Coventry St Thomas, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Coventry St Thomas Albany Road Coventry was an ecclesiastical parish.

The church was designed by the Lancaster architects Sharpe and Paley, and was built in 1848–49. Its architectural style was Decorated, and its plan consisted of a nave with a clerestory, north and south aisles, a chancel with vestries, a north porch, and a northwest bell turret.

The church was redundant by the 1970's and was demolished in 1976. It was designated Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

Samuel A. Lewis describes it in this way;

Coventry, is an ancient city, in the hundred of Knightlow, Warwickshire, it is 10 miles N E from Warwick, 18 miles S E from Birmingham, it contains the hamlets of Radford, Whitley, and Keresley. The church district named St. Thomas' was formed out of the parish of St. John, in 1844.The earliest parish was dedicated to St. Peter was opened on the 28th October, 1841. There are places of worship in the town for Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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Probate records

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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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 702-710.