Erdington, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Erdington is a chapelry of Aston juxta Birmingham Ancient Parish in Warwickshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1824

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Erdington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ERDINGTON, a hamlet, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Aston parish, Warwick. The hamlet lies adjacent to Staffordshire, on the Birmingham and Sutton-Coldfield railway, near the Fazeley canal and the river Tame, 4¼ miles NE by E of Birmingham; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Birmingham. Real property, £20, 465. Pop., 3, 906. Houses, 722. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to the Fitz Ausculphs; and passed to the Erdingtons. There are numerous villas and good modern dwellings. The chapelry is conterminate with the hamlet, and was constituted in 1858. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £200. Patron, the Vicar of Aston. The church is modern; and there are an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic college for 200 students, with chapel and museum, two large orphan asylums, and a suite of alms-houses.  The sub-district includes five other hamlets, and Aston manor. Pop., 24, 447.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records


Erdington Directory of Warwickshire 1850

Adams Mrs. Lucy, Shortheath

Allarton Joseph, awl blade maker

Amherst Francis, professor, Oscott college

Apletree Frederick. upholsterer, Slade

Austin William, miller, Tyburn

Bagnall Rev. R. vice president, Oscott col.

Bagot Rev. Egerton Arden, Pype Hayes

Banks Ann, ladies' school, Gravelly hill

Barford Louisa, school

Barlow Miss Mary Ann

Bates William, gardener

Benson Cornelius, solicitor. Chesnut cottg.

Biddle Charles, gardener, Turf pits

Biddle Isaac, gardener

Billings John, gardener

Blackford William, gardener

Blackley Rev. Geo. Gravelly hill

Blewitt Thomas, tailor

Bond Rev. Wm. professor, Oscott college

Bradbury Mr. Francis

Broadhurst Mrs. Mary

Butler Joseph, blacksmith

Butler William, gardener, Slade

Buxton Mrs. Ann, Gravelly hill

Carpenter Samuel, india rubber brace and belt maker, Birches green

Carter Robert, tailor and draper

Clark Mr. Thomas, Gravelly hill

Coburn Charles, National school master, Moor end green

Cook Jph., gardener & farmer, Grange In.

Cox John, electro-plater, Shortheath

Dakin Arthur, grocer & tea dir., Hunton h

Dane Benj, draper, Hunton hill

Davis Rev. Peter, professor of theology, Oseott college

Dean Wm Hudson, registrar of births and deaths for Erdington dist., collector of poor rates, and agent for the District Fire Office

Doggett James, grocer

Dugmore Thos. gardener, Moor end green

Elkington John, M.R.C.S. and L.S.A., surgeon, and to the workhs. and district.

Elkins Chas. M.R.C.S. & L.A.C., surgeon

Ensor Silas, gent., Shortheath

Flannagan Rev. Thos. professor Oscott col

Fowler John, gent., Berwood

Fowler Richd. land surveyor, Gravelly hill

Fowler Richd. jun. land agent, Wood end

Fowler Thomas, draper

Fowler Wm. land agent, &c. Birches green

Fowler Wm.jun. land survr., Wood end cot

Gammon Th. glass manufr., Salford house

Gem Wm. Henry Esq. Wood end house

Gibbons Mrs. Ann Catherine, Gravelly hi

Gibbons Brueton, mercht., Birches green

Greensall John, auctioneer and builder

Grove Mary, gardener

Haigh Rev. Daniel Hy., catholic priest

Handley Chas. rate collector

Harding Wm Esq. Copeley lodge

Harding Wm. Sextos, soletr. Copeley lodge

Harrison Rev. John Holden, incumbent of Water Orton

Haycock Samuel, gentleman

Hill Mr. Daniel, Hunton hill

Hodgkins, Jph. beerhouse

Holt Theophilus, grocer, Gravelly hill

Houseman Thos. carpenter, Gravelly hill

Hudson Mr. Francis

Hudson George, currier

Hutton Thos. gentleman

Huxley Thomas, commercial traveller

Jackson Henry Owen, blacksmith

James Isaac, grocer

Jeffs Henry, shoe maker

Johnson Thos. coal, lime, and brick mcht. Salford bridge wharf

Jones Edward, gent. Berwood villa

Kemble Robert, wheelwright

Leonard Capt. Th. Baufoy, Hunton hill

Loveridge W. foreign importer, Gravelly h

Lowe Mrs. Ann, Gravelly hill

Lowther Robert, saddler

Luckock William, shoe maker

Machin Chas. builder & farmer, Blythe hs.

