: - two entire skeletons which lay in a contracted position very near to each other; one of them, a young person, had a slender arrow head of flint. A few more human bones and an iron spike about 3 inches long which had been inserted into wood, were found in another part of the tumulus.

Throwley. On the 30th and 31st of July we re-opened the barrow on Arbor Hill [Arbor Hill Barrow [Map]], first investigated by us on the 20th of May, 1858, when we limited the search to the centre. On the present occaslion we began by sinking through the north-east side, which being done to the depth of six feet without affording anything of interest, we then undercut the side nearest the middle of the barrow, where the stones were larger and more open, and soon discovered a skeleton, accompanied by a deposit of calcined bones, laid without protection about a yard below the turf. The skull shows the individual to have been young, and the following articles were placed on a flat stone near the skeleton — a barbed arrow-head with a serrated edge, and a prism-shaped instrument of burnt flint, the latter polished; a small flat piece of wrought bone, that may have been part of a larger implement; and the root end of a horn of the red deer, which has been obliquely broken, and measures about nine inches in length. We examined the contrary side on the 31st of July, and found In the earth a very compact mass of black ashes, having amongst them part of a coarse um, in small pieces, accompanied by a few burnt bones and one flake of flint. Chippings of the same and pieces of firmly-baked pottery were found during the two days' excavation.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Throwley, Rushley Barrow [Map]

Rushley Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Throwley. On the 16th of February we opened a barrow at Rushley [Map], near Throwley, twelve yards diameter, and two feet six inches high. We found no interment, but near the centre were fragments of bone, horses' teeth, burnt flint, and rats' bones.

We afterwards re-examined the mound [Throwley Moor Barrow [Map]] behind Throwley Moor House, where an urn and stone axe were found in 1849, but found it to consist almost entirely of natural rock, the inequalities having been smoothed over into barrow form by the addition of a little earth.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Throwley Moor Barrow [Map]

Throwley Moor Barrow is also in Peak District Bronze Age Barrows.

Throwley. 18th August, we opened a barrow [Throwley Moor Barrow [Map]] on the hill behind Throwley Moor House, the dimensions of which are not ascertainable, from the greatest part of the mound being natural. We commenced digging on the north-west side, through earth one foot deep, beneath which was rock. We soon, however, arrived at a flat stone, placed upright beneath a wall that crossed the barrow; and having removed sufficient of the latter to allow us to proceed, found immediately below its foundation a large sepulchral urn, which, contrary to general usage, stood with the mouth upwards in a hole in the rock eighteen inches deep; the upper edge, from having been long exposed to the influence of the atmosphere from being so near the surface, was so much disintegrated as to be at first taken for charcoal, but we ascertained the diameter to be about fourteen inches; it is quite plain, and composed of coarse friable clay, of a brick red outside and black within. It contained calcined human bones, amongst which were the following articles - two fine pins, made from the tibia of an animal probably not larger than a sheep; a short piece cut from a tubular bone, and laterally perforated, possibly intended for a whistle; a bronze awl, upwards of three inches long, which has been inserted into a handle, and is now covered with a very dark and polished aerugo; a flint spear head; and a bipennis, or double-edged axe, of basaltic stone. All these, except the whistle and the awl, have been submitted to the fire, by which the axe had been so much injured that it was difficult to extricate it from its position under the bones at the bottom of the urn without its falling to pieces. The urn itself, being very thin and adhering to the rock, was taken out in small fragments. The few stone axes found during our researches have uniformly been associated with the brazen daggers, and were replaced by the plain axe-shaped celt at a slightly later period, but in no other instance have they accompanied an interment by cremation; indeed the instances in which the brass dagger has been found with burnt bones bear so small a proportion to those in which it accompanies the skeleton, that we may conclude there was a marked, though gradual change in the mode of burial introduced about the time when the knowledge of metallurgy was acquired. There is, however, evidence that the ancient rite of burial was resumed at a later period, dating but little, if at all, previous to the occupation of the country by the Romans.

Throwley. On the 16th of February we opened a barrow at Rushley [Map], near Throwley, twelve yards diameter, and two feet six inches high. We found no interment, but near the centre were fragments of bone, horses' teeth, burnt flint, and rats' bones.

