Knowle is a few miles south east of the centre of Solihull on the road to Warwick. It was originally a Chapelry of the parish of Hampton-in-Arden.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. A Peculiar of the Manor of Knowle. HUNDRED: Hemlingford UNION: Solihull

ADJOINING PARISHES: Solihull, Barston, Balsall, Baddesley Clinton, Lapworth, Packwood.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1682-1975 Marriages: 1682-1969 Burials: 1682-1992 Banns 1968-1991.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1813-1838 LIC 1838-1905 (gaps) WAR

IGI: Christenings: 1682-1876, Marriages: 1682-1877. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

CM Burials: 1682-1912 SoG

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2
Congregational: Z 1893-1932 Burials: 1905-1936 M Christenings: 1876-1933.

Yard - Parish Church BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR

Printed Index Wills and Admons 1675-1790 (BRS 7) MS calendar, post-1790 records; WOR

1841 51 61 81 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v.9 SoG , BIR
1851 vI (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1682-1837
Pallot 1790-1812
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: Copies of Court Roll 1760, 1782, 1814, 1852.
Survey of Manor of Knowle with members, 1541/2 and 1542. WAR
1574, 1802-1876 STR 1278-1635 BIR
Deeds relating to copyhold estate in manors of Knowle, Balsall and Chadwick End, 1760-1882.
Copy of customary etc 1635 WAR
Survey of Crown Lands, 1605 (in Latin) at PRO but translated by L.Bishop, SOL
Court Rolls 1757-1943 SOL

DEEDS: Various collections, see also Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton.

OTHER SOURCES: Littlejohn of Knowle and Warwick 1869-1877.
Wilson of Knowle (includes material on the Doley, Palmer, Sheppard and Greswold families with whom they were connected).
Map of estate at Rotton Row and Bakers Lane 1734.
Inclosure award, plan 1816, award 1820.
Map of the Poplars estate 1881.
Mr T.M. Welsh, 54 Westbourne Road, Olton, Solihull, West Midlands B92 8AU has an index to the 1841,1851,1861 and 1871 census, a copy of Tithe Map and Apportionment, and a thesis, A comparative analysis of the population, households and occupations in the village of Knowle, 1841 and 1871. He will consult the material in return for s.a.e. The thesis is at the City of Birmingham Polytechnic, Westbourne Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The Records of Knowle, W.B.Bickley, 1894.
Collegiate Church of Knowle (ss John the Baptist, Laurence and Anne), Anthony Upton, 1966.
The Story of Knowle, F.W.Bryson, WWM Vol.1 No.4.
The Registers of The Guild of Knowle 1407-1535 BIR SOL (See article by J.C.Sharp TMA Vol.4 No.9 May 1977).
History of Knowle, Eva Wootton, 1972, 1980, SOL
Knowle W.I. Village History, 1956 (Scrapbook), Eva Wootton SOL
The Records of Knowle 1682-1909, Canon T.W.Downing, 1914 SOL
The Register of the Guild of Knowle 1407-1535 BIR SOL
Knowle Parish Magazine SOL

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]