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Warwick Castle
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by J. Archer, 1845

Warwickshire is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands region of England. Warwickshire is bordered by Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and West Midlands, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Oxfordshire.

The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. The historic county boundaries also included Coventry and Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham.

Famous figures from Warwickshire include leading Victorian-era author George Eliot, and influential poet and playwright William Shakespeare.


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As the Warwickshire Team, we handle the responsibility of improving the profiles of people from Warwickshire along with several other tasks, which include:

  • Oversight of the county category page to ensure that our information is up to date and is consistent with the other England county pages.
    • This includes the revision of our categories, adding correct categories and deleting incorrect or unnecessary categories as needed.
    • Our oversight of the Warwickshire category page also includes monitoring the page to ensure that all profiles are placed into the most accurate sub-category possible and not into any of the parent categories.
  • Continually updating the maintenance templates on Warwickshire profiles such as "Unsourced" and "Estimated Date".
  • Focusing on the improvement of Warwickshire profiles including sourcing, connecting, merging, duplicates, correcting database errors, and writing biographies.
    • Creating profiles for prominent or notable Warwickshire-based individuals and connecting them to our global trees.
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Heya, folks -- I nominated Nigel Barnard Hawthorne CBE as a support profile for next week's Connection-Finder theme of Santa. He currently has no manager. He is in desperate need of a picture, and a bio to be considered. Anyone up for the challenge?
posted by Melanie Paul
I have discovered a problem with some FreeREG transcriptions for the parish of Bulkington. The county supervisor is aware but just wanted to be sure the team were aware this is late 1780's. I can look at Register if you contact me.
posted by Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby
Hi Melanie :)

Births and GRO registrations can be confusing for the West Midlands because of frequent border changes. Taking a look at the Slaidburn in Lancashire, it looks like its located close to the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire and was historically located in the latter.

It's definitely common to find births split between Warwickshire, Worcestershire and other West Midlands counties. If this is a census record, would you be able to send me a link to it? It's possible that Slaidburn is a mis-transcription and if we can figure out what it actually says we can go from there :)

- Amy Utting, Warwickshire Team Leader.

posted by Amelia Utting
Sorry to be so laggard in responding, but I didn't get a notification there was a response.

The census is 1851 -

Sarah Fearn and daughter, Elizabeth.

posted by Melanie Paul
edited by Melanie Paul
Sarah Fearn, née Bentley had married John Fearn on 22 October 1837 at Bickenhill ( John Fearn died at Aston on 24 Aug 1856 ( and Sarah then married John Ratcliffe on 25 Dec 1857 at Saint Martin's, Birmingham ( and In 1881, she appears in the census as the mother in law of Alfred Flint ( Alfred had married Sarah and John's daughter Eliza Jane at St John's, Walsall on 24 Apr 1870 ( In the 1881 census entry, Sarah's place of birth is given as Barston, which matches the christening location for Sarah Bentley, daughter of William and Lydia, in Barston on 30 Jun 1816 ( All the above locations are in Warwickshire. So, (with apologies for the plodding logic trail), I think the "Slaidburn" entry in the 1851 census entry is either a mistranscription or a no longer extant location close to Barston.

The registration district of King's Norton covered a wide swathe of places in Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire to the south-west of Birmingham (my ancestors from Harborne in Staffordshire are mostly registered there), but you would expect Sarah's daughter Elizabeth's birth in 1840, if at Barston, to have been registered in Solihull rather than King's Norton ( and GRO Reference: 1840 J Quarter in KINGS NORTON UNION Volume 18 Page 409). Elizabeth married James Hill in 1869 ( The censuses thereafter offer various birth locations: Birmingham in 1881 (; Aston in 1891 (; Aston again in 1901 (; and King's Norton in 1911 (, so I think it's safest just to say that Elizabeth Fearn was born in an inner suburb of Birmingham.

posted by Chris Weston
edited by Chris Weston
Hello, good people -- I'm having trouble finding the actual birthplace for a couple of folk, and hope someone can help me. On the census it states they were born "Slaidburn, Warwickshire", but I cannot find anything even closely resembling "Slaidburn" in Warwickshire. (Lancashire, yes. Yorkshire, yes.) The GRO registration for the younger says birth registration district was Kings Norton, which was Worcestershire at the time (1840), thus muddying things all the more. (I have a probable, but not certain, birth/baptism for the older in Barston.)

Is there anyone familiar enough with placenames around the Bubbenhall, Barston, Bickenhill, Stoneleigh, Birmingham, etc areas, who could help -- or should I ask in g2g?

posted by Melanie Paul