The detail found in each register will depend on the type of event recorded. Additional, earlier registers usually only recorded the individual’s name and the date of the event. Later registers will provide more information such as occupations, marital statuses, or witnesses. Below are examples of some of the details you will find in registers for the various types of events.
Three banns dates
Spouse’s father’s name
Spouse’s father’s occupation
By licence or banns
All the parish registers are held at the Warwickshire County Record Office. Early registers recorded all life events in one bound volume. During the 19th century, registers for baptisms, marriages, and burials were separated and recorded in their own dedicated volume. If you wish to search for your ancestor by name, choose one of the individual event search screens available in the Useful links and resources section.
These records are not intended to be a comprehensive collection of all the baptisms, marriages, and burials in Warwickshire. Rugby, Southam, Dunchurch, and Ufton are some of the places found in the collection, along with Coventry, which is no longer within the borders of modern Warwickshire. The collection does not include records for Birmingham or Stratford-upon-Avon. For more detail, about what towns or villages are included in Warwickshire parish registers browse, view our Warwickshire place list available in the Useful links and resources section.
Warwickshire is a landlocked county located in the West Midlands of England. The modern county was not created until the Local Government Act in 1972, which removed Coventry, Solihull, and Birmingham from the county boundaries. From 1451 until 1842, Coventry was its own county. Then in 1842, it remerged with Warwickshire. The county town of Warwickshire is Warwick.