Ward End Warwickshire Family History Guide

Ward End is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1841 from Aston juxta Birmingham Ancient Parish. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WARD-END, a chapelry in Aston parish, Warwick; near Castle-Bromwich and Erdington r. stations, 3½ miles NE of Birmingham. Post town, Birmingham. Acres, 1,075. Pop., 405. W.-E. Hall is the seat of W. Hutton, Esq. There are extensive wire mills. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £70. Patron, the Vicar of Aston. The church was rebuilt in 1835.

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


Ward End and Little Bromwich Warwickshire Directory 1850

Baker Thomas, clock maker

Hutton William Esq., Ward End Hall

Lee Joseph, corn miller, Ward End Mill

Luckman Thomas, vict.. Barley Mow

Marshall George, bank manager

Marshall Henry, bank clerk

Marshall Isaac, timber mert. Hallam rock

Matthews W. vict & blksmth. Fox & Goose


Cooper James, The Grange

Dafforn Robert Bond

Dyer Thomas

Lane Thomas

Line Charles Allen

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

Ward End and Little Bromwich Trades Directory 1861

Those marked thus + are in Little Bromwich.

Anderton John, gunmaker

Austin Sarah, dressmaker

Buckland William, woollen draper; shop, Bull street

Cooper Mark, sawyer

Chambers B., brassfounder

Davis Joseph, blacksmith

Green Rev. John P., M.A., incumbent; res, Erdington

Green Samuel, tailor

Hill Mrs. Thomas

Heaven Henry, gardener

Howard Thomas, gardener

Hutton William, Esq., Ward-end hall

Luckman Thos., gun stocker

Luckman Thomas, victualler, Barley Mow

Ludgate William, letter cutter and engraver

Marshall Mrs. Eliza

Marshall G., Esq., Alum rock

Marshall Henry, Esq.

Marshall I., Esq., Alum rock

+ Matthews William, vict, Fox and Goose

Pitcher William, gas fitter

+ Smith Mrs. Maria

Talbot Benj., wire drawer

Ward end Schools; Elizabeth Sanders, governess


Cooper James

Dyer Thomas

Hill Richard

Sheffield Henry

+ Weale Edward

Source: Corporation General and Trades Directory of Birmingham and Wolverhampton; William Cornish, Birmingham; 1861.


  • 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