Tixall Genealogical Records

Tixall Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tixall, St John The Baptist Baptisms (1707-1812)

A name index, connected to digital images of baptism registers, the primary source for birth documentation before 1837. They may record the date a child was born and/or baptised, their parents' names, occupations, residence and more.

Staffordshire Baptism Registers (1538-1900)

An index to 1,273,932 baptisms, linked to images of the original registers. These records will provide parents' names, residences, occupations and occasionally other details.

Staffordshire Birth Index (1837-2007)

A growing index of births registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Staffordshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1812)

Covering around 70 Staffordshire parishes, these records provide proof of parentage and often list abodes and occupations.

Tixall Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tixall, St John The Baptist Marriage Banns (1755-1881)

Registers of those who intended to marry. An intended marriage was called for three weeks at church, so parishioners could voice objection to the marriage. Contains details on an individual's parish of residence.

Tixall, St John The Baptist Marriages (1708-1836)

Digital images of marriage registers, searchable by a name index. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status and residence.

Staffordshire Marriage Registers (1538-1900)

An index to 638,203 marriages, linked to images of the original registers. These records will provide parents' names, residences, occupations, ages and other details.

Staffordshire Marriage Index (1837-2013)

A growing index of marriages registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Tixall Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Tixall, St John The Baptist Burials (1708-1812)

Digital images of burial registers, searchable by a name index. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

St John the Baptist, Tixall Burial Records (1669-1837)

An index of burials recorded at St John the Baptist, Tixall_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Bellamore, Tixall Burial Records (1784-1832)

An index to burials recorded in the registers of a Catholic church. The index contains the name of the deceased, the date of their burial and their age where available

Staffordshire Burial Registers (1538-1900)

An index to 837,905 burials, linked to images of the original registers. These records will provide age, residence and occasionally other details.

Tixall Church Records

Staffordshire Parish Registers (1860-1936)

The parish registers of Staffordshire are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1860.

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Church Photographs (1905-2003)

Mostly modern photographs of churches of all denominations in Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Parish Register Transcripts (1538-1812)

Registers of baptisms, marriages and burials from around 70 parishes in Staffordshire.

North Staffordshire Methodist Heritage (1700-Present)

A collection of books and articles relating to Methodism in the north of the county. Also includes profiles of Methodist churches.

Tixall Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1327)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Tixall Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Lichfield and Coventry Diocese Probate Index (1650-1760)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Copies of wills can be ordered or viewed at the record office in Lichfield.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Tixall

Lichfield Mercury (1877-1950)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Lichfield district. Includes family announcements.

Tamworth Herald (1870-1950)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Tamworth district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Staffordshire Sentinel (1873-1912)

A regional newspaper including news from the Staffordshire district, business notices, family announcements, legal & governmental proceedings, advertisements and more.

Staffordshire Sentinel & General Advertiser (1854-1881)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering regional news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Staffordshire area.

Staffordshire Sentinel (1854-1881)

A widely circulated county newspaper containing local news, family notices, adverts, sports etc.

Tixall Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Tixall Cemeteries

Staffordshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Staffordshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Tixall Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1940)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1936)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1932)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1928)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire  (1924)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1327-1547)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1216-1272)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Stafford Gaol Photograph Albums (1877-1916)

An name index to photographs of prisoners in Stafford Gaol photo albums.

Staffordshire Poor Law Admissions & Discharges (1836-1900)

An index to comings and going in Staffordshire's civil workhouses. The index contains: name, age or year of birth, occupation and original parish.

Staffordshire Quarter Sessions Jurors Lists Index (1811-1831)

An index to names occurring in quarter sessions' juror lists.

Tixall Taxation Records

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1332-1333)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Staffordshire Lay Subsidy (1327)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by hundred and settlement.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Tixall Land & Property Records

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1327-1547)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Staffordshire Feet of Fines (1216-1272)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Tixall Occupation & Business Records

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Staffordshire Police Force Registers (1842-1920)

An index to records detailing every member of Staffordshire's police force. Original records contain many details, such as physical description, age, date of birth, previous occupations and career.

Staffordshire Apprenticeship Records (1600-1900)

An index to a variety of records, particularly apprenticeship indentures issued by parish guardians. The index contains details on age, parish, occupation and master. Original documents will contain further details such as the name of the apprentice's father or guardian.

Staffordshire Photographers (1861-1940)

A directory of commercial photographers in Staffordshire.

Midlands Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the Midlands region of England.

