Wellesbourne Hastings and Wellesbourne Mountford are the names of the two separate villages which make up this parish about six miles south of Warwick. The origin of this separation of what should be one village was the division of the original manor between two mediaeval families of Haestang and de Montfort. The church tower is fifteenth century, but nave and chancel were reconstructed in 1847. There is a fine brass, one of the oldest in the county, to Sir Thomas le Straunge, Constable of Ireland in the reign of Henry VI. There are some picturesque old buildings in both villages. Wellesbourne Hall was the home of the Granville family. It was outside the Stag's Head Inn in 1872 that Joseph Arch put forward his ideas for the formation of a National Farm Workers' Union.

Walton D'Eivile was incorporated in the parish c1633 but disunited in 1842. Registers date from 1843 for the new parish.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Stratford

ADJOINING PARISHES: Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Newbold Pacey, Moreton Morrell, Compton Verney, Combroke, Butlers Marston, Pillerton Hersey, Eatington, Loxley, Alveston.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1560-1942 Marriages: 1560-1970 Burials: 1560-1931 Banns 1820-1938

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1611 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1810-1897, Marriages: 1754-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

Christenings: 1560-1897 Marriages: 1560-1878 Burials: 1560-1931 Banns 1820-1938 SoG
Christenings: 1560-1877 Marriages: 1560-1812 Burials: 1560-1931 Banns 1560-1938 COV

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Church and yard with plan and index WAR
Yard to 1812, Church and Yard to 1890s, Walton D'Eivile, yard to 1890s STR


1851 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v.11 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1800-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: Miscellaneous documents 1399-1453 BIR
Manor Court Rolls 1455-1456 STR
Various records in Mordaunt collection WAR

DEEDS: Deeds relating to Richard Boyse's Charity, names listed in Parish Lists Wa-Wh.
Deeds etc relating to the property of the Lucy family at Wellesbourne 1595-1881.

OTHER SOURCES: Betteridge & Son, Agricultural Engineers, accounts, journals etc c1870-1954 and Wages Book 1871-1908.
Charles family, pedigrees, transcripts from records and loose papers 1608-1901.
Green family 1691-1858.
Mordaunt of Walton, estate records, 12th-17th centuries, family letters, accounts, surveys etc.
Oldham family 1800-1902.
Parish Church of St.Peter, Wellesbourne, Margery Frost, 1969,1972 and 1977.
The Mordaunts, Elizabeth Hamilton 1965.
Venar pedigree STR

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]