Each record includes a transcript, and the majority will include an image of the original record. The details in each record can vary, but most with include a combination of the following:
Banns date – the first of the three banns dates
County and country
The original records display all three banns dates. In some cases, you may find additional details.
The Warwickshire banns is a combination of records transcribed by Findmypast from the original records held by the Warwickshire County Council and records transcribed by Pam Batstone and Mary Williams. The Batstone and Williams records include banns from Ufton and away banns from Southam. Away banns signify that either the bride or groom was a resident of Southam and the other party came from a different parish.
These records are not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all the banns in Warwickshire. For more detail about what towns or villages are included in Warwickshire banns, view our Warwickshire place list available in Useful links and resources section.
The records are a valuable research tool for family historians because they date back centuries before civil registration. Banns were announcements made in the church on three separate Sundays during the three months leading up to the wedding day. The announcements were intended to give the congregation an opportunity to voice any objection to the marriage. The landlocked county of Warwickshire is bordered by Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Nothamptonshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and the West Midlands.