This is a very large parish in area, and the village stretches along the Coventry to Tamworth road. There were many gravel pits in the area. The church has a Norman nave. Kingsbury mill is mentioned in Domesday Book; it became a gun-barrel mill in the early 19th century, then a saw mill, paper mill and leather mill. Hamlets, Hurley, Wood End, Picadilly, Bodymoor Heath, Hemlingford Green, Wheatley, Cliff.

DIOCESE: Lichfield HUNDRED: Hemlingford UNION: Tamworth

ADJOINING PARISHES: Tamworth (Staffs), Polesworth, Baddesley Ensor, Baxterley, Bentley, Over Whitacre, Nether Whitacre, Lea Marston, Middleton, Drayton Bassett in Staffs.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1539-1973 Marriages: 1539-1957 Burials: 1539-1975 Banns 1816-1877

Bishop's Transcripts : 1668-1852 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1539-1663 & 1673-1874, Marriages: 1539-1837. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: CMB 1537-1812 BIR CMB 1539-1918

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: St.Peter and St. Paul.also Atherstone Hurley,Ch.of the Res.and Wood End C.Yard BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


CENSUS RETURNS: 1831 Householders named with household numbers WAR
1881 & 1891 WAR
1881 1891 SUT
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860
Pre-1841 census

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1710-1738 (Hemlingford Hundred) STR
Kingsbury and Hurley, see Middleton collection at WAR

OTHER SOURCES: Map of Sir Robert Peel's estates 1833.
Willington family, pedigree 13th-19th century.
The History and Records of the Parish of Kingsbury, A.V. Owen.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]