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England & Wales Hardwicke Marriage Index
Marriages 1754 - 1837
Wroxall St Leonard


The Parish

The parish of Wroxall (sometimes rendered as Wroxhall) lies in western central Warwickshire about 6 miles northwest of the county town of Warwick. There is not much to Wroxall, today, just a scatter of farms and cottages and the area is dominated by the parkland estate of the former abbey. Wroxall sits just west of the junction of the A4177 which curves northwest and then northeast from Warwick to join the A452 northwest of Kenilworth, with the A4141 which continues the original direction heading for Solihull. Wroxall's origins are closely tied to its abbey, founded in 1135 in the reign of Henry I for the Benedictine order, the grounds are now the home of a luxury hotel. The Elizabethan mansion which also stood there and was purchased in his later years by Sir Christopher Wren was replaced some 150 years subsequently and forms the hotel. Wroxall's residents would have largely earned there income from farming and on the stiff clay soils a mixed farming regime would have predominated. The parish is drained eastwards by headwaters of the Inchbrook Beck which makes its way eastwards to join the Avon before turning back westwards and heading for the Bristol Channel through the Severn estuary. Wroxall is sited at around 120 metres above the sea, the land is broadly at or close to that level for many miles. By Warwickshire standard Wroxall parish was rather small, it covered just over 1,800 acres and would have supported a population of just below 180 parishioners. There is no specific mention of Wroxall in Domesday Book.

The Church

St Leonard's church is formed from the remains of the Benedictine Abbey and sits within the grounds of the estate, now a hotel complex. The is largely formed from what was the northern aisle of the abbey together with portions of the abbey church. Whilst the abbey dates from 1135, the portions forming the church are in the Decorated style of the early 14th century, documentary evidence records the church's consecration in 1315 which accords with the architecture. The curious brick, western, tower dates from much later Pevsner states it was post Civil War in the 1660s. The southern chapel is also later and Victorian. The church is accessed from the A4141 at the gated entrance where a long driveway heads determinedly westwards to a car park. The church is nowadays run by the Renewal Christian Centre and sits in a parkland setting albeit the northern side is masked by many trees.

The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 12th September 1756 - 19th April 1784 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - WX216 Nonstandard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register it is nonstandard by being half-size with only 2 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 28th March 1785 - 22nd May 1809 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - WX217 Standard preprinted and self-numbered Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
3 19th October 1813 - 29th June 1837 Warwickshire County Record Office - Reference - WX218 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None

