Pershore St Andrew

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Chapels at Besford & Defford, each of which became a separate Civil Parish in 1866. The two ecclesiastically united in 1865 to create Defford cum Besford Ecclesiastical Parish.
A chapel at Bricklehampton, which was a separate Civil Parish in1866, and was ecclesiastically severed 1922 to help create Elmley Castle with Bricklehampton Ecclesiastical Parish.
The township of Pinvin, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866.
The township of Wick, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866 and a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1727.
Pershore St Andrew was abolished civilly in 1949 to help create Pershore Civil Parish and abolished ecclesiastically in 1729 to help create Pershore St Andrew with Pershore Holy Cross Ecclesiastical Parish.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO948457
Chevington, or Chivington, 2 miles N.W. and Pensham, 1 mile South are hamlets [11]

Parish Church

St. Andrew, Church Row, opposite the Abbey
The church was declared redundant on 22 September 1970 [80]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1]

Hundred

Upper Pershore [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1641-1958 [5]
Marriages 1641-1941 [5]
Burials 1641-1890 [5]
Banns 1754-96 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

Coverage
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1609-1812 (100%)

Register Copies

At [FreeREG]
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: Christenings: 1742-1864 Marriages: 1742-3, 1813-37 inc. banns Burials: 1643-1862

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Abbey Church of the Holy Cross & St. Andrew BMSGH Shop
St. Andrew Worcestershire Archives [51]
Abbey Church of the Holy Cross & St. Andrew : MIs: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions vol. 15 [Typescript.] - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry - Author: Farmer, G R (trans.) Society of Genealogists [59]

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]
Pensham: 1841 71 81 Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1641-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts, vestry meeting minutes & parish notes 1840-65
Preachers book 1886-94
Service register 1919-45
Pensham Service register 1925-33

Other Sources

A short hand-book of the abbey church of Pershore & the church of St. Andrew - Published 1935 (Reprint of 1915 vol) - Author: Lawson, F R Society of Genealogists

Directories

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

PENSHAM, a hamlet in the parish of ST. ANDREW, PERSHORE, upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 1½ mile (S. by W.) from Pershore, containing 95 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 31/07/2012