We afterwards re-examined the mound [Throwley Moor Barrow [Map]] behind Throwley Moor House, where an urn and stone axe were found in 1849, but found it to consist almost entirely of natural rock, the inequalities having been smoothed over into barrow form by the addition of a little earth.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Tixall

On 06 Sep 1496 Edward Aston was born to John Aston (age 25) in Tixall, Staffordshire.

On 01 Oct 1530 Walter Aston was born to Edward Aston (age 34) at Tixall, Staffordshire.

On 08 Sep 1568 Edward Aston (age 72) died in Tixall, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Toyota Island [Map]

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum, Staffordshire [Map] aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield [Map], Streethay [Map], past Alrewas, Staffordshire [Map], through Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire [Map], Toyota Island, Staffordshire [Map] crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio [Map] aka Derby.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Trentham

On 03 Feb 699 Werburgh Iclingas died at Trentham, Staffordshire.

On 03 Aug 1543 George Booth (age 27) died at Trentham, Staffordshire. He was buried at Trentham, Staffordshire.

On or before 15 Sep 1772 Susanna Leveson-Gower Countess Harrowby Lincolnshire was born to Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford (age 51) and Susanna Stewart Marchioness Stafford. She was baptised at Trentham, Staffordshire.

On 30 Jan 1797 William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans (age 29) and Georgiana Augusta Leveson-Gower (age 27) were married at Trentham, Staffordshire. She the daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford (age 75) and Susanna Stewart Marchioness Stafford.

In 1804 William "The Younger" Theed was born in Trentham, Staffordshire.

On 12 Oct 1847 Charles William Fitzgerald Fitzgerald 4th Duke Leinster (age 28) and Caroline Leveson-Gower Duchess Leinster (age 20) were married at Trentham, Staffordshire. She the daughter of George Sutherland Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke Sutherland (age 61) and Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard Duchess Sutherland (age 41). He the son of Augustus Fitzgerald 3rd Duke Leinster (age 56) and Charlotte Augusta Stanhope Duchess Leinster (age 54). He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 15 Nov 1876 Henry Chaplin 1st Viscount Chaplin (age 35) and Florence Sutherland Leveson-Gower (age 21) were married at Trentham, Staffordshire. She the daughter of George Leveson-Gower 3rd Duke Sutherland (age 47) and Anne Hay Mackenzie Duchess Sutherland (age 47).

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Trentham Hall

On 27 Feb 1861 George Sutherland Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke Sutherland (age 74) died at Trentham Hall, Staffordshire. His son George Leveson-Gower 3rd Duke Sutherland (age 32) succeeded 3rd Duke Sutherland, 4th Marquess Stafford, 21st Earl Sutherland, 5th Earl Gower, 6th Baron Gower, 10th Baronet Gower of Stittenham in Yorkshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Tutbury

On 09 Jul 1062 Robert Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby was born to Henry Ferrers and Bertha Aigle (age 22) at Tutbury, Staffordshire.

Around 1177 Robert Ferrers was born to William Ferrers 3rd Earl of Derby (age 41) and Sybil de Braose Countess Derby (age 20) at Tutbury, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Tutbury, St Mary's Church aka Priory

Around 1080 Henry Ferrers founded Tutbury Priory.

Before 1100 Henry Ferrers died. He was buried at Tutbury Priory.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Uttoxeter

In 1330 Walter Montgomery was born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Uttoxeter, Bramshall

Around 1196 William Stafford of Bramshall was born to Hervey Bagot (age 43) and Millicent Stafford (age 43) at Bramshall, Uttoxeter. Date asjusted from 1225 to 1214 to be consistent with father's death.

Around 1252 William Stafford was born to William Stafford of Bramshall (age 56) and Edith Unknown at Bramshall, Uttoxeter.

Around 1278 William Stafford was born to William Stafford (age 26) and Ermentrude Unknown at Bramshall, Uttoxeter.

In 1302 John Stafford was born to William Stafford (age 24) and Isabel Stafford (age 29) at Bramshall, Uttoxeter. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.91%.

In 1340 William Stafford (age 88) died at Bramshall, Uttoxeter.