Tixall School & Education Records

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Tixall

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Staffordshire Pedigrees (1000-1700)

Pedigrees of noble and gentry families from the county, including renderings of coats of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Tixall Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Staffordshire Pedigrees (1000-1700)

Pedigrees of noble and gentry families from the county, including renderings of coats of arms.

Staffordshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Staffordshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Tixall Military Records

South Staffordshire Home Guard (1940-1944)

A detailed history of the home guard during World War II.

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Tixall Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Tixall Histories & Books

The Staffordshire Views Collection (1800-1850)

A collection of over 3,000 watercolours, drawings, sketches, engravings and lithographs depicting scenes in Staffordshire.

A Survey of Staffordshire (1593-1600)

A topographical and historical survey of the county and its settlements.

Staffordshire Past Track (1300-Present)

A searchable collection of documents, photographs, paintings and other images relating to the county of Staffordshire.

Victoria County History: Staffordshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Staffordshire Church Photographs (1905-2003)

Mostly modern photographs of churches of all denominations in Staffordshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Tixall

Who's Who in Staffordshire (1844-1930)

A searchable directory of biographies depicting the leading residents of Staffordshire. Contains details on family relations, education, careers, hobbies and associations.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Tixall Maps

Staffordshire & Stoke Maps (1670-2000)

A large collection of maps, primarily depicting Stoke and its environs.

Maps of Staffordshire (1602-1905)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

Tixall Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Tixall Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Tixall, which stands about three miles to the east of Stafford, was held at the Conquest by Roger earl of Montgomery, and Henry de Ferrers under him.

It was in the Lyttletons in the reign of Edward the Fourth and Henry the Sixth, a daughter of whom brought it in marriage to Sir John Aston, of Haywood, knight, whose eldest son, Edward, was sheriff of this county, in the years 1528, 1540, and 1556, and built the mansion-house here, on the sill of the windows there being this inscription:

"William Yates made this house, MDLV. "

It was a handsome building, the first story of stone, the rest of timber and plaster. It was taken down, and another mansion built near it, which is still remaining. Sir Walter Aston, sheriff, in the years 1569 and 1574, built the gate-house, and died in the year 1590. It much resembled the mansion, and is of that style of architecture which then began to be adopted, being a medley of Grecian and Gothic. It is entirely of stone, and is well finished.

Sir Walter Aston, the patron of Michael Drayton, married Gertrude, sister of Mr. Sadler, of Standon, in the county of Herts, and was made knight of the Bath, at the coronation of James I. baronet 1611, and for, his services in the Spanish match, created baron Forfar. His second son, Walter, second Lord Aston married Mary, daughter of Richard Weston, earl of Portland, lord treasurer, and defended Lichfield for the king, and was succeeded by his son, and grandson, both of his name, and a great grandson, James, who died in the year 1755 leaving a son, Walter, and two co-heiresses, of whom the younger married the Hon. Thomas Clifford, and the eldest, Mary, Sir Walter Blount, of Lodington, in the county of Worcester. Among the family pictures, &c. removed hither from Standon, on the death of the last lord, is the marriage of Prince Arthur, in tapestry, mentioned by Mr. Walpole. It is now the residence of Sir T. Constable, Bart.

On Tixall heath are two barrows, called the King’s and Queen’s Low.

Near Tixall is Shugborough, the seat of Lord Anson, who keeps a very crack pack of fox-hounds, and hunts in this part of the country. The house stands near the Trent, and contains some very fine apartments, which are furnished in a very splendid manner, with pictures, statues, &c. but the gardens claim particular attention, the choragic monument of Lysicrates, the tower of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, and the arch of Adrian at Athens, being imitated here among other ancient and modern monuments of equal taste. Some remains of the old mansion are behind the present. By the road side is a sarcophagus, placed upon a wall, to the memory of the late. Lord Anson; and at the bottom of the garden, in the public road, is a standing water, which in winter, and after great rains, is impassible: over it is a stone-bridge of thirty-nine arches, for horse and foot passengers.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

