Ward End, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Ward End, Warwickshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hemlingford
County Warwickshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Aston
Registration District Aston
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Arden
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Warwickshire County Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WARD-END, a village, in the hamlet of Little Bromwich, parish and union of Aston, Birmingham division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 3 miles (N. E.) from Birmingham. A chapel was erected about the year 1516.[1]

Additional Information:

Ward End is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1841 from Aston juxta Birmingham, Warwickshire Genealogy Ancient Parish.

WARD-END, a village, in the hamlet of Little Bromwich, parish and union of Aston, Birmingham division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 3 miles (N. E.) from Birmingham. A chapel was erected about the year 1516, but, the Reformation following immediately after, it is doubtful whether divine service was ever performed in the building, which fell into a state of dilapidation, and so continued till the year 1835. At this time, the remains were taken down, and a church was erected at a cost of £1500, by voluntary contributions, and licensed by the bishop, but not consecrated till the 23rd of October, 1841. It is a neat structure of brick coated with Roman cement, in the early English style, with a small embattled tower, and windows and doorways of stone: there are 306 sittings, including 178 free. The incumbency is in the patronage of the Vicar of Aston, and was endowed with £1000 in the funds, of which £600 have been laid out in the purchase of 6½ acres of land and three cottages. The church, like the old chapel, is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin, and St. Margaret.

From: 'Warbleton - Wardy-Hill', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 461-464. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51376 Date accessed: 22 February 2011.

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.

See West Midlands BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

Ward End parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Warwickshire Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Warwickshire Banns (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = Warwickshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
MyH = England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (MyHeritage) - ($)
TGEN = Warwickshire Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - ($)
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Ward End Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1535-1963
1535-1963
1535-1963
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP 1532-2009
1522-2013
1526-2011
FMP Banns

1558-2011


ANC 1 1535-1812
1535-1812
1535-1812
ANC 2 1813-1910
1754-1910
1813-1910
MyH 1538-1900
1538-1900
1538-1900
TGEN 1538-1920s
1538-1920s
1538-1920s
JOIN

1538-1837


NBI



1538-1935
IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


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.


Poor Law Unions
[edit | edit source]

Aston Poor Law Union, Warwickshire

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 11 November 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk