Bedworth is a small coal mining town about five miles north of the centre of Coventry and three miles south of Nuneaton. The silk industry of Coventry spread to Bedworth in the nineteenth century as a cottage industry, followed by the setting up of a number of small factories. Colleycroft is within the parish.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Foleshill

ADJOINING PARISHES: Chilvers Coton, Bulkington, Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Exhall (Near Coventry), Astley.

Parish Registers: All Saints Christenings: 1644-1963 Marriages: 1653-1964 Burials: 1653-1963.
St. Andrews (Smorral Lane) Christenings: 1956-1966.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1847 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1653-1876, Marriages: 1653-1876 and Independent Christenings: 1688- 1724, 1771-1837. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: CMB 1652 printed in A Short History of Bedworth.
All Saints Christenings: 1644-1876 M Burials: 1653-1876 COV

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C,M&R Vol.2
Quaker: see Source Material
Baptist: Z 1810-1963 Marriages: 1912-1928, 1982-1989 Burials: 1811-1955 M Christenings: 1796-1963 WAR
Congregational: Z 1688-1837 Burials: 1820-1837 WAR
Independent: Z 1688-1837 Burials: 1820-1837 PRO , COV
Methodist: see Coventry Paradise Primitive Methodist Circuit Z 1905-1960 COV

Julius Saunders' Diary, being the diary or minute book of the Bedworth Congregational Church and Registers Z CB 1688-1837.

All Saints Church, Ind.and Z ion Chapels BMSGH.m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1821 Householders named with household numbers WAR
1851 81 BIR 1871 COV
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1730-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860
Pre-1841 CENSUS

OTHER SOURCES: Birth and marriage certificates of Dewes or Dewis 1871-1894.
Deeds, Howlett family, 1735/1736-1818.
Middleton estate accounts 1602.
Survey of property at Bedworth belonging to Richard Parrott in partnership with J.Bourne and T.Whieldon, 1759.
Map of estates in Bedworth and elsewhere belonging to F.Parrott, T.Whieldon, J.Fernyhough and G.Taylor, 1781.
Ribbon Factory of Thomas Peake, time book 1873-1874.
Rowbothen family, bundles of deeds relating to property in Bulkington, Bedworth and Exhall 1789-1903.
Summer of Foleshill and Bedworth, deeds 1815-1907.
Nicholas Chamberlaine's Bedworth 1664-1715, Bedworth Local History Research Group Newsletter.
A Short History of Bedworth, A.H. Lawrence 1951.
Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee appointed to consider the several petitions relating to ribbon weavers ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 18 March 1818 (relates to Coventry, Nuneaton, Bulkington, Bedworth and Chilvers Coton); Second report of above.
Report on the employment of children and young persons in the mines of the Warwickshire coalfields. Evidence collected by Dr. Mitchell 1841-1842.
Bedworth, A lighter shade of black, WWM Dec.1970.
Bedworth Baptist Church 1877-1952, 75th anniversary souvenir 1952.
The Old Meeting Church, Bedworth, A.Mann 1973.
Zion Strict Baptist Chapel, Bedworth, A Short History 1796-1955.
Bedworth Weavers Lost at Sea, T.Tallis TMA Vol.7 No.1 Sep 1983.
Historical and Genealogical View, Tony Davis BMSGH(LL).

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]