Hadzor

Descriptive Notes

Also Hadsor

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1973 to help create Hadzor with Oddingley Ecclesiastical Parish [25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO915625
2 miles E.S.E of Droitwich and 2 miles north of Oddingley

Parish Church

St. John the Baptist
The church was declared redundant on 22 February 1973 [80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]

Hundred

Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1555-1966 [5]
  Marriages 1554-1966 [5]
  Burials 1554-1947 [5]
  Banns 1823-1959 [5]
Originals Christenings 1555-1968 [12]
  Burials 1554-1772 & 1813-1965 [12]
  Banns 1825-1971 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1555-1875
  Marriages 1554-1745; 1750-1877

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At BMSGH Shop
Cemetery
St.John the Baptist

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Cemetery
St.John the Baptist

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St.John the Baptist

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
HADZOR (Cemetery) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.]   IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11   Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991   Author Farmer, G R   Author Bushell, L C   Acc. Source D: BMSGH

HADZOR (St. John the Baptist) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11 [Typescript.]   IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 11   Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992   Author Farmer, G R (transcriptions)   Author Bushell, L C 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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Vestry minutes 1846-1900
Parish records 1787-1837

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Hadzor and Oddingley C E School
Log books - 1877-1949 - Ref: BA 851

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

Directories

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

HADSOR, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of .WORCESTER, 1¼ mile (S. E.) from Droitwich, containing 135 inhabitants. The living .is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £6. 7. 3½. —Amphlett, Esq. was patron in 1808. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The Birmingham and Worcester canal runs through the parish.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012