Willoughby Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1625
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILLOUGHBY, a village and a parish in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands near the Oxford canal, 7 miles S by E of Rugby r. station; was known, at Domesday, as Wilebei; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Rugby. The parish comprises 2,290 acres. Real property, £4,051. Pop., 372. Houses, 89. The manor belonged once to St. Johns Hospital, Oxford; and passed to Magdalen College. A medicinal spring is about a mile from the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £260. Patron. Magdalen College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are a dissenting chapel, an endowed school, and charities £440.

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

Parish Records

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Ilesom Thomas, Willoughby, Warwickshire, farmer, Oct. 5, 1832.

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.


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County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Rugby
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: Marton
Poor Law Union: Rugby
Hundred: Knightlow
Province: Canterbury