The town is situated about seven miles north east of Birmingham and is a popular residential area for many who work in the city. The Aston Expressway takes traffic quickly to Sutton via Erdington. The town is well-known for its two thousand four hundred acres of natural parkland with seven lakes, originally the property of Bishop Vesey as a gift from Henry VIII. Old Moor Hall, the fifteenth century home of the Bishop still stands. He founded the Grammar School which is named after him. Some of the many hamlets in this large parish are: Four Oaks (there is also a hamlet of this name in Berkswell), Little Sutton, Hill, Maney, Mere Green, Walmley, Warmley Ash, Wiggins Hill.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Hemlingford. UNION: Aston

ADJOINING PARISHES: Middleton, Wishaw, Curdworth, Aston (Birmingham) and the Staffordshire parishes of Handsworth, Shenstone, Fazeley, Drayton Bassett.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1565-1924 Marriages: 1565-1922 Burials: 1565-1869 Banns 1823-1959 Walmley Christenings: 1846-1853

Burials: 1846-1853.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1565-1844 (gaps) LIC
Hill, 1859-1868 (gaps) Walmley, 1846-1853 WAR

IGI: Christenings: 1695-1885, Marriages: 1603-1837 & 1874-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

CM Burials: 1603-1747 BIR SUT

Burials: 1893-1901 Marriages: 1837-1876 Banns 1823-1905 with gaps SUT .
Holy Trinity CM 1603-1699. Burials: 1603-1710 BMSGH (Pbn) BIR , SoG

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2
Quaker: see Source Material
Congregational: Z 1885-1895 Marriages: 1887-1895 M Christenings: 1882.
Baptist: M Christenings: 1908-1979.

Walmley St.John the Evangelist BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


CENSUS RETURNS: 1841 1861 1881 1891 (inc.Walmley) WAR
1841-1881 BIR
1851 (Walmley) BIR
1841-1891 SUT
1881, 1891 (Walmley) SUT 1861 SOL
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS) .

Burial 1813-1837 & Mere Green 1836-1844
Marriage 1565-1595 & 1754-1837

MANORIAL RECORDS: Court Rolls 1500-1501 WAR
Documents 1546-1884 BIR
See Middleton manuscripts University of Nottingham Library (List at WAR ).

DEEDS: Various, 18th-20th century.

OTHER SOURCES: Plan of estate of Andrew Hackett 1765.
Stone family, letters and papers of Sir Benjamin Stone.
Terry of Sutton Coldfield, deeds and estate papers 1651-1897.
History of the Forest and Chase of Sutton Coldfield, Miss Bracken 1860.
Three Hundred Years of a Family Living; a History of the Rilands of Sutton Coldfield, W.K.R. Bedford, 1889.
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, A Commemorative History, D.V.Jones (published by Sutton Coldfield Corporation 1973).
List of jurors and warrants to the Sergeant at Mace 1756-1791 BIR
Mynors family, miscellaneous papers relating to their estates in Erdington, Aston and Sutton Coldfield 1849-1897 BIR
Copy of an assessment made for the relief of the poor of Sutton Coldfield, 16th Sept 1775 BIR , SUT
Warwick House, Sutton Coldfield and Its History, TMA
Vol.9 No.1 Sep 1989. History of Sutton Coldfield, W.K.R. Bedford, 1891 BMSGH (RL) , WAR
The Quarters of Sutton 1663-1674.
A list of house holders in the late seventeenth century made by the Collectors of Hearth Tax (transcribed by Sutton Coldfield History Research Group 1981). BMSGH(LL)
The Water Mills of Sutton Coldfield, lecture by D.H.Sansome, 1978 BMSGH(LL)
A Short History of the Town and Chase of Sutton Coldfield, W.Midgley, 1904, BMSGH(LL) .
Article relating to Allport of Sutton Coldfield (W.Allport & Son Ltd) 1877-1977 SoG

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]