This parish is now a north eastern suburb of Coventry. Hamlets were Hawkesbury, Henley Green and Longford.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Foleshill

ADJOINING PARISHES: Exhall (Near Coventry), Walsgrave-on-Sowe, Wyken, Stoke, Coventry.

Parish Registers: St.Lawrence Christenings: 1564-1958 Marriages: 1565-1964 Burials: 1565-1974, Banns 1754-1955
St.Paul Christenings: 1841-1962 Marriages: 1846-1958 Burials: 1845-1965 (The church of St.Paul was destroyed by bombs in World War II, but the registers were preserved).
Hawkesbury Iron Church Christenings: 1908-1961.
Longford, St Thomas Christenings: 1874-1970 Marriages: 1892-1985 Burials: 1909-1958.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1836 LIC

IGI: St.Lawrence Christenings: 1564-1876, Marriages: 1754-1877, St.Paul Christenings: 1841-1874, Marriages: 1846-1876 also Independent and some Baptist Christenings: 1788-1837. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Christenings: 1554-1876 M Burials: 1565-1877 SoG
St. Lawrence Christenings: 1564-1913 Marriages: 1565-1911 Burials: 1565-1865 & 1877-1903 Banns 1777-1904 COV
St.Paul Christenings: 1841-1904 Marriages: 1846-1902

Burials: 1845-1965 COV NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2
Baptist: Longford, Z 1769-1836 Burials: 1779-1837 WAR
Congregational: Z 1788-1837 WAR
Independent Z 1793-1837 PRO , COV
United Reformed Church Records 1796-1983



CENSUS RETURNS: All (inc.Longford) WAR , COV (with street indexes)
1881 BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860

OTHER SOURCES: Copy of will of Richard Parrott 1721.
Survey of property of Richard Parrott in partnership with J.Bourne and T.Whieldon. Sumner of Foleshill and Bedworth, bundles of deeds 1815-1907.
Map of estates in Foleshill 1781.
See also Gregory of Stivichal collection, STR

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]