Churchill Nr Worcester

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Churchill in Oswaldslow [25]

St Michael’s at Churchill is a small church in a tiny village. It is mainly of the 14th century, although fragments from an earlier building are built into its walls. The font is 15th century and there is good woodwork of the 17th century. Two stone carvings built into the sill of the north window appear to be parts of a lion. The low chancel screen and the lectern came from Great Malvern Priory in 1910, the year when a major restoration of St Michael’s was carried out. The small bell-cote contains two bells, one dating from the 15th century.[40]

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel in Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish. It was a separate parish by 1269. Abolished ecclesiastically in 1924 to help create White Ladies Aston with Churchill Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO923535
7 miles east of Worcester between A422 & A4538

Parish Church

St.Michael's
The church was declared redundant on 10 February 1999 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. [80]
See also St.John the Baptist, White Ladies Aston

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]

Hundred

Lower Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1565-1963 [5]
Marriages 1564-1924 [5]
Burials 1566-1955 [5]
Banns 1762-92, 1824-1924 [5]
Transcripts General 1564-1794 [27]
Banns 1762-1839

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1609 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1564-1875
Marriages 1564-1880

Register Copies

At BMSGH Shop
Christenings & Burials1564-1795 Marriages 1564-1839

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Parish Registers of 1564-1839
Baptisms 1565-1963 Marriages 1564-1924 Burials 1566-1955 Banns 1762-1924 Printed copy 1564-1839

At Dudley Archives and Local History Service
Transcript: 1564-1839

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-

CHURCHILL IN OSWALDSLOW : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1564-1839 [Microfilm.] Published
Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972

CHURCHILL IN OSWALDSLOW (near Worcester) : Marriages 1564-66, 1579-1643, 1651, 1661-1791, 1805-12: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 100 - Worcestershire, vol. 2 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1910 Author Phillimore, W P W ed.

CHURCHILL IN OSWALDSLOW (St. Michael) : Christenings 1565-1794, Marriages 1564-66, 1582-90, 1604-43, 1651, 1661-63, 1670-1737, 1743-50, 1761-92, 1805-39, Burials 1566-1794, banns 1762-74, 1782-84, 1791-92 [Microfiche.] Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Worcester Parish Register Society Edition Copy of 1914 edn.

CHURCHILL IN OSWALDSLOW (Worcester East Deanery) : Christenings 1565-1794, Marriages 1564-66, 1582-90, 1604-43, 1651, 1661-63, 1670-1737, 1743-50, 1761-92, 1805-39, banns 1762-74, 1782-84, 1791-92, Burials 1566-1794 Published : Worcestershire Parish Register Society, 1914 Author Wilson, R A ed. Edition Privately printed Source D: P Boyd

CHURCHILL NEAR WORCESTER : Marriages(Index) 1601-25, 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

Worcestershire (& Gloucestershire): Parish Registers: Bedwardine (St. Michael) Christenings & Burials 1546-1812, Marriages 1546-1754, Bushley Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1538-1812, Churchill in Oswaldslow Christenings 1564-1794, Marriages 1564-1839, Burials 1564-1792, Eastham IN: English parish records: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxford, Worcestershire (spine) Published Utah MyFamily.com.Inc. 2001 Source D: M Herber.

Worcestershire parish records: Bedwardine, St Michael 1546-1812 (marriages to 1754); Bushley 1538-1812; Worcester Cathedral 1693-1811; Churchill in Oswaldslow; Eastham Hanley William 1572-1812; St. Al IN: English parish records:Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxford, Worcestershire (spine) Published Utah MyFamily.com.Inc. 2001 Source D: M Herber.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
St.Michael
At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St.Michael

At Worcestershire Archives
List of graves regularly attended to & plan of churchyard with key (1961)

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
CHURCHILL : 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 (transcriptions)

CHURCHILL (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Boaz, J (transcriptions) Source D: BMSGH

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 1566-1955 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

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 BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Vestry Minutes 1849-1922 Tithe Rent 1842-1888

Directories

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

CHURCHILL, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 65 miles (E. by S.) from Worcester, containing 102 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £13. 6. 8, and in the patronage of Lord Lyttelton. The church is dedicated to St. Michael.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012