Staffordshire

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Staffordshire

(ˈstæfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
n
(Placename) a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having been worked at least as early as the 13th century. In 1974 the industrial area in the S passed to the new county of West Midlands; Stoke-on-Trent became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Stafford. Pop (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 811 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 2624 sq km (1013 sq miles)

Staf•ford•shire

(ˈstæf ərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in central England. 1,047,400; 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). Also called Stafford, Staffs (stafs).
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My adventures in the county of Stafford, whence I escaped with the daughter of my host on a pillion behind me, still fill the tales of the country firesides, and would furnish matter for ballads.
Once retired, Thomas used his meticulous notes and court reports to pen a book, Police Experiences and Reminiscences of Official Life in the County of Stafford, published in 1884.
975AD King Edgar hands the estate to the Wolseley family as a reward for ridding the county of Stafford of wolves.
100 Years Ago The Summer Assizes for the county of Stafford were opened on Saturday.
Sir Samuel Hellier (1738-1784) was the last of his family to reside at the estate of Wombourne Wodehouse, Worcestershire, some four miles from Wolverhampton, then in the county of Stafford.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of 'A/F1' with a Stable Outlook to the $225,000,000 Industrial Development Authority of the County of Stafford and the City of Staunton, Virginia Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds (VML/VaCo Commercial Paper Program) Series 2008 A-1 and Taxable Series 2008 A-2.
100Years Ago The Quarter Sessions for the county of Stafford were opened yesterday.
200 YEARS AGO: The shop of hatter Mr William Wootton, of Rugeley, in the county of Stafford, was on Wednesday last broken into and robbed of a considerable quantity of hats by five men, of whom four were taken and the other escaped.
200 YEARS AGO: Whereas Joseph Stean, labourer, a parishioner of Handsworth in the County of Stafford, has absconded himself since the 2nd of February from his wife and two children and left them troublesome to the township of Pelsall.
200 YEARS AGO: On Wednesday last, the day appointed for nominating a proper person to represent the County of Stafford in Parliament, the hustings were held in Stafford market place with a considerable cavalcade of Freeholders present.
Joseph Scott, esq, of Great Barr, has this day announced himself as a candidate for the County of Stafford at the next election.
200 YEARS AGO All persons within the Hundred of Seisdon, in the County of Stafford, who have claimed allowances for providing men and horses to serve in the Staffordshire Provisional Cavalry, may receive the same by applying to the clerk at the Swan Inn in Wolverhampton.