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Gratwich

"Gratwich, in the vale of the Blythe, four miles W by S of Uttoxeter, is a small village and parish, containing only 119 inhabitants, and 848 acres of fertile land. Earl Talbot owns nearly all of the soil, and is lord of the manor.
The farmers are Jeffrey and John Babb, Samuel Benyan, Thomas Elkins, and Samuel Lee, Thomas Wilson is the blacksmith."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Census

The population of Gratwich parish was as follows:
1831 -- 116
1841 -- 119

Church History

"The Parish Church, St Mary, was rebuilt in 1775, and is a small brick edifice. The living is a rectory in the patronage of Earl Talbot and incumbency of the Rev Thomas Powell Brown, MA."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

A view of St Mary's Church, Gratwich.

Church Records

Church of England Registers
The surviving parish register of the church of St Mary commences in 1755. The original registers for the period 1813-1980 (Bapts), 1755-1970 (Mar) & 1813-1991(Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts, 1680-1869 (with gaps) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.

Description and Travel

A transcription of the section on Gratwich from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)

Poorhouses, Poor Law etc

Gratwich parish became part of Uttoxeter Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

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