"Forton Church, All Saints, is an ancient stone building, with a nave, north aisle, and a square tower, containing five bells. The windows were formerly decorated with painted glass, all of which were destroyed by Cromwell's officers, during the civil wars, except one shield, which contained the arms of the Botetourt and Somery families, who were anciently lords of this manor, and one of whom, in the reign of Edward II, repaired the church, after the roof had been destroyed by the fall of a lofty spire, which then surmounted the tower. It was again repaired in 1723, and a gallery was erected 14 years ago. Here is the burial place of the Bougheys, and at the east end of the north aisle is a tomb to the memory of Sir Thomas Skrymsher, Knight, near which is an inscription recording the death of his grandson.
The living is a rectory is in the patronage of Sir TFF Boughey, and incumbency of the Rev JFF Boughey."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)