"Church Eaton is a long village, consisting principally of one street of detached but well built houses, pleasantly situated six miles SW by W of Stafford, and the same distance W by N of Penkridge. Its parish contains 743 inhabitants, and about 4930 acres of land, divided into four liberties or constablewicks, Church Eaton with Sushions farm; Wood Eaton with Orslow; High Onn; and Little Onn with Marston. The soil is generally fertile, having a good strong loam, both in the meadows and uplands. John Morris, Esq, is lord of the manor and owner of most of the soil, but here are several smaller owners.
High Onn contains 686 acres, divided into three farms, one mile W by S of Church Eaton. TW Giffard, Esq owns the greater part of it, and the rest belongs to the heirs of the late Matthew Parkes, Esq.
Little Onn hamlet comprises 870 acres of land, one and a half miles S of Church Eaton, and is the sole property of Charles Aston, Esq, who has a pleasant seat here called Rye Hill House.
Marston comprises a scattered village, and 364 acres of land, two miles S of Church Eaton. It belongs to T Perry, Esq, and others but is in the manor of Lapley.
Orslow is a hamlet, with three farms, three miles SW of Church Eaton, belonging to the Earl of Bradford and Mr H Webb.
Wood Eaton hamlet comprises three farms and a few cottages, half a mile NW of Church Eaton. John Morris, Esq, owns all the land except for a small estate belonging to the grammar school"
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]