Machin Chas. jun. coal mercht., Blythe hs

Mackey Edward Walter, artist

Madeley Richard, merchant, Berwood hs.

Mason Josiah, pen manufacturer, Berwood

Mercham Mr. Thomas

Midlam Mrs. Eliz. Gravelly hill

Moore Rev. John, president, Oscott college

Myatt Jno. gardener, Bromford

Newell Samuel Bostock, beer hs. & silversm.

Padbury Jph., stone mason, Holly lane

Pallett James, tailor

Palmer Edw. John, gent. Slade house

Parker Ch. mltry. ornament mfr. Gravelly h

Parkes Jph. stamper & piercer, Gravelly h

Pearson John, police constbl. Moor end gr

Penn Saml. engine boiler mkr. Gravelly h.

Powell Richard, gentleman

Radclyffe T. engraver & copper-pl. printer

Read Wm. gent., Stockland green

Reeves Chas. gent. Shrubbery

Robbins John, clerk, Bromford

Robinson Joseph, shoemaker

Rollason Abel and Son, metal rollers. Bromford; house, Shepherds green

Rollason James, auctioneer and gen. agent

Rotton William, fishmonger

Ryland Thos. merchant, Gravelly hill

Seager Saml. plumber and painter

Sharred William, wheelwright

Smith Bernard, professor, Oscott college

Smith Basset, banker, Rose cot. Gravelly h

Smith Charles, carpenter, Holly lane

Smith Wm. & Co. wire drawers, Bromford Mills; house, Gravelly hill

Spawforth Edward, gentleman

Standley John, gardener. Holly lane

Statham Jonathan shopkeeper. Bromford

Stevenson Geo. plumber & painter, Holly In

Thompson James, smith

Timms Rd. shoemaker, Gravelly hill

Tomlinson George, gardener. Gravelly hill

Tonks George, lamp & chandelier manufr.

Turner Edward Press, chemist, Gravelly hill

Turner George, draper, Hunton hill

Wallis John, gentleman

Wallis William, gent. The Grange

Wallis William, timber mert. Gravelly hill

Wareing James, tailor and draper

Watts Rev. Francis, independent minister

Wheelwright Wm. gent. Erdington Hall

Whitehouse John, builder, Moor End grn.

Whitfield Edward, factor

Williams Hy., copper plate engraver, Sladc

Willmot George, surveyor

Wilton Charles, beerhouse and butcher

Wilton John, butcher and farmer

Winton Harry, spoon manufr., Folly Houses

Woodward John, engraver

Wright George, gardener

Inns and Taverns.

Bell and Cuckoo, George Starkey

Cross Keys, William Moore, (and cooper)

Erdington Arms, G. Hailstone, Gravelly hl

Green Mann Inn, Robert Mc'Leish

Hare and Hounds, Linneus Cutler, Witton

Old Green Man, G. F. Ryman, Bromford

Roe Buck, Maria Greensall

White Lion, Ellen Bannister

Swan, Samuel Littlehales


Bateman John, Shortheath

Dawson Joseph

Edwards Jas. Birches green

Harrison Eliza, (& maltster)

Harrison Joseph, Court lane

Holden H. Birches green

Kesterton Catherine

Kesterton Charles

Morris Edward

Mould Thomas

Oldacre Elizabeth, Witton

Pickering Sophia, Court In

Reynolds John, Tyburn

Shepley M. Birches green

Terry James. Berwood

Timbrill T. Birches green

Whitehouse J. B. Mott House

Source: History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Warwickshire; Francis White & Co.; 1850.


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Griffin Edward, Erdington, Aston, Birmingham, surgeon, June 24, 1834.


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Aston
  • Probate Court: Pre-1837 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Arden
  • Poor Law Union: Aston
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury