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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Packwood St Giles


The Parish

The parish of Packwood lies in western Warwickshire not too far from its border with neighbouring Worcestershire. Packwood is located about 4 miles south of the town of Dolihull and a similar distance north of Henley in Arden. Packwood sits, in lanes, around a mile east of the A3400 road which the above mentioned two places. Packwood was an estate village, dominated by the activities of Packwood House, and has not grown into a village as such. Packwood is thus a scatter of farms and cottages with the bulk of the parish acreage within the grounds of Packwood House estate. As an estate village Packwood's economy would have been largely agricultural with a mixed farming regime of both arable and pastoral farming. Packwood is drained southwestwards by small tributaries of the River Alne which makes its way by the Arrow, Avon & Severn to the Irish Sea through the Bristol Channel. Packwood is sited at around 120 metres above the sea in a rather gentle landscape where local heights reach to just 20 metres higher within a few miles. Packwood parish was small by Warwickshire standards, it covered just over 1,600 acres and would have supported a population of around 350 parishioners. There is no mention of Packwood within Domesday Book.

The Church

St Giles' church is separate from Packwood House estate being in the grounds of the moated Hall and accessed by a metalled footpath from Glasshouse Lane. There are three distinct periods covered by the build of St Giles. Earliest are nave and chancel which Pevsner dates to c1300 and in the Decorated style of that date. To this basic structure is added the western tower, Perpendicular in style and dateable by documentary evidence to the early 16th century. A century later in 1704 the brick structure of the northern transept was also added. Like most churches the Victorians did their usual restoration here notably adding tracery where, according to Pevsner, none was needed. From Glasshouse Lane, a sign indicating the route to the church, the metalled track curves around the outskirts of the Hall grounds to reach a small parking area by the tower. The site is relatively open with few obstructions to photography.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 22nd October 1754 - 27th October 1759 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - DRB0025/1
Plain, unruled book, a continuation of the extant composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 1760 - 1777 No marriages are apparently recorded during this period
3 24th April 1778 - 16th May 1781 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - DRB0025/2 Plain, unruled book, a further composite register in contravention of Hardwicke's segregation & wording requirements Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
4 16th June 1782 - 8th November 1812 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - DRB0025/5 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 3 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
5 13th October 1813 - 8th November 1836 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - DRB0025/6 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None

Tanworth in Arden St Mary Magdalene
Solihull St Alphege
Knowle St John the Baptist, St Lawrence & St Anne
Tanworth in Arden St Mary Magdalene
Knowle St John the Baptist, St Lawrence & St Anne
Lapworth St Mary
Lapworth St Mary
Lapworth St Mary

