Sources for Betley history

Population Data

1086 Domesday Book

1298 Tenants of the Audleys (alphabetical list)

1298 Tenants of the Audleys (original source)

1332/3 Subsidy Roll

1606/7 Alehouse Keepers

Rentals, Wrinehill

1640 Staffordshire muster

1717 Sittings in Betley Church

1841-1901 Census

1846 Betley Tithe Award and Map

Population and property surveys and records include the Domesday Book, Hearth Tax Returns, Muster Rolls, Tithe Maps and Awards etc. Rentals (i.e. lists of tenants and the rent payable) are a further useful source of demographic information.

The transcription of some local 19th century surveys shown below was published by South Cheshire Family History Society in 2002.