Place:Walton, Warwickshire, England

Alt namesWalton D'Eivillesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Chapelry
Coordinates52.179°N 1.585°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoWellesbourne Hastings, Warwickshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Kington Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Stratford on Avon Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1952
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1952
Stratford on Avon District, Warwickshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Walton is a small hamlet just south of Wellesbourne in Warwickshire, England. It is next to the River Dene and is most notable for Walton Hall which is now an hotel and spa. It is home to the Hamiltons who own the land. The closest village is Wellesbourne.

The name Walton comes from settlement/farmstead of Wealas - native Celts which is what the newer Anglo Saxon speaking peoples called the native inhabitants of England.

There is strong evidence that in many areas of England taken over by Germanic speaking settlers, the native British (Wealas) remained undisturbed, farming the same land they did when the Romans left. Over time they just adapted to the new conditions and forgot their Celtic tongue (similar to Old Welsh/Cornish), exchanging it for the language and culture of the newcomers in order to climb the social ladder or because they were coerced to do so.

It was in the Anglo Saxon interest that the native British carry on as usual to ensure the economy produced food and goods for the new landowners.

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Walton was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Wellesbourne Hastings in the Kington Hundred of Warwickshire, England. It became an ancient or ecclesiastical parish under the name Walton D'Eiville in 1633. It was eventually absorbed into the nearby township of Wellesbourne Hastings. However, it has always been considered a separate settlement to Wellesbourne.

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides seven volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Warwickshire. The first (Vol 2) covers the religious houses of the county; Volumes 3 through 6 provide articles the settlements in each of the hundreds in turn, and Volumes 7 and 8 deal with Birmingham and Coventry respectively.
  • GENUKI main page for Warwickshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • Warwickshire and West Midland family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Warwickshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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