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Blurton

"Blurton is a pleasantly situated village, two and a half miles E of Trentham, comprising within its chapelry (to Trentham) the enclosed district called Lightwood Forest, and the hamlets of Cocknage, Cold Ridding, and Spratslade, the latter of which forms a suburb of cottages adjoining Longton. "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Cemeteries

A transcript of the Monumental Inscriptions of St Bartholomew, Blurton, has been published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.

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Census

The population of Blurton chapelry was as follows:
1831 -- 849
1841 -- 876

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Church History

"Blurton Church, (St Bartholomew), is a plain old structure.
The benefice is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Duke of Sutherland, and incumbency of the Rev. John Hutchinson, MA, canon of Lichfield."

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)

The church of St Bartholomew, Blurton, was a chapelry of Trentham parish, details of which can be found on the Trentham parish page.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of St Bartholomew commences in 1754. The original registers for the period 1813-1975 (Bapts), 1754-1770 & 1842-1990 (Mar) and 1828-1967 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office. Earlier entries are included with Trentham.
A transcript of the Trentham registers which include Blurton chapelry for the period 1558-1812 was published in two parts by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society in 1906 and has been reprinted by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.
A transcript of the registers of Blurton St Bartholomew for the period 1813-1855 (Bapts), 1842-1855 (Mar) and 1828-1855 (Bur) was published jointly by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society and the Birmingham & Midland SGH in 2003.
Bishops Transcripts, 1814-1836 (Bapts) & 1814-1838 (Bur) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office. Earlier Bishops Transcripts are included with Trentham.

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Poorhouses, Poor Law etc

Blurton chapelry became part of Stone Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

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