Also known as Upper Hanley 
Ancient Parish 
Abolished civilly in 1933 to help create Hanley Civil Parish. Abolished ecclesiastically in 1560 entirely to Eastham Ancient Parish. The original area of Hanley William, a chapel of ease to Eastham, ecclesiastically severed 1909 from the latter to help create Hanley William with Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish. Hanley William with Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish abolished in 1973 to help create Stoke Bliss with Kyre Wyard, Hanley William & Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish 
Archdeaconry of Salop & Diocese of Hereford until 1919, when transf to the Diocese of Worcester 
Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
|Parish Registers||Births / Christenings||1586-1812|
|Bishops' Transcripts||Births / Christenings||1813-1847|
At BMSGH Reference Library 
Hanley William, Worcestershire Parish Register Society Parish Register of 1572-1812
At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office 
Chapelry of EASTHAM: Marriages 1586-1837
At Society of Genealogists :
HANLEY WILLIAM : Christenings & Burials 1662-1847, Marriages 1662-1837 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979
HANLEY WILLIAM : Marriages 1588-1672, 1680-1703, 1712-18, 1735-1834: 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.
HANLEY WILLIAM : MarriagesIndex 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.
HANLEY WILLIAM (chapelry of Eastham) : Christenings & Burials 1586-1812, Marriages 1588-93, 1600-05, 1613-32, 1644-66, 1680-1703, 1718, 1735-79, 1790-1811 Published Worcester, 1915 Author Lea, E E (transcriptions)
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl
FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.
The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Marriages: 1588-1834
Further records may have been added since this posting
See also EASTHAM
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:
Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent
The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Eastham and Hanley William CE (Controlled)
Admissions registers - 1911 - 78 - Ref: BA 8341 / 1
Log books - 1878 - 1978 - Ref: BA 8341 / 1
Note - This school has been known by various names since it opened in 1878. Eastham NationalEastham & Hanley NationalEastham & Hanley CE ControlledEastham & Hanley CE Eastham & Hanley Eastham & Hanley PrimaryThe school closed in 1978
An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831:
HANLEY-WILLIAM, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 6 miles (E. S. E.) from Tenbury, containing 124 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at£5. 7. 11 and in the patronage of the Rev. R. Whitehead. The church is dedicated to All Saints.
Last Updated: 21/07/2012