Wolston, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Wolston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Wolston cum Brandon, Wolstone

Other places in the parish include: Brandon, Wolstone with Marston, Brandon and Bretford, and Bretford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Calvinist, General Baptist, and Independent/Congregational.

Fairs

Brandon, The last Monday in each month (except Dec.) Dec. 101

Parishes adjacent to Wolston

  • Kings Newnham
  • Coventry St Peter
  • Binley
  • Dunchurch
  • Brinklow
  • Church Lawford
  • Ryton on Dunsmore
  • Stretton upon Dunsmore and Princethorpe

Historical Descriptions

Wolston

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOLSTON, a village and a parish in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Avon, near Br and on r. station, 6 miles W of Rugby; and has a post-office‡ under Coventry. The parish includes Brandon and Bretford townships, and comprises 2,770 acres. Real property, £6,442. Pop., 1,263. Houses, 284. The manor, with W. House , belongs to the Wilcox family. W.-Heath Cottage is occupied by Gen. Valiant. An alien priory, a cell to Dinan in Norm and y, was founded here after the Norman conquest; was given, by Richard II., to Coventry priory; and is now a farmhouse. Brandon manor, with B. Lodge, belongs to J. Beech, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £500. Patrons, the Trustees of the late W. Wilcox, Esq. The church is ancient and cruciform, and was repaired in 1860. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £34.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wolstan with Marston, 5 miles S.E. Coventry. P. 1137.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Brandon and Bretford

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brandon and Bretsford, 1 mile N. Wolston. P. 400

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Directories

Wolston and Brandon Bennett’s Business Directory for Warwickshire, 1914

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Rugby
  • Probate Court: Post-1836 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory), Pre-1837 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Marton
  • Poor Law Union: Rugby
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury

  1. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Warwickshire; Francis White & Co.; 1850. 
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