Atherstone, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Atherstone or Aderestone, is a market-town, a chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Mancetter, in the hundred of Hemlingford, Warwickshire. It is 20 miles N E of Warwick. The Trent Valley railway, completed in 1847, and runs by the town. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary. There are places of worship for Independents and Methodists.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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 records

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.

School records

Atherstone County Boys' School 1864-1930

  • Admission Registers
  • Log Books

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 108-112. Accessed and adapted 27 October, 2013.