On 09 Jun 1396 Margaret Stafford (age 65) died at Bramshall, Uttoxeter.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Manor House Uttoxeter

On 12 Feb 1742 Alan Gardner 1st Baron Gardner was born at Manor House Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Uxacona [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wall House

On 15 Mar 1948 Brigadier-General Claude Berners Westmacott (age 82) died at his home Wall House, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wall [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wall, Letocetum [Map]

Photos of the remains of the Roman settlement of Letocetum, Staffordshire [Map] including the Mansion and Bath House.

50AD. Letocetum, Staffordshire [Map] was an important military staging post and posting station near the junction of Watling Street and Icknield Street. The settlement developed with successive bath houses and mansiones built to serve the official travellers as well as the growing civilian population. It is known mainly from detailed excavations in 1912-13, which concentrated on the sites of the mansio and bath-house, but there is evidence of a substantial settlement with possible basilica, temples, and amphitheatre.

Icknield Street 18c Wall to Derby. Leaving Letocetum, Staffordshire [Map] aka Wall the Icknield Way takes a new alignment through Lichfield [Map], Streethay [Map], past Alrewas, Staffordshire [Map], through Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire [Map], Toyota Island, Staffordshire [Map] crossing the River Derwent before reaching Derventio [Map] aka Derby.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Water Eaton

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Water Eaton, Pennocrucium [Map]

50AD. Pennocrucium, Staffordshire [Map] was a Romano-British settlement and military complex with evidence of occupation from the mid-1st century until the 4th century.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wednesbury [Map]

Around 1513 Eleanor Dudley (age 74) died at Wednesbury, Staffordshire [Map].

On 15 May 1901 Kathleen Garman was born to Walter Chancellor Garman (age 41) and Margaret Frances Magill at Wednesbury, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wednesbury, St James's Church

In 1863 George Body (age 22) was ordained Deacon. In 1864 he was ordained Priest. Thereafter he was appointed to the curacies of St James's Church, Wednesbury, and Christ Church, Wolverhampton.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Weeford Interchange [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Weston

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Weston Park

On 05 Jun 1661 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet (age 31) and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim (age 30) in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

After 05 Jun 1661 Grace Wilbraham Countess Dysart was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet (age 31) and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim (age 30) in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright (age 76). Portrait of Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford (age 32) at Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford: On 05 Jun 1661 she was born to Thomas Wilbraham 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Mytton Lady Wilbrahim in Weston Park, Staffordshire. On 20 Apr 1681 Richard Newport 2nd Earl Bradford and she were married. He the son of Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford and Diana Russell Countess Bradford. On 19 Sep 1708 Francis Newport 1st Earl Bradford died at Twickenham, Richmond. His son Richard Newport 2nd Earl Bradford succeeded 2nd Earl Bradford, 2nd Viscount Newport of Bradford in Shropshire, 3rd Baron Newport of High Ercall in Shropshire. She by marriage Countess Bradford. On 03 Dec 1737 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford died in High Ercall, Shropshire. She was buried in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

On 03 Dec 1737 Mary Wilbraham Countess Bradford (age 76) died in High Ercall, Shropshire. She was buried in Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Weston-under-Lizard [Map]

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wichnor

In 1380 Rhys ap Griffith Griffith (age 55) died at Wichnor, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Winkhill [Map]

The River Hamps rises at Merryton Low, Staffordshire [Map] after which it passes Onecote, Staffordshire [Map], Winkhill, Staffordshire [Map], Waterhouses, Staffordshire [Map] before turning north to join the River Manifold at Beeston Tor, Staffordshire [Map].

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wrinehill

In 1505 William Egerton was born to Ralph Egerton of Wrineshill (age 49) at Wrinehill, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Wrottesley

In 1320 Petronilla Audley (age 22) died at Wrottesley, Staffordshire.

In 1483 Walter Wrottesley was born to Richard Wrottesley (age 26) in Wrottesley, Staffordshire.

On 01 Jul 1563 Walter Wrottesley (age 80) died in Wrottesley, Staffordshire.

Europe, British Isles, North-Central England, Staffordshire, Yoxall

On 30 Jan 1272 William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby was born to William Ferrers (age 32) and Anne Despencer (age 20) at Yoxall, Staffordshire.