Coughton Warwickshire Family History Guide

Coughton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Coughton with Sambourn

Other places in the parish include: Sambourne and Sambourn.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St.Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1673
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1616

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Roman Catholic.

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Parishes adjacent to Coughton

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COUGHTON, a village and a parish in Alcester district, Warwick. The village stands on the Midland railway, 2 miles N of Alcester, and has a post office under Bromsgrove, and a r. station. The parish includes the hamlet of Sambourne. Acres, 3,070. Real property, £5,423. Pop., 883. Houses, 183. The manor comprises all the property; belonged, in the time of William the Conqueror, to Turchil de Warwick; was held, in the time of Henry I., by a family who took name from it; passed, in the time of Henry IV., to the family of Throckmorton; and belongs now to Sir R. Throckmorton, Bart. Coughton Court, the mansion on it, is a castellated edifice, of the time of Henry VIII.; and commands a fine view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £161. Patron, Sir W. Throckmorton, Bart. The church is ancient and good; and contains monuments of the Throckmortons. A Roman Catholic chapel was built in 1857. Charities £34, and an alms-house.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sambourn, a hamlet, in the parish of Coughton, union of Alcester, Alcester division of the hundred of Barlichway, S division of the county of Warwick, 3 ¾ miles (NW by N) from Alcester; containing 662 inhabitants, a few of whom are employed in making needles. It comprises 2200 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830

Sambourn, - Dugdale says, derived its name from the title Sandy Brook near it, - it is a hamlet in the parish of Coughton, in Barlichway hundred, 4 miles north from Alcester, and 107 from London.  In 1803 the parochial rates were £704 4s. at 10s. in the pound: its population in 1811, was 353, and in 1821 it contained 120 houses and 653 inhabitants.

At the Conqueror’s survey, it belonged to the monks of Evesham; after the dissolution, it was sold to Robert Throckmorton, Esq.

Source: The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830. Wm. West. Printed and Published by R. Wrightson, Athenaeum, New-Street; and sold by Baldwin and Craddock, and Hurst, Chance and Co., London. 1830.

Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Coughton but who were married in another parish.

George Eades, of Sambourne, p. Great Coughton, & Sarah Moore, of M. L., lic. 10 Sept. 1733 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.

James Powell, of Great Cotton, Warwicks, & Mary Smith, s., lic. 31 May 1757at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Coughton, 1616-1887 - Church of England. Parish Church of Coughton (Warwickshire)

Church records, 1744-1854 - Catholic Church. Saints Peter and Paul and St. Elizabeth (Coughton, Warwickshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1673-1823 - Church of England. Parish Church of Coughton (Warwickshire)

Parish registers for Coughton, 1673-1964 - Church of England. Parish Church of Coughton (Warwickshire); Warwick County Record Office (Warwickshire)

Parochial register transcripts of Coughton, 1754-1815 - Catholic Church (Coughton, Warwickshire)

Records of Coughton - Author: Bloom, J. Harvey (James Harvey), b.1860

Church Records - Indexes

Computer printout of Coughton, Warwick, England

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records - FamilySearch

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963

England Marriages, 1538–1973

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Find A Grave Index

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000

Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869

Census Records - FamilySearch

England and Wales Census, 1911

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1841

Migration Records - FamilySearch

Massachusetts, United States Naturalization Records, 1871-1991

New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924

New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954

Military Records - FamilySearch

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

Probate & Court - FamilySearch

South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989

South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958

Land and property

Records of Coughton - Author: Bloom, J. Harvey (James Harvey), b.1860

Poll Books

Coughton Poll Book, South Warwickshire Election, 1868

Below are the names of those that voted in the South Warwickshire Election, 1868.


227 Johnson, William Jarrot

228 Pippett, William

229 Sarsons, Thomas D.

230 Sheppard, George

231 Sumner, Thomas Austin

232 Sumner, William Gradden

233 Throckmorton, Sir Nicholas William

234 Tomes, Rev. Robert

235 Ward, Richard

Total 5 5 3 3

Source: Poll Book, South Warwickshire Election, 1868: H Mills. Printed and Sold by H. T. Cooke and Son, High Street, Warwick; 1869.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alcester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Warwick
  • Poor Law Union: Alcester
  • Hundred: Barlinchway
  • Province: Canterbury