Welford, Warwickshire Genealogy

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For more information and records see Welford, Gloucestershire.

Parish History

WELFORD (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Stratford-upon-Avon, partly in the Stratford division of the hundred of Barlichway, S. division of the county of Warwick, but chiefly in the Upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 4¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Stratford. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Welford is an ancient ecclesiastical parish partly in the county of Gloucester and partly in the county of Warwick.[1]

Until 1931 Welford-on-Avon was in Gloucestershire (as part of the rural district of Marston Sicca) and was, until 1974, part of Stratford-upon-Avon Rural District since then it is in the district of Stratford-on-Avon in the county of Warwickshire

The village sits within a bend of the River Avon, on the south bank. It has the tallest maypole in England (at 65 feet / 20 metres). It used to be wooden but was replaced by an aluminium pole after a lightning strike


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 conformists 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. The first film number is 464169.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Gloucestershire 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

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 498-499. Date accessed: 11 November 2013.