Priors Hardwick Warwickshire Family History Guide

Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire: the War Memorial, with St Mary the Virgin parish church in the background
Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire: the War Memorial, with St Mary the Virgin parish church in the background. David Stowell / Priors Hardwick War Memorial / CC BY-SA 2.0

Priors Hardwick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Priors Marston is a chapelry of Priors Hardwick. 

Alternative names: Hardwick Priors

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes


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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARDWICK-PRIORS, a parish in Southam district, Warwickshire; adjacent to Northamptonshire and to the Oxford canal, 4 miles NE of Fenny-Compton r. station, and 5 SE by S of Southam. Post-town, Priors-Marston, under Daventry. Acres, 1,600. Real property, £2,901. Pop., 323. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £240. Patron, Earl Spencer. The church is early and decorated English, in tolerable condition.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages

Priors Hardwick Marriages 1662 - 1812

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Southam
  • 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: Stonleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Southam
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury