Bengeworth

Descriptive Notes

Sometimes called 'Evesham St. Peter, Bengeworth' [25]

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel to Evesham Abbey but a separate parish early. Abolished civilly in 1924 to help create Evesham Civil Parish [25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SP045436
Bengeworth is a suburb of Evesham

Parish Church

St. Peter, Port St., Bengeworth, Evesham

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]

Hundred

Lower Blackenhurst [15] [44]

Poor Law Union

Evesham (1836-1924)[ [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Evesham All Saints; Badsey ; Wickhamford; Childs Wickham (Gloucestershire); Hinton on the Green (Gloucestershire); Great Hampton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1964 [5]
  Burials 1538-1966 [5]
  Banns 1754-1802, 1824-1950, 1944-59 [5]
       
Originals Banns 1824-1965 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1615 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Bishops' Transcripts Births 1611-1700; 1838-1867
  Marriages 1611-1700

Register Copies

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
BENGEWORTH : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1611-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960

BENGEWORTH : Christenings/Births 1838-67 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd. Author Genealogical Society of Utah (trans.)

BENGEWORTH (St. Peter) : Christenings 1538-1623, 1653-55, 1661-1964, Marriages 1538-1622, 1653-55, 1661-1964, banns 1754-1802, 1824-1950, Burials 1538-1620, 1653-55, 1661-1966; churchwardens accounts 1681-1739; poor law certificates, bonds, indentures, settlements & removals 1698-1794; overseers of the poor accounts 1720-27; vestry minutes 1788-1844 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
St. Peter Church & Cemetery

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St. Peter Church & Cemetery

At Worcestershire Archives
St Peter
Transcripts of register of burials: Jul1857-Dec1869 & Jan1869-Dec1906

At Society of Genealogists [59]
BENGEWORTH (Old church) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (trans.)

BENGEWORTH (St. Peter) : Monumental Inscriptions in the church, churchyard & cemetery: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Bushell, L (trans.) Author Farmer, G R (trans.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Peter's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Bengeworth St Peter's Church

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire 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 freecen.org.uk 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:
1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1668-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Court roll 1552; Proceedings of manorial court of Bengeworth (in Evesham Abbey Court Book) 1542, 1544

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Parish records 1698-1844

Schools Records

A handlist of the records of schools and of other educational establishments held by Worcestershire Archives for this parish can be found here.

Other Sources

At Society of Genealogistst
Churchwardens accounts 1681-1739; poor law certificates, bonds, indentures, settlements & removals 1698-1794; overseers of the poor accounts 1720-27; vestry minutes 1788-1844 [Microfilm.] - Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

The Edens of Honeybourne, Gloucestershire; an old time correspondence, 1785-1839 : reprinted from the Evesham journal, April - August 1928: in Family history tracts, vol. 47
Bengeworth, being some account of the history of the church & parish of Bengeworth in Evesham, Co. Worcester Published Evesham : The Journal Press, 1927 Author Shawcross, J P Author Barnard, E A B

Directories

An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

BENGWORTH (ST. PETER), a parish within the jurisdiction of the borough of EVESHAM, locally in the lower division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, county of WORCESTER, ½ a mile (S.S.E.) from Evesham, containing 853 inhabitants. It is situated on the southern side of the navigable river Avon, opposite the town of Evesham, with which it was incorporated in the reign of James I. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £7.10.10, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rev. W. Alies. The church, which has a handsome tower and spire, is dedicated to St. Peter: it stands on the site of a castle which belonged to the abbey of Evesham, and which was destroyed by William D'Andeville, one of the abbots, who recovered it from William de Beauchamp, hereditary sheriff of the county, by whom it had been held, in contravention of the abbot's rights. John Deacle, alderman of London, who was born here, left £2000 for the endowment of a free school for thirty boys, who are clothed, educated, and apprenticed. See EVESHAM.

Last Updated: 16/07/2013