The village is some four miles south west of Southam. It was at the nearby quarry that a fossil skeleton of a giant ichthyosaurus was found and is now in the South Kensington Natural History Museum. A school was founded in the village by Jane Wagstaff in the reign of Elizabeth I. Jane is buried in the church. Her descendants founded a village school and its Tudor building remains. The vicar from 1746-1771 was Richard Jago, something of a minor poet. The parish is sometimes called Harbersbury.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Southam

ADJOINING PARISHES: Ufton, Southam, Ladbroke, Bishop's Itchington, Chesterton, Whitnash, Radford Semele.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1564-1962 Marriages: 1565-1976 Burials: 1564-1914 Banns 1754-1770, 1772-1805, 1807, 1852-1921

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1851 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1564-1876, Marriages: 1662-1876. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

NONCONFORMIST: Methodist: Z 1807-1970 Burials: 1807-1878 WAR
Z 1811-1878 Burials: 1835-1872 PRO

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: All Saints Church and Cemetery BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1851 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v.14 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1483-92 STR Decree 1586, Court Rolls 1573-1811, and 1586-1676, Appointment of Steward and statement of chief rents c1771 WAR
Population and Agriculture on a Warwickshire Manor, see Hampton Lucy.

OTHER SOURCES: Printed letter from the Vicar of Harbury to his parishioners Christmas Day 1865 on the state of his parish.
Maps and Surveys, Terriers of property 1697.
Plan of Greville's Charity Estate 1813.
Plan of Estate of Richard Greaves c1850.
Plan and survey of Ryland Estate 1863.
Flecknoe family 1779-1856.
Newsham, Palmer and Watts papers and deeds 1753-1855.
Russell of Harbury, deeds 1705-1881.
Spraggett family papers 1690-1882.
Parish magazines 1883-1924 (incomplete).
W.I.Scrapbook 1965.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]