The village is about nine miles south of Birmingham and just over a mile east of the Birmingham to Alcester road. The manor was given to Henry de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick by William the Conqueror, and it continued in the possession of the family until 1471. Umberslade Hall belonged to the Archer family. Tanworth has an active Village Preservation Society. Place names within the parish boundary are Earls Wood, Forshaw Heath, Monks Path (or Monks Riding), Portway, Salter Street, Shirley Heath, Tanzy Green, Traps Green and Umberslade.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Solihull

ADJOINING PARISHES: Solihull, Packwood, Nuthurst, Beaudesert, Ullenhall, and the Worcestershire parish of Beoley.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1558-1931 Marriages: 1558-1951 Burials: 1558-1837 (the period 1809-1813 is missing, but there is a pocket book containing baptisms 1801-1817). There is an index of baptisms 1825-1846. Banns 1754-1767 1871-1931. Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1608 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1558-1875, Marriages: 1558-1787. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Printed in 1930 in Parish Registers of St.Mary Magdalen, Tanworth-in-Arden', Christenings: 1558-1864, MB 1558-1924. Also Christenings: 1559-1809, 1813-1899, Marriages: 1559-1899, Burials: 1559-1837, Banns 1754-1868 CM Burials: 1558-1924 SoG

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2
Umberslade Baptist: Marriages: 1937-1942.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: St.Mary Magdalene and Umberslade Baptist Chapel. BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


CENSUS RETURNS: 1821 (All named with ages) 1841-1881 WAR
1851 SoG
1851 61 81 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v.9 SoG , BIR
1851 vIX (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP : BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1559-1837
Pallot 1790-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860


MANORIAL RECORDS: 1571-1793 STR 1655 BIR Rentals 1604-1614 WAR
Abatement of rent to tenants of Kings College, Cambridge 1452-1455 WAR

DEEDS: Charity deeds. A great many deeds, leases etc are to be found in the Archer collection at STR

OTHER SOURCES: Survey, plans of lands belonging to the Archer family c1500.
Valuation of Archer estate 1812.
Burman of Tanworth-in-Arden records.
Burman pedigree 1786-1976.
The Field family of Tanworth 1910.
Rent accounts etc 1840-1847 of William Pitt, Viscount Holmesdale.
Sidney Hall's estate plan 1800.
Maps and surveys of estate of W.A.Roberts c1812.
Families of surname Archer, Cpt.John Archer, 1856.
By same author, Memorials to the families Archer 1861.
Sir Simon Archer, P.Styles, Dugdale Occasional Papers, No.6 1946.
Thomas Archer, M.Whiffen, 1950.
The Warwickshire Family of Burman, R.H.Burman, 1895.
The Burman Family of Warwickshire, J.Burman, 1916. The Story of Tanworth-in-Arden, J.Burman 1930.
Warwickshire People and Places, John Burman, 1936.
The Burman Chronicle, J.Burman, 1940.
Volume entitled ,Register of the Town Acts 1729, contains much genealogical material including settlements, lists of children apprenticed etc and covers the period 1686-1780.
Ward collection drawings (Umberslade).
W.I.Domesday Book 1976.
Cooke, Roberts and Daniels, see Alcester.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]