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Arley, Warwickshire Genealogy

Arley, Warwickshire
St. Wilfrid's Church, Old Arley .jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Knightlow
County Warwickshire
Poor Law Union Nuneaton
Registration District Nuneaton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1557
Bishop's Transcripts: 1673
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arden
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield (Cathedral)
Location of Archive
Warwickshire County Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

Arley St Wilfred is an Ancient parish and consists of Old and New Arley and Sloley Hill. Old Arley contains the mediaeval church of St Wilfred, and a Methodist church nearby. New Arley contains St Michael's C of E and St Joseph's Catholic Church, both originally built in response to the influx of miners in the first half of the 20th century. Arley's mining industry is now long gone. The two Anglican churches form one parish, and St Joseph's is run from St Anne's, Chapel End, Nuneaton.

Arley, is a parish in Nuneaton district, Warwickshire; on the Birmingham and Leicester railway, it is 6 miles W by S of Nuneaton. It includes Sloley Hill; and the post town is Fillongley under Coventry.[1]


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

Census recordsEdit

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

Probate recordsEdit

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.

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Websites Edit


  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870). Date accessed: 16 October 2013.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.