Acton Beauchamp


Ancient Parish [25]
Transferred from Worcestershire to Herefordshire in 1897 [5] [25]


O.S. Ref: SO680503
3½ miles S.S.E. of Bromyard

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Acton Beauchamp was in the jurisdiction of the Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester but transferred to the Diocese of Hereford in 1919.[1] [5] [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Bromyard [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Stanford Bishop (Herefordshire); Suckley; Cradley (Herefordshire); Evesbatch (Herefordshire); Bishops Frome (Herefordshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

None held at Worcestershire Archives. Original registers are at Herefordshire Record Office

1878-1950 Herefordshire Record Office

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1577-1612; 1641-1700; 1700-1885
  Marriages 1577-1835
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-40 (75%)


Register Copies

Christenings1577-1803, 1813-1980 Marriages1577-1812, 1816-35, 1841-1950 Burials1577-1803, 1813-1993Herefordshire Record Office

Christenings 1577-1803, 1813-1980 Marriages1577-1835 Burials1577-1803 - Published: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981 Society of Genealogists [68]

Christenings, Marriages & Burials (Bishops' Transcripts) 1613-40/41, 1661-1813, 1819-37 (gaps & years out of order) [Microfilm] Published Salt Lake City Genealogical Society of Utah 2007 Society of Genealogists [68]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Giles: Herefordshire monumental inscriptions, Vol.7 (transcript)1991 Published Herefordshire FHS
Herefordshire monumental inscriptions index, Version 4 [CD-ROM.] 2005 Published Herefordshire FHS

ACTON BEAUCHAMP (St. Giles) : Monumental Inscriptions: Herefordshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Herefordshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Hereford : Herefordshire FHS, 1991 Author Herefordshire FHS (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of is widely available at most record offices, includingWorcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:

1841 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 61 71 81 Herefordshire Record Office

At Society of Genealogists :-
Herefordshire 1851 Census Index: Bromyard Registration District [Worcestershire part] [Microfiche.] Herefordshire FHS 1998
Herefordshire 1851 Census Returns : Bromyard registration district HO 107/1980 [Microfilm.] London Public Record Office 2003

Herefordshire 1891 Census Returns: Bromyard registration district RG 12/2069-2071 [Microfilm.] Published London Public Record Office 2003

Last Updated: 03/04/2014