Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire
Mavesyn Ridware, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, on the river Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, 1½ mile NW of Armitage station on the Trent Valley section of the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ miles ESE of Rugeley. The parish contains the villages of Blithbury and Hill Ridware. There is a post office at Hill Ridware, under Rugeley; money order office, Armitage; telegraph office, Rugeley. Acreage, 2486; population, 391. The manor belonged anciently to the Malvoisins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £321 with residence. The church is a modern building with an old tower, and an aisle adjoins it containing monuments of the Malvoisins and the Chadwicks. At Blithbury was a small Benedictine monastery founded by Hugo Malvoisin in the reign of Henry I.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mavesyn Ridware St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Lichfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mavesyn Ridware from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ridware, Mavesyn (St. Nicholas))
- Staffordshire and Warwickshire, Past and Present, 1884
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser