Walsgrave on Sowe Genealogical Records

Walsgrave on Sowe Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Walsgrave on Sowe Baptism Records (1813-1910)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Walsgrave on Sowe between 1813 and 1910. Details include child's name, parent's names and dates of birth and/or baptism.

Walsgrave on Sowe Baptism Records (1538-1812)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Walsgrave on Sowe between 1538 and 1812. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

St Mary, Walsgrave on Sowe Baptisms (1749-1909)

Transcriptions of registers kept by the parish church, which record baptisms into the Christian faith. The records are in effect records of birth, naming parent(s), places of habitation and occupations.

Warwickshire Bastardy Papers (1816-1839)

A collection of records documenting the birth and maintenance of illegitimate children.

Walsgrave on Sowe Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Walsgrave on Sowe Marriage Records (1754-1910)

Marriage records from people who married at Walsgrave on Sowe between 1754 and 1910. Lists an individual's abode, marital status and more.

Walsgrave on Sowe Marriage Records (1538-1754)

Marriage registers record Anglican marriages in Walsgrave on Sowe. They are the primary marriage document before 1837 and contain the same details as marriage certificates from then on.

St Mary, Walsgrave on Sowe Marriages (1748-1894)

Transcriptions of registers kept by the parish church, which record marriages.

Warwickshire Marriage Index with Images (1754-1910)

Original images of marriage registers, searchable by a name index, covering almost all Warwickshire parishes.

Walsgrave on Sowe Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Walsgrave on Sowe Burial Records (1813-1910)

Burial records for people buried at Walsgrave on Sowe, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1813 to 1910.

Walsgrave on Sowe Burial Records (1538-1812)

Burial records for people buried at Walsgrave on Sowe between 1538 and 1812. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Mary, Walsgrave on Sowe Burials (1749-1876)

Transcriptions of registers kept by the parish church, which record burials, which typically occur within a few days after the deceased's death.

St Mary, Walsgrave on Sowe Burial Records (1749-1905)

An index of burials recorded at St Mary, Walsgrave on Sowe_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Walsgrave on Sowe Church Records

Walsgrave on Sowe Parish Registers (1538-1910)

The parish registers of Walsgrave on Sowe provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1538 to 1910. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1538.

Warwickshire Parish Registers (1821-1936)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1821.

Warwickshire Parish Register Index with Images (1535-1812)

Original images of parish registers, searchable by a name index, covering almost all Warwickshire parishes.

Warwickshire Parish Poor Law Records (1546-1904)

Digital images of records detailing the maintenance of the poor by the Church of England. Also includes rate books, which are useful for genealogists and the study of land ownership.

Warwickshire Parish Records (1538-1939)

Digital images of parish records, besides baptism, marriage & burial registers. These records can include genealogical and biographical information that does not occur in registers. The collection includes: account books, vestry books, marriage licences, letters, rate books, orders of removal, churchwarden’s books, rents, constable records, papist estates, parish addresses, deeds, logs, minutes & orders.

Walsgrave on Sowe Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Warwickshire 1841 Census (1891)

A transcription of records that record households, occupations, age, place of birth and relations.

Warwickshire 1861 Census (1861)

A transcription of records that record households, occupations, age, place of birth and relations.

Warwickshire 1841 Census (1841)

A transcription of records that record households, occupations and rough ages.

Warwickshire Hearth Tax Returns (1670)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Walsgrave on Sowe Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Lichfield and Coventry Diocese Probate Index (1650-1760)

An index to wills, administrations and inventories proved by the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Copies of wills can be ordered or viewed at the record office in Lichfield.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Walsgrave on Sowe

Coventry Evening Telegraph (1891-1918)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Coventry area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Lichfield Mercury (1883-1965)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Lichfield district. Includes family announcements.

Tamworth Herald (1870-1950)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Tamworth district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Coventry Times (1855-1879)

This fully searchable newspaper will provide a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Coventry district. Includes family announcements.

Leamington Spa Courier (1828-1913)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Leamington Spa area.

Walsgrave on Sowe Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Walsgrave on Sowe Cemeteries

Warwickshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Warwickshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Warwickshire Memorial Surname Index (1700-1970)

An index to surnames occurring on monuments, such as gravestones, that have been transcribed by the Birmingham and Midlands Society.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Walsgrave on Sowe Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire (1940)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire  (1936)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire  (1932)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire  (1928)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire  (1924)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Walsgrave on Sowe Removal Orders (1710-1761)

An index to orders to remove people from the parish.

