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

  • Duddeston cum Nechells
  • Saltley
  • Aston juxta Birmingham
  • Handsworth
  • Ward End
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Castle Bromwich
  • Curdworth

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


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