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
08/01/1754 John WARNER     Mary KIRBY    
22/10/1754 Thomas REDDILL     Mary WILD    
12/08/1758 John HANDS     Johanna HICKEN    
27/10/1759 Thomas HOLMES     Elizabeth REYNOLDS    
24/04/1778 Jacob WALTON     Mary WHEELER    
28/12/1778 James WOODCOCK     Mary MECHEL    
29/12/1778 William LUCKMAN   Lapworth Sarah WHITEFOOT    
25/10/1779 Thomas WOODCOCK Single   Sarah HADEN Single  
01/12/1779 William GREENWAY Single   Mary MATTHEWS Widow  
07/11/1780 Thomas JONES     Elizabeth SMALLWOOD    
16/05/1781 Daniel FLYFIELD   Tanworth In Arden Sarah FOWLER    
1 16/06/1782 John HEATH Single   Elizabeth LEA Widow Tanworth In Arden
2 15/07/1782 Thomas KEMP Single   Sarah MORRIS    
3 06/10/1782 Edward ARMFIELD Single St Martin, Birmingham Ann PERKINS    
4 21/10/1782 James TALLIS Widower   Joannah HARRES Widow  
5 03/05/1784 John COLLINS Widower   Mary BUTWELL Single  
6 01/08/1785 Joseph BARNBROOK Single   Sarah KENDRICK Single  
7 29/12/1785 Thomas TAYLOR Widower   Sarah GEORGE Single  
8 25/04/1786 Thomas BRADSHAW Single   Elizabeth STREET Single  
9 23/07/1786 William HAWKINS Single   Elizabeth ASHLEY Single  
10 17/09/1786 Richard RICHARDS Single   Elizabeth WHEELER Single  
11 22/09/1788 Henry HOLYOAK Widower   Martha GREATHEAD Widow  
12 14/10/1788 John ROGERS     Mary CLARK    
13 10/03/1789 Joseph WOODWARD     Susannah WISE    
14 14/04/1789 William MALIN     Mary GOLD    
15 13/10/1789 John TAYLOR   Solihull Hannah LEA    
16 14/02/1790 John FOWLER     Rebecca GREEN    
17 24/04/1792 Thomas WHITEACRE     Elizabeth WISE    
18 08/06/1794 William PICKERILL     Mary LOWE    
19 21/07/1794 John JOBSON Single Tanworth In Arden Anne WHITEFOOT Single  
20 17/10/1794 William FREEMAN     Mary GRIFFITHS    
21 20/10/1794 John CRANMER     Anne HOLMES    
22 29/11/1796 William DYKE     Mary ROSE    
23 16/01/1798 Henry COOKE   Rowington Sarah PHILLIPS    
24 07/05/1799 Joseph GILLIVER   Polesworth Martha BROOKS    
25 06/10/1801 Joseph LANCASTER     Hannah ALWARD    
26 25/05/1802 William BALL     Mary SMITH    
27 29/10/1804 William GARDNER     Mary HANCOX    
28 28/10/1805 John GOLD     Sarah HEMING    
29 16/09/1806 John BALL     Maria BISHOP    
30 26/01/1808 Joseph TIMMIS   Alvechurch, Worcestershire Ann WOOLLASTON    
31 27/02/1810 Thomas VINAS   Rowington Mary HAWKINS    
16/07/1810 Joseph TAYLOR Single   Mary WOODWARDS Single  
16/10/1811 Henry CROSS Single   Martha GILBERT Single Tanworth In Arden
08/11/1812 Charles ALBOT   Ditton Priors, Shropshire Ann Maria MARSHALL    
1 13/10/1813 James DURDIN     Mary MAIDS    
2 01/06/1815 John BISHOP Single   Anne HURLSTONE Single  
3 11/06/1816 Joseph BALL Single   Sarah TITE   Hampton In Arden
4 20/04/1817 William CHELLINGWORTH     Martha HANDS    
5 02/02/1818 Joseph RAXSON     Mariah GRIFFITHS    
6 03/01/1820 John JONES     Sarah EVANS    
7 14/11/1820 Daniel PICKRELL     Mary ENSOR    
8 09/04/1822 John HAWKES   Rowington Mary FULLARD    
9 21/04/1823 William CRAMER     Sarah WILLIAMS    
10 14/07/1823 Thomas JORDAN     Ann HANDS    
11 03/11/1823 William TAYLOR     Mary GRIFFITHS    
12 19/01/1824 Thomas MEADES Single   Sarah MASTERS    
13 02/02/1824 Thomas PARKER Single   Mary PARTLOW Single  
14 26/02/1824 Samuel NICHOLS Single   Sarah HURLSTON    
15 24/01/1825 Robert COPE Single   Mary MATTHEWS Single  
16 12/12/1825 Richard HUBBARD Single Berkswell Martha SAVAGE Single  
17 30/04/1827 William CRANMER Single   Mary PICKERILL Single  
18 11/02/1828 William HAWKINS Single   Eleanor WOODWARD Widow  
19 25/03/1828 Thomas GAZY Single   Mary WRIGHTON Single  
20 29/01/1829 John HURLSTONE Single   Hannah READING Single  
21 27/10/1829 William PICKERILL Single   Sarah GRIFFITHS Single  
22 12/10/1830 John WIGHT     Elizabeth HOBDAY    
23 17/01/1831 Charles MORRIS Single   Elizabeth GILBERT Single  
24 25/10/1831 John GAZY Single   Eliza JAMES Single  
25 04/03/1832 Thomas HOUGH Single   Hannah CRANMER Single  
26 13/03/1832 Thomas AVERN Single Charlecote Ann BALL Single  
27 07/11/1832 Henry ASTLEY Single   Elizabeth BARRETT Single  
28 23/04/1833 John ONION Single Haseley Jane PHILIPS Single  
29 02/05/1833 John DILKE Single   Frances Mary FETHERSTONE Single  
30 16/09/1834 Thomas BALL Widower   Sophia BALL Single  
31 19/06/1835 Samuel GAZY Single   Elizabeth SMITH   Lapworth
32 07/12/1835 William POVEY Single St Nicholas, Warwick Sarah BALL Single  
33 04/01/1836 Samuel TUSTIN     Susannah CARTER    
34 08/11/1836 Thomas BARRETT Single   Hannah DUTTON Single  

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