Warwickshire Quarter Sessions (1696-1850)

Thousands of documents pertaining largely to occupations from one of Warwickshire lower courts. Contains considerable amounts of personal information.

Warwickshire Poor Law Index (1660-1835)

A calendar of records kept by parish churches recording the administration of the poor. These records, can include genealogical details, such as age and place of birth; biographical details and more. The index contains over 80,000 names.

Warwickshire Parish Poor Law Records (1546-1904)

Digital images of records detailing the maintenance of the poor by the Church of England. Also includes rate books, which are useful for genealogists and the study of land ownership.

Warwickshire Parish Records (1538-1939)

Digital images of parish records, besides baptism, marriage & burial registers. These records can include genealogical and biographical information that does not occur in registers. The collection includes: account books, vestry books, marriage licences, letters, rate books, orders of removal, churchwarden’s books, rents, constable records, papist estates, parish addresses, deeds, logs, minutes & orders.

Walsgrave on Sowe Taxation Records

Warwickshire Land Tax (1773-1830)

An index linked to original images of over 250,000 land tax assessments. These records can be a useful aid for establishing ancestry among land owning families and their tenants; and are also useful for locating relevant estate records.

Warwickshire Hearth Tax Returns (1670)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Warwickshire Hair Powder Certificates (1795-1796)

Certificates for individuals who paid a tax for the privilege of using hair powder.

Warwickshire Hearth Tax Returns (1662)

Over 1,000 documents listing those taxed for owning or occupying houses with hearths.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Walsgrave on Sowe Land & Property Records

Warwickshire Land Tax (1773-1830)

An index linked to original images of over 250,000 land tax assessments. These records can be a useful aid for establishing ancestry among land owning families and their tenants; and are also useful for locating relevant estate records.

Warwickshire Parish Poor Law Records (1546-1904)

Digital images of records detailing the maintenance of the poor by the Church of England. Also includes rate books, which are useful for genealogists and the study of land ownership.

Warwickshire Parish Records (1538-1939)

Digital images of parish records, besides baptism, marriage & burial registers. These records can include genealogical and biographical information that does not occur in registers. The collection includes: account books, vestry books, marriage licences, letters, rate books, orders of removal, churchwarden’s books, rents, constable records, papist estates, parish addresses, deeds, logs, minutes & orders.

Freeholders of Warwick (1820)

An alphabetical list of people who owned, rather than leased, land in the county.

Warwickshire Freeholder Lists (1710-1713)

Lists of freeholders entitled to vote.

Walsgrave on Sowe Occupation & Business Records

Warwickshire List of Freemasons (1799-1850)

Almost 200 records documenting members of freemasonic lodges.

Warwickshire Boat Owners (1795-1796)

Nearly 200 documents relating to people who operated boats on canals running through Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Flax Bounties (1784-1795)

Over 1,500 documents relating to bounties offered to farmers by the government to grow flax.

Warwickshire Gamekeeper Records (1772-1788)

Over 2,000 documents relating to those employed as gamekeepers in Warwickshire.

John Crossling's History of Warwick Pubs (1700-2000)

Profiles of the county's public houses, including details of their owners and operators.

Walsgrave on Sowe School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Walsgrave on Sowe

Victoria County History: Warwickshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Visitation of Warwickshire (1066-1619)

Genealogies of Warwickshire families who had the right to bear arms. Illustrations of arms and some biographical details are given.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Walsgrave on Sowe Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Warwickshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Visitation of Warwickshire (1066-1619)

Genealogies of Warwickshire families who had the right to bear arms. Illustrations of arms and some biographical details are given.

Warwickshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Warwickshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Walsgrave on Sowe Military Records

Warwickshire Militia Papers (1776-1825)

A collection of documents primarily composed of certificates verifying a man’s service, account statements related to reimbursements to his family for his service, notices of commissions that were to be printed in a gazette, and documents outlining qualifications to serve as a Deputy Lieutenant.

Warwickshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Warwickshire, with some service details.

Warwickshire WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Warwickshire, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Walsgrave on Sowe Immigration & Travel Records

Walsgrave on Sowe Removal Orders (1710-1761)

An index to orders to remove people from the parish.

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Walsgrave on Sowe Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Warwickshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Warwickshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Church Photographs (2006-Present)

High quality photographs of Warwickshire church interiors and exteriors.

