The Ancestry.co.uk collection consists of Church of England baptisms records from parishes in Warwickshire. The original records are kept at the Warwickshire Record Office, Warwick. The time period covered is 1813 – 1910, but this period may not apply to all parishes depending on when the parish was established and whether the records have survived. For the most part, records included reflect Warwickshire’s historical (pre-1974) boundaries, except for Birmingham records, which are not included.
George Rose’s Act of Parliament stipulated that from 1813 all registers were to be of a pre-printed type with standardised information. Some parishes continued to use the Dade or Barrington Registers which gave more information than the registers required by Rose’s Act.
The information given in the baptism registers is:-
Child’s Christian Name
Parents names; Christian & Surname
Quality, Trade or Profession
By Whom the ceremony was performed
There was no provision for the recording of the child’s date of birth, but this can sometimes be found in the margin. An illegitimate (base-born) child may have only the mother’s name recorded or may have the phrase “reputed child of” and then the name of the person whom the mother said was the father.
A more detailed lesson on parish registers can be found here …….
click on Parish Registers.
Where scanned & indexed images of the originals can be found online
|Baptisms 1813 – 1906||www.ancestry.co.uk|
Where indexed transcripts of the records can be found online
|Baptisms 1813 – various||www.findmypast.co.uk|
Note – Transcripts may not be a full record of everything on the original entry, also transcripts are open to error on the part of the transcriber. Viewing the original document online is preferable.