Coventry, St. Michael & All Angels Marriage Index 1724-1916
This parish is in the Coventry area. The church was very badly damaged during bombing raids on Coventry in WW2.
St. Michaels & All Angels church (Coventry Cathedral) lies in the very centre of the City. In November 1944 the Luftwaffe successfully destroyed the ancient church and unfortunately, the Parish Registers, which were held within it, were badly damaged by the fire which followed. These 'burnt' Registers have been carefully restored, as far as possible, but there remain many, many entries which have been completely lost.
We have attempted to create an Index for the marriages which took place dating from 1813. The Index should be used with caution, but we have been as careful as we could be, so as to indicate entries which may be of interest to family historians. The entries which caused us the most difficulty were those where the bride was an un-named 'widow', and all we had to work on was her father's surname. Using both free and commercial websites, we have been able to suggest who she was and her late husband's surname; where the widow was illegitimate, in many instances it has, unfortunately, been almost impossible to identify her.
Please use our Index with caution and be sure to satisfy yourself that you have identified the correct bride. Staffordshire Record Office retain copies of some of the Bishops' Transcripts for this period, so it would be as well to contact them to see if the relevant Transcripts have been deposited, for final verification. Please note however, the records are in storage and need to be ordered at least a week before you visit; tel. 01785 278379.
If you identify an entry which you believe relevant to your research, but do not have access to the original document, contact us, and we will provide you with the details.Table 782