Solihull Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Alphege

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Independents and Roman Catholics


April 30, Sep. 14, Oct. 12

Parishes adjacent to Solihull

Historical Descriptions


Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Solihull, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a division, in Warwick. The town stands near the Birmingham and Warwick railway, and near the B. and W. canal, 7 miles SE of Birmingham; is a seat of petty-sessions, and a polling-place; and has a post-office under Birmingham, a r. station with telegraph, a town-hall, a police station, a cruciform later English church, Independent and Roman Catholic chapels, an endowed grammar-school with £125 a year, another endowed school, a workhouse, and two annual fairs. The parish includes Shirley chapelry, and comprises 11,296 acres. Real property, £25,230. Pop., 3,329. Houses, 710. Malvern Hall is the seat of F. E. Williams, Esq. A Benedictine nunnery was founded, in the time of Henry II., at Hen-wood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1,455. Patron, the Rev. A. Clive. The p. curacy of Shirley is a separate benefice.

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

Description and travel

Welcome to Solihull – Woodall, Joy; Varley, Mollie; Busby, George


A survey of heraldry in St. Alphege’s Church, Solihull

Church history

History of Christ Church Solihull, 1825-1975

Solihull and its church

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Church records

Births and baptisms, 1836-1837

Bishop’s transcripts for Shirley, 1832-1867

Bishop’s transcripts for Solihull, 1673-1846

Bishop’s transcripts for Solihull, 1837-1893

Church records, 1657-1920

Minutes, 1698-1726

Parish chest and poor law records for Solihull, 1525-1860

Parish register transcripts, 1539-1549

Parish register transcripts, 1699-1914

Parish registers for Solihull, 1538-1921

Parish registers of Wythall, 1760-1967

The register of Solihull, Co. Warwick

Solihull and its church

Solihull parish magazines, 1880-1882

Church records – Indexes

Parish register printout of Solihull, Warwick, England, 1539-1880

Parish register printouts of Shirley, Warwick, England, christenings, 1833-1867

Parish register printouts of Solihull, Warwick, England (Independent, Bethesda) ; christenings, 1826-1829, 1832-1833, 1835-1837

Parish register printouts of Solihull, Warwick, England ; christenings, 1813-1875


Census returns for Solihull, 1841-1891

Census – 1841 – Indexes

1841 census Warwickshire, Solihull, transcript and surname index

Land and property

Inclosure awards, 1824-1851

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Parish chest and poor law records for Solihull, 1525-1860


Solihull and its school – Burman, John


Solihull Slaters Directory 1850

Court records

Parish chest and poor law records for Solihull, 1525-1860


Vision of Britain historical maps

Geographers’ AZ street plan of Solihull


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Solihull
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: Solihull
Hundred: Hemlingford
Province: Canterbury