TIXALL is a parish, pleasantly seated near the confluence of the navigable rivers Trent and Sowe, and bounded on the north by Hopton heath; east by Ingestre park and the river Trent; west by Beacon hill and the lands of St. Thomas’ priory; south and south-west by the river Sowe and Cannock Chase; 1 mile north from Milford station on the Trent Valley section of the London and North Western railway, 4 east-by-south from Stafford, 5 ½ north-west from Rugeley, 131 by road from London, in the Western division of the county, South Pirehill hundred, Stafford union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal passes through the parish. The church of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt in 1772 and again in 1849, is a small but handsome edifice of stone, in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western turret containing 1 bell: there are several stained windows, and a mural tablet to William Wakelin of Uttoxeter M.A. rector of the parish, ob. 1698, and Dorothy his wife: in the churchyard is an altar-tomb inscribed to Richard Biddulph, steward to the Astons, ob, 1627, at. 82, having faithfully served four successive members of the Aston family; the inscription was recut in 1827 by Arthur Clifford esq. grandson of Walter, fourth Lord Aston, who erected the monument and a memorial to Ralph Hadderstich, ob. 1777, cet. 102: a new organ was erected in 1894: there are sittings for 150 persons. The register dates from the year 1711. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £142; net yearly value, £177; including 40 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot, and held since 1883 by the Rev. Craven Jervis Vincent. The Catholic chapel formerly standing in this parish was taken down in 1845 and reerected in the parish of Great Haywood. On Tixall Heath, which adjoins Tixall Park, are two remarkable barrows, called “King's Low” and “Queen's Low.” Two Roman' urns have been found here. An ancient hexagonal stone cross, is feet in height, brought herein 1803 from a mansion in South Wales, stands in the village; it bears on each face the date 1776. Two stone seats were placed in 1860 on the road to Stafford as memorials to Thomas Hartshorne esq. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot is the lord of the manor and owner of the land, as well as of Tixall Hall, formerly the seat of the Aston family of Heywood and Barons Aston of Forfar (1627): it is a handsome mansion in the classic style, erected in 1782—7 by the Hon. Thomas Clifford, who married Barbara, daughter of James, fifth Lord Aston: many additions have since been made and the front ornamented with a Doric portico: the park contains about 230 acres of beautifully undulating and well-timbered land, and the canal which runs in front of the hall was widened at this point by Mr. Clifford, so as to form an extensive lake: the grounds were also laid out under the direction of the famous Lancelot (Capability) Browne: in front of the Hall is a magnificent gateway of Elizabethan date, erected in 1580 by Sir Walter Aston, and forming a rectangular structure with turrets at the angles: it is three storeys in height, the windows in each storey being separated by coupled columns of the Tuscan, Ionic, and Corinthian orders: the stables are built in a crescent shape. The Hall is now occupied by Alfred Palmer Morewood esq. At Tixall Heath, on the 21st June, 1494, Sir William Chetwynd, gentleman-usher to Henry VII., by the connivance of Sir Humphrey Stanley, of Pipe, who was jealous of his influence, was treacherously attacked and slain by a body of about 20 persons, seven of whom belonged to Stanley’s own family. The soil is loam and gravel; subsoil, rock and sandstone. The chief crops are oats, barley and turnips. The area is 2,312 acres of land and 57 of water; rateable value, £4,303; the population in 1891 was 212.

National School (mixed), erected in 1854, for 80 children; average attendance, 34.

Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire (1896)

Surnames Found in Tixall

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Clark177.52
2McHin146.19
3Webb114.87
4Ford93.98
5Fisher93.98
6Curson73.10
7Brassington73.10
8Holdford73.10
9Ballance73.10
10Perkin73.10
11Allen62.65
12Hodgkisson62.65
13Mynors62.65
14Dodd52.21
15Johnson52.21
16Dooley41.77
17Slinn41.77
18Hall41.77
19Jackson41.77
20Harrison41.77
21Weetman41.77
22Elsmore41.77
23Spooner31.33
24Waffles31.33
25Lambrook31.33
26Perks31.33
27Clarke31.33
28Whittaker31.33
29Hodgson31.33
30Wright31.33
31Pratt31.33
32Hawkins20.88
33Boulton20.88
34Cope20.88
35Finigan20.88
36Thompson20.88
37Bell20.88
38Gee20.88
39Lee20.88
40Garrick10.44
41Knight10.44
42Kelly10.44
43Baley10.44
44Fradley10.44
45Plant10.44
46Motteram10.44
47Wogan10.44
48Howell10.44
49Thould10.44
50Lavin10.44
51Taylor10.44
52Newman10.44
53Rigby10.44
54Emery10.44
55Parkes10.44
56Owens10.44
57Wakefield10.44
58Bennet10.44
59Neil10.44
60Baxter10.44
61Maloney10.44
62Bradshaw10.44
63Warren10.44
64Mayor10.44
65Milford10.44
66Timmis10.44
67Shelly10.44
68Warner10.44