Temple Balsall St Mary
Temple Balsall St Mary
Temple Balsall St Mary
Baddesley Clinton St Michael
Haseley St Mary
Rowington St Lawrence
Hatton Holy Trinity
Claverdon St Michael
Haseley 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
1 12/09/1756 John HEATH Single   Sarah HIDEN Single  
2 26/11/1758 Samuel HAYWOOD Single Alveston Susannah HADDERLEY Single  
3 21/10/1759 Robert CLARKE Single Tanworth In Arden Sarah BRITTON Single  
4 23/03/1760 Abner WHEELER Widower Wootton Wawen Ann JONES Single  
5 13/04/1760 William TIBBUTTS Single   Elizabeth JAMES Single  
6 15/10/1761 John CLARKE Single   Mary WHEELER Single  
6 15/10/1762 Robert PARSONS Single   Mary BIDDLE Single  
7 08/11/1763 James LEESON Single   Joyce CATTLE Single  
8 23/04/1764 John WARNER Single   Anne FOXALL   Hampton In Arden
9 29/10/1765 Joseph HIXON     Mary BROWN   Honiley
10 25/11/1765 Richard PARSONS   St Nicholas, Warwick Elizabeth BIDDLE    
11 11/02/1766 Thomas READ   Claverdon Mary WALLIS    
12 10/05/1768 Samuel SNAPE   Hampton In Arden Elizabeth GREEN    
13 07/09/1768 William BURNBROOK     Cassia SPIRES    
14 11/10/1768 John SPIERS   St Luke, Middlesex Elizabeth TAYLOR    
15 16/10/1770 John WYNNE   Hampton In Arden Ann HANSON    
16 20/01/1772 William OASTINGS   Wasperton Elizabeth MILLS    
17 02/09/1772 Robert KEMP   Rowington Elizabeth BROOKES    
18 19/10/1772 Thomas HAYES     Martha HANTON    
19 23/09/1773 Joseph HICKSON     Ann CANNON    
20 04/01/1774 John WALTON   Claverdon Elizabeth ROBERTS    
21 23/02/1778 John HAMUS Widower   Mary REYNOLDS Single  
22 28/01/1779 Thomas WYNN Single   Mary DOUGHTY Single  
23 17/05/1779 William BARNET Single   Mary TIBBUTS Single  
24 27/07/1779 Richard CALLOWAY Widower   Frances ALLEN Single  
25 18/04/1780 Edward BURBURY Single   Mary TAYLOR Single  
26 12/10/1780 Thomas BENTLY Single   Ann SPRAGE Single  
27 14/12/1780 Robert HEWITT Single   Lydia MILLS Single  
28 01/01/1782 William BLICK Single   Elizabeth WILLIAMS Single  
29 07/05/1782 William READER Single Berkswell Mary HOLMES Single  
30 23/03/1784 William YERROW Widower Burton Dassett Elizabeth TIBBATS Single  
19/04/1784 Thomas CORNWALL     Elizabeth PETARS Single  
1 28/03/1785 Charles BARLOW Single   Susannah DINGLEY Single  
2 24/11/1787 John EVETTS Widower Hampton In Arden Hannah HART Widow  
3 21/10/1788 John CASSEL Single   Sarah GREEN Single  
4 23/11/1789 Samuel DINGLE Single   Mary MATHEWS Single  
5 18/10/1790 Henry TIPPING Single   Esther REYNOLDS Single  
6 22/12/1791 Thomas TRANTER Widower Hampton In Arden Anne RUSSELL Single  
7 10/05/1792 Henry Barnet BELLISSON   Meriden Sarah HOLMES    
8 21/06/1793 William SMALLWOOD Single Hatton Sarah CHINN Single  
9 13/10/1795 Thomas HARRISON Single   Ann MEADES Single  
10 18/10/1795 Thomas TAYLOR Single Hatton Hannah REYNOLDS Single  
11 07/06/1797 William HOWEL Single   Elizabeth HOPKINS Single  
12 11/10/1797 John SPRAGGET Widower Haseley Ann LAWRENCE Single  
13 12/08/1798 William MORRIS Single   Martha EMINS Single  
14 15/06/1799 Joseph NEWBERRY Single Rowington Elizabeth TIBBITTS Single  
14 31/12/1799 Thomas RENNOLDS Single   Sarah WARD Single  
15 14/04/1800 Thomas MILLS Single   Sarah SLY Single  
16 11/11/1801 John BURBERRY Single Kenilworth Mary JACKSON Single  
17 19/10/1802 John NURSER   Berkswell Susannah DUTTON    
18 07/09/1803 Joseph TAYLOR Single   Sarah MORRIS Single  
19 13/10/1803 William WAREHAM Single   Mary ROBERTSON Single  
20 04/09/1804 John HAYDON Widower   Sarah HIXON Single  
21 21/02/1805 William WHEELER Single Baddesley Clinton Sarah READER Single  
22 12/03/1805 Henry BROWN Widower   Elizabeth WELLER Single  
23 16/10/1805 John MAMFORD Single   Sarah GARLICK Single  
24 07/12/1806 Samuel WOOTON Single   Hannah SMITH Single  
25 06/09/1808 Joseph TAYLOR Widower   Ann BANT    
26 22/05/1809 Samuel BROWN   Hatton Margaret BIDDLE    
1 19/10/1813 Thomas BATE   Hatton Mary BURBURY    
4 21/08/1823 Henry GRAVE   Haseley Mary TAYLOR    
5 14/10/1823 Edward GOULD Single   Anne RAEBURN Single  
6 01/01/1824 John HALCOMB Single St Andrew Holborn, City Of London Margaret BIRCH Single  
7 24/02/1824 William DAWES Single   Martha TIBBETTS Single  
8 10/11/1824 John WRIGHT   Rowington Maria HAMMOND    
9 23/10/1825 Joseph BLOXHAM Single   Esther HOPKINS Single  
10 26/11/1827 Edward HAWTIN   Birmingham Martha GAZEY    
11 09/09/1828 Hugh TAYLOR Single   Elizabeth SMITH Single  
12 15/09/1828 John STANLEY Single   Ann KING Single  
13 04/04/1830 William HEMMINGS   Astley Jane HEATH    
14 16/06/1836 John SWANWICK Single Manchester, Lancashire Emma HYLAND Single  
15 14/11/1836 James SMITH Single   Sarah DADLEY Widow  
16 04/03/1837 John BARNBROOK Single   Mary Ann TRACY Single Knowle
17 20/04/1837 Chandos HOSKYNS   Harewood, Herefordshire Theodosia Anne Martha WICK    
18 29/06/1837 Joseph HAWKINS Single   Mary WHITEHOUSE Single  

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