Temple Grafton, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Temple Grafton, Warwickshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barlichway
County Warwickshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stratford on Avon
Registration District Stratford on Avon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1754
Bishop's Transcripts: 1612
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Warwick
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Warwickshire County Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GRAFTON, TEMPLE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford division of the hundred of Barlichway, S. division of the county of Warwick, 3¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Alcester; with the hamlet of Arden.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Temple Grafton, Warwickshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (Ancestry) - (£).[2][3][4]
Temple Grafton, Warwickshire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812 1725-1812
AC 1813-1910 1813-1910 1754-1910 1754-1910

FHL 548399 Item 2: Marriages, 1754-1812; Baptisms and burials, 1757-1812; Baptisms, marriages, burials (Binton), 1539-1801; Marriages, 1756-1811 (Binton). The Temple Grafton records are almost destroyed at the beginning and end of the Register Book.

FHL 555436 Baptisms, 1813-1875; Marriages, 1813-1887; Burials, 1813-1878; Banns, 1824-1878; Accounts, 1791-1875. Includes damp-destroyed register from about 1700 to 1754 with some (5 or 6) legible entries at top and bottom of pages.

FHL 1067494 Items 4-7: Marriages, 1873-1927; Burials, 1876-1932; Banns, 1876-1939; Baptisms, 1875-1979. A transcription of burials available at Temple Grafton Burials 1876-1932.

FHL 246681 Item 5: Baptisms, 1612-1613, 1615, 1618-1622, 1625, 1628-1629, 1633-1641, 1663, 1668-1671, 1674-1675, 1677-1689, 1691-1700; Marriages, 1613, 1615, 1618-1621, 1625, 1629, 1633-1635, 1637, 1639, 1669, 1674, 1681, 1683-1684, 1688-1689, 1691, 1697, 1699-1700; Burials, 1612-1613, 1615, 1618-1622, 1625, 1628-1629, 1633-1640, 1663, 1668-1671, 1674-1675, 1677-1689, 1692-1700. (Most pages are out of order and many are missing. Contains some Latin.) A transcription of the marriages is available at Temple Grafton Marriages 1612-1812. This transcription is taken from Marriages at Temple Grafton, 1612-1812 FHL 942.48 K29w; Also on microfilm. FHL 97315 Item 1: 1949. on 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm; and another filmingFHL 481078 Item 2: 1967.

FHL 367781 Item 1: Baptisms and burials, 1874-1878, 1884, 1897-1899, 1904-1907 (years filmed in reverse order and some are missing)

Parish register transcripts of Temple-Grafton, 1612-1864 In Savage, Richard. Collections of parish register transcripts and extracts, monumental inscriptions, notes and other material.

Vol. 47 Bishop's transcripts 1612-1700 FHL 504471 Item 5.

Vol. 62 p. 103-111 Christenings 1695-1824 Burials 1762-1831 Marriages 1754-1864 FHL 504472 Item 8.

The original parish registers are found at the Warwickshire Record Office, although only a microfilm copy is available to the public. Churchwarden and parish chest records are also available here which have not been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Record Office website is found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/countyrecordoffice

Bishops Transcripts for the period after 1700 are included within those of the Diocese of Worcester as a whole. For example, the records for 1739 are found on FHL 291612 arranged by deanery.

Contributor: Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Information about the parish may be found on Warwickshire Online Parish Clerks. Records are also available at the Warwickshire County Record Office.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Free transcriptions of the 1841, 1861 and 1891 censuses for Warwickshire, including Temple Grafton are available on Pickards Pink Pages.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Warwickshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

A tithe map created in 1812 is held in the Warwickshire Record Office.  A copy of this map is also held at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive in Stratford upon Avon.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 12 November 2013.
  2. 'Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812,', Ancestry, accessed 13 June 2014.
  3. 'Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1910,', Ancestry, accessed 1 July 2014.
  4. 'Warwickshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1910,', Ancestry, accessed 15 July 2014.

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