Armitage with Handsacre, the Parish of Armitage and the Manor of Handsacre. All census years have been transcribed plus some of the Parish register.
Extract from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:
ARMITAGE, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; on the Northwestern railway and the Grand Trunk canal, 5½ miles NW of Lichfield. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Rugeley; and it includes the hamlet of Handsacre and part of the village of Brereton. Acres, 1,921. Rated property, £4,943. Pop., 937. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Armitage Park is a fine mansion. The Grand Trunk canal, in its course within the parish, passes through a large tunnel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church stands on a rocky eminence; has a Norman doorway, and an interior hand some arch; and is a picturesque object. A church stood formerly at Handsacre, but is now a ruin. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. Charities, £9.