Warwickshire Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

Biographical Directories Covering Walsgrave on Sowe

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Walsgrave on Sowe Maps

Warwickshire Parish Map (1841)

A map delineating Church of England parishes in Warwickshire.

Maps of Warwickshire (1610-1924)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Walsgrave on Sowe Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Walsgrave on Sowe Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

SOWE (or Walsgrave-on-Sowe), in Domesday “Sowa,” is a parish and village 3 miles east-north-east from Coventry, and takes its name from the river Sowe, a stream which passes through the village, on the road from Coventry to Hinckley; it is in the North-Eastern division of the county, Kirby division of the Knightlow hundred, Coventry petty sessional division and county court district, Foleshill union, rural deanery of Baginton, archdeaconry of Coventry and diocese of Worcester. The church of St. Mary, restored in 1864, is an ancient building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 5 bells and a clock; it has a very ancient font; a stained east window was erected by public subscription in 1822; there are also several memorial windows, and 280 sittings, of which 200 are free. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £59, net yearly value £148, including 39 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held since 1895 by the Rev. George Wilson Fisher L.Th, of Hatfield Hall, Durham. Hawkesbury Lane is a hamlet 2 miles north-west, with a station on the Coventry and Nuneaton branch of the London and North Western railway. Here is an iron church affording 150 sittings, and a parochial school in connection therewith. There are General and Particular Baptist chapels, and a Congregational chapel at Potter’s Green. In the parish is a coal mine worked by the Wyken Colliery Company. The Earl of Craven, the trustees of the late Sir Thomas White bart. and John Brown Izon esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is of a mixed character. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and beans. The area is 2,492 acres; rateable value, 6,369; the population in 1881 was 1,324, and in 1891 was 1,456.

Schools

National (mixed & infants), erected about 1840, for 112 children; average attendance, 92.

Parochial, Hawkesbury Lane (mixed & infants), erected in 1861 for 80 children; average attendance, 54.

Wyken Colliery Co.’s (mixed & infants), erected, with residences for the master & mistress, in 1871; for 400 children; average attendance, 150.

Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire (1896)

Surnames Found in Walsgrave on Sowe

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Smith483.76
2Liggins332.58
3Brown241.88
4Clark241.88
5Bates201.57
6Randle201.57
7Clarke201.57
8Atkins181.41
9Turner181.41
10Sephton181.41
11Walker171.33
12Jackson171.33
13Hill171.33
14Harrison161.25
15Broadhurst161.25
16Hatfield151.17
17Hewitt151.17
18Simpson151.17
19Ludgate141.10
20Lenton141.10
21Thompson141.10
22Hackett131.02
23Hirons131.02
24Brain131.02
25Ward131.02
26Williamson120.94
27Jones120.94
28Worrall120.94
29Morris120.94
30Holland110.86
31Davis110.86
32Tuckey110.86
33Bicknell100.78
34Watson100.78
35Hughes100.78
36Arlidge100.78
37Oldhams100.78
38Eborall100.78
39Colledge100.78
40Richardson100.78
41Barson100.78
42Stafford100.78
43Whitehall90.70
44Rowe90.70
45Beale90.70
46Orton90.70
47Wheatley90.70
48Millerchip90.70
49Boff90.70
50Bush80.63
51Sanders80.63
52Shuttleworth80.63
53Golder80.63
54Smallwood80.63
55Raven80.63
56Lawson80.63
57Cater80.63
58Loach80.63
59Kelsey70.55
60Eaton70.55
61Franks70.55
62Topp70.55
63Wildsmith70.55
64Lowe70.55
65West70.55
66Collins70.55
67Yates70.55
68Ball70.55
69Bolton70.55
70Brottrell70.55
71Fennemore70.55
72Johnson60.47
73Laydall60.47
74Bayliss60.47
75Russell60.47
76Cleaver60.47
77Haines60.47
78French50.39
79Sexton50.39
80Ashby50.39
81Williams50.39
82Hirous50.39
83Lissaman50.39
84Mold50.39
85Butcher50.39
86Birch50.39
87Capel50.39
88Hayes50.39
89Wale50.39
90Lane50.39
91Worthy50.39
92Draper50.39
93Steane50.39
94Blythe40.31
95Barnach40.31
96Hewat40.31
97Fearn40.31
98Bass40.31
99Lozdale40.31
100Lapworth40.31

* Statistics based on the 1881 census