Ancient Parish 
Township of 'Bockleton' in Worcestershire, including in Hereford (Broxash Hundred) the hamlet of Hampton Charles.
Hampton Charles became a separate Civil Parish in 1866 in Hereford, so that 'Bockleton' was entirely Worcestershire thereafter.
O.S. Ref: SO593614
4 miles south of Tenbury
Hampton Charles is a hamlet 1 mile south in the Herefordshire portion of the parish. 
Diocese of Hereford 
Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
|Parish Registers||Births / Christenings||1574-1877|
At BMSGH Reference Library 
St Michael Baptisms and Burials 1574-1885, Marriages 1574-1850
At Society of Genealogists  :-
BOCKLETON : Christenings 1574-1837, Marriages 1575-1812, Burials 1575-1813 [Typescript.] Published 1967-69 Author Toop, F E M et al. (trans.)
Christenings & Burials 1662, 1846, 1857-71, Marriages 1662-1846 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City, UT (USA) : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978 Author Hereford CRO
Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents
Herefordshire monumental inscriptions index, version 4 [CD-ROM.] - Author: Herefordshire FHS 2005 Society of Genealogists
For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Michael's Church see:
For the names of those included on a War Memorial for Bockleton C of E School now at St Michael's Church see:
For a War Memorial to Denys Townsend at St Michael's Church see:
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.
Parish Records on microform
The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Bockleton C E School
Admission registers (3 vols) - 1876 - 1962 - Ref: BA 3764
Log books (3 vols) - 1882 -91, 1900 - 14, 1938 - 62 - Ref: BA 3724
The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.
An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:
BOCKLETON, a parish partly in the hundred of BROXASH, county of HEREFORD, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 5 miles (S.) from Tenbury, containing, with the hamlet of Hampton-Charles, 385 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of John Bleke Lye, Esq., M. D. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. A school, in which about one hundred and seventy boys and girls are instructed, is supported partly by subscription, but chiefly by the Rev T. E. Miller.
Last Updated: 09/10/2016