Tamworth, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Tamworth is an Ancient Parish partly in Staffordshire and partly in Warwickshire. Wilnecote is a chapelry of Tamworth.

Other places in the parish include: Syerscote, Biddescote.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Tamworth

  • Statfold
  • Wiggington
  • Harlaston
  • Clifton Campville
  • Wilnecote
  • Fazeley
  • Tamworth

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Tamworth, 116 m. N.W. London. Market, Tues. P. 7746

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


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Biddescote, a township in the parish of Tamworth, southern division of the hund. of Offlow, county of Stafford; ½ mile south-west of Tamworth, in the immediate vicinity of the Birmingham and Derby railway, and the Coventry canal. Pop., in 1801, 84; in 1831, 11. Houses 2. Acres 350. Other returns with the parish.

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


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Syerscote, a township, in the parish and union of Tamworth, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 3 miles (NNE) from Tamworth; containing 46 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tamworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Tamworth
  • Poor Law Union: Tamworth
  • Hundred: North Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury