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.
Table of Contents
- Parishes adjacent to Coughton
- Historical Descriptions
- Marriages Out of Parish
- Parish Records
- Land and property
- Poll Books
- Further Reading
Parishes adjacent to Coughton
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.
Church Records - Indexes
Birth, Marriage, & Death Records - FamilySearch
Census Records - FamilySearch
Migration Records - FamilySearch
Military Records - FamilySearch
Probate & Court - FamilySearch
Land and property
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.
- 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
Catholic Gentry in English Society: The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation (Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Geoffrey Scott (Author), Peter Marshall (Editor)