Baxterley, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1542

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Baxterley

  • Kingsbury
  • Merevale
  • Bentley
  • Baddesley Ensor

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BAXTERLEY, a parish in Atherstone district, Warwick; 2 miles ENE of Kingsbury r. station, and 3½ W by S of Atherstone. Post Town, Kingsbury, under Tamworth. Acres, 874. Real property, £2,115. Pop., 273. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. Baxterley Hall is the seat of Apsley Smith, Esq. Coal is largely worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £262. Patrons, the Lord Chancellor and another. The church is not good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Baxterley, a parish in the Atherstone division of the hund. of Hemlingford, union of Atherstone county of Warwick; 3½ miles west of Atherstone, in the neighbourhood of the Birmingham and Derby railway. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Coventry and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; valued at £5; gross income £262; in the patronage of the Crown, and T. Boultbee, Esq. Pop., in 1801, 194; in 1831, 189. Houses 42. Acres 850. A.P. £1,406. Poor rates, in 1837, £118.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Baxterley, 4 miles W. Atherstone. P. 228

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

Administration

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