Wishaw Warwickshire Family History Guide

Wishaw is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moxhall.

Alternative names: Whishaw

Parish church: St. Chad

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1685
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WISHAW, a parish, with Moxhall hamlet, in Aston district, Warwick; 2½ miles N of Water-Orton r. station, and 8½ NE of Birmingham. Post town, Erdington, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,196. Real property, £2,880. Pop., 216. Houses, 43. The manor, with Moxhall Hall, belongs to B. P. Noel, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £410. Patrons, J. Folliott, Esq., and the Representatives of the Jesson family. The church is ancient.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Moxhall, a hamlet in Wishaw parish, Warwick; near the Fazeley canal, 4 ½ miles NW by N of Coleshill. Real property, £1,835. Pop., 73. The manor belonged formerly to the Lisles and the Hacketts; and, with Moxhall Hall, belongs now to B. P. Noel, Esq. The Hall is a handsome mansion, in the Italian style; and stands in a well-wooded park.

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

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  • 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: Meriden
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury