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WILNECOTE, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Tamworth, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tamworth. 
Wilnecote is a chapelry of Tamworth, Staffordshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Tamworth Castle and Castle Liberty.
WILNECOTE, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Tamworth, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tamworth; containing 718 inhabitants. This chapelry, sometimes called Willowencote, comprises by measurement 1005 acres, chiefly pasture land. Collieries and limekilns have been established of late; and here is a station of the Birmingham and Derby railway. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £90; patron, the Vicar of Tamworth. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was rebuilt in the year 1821, by subscription, aided by a grant from the Incorporated Society.
From: 'Willoughby - Wilstrop', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 581-584. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51410 Date accessed: 31 March 2011.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wilnecote and Castle Liberty like this:
WILNECOTE, a township in Tamworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Polesworth parish, Warwick. The township lies on Watling-street, 1 mile W of the erby and Birmingham railway, and 2½ SE of Tamworth; and has a post-office under Tamworth, and a r. station jointly with Fazeley. Real property, £4,289; of which £250 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 824; in 1861, 1,350. Houses, 267. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of coal mines. The property is much subdivided. W. Hall, Dosthill House, and Wilnecote Hall are chief residences. Bricks and tiles are made.—The chapelry was constituted in 1856. Pop. in 1861, 1,654. Houses, 329. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £178. Patron, the Vicar of Tamworth. The church is tolerable; and there are an Independent chapel and a national school.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Deposited records held at the Staffordshire Record Office former chapelry of Tamworth St Editha EP [See St Editha for earlier entries] Baptisms 1763-1783, 1837-2001Marriages 1851-1998
Bishops Transcripts held at Lichfield Record Office Baptisms 1860-1862
The mission Churches of Wilnecote St Catherine (Two Gates) and Wilnecote St Matthew Hockley have no deposited record holdings.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Warwickshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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