Ettington (sometimes written as Eatington) lies about five miles due south east of Stratford-upon-Avon, just north of the Roman Fosse Way. It was originally a Saxon village, later known as Upper Eatington. There were stone quarries in the lower part of the parish. Dr William Croft, renowned as a composer of sacred music, was born there in 1677, becoming organist of Westminster Abbey. There was a Quaker Meeting in Ettington with registers starting in 1664. The Meeting House built in 1684 still remains. The Shirley family were lords of the manor when the Domesday Survey was made. Fulready, Lambcote and Thornton were hamlets.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Stratford

ADJOINING PARISHES: Loxley, Wellesbourne, Pillerton Hersey, Pillerton Priors, Oxhill, Whatcote, Idlicote, Halford, Tredington, Alderminster.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1661-1857 Marriages: 1670-1945 Burials: 1669-1877 Banns 1782-1827

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1612 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1612-1700 & 1813-1857, Marriages: 1813-1849. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Christenings: 1661-1782, Marriages: 1623-1812, Burials: 1669-1783 STR
Bishop's Transcripts 1612-1640,1660-1679 STR
Marriages: 1623-1812 PHIL 1, SoG , BIR , WAR
Marriages: 1651-1675 BOYD MISC . SoG

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Old Church (restored in 1825 as burial place for the Shirley family) Church and Yard all pre 1812 STR
New Church, Yard to 1890s STR
Congregational Church STR
Brass rubbings, Underhill 1603 WAR
Index to graves in churchyard (1938) WAR
Holy Trinity and St.Thomas a Becket BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR
Also ETTINGTON PARK St.Nicholas and Holy Trinity BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1851 BMSGH SI v.11 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1623-1837
Pallot 1790-1812

MANORIAL RECORDS: Court Rolls 1376-1472.

OTHER SOURCES: Map and Survey of Ettington Park, 1841-1842.
Ettington Park, War.Hist. Vol.1 No.4.
Shirley of Ettington, family and estate papers, diaries, wages books etc.13th-19thc.
Stemmata Shirleiana, or the Annals of the Shirley Family, E.P.Shirley 2nd ed 1873.
The Shirleys of Ettington, H.D.Hancock, WWM Vol.3 No.9 1956.
Records of the Gibbins family (of Ettington, Stratford and Birmingham), Quakers, E.Gibbins 1911.
The Friends Meeting House at Ettington, B.Gouch 1904.
Estate plan and survey of G.M.Smith's property 1825.
Pedigrees of Underhill and Porter families of Eatington and Hunningham 1564.
William Croft 1678-1727, Tercentenary celebrations 1978, Lucy M.Roe.
Ward collection drawings.
Records of Ettington, Halford and Honington BIR
Lower Eatington, Its Manor House and Church, E.P.Shirley 1869 SoG

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]