Several of my Pointon/Poynton ancestors and related families lived in and around the Audley area.
Audley, as you can see from the map above, is situated in northern Staffordshire, with Betley, Wrinehill, Miles Green, Halmer End, Chesterton, Talke and Betley in Staffordshire, and Barthomley, and Alsager in Cheshire close by. The area historically had lots of coal mines, so if you have ancestors from the area, you’ll possibly have a miner among them.
My 7 times great grandfather, Randle Poynton, was baptised at Talke to Randle and Hannah on the 3rd April 1726. He went on to marry Sarah Whiteall at Audley in 1744.
Abel Dale, a husbandman, and Sarah Booker, one set of my 7th great grandparents married at Audley in 1756.
Another set of my 7th great grandparents, Oldcot Eardley and Cisley Ryley married at Audley in 1744.
So, there are quite a few of my ancestors from the area.
Interesting and useful websites about the area (some cover the wider region) include:
Wishful Thinking Staffordshire Local History includes MI collection, photograph index and Lichfield wills index