Category: Warwickshire

Warwickshire Family History Guide

Warwickshire is bounded, North by Staffordshire and Leicestershire, East by Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and part of Oxfordshire, South by Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and West by Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Staffordshire. It is about 51 miles long, and 38 miles broad; and is divided into four Hundreds: — Barlichway, Hemlingford, Kineton, and Knightlow, besides the liberties of Coventry. Rivers: — the Avon, the Tame, the Leam, the Rea, the Stour, the Alne, the Arrow, the Anker, the Blythe, the Swift, the Cole, and the Dove. There are 15 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry, and Worcester, and in the Midland Circuit. It contains 9024 square miles, or 577,280 acres. Population, 401,715.

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

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More about the county of Warwickshire

Warwickshire Fairs

Newspapers

A selection of searchable online newspapers that cover the Warwickshire area:

Alcester Chronicle Newspaper

Aris’s Birmingham Gazette Newspaper

Birmingham Chronicle Newspaper

Birmingham Daily Gazette Newspaper

Birmingham Daily Post Newspaper

Birmingham Journal Newspaper

Birmingham Mail Newspaper

Birmingham Weekly Post Newspaper

Coventry Evening Telegraph Newspaper

Coventry Herald Newspaper

Coventry Standard Newspaper

Coventry Times Newspaper

Evening Despatch – Birmingham Newspaper

Leamington Advertiser, and Beck’s List of Visitors – Newspaper

Leamington Spa Courier Newspaper

Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth & District Daily Circular Newspaper

Nuneaton Advertiser Newspaper

Rugby Advertiser Newspaper

Sports Argus – Birmingham Newspaper

Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser Newspaper

A useful guide to tracing ancestors in newspapers is Family History in Newspapers (Guides for Family Historians) by Eve McLaughlin

Warwick All Saints Warwickshire Family History Guide

Warwick All Saints is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire formed in 1861 from the ancient parish of St Nicholas, Warwick. Alternative names: Ernscott, Emscote, and Edmondscott.  Parish church: All Saints Parish...

Combe Fields Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Extra-parochial; Civil Parish after 1858 Alternative names: Combe Abbey, Comb Abbey Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: see surrounding parishes Bishop’s Transcripts: see surrounding parishes Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes Withybrook Binley Walsgrave...

Coventry Holy Trinity Warwickshire Family History Guide

Coventry Holy Trinity is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Binley is a chapelry of Coventry Holy Trinity.  Alternative names: Holy Trinity Coventry Other places in the parish include: Willenhall, Radford, and Earlsdon.  Parish church: Parish registers begin:...

Coventry St John the Baptist Warwickshire Family History Guide

Coventry St John the Baptist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1734 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1752 Nonconformists include: Calvinist and Church of Jesus Christ of...

Coventry St Peter Warwickshire Family History Guide

Coventry St Peter is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1842 from Coventry Holy Trinity Ancient Parish.  Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1561 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662 Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes Coventry St...

Coventry St Thomas Warwickshire Family History Guide

Coventry St Thomas is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1844 from Coventry St John the Baptist Ecclesiastical Parish.  Parish church:  Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1734 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1752 Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes...

Shottswell Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shottswell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.  Alternative names: Shotswell Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1564 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670 Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist Adjacent Parishes Horley Hanwell Bourton Warmington Cropredy Claydon with Mollington...

Shustoke Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shustoke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Bentley is a chapelry of Shustoke.  Other places in the parish include: Blythe.  Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1538 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1674 Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes Maxstoke Fillongley...

Shuttington Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shuttington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.  Alternative names: Alvecote Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1557 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676 Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Society of Friends/Quaker. Adjacent Parishes Statfold Polesworth Seckington Tamworth Thorpe...

Snitterfield Warwickshire Family History Guide

Snitterfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.  Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1561 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611 Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist. Adjacent Parishes Bearley Hampton Lucy Aston Cantlow Claverdon Wolverton Norton...

Southam Warwickshire Family History Guide

Southam is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Warwickshire.  Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1539 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662 Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker. Adjacent Parishes Ladbroke...

Spernall Warwickshire Family History Guide

Spernall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.  Alternative names: Spernal Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1562 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612 Nonconformists include: Adjacent Parishes Studley Aston Cantlow Coughton Morton Bagot Great Alne Historical Descriptions...

Stivichall Warwickshire Family History Guide

Stivichall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1739 from chapelry in Coventry St Michael Ancient Parish.  Alternative names: Styvachale Parish church: St. James Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1648 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662 Nonconformists...

Stockingford Warwickshire Family History Guide

Stockingford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1843 from Nuneaton Ancient Parish.  Parish church: Parish registers begin: Parish registers: 1824 Bishop’s Transcripts: 1824 Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational Adjacent Parishes Astley Ansley Nuneaton Chilvers Coton...

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