Church of England Registers
The surviving parish register of the parish church of St Luke, Cannock commences in 1744. Earlier registers were destroyed by fire in 1858. The original registers for the period 1744-1947 (Bapts), 1744-1949 (Mar) & 1744-1929 (Bur) and Banns for the period 1809-1914 are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts for the period 1659-1867 (with gaps 1672-83, 1686-90 & 1858-65) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.
The original registers of St Mark, Great Wyrley for the period 1845-1979 (Bapts), 1846-1998 (Mar) & 1846-1887 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts of St Mark for the period 1848-1857 (Bapts & Bur) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.
The following nonconformist registers of Cannock parish are deposited at
Staffordshire Record Office:
Cannock Independent, Births & Bapts 1816-37.
Cannock Wesleyan Methodist, Bapts 1813-15.
Cannock Bridgetown Carmel Methodist
(formerly Bridge Street Primitive Methodist), Marr 1912-41.
Cannock Bridgetown, Park Street, Methodist New Connection / United Methodist,
Bapts 1863-1964, Marr 1958-62.
Cannock Hightown Methodist, Bapts 1873-1972.
Cannock Mill Street Primitive Methodist, Marr 1913-86.
Cannock Trinity Wesleyan Methodist, Bapts 1857-1958.
Cannock Wimblebury Wesleyan Methodist, Bapts 1857-1977.
Cannock Wimblebury Five Ways United Methodist, Bapts 1877-1960.
Cannock Wimblebury John Street Methodist, Marr 1948-82.
Hednesford Bethesda Primitive Methodist, Bapts 1909-63.
Hednesford Bradbury Lane Methodist, Bapts 1913-75.
Hednesford High Town Methodist, Marr 1956-71.
Hednesford Old Mission Wesleyan Methodist, Bapts 1857-79 & 1942-65.
Hednesford Station Road Primitive Methodist, Marr 1925-59.
Hednesford Trinity United Methodist, Bapts 1872-1909.
Hednesford Wesleyan Methodist, Bapts 1942-65.
Huntington Primitive Methodist, Bapts 1925-94, Marr 1984-93.
Registers of the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary, Cannock, which commence in 1873 and include Hatherton Hall (a domestic chapel of the Clifford family) remain with the parish priest. Earlier Cannock entries may be found in Bloxwich or Rugeley registers.
A transcript of Cheslyn Hay Methodist Churches Baptismal records has been produced on CD by Cheslyn Hay Local History Society and is available from the Birmingham & Midland SGH. This includes records for Great Wyrley Jacob's Hall Lane, 1897-1982 and Upper Landywood, 1861-2000, and three Cheslyn Hay Chapels.