Ancient Parish [25]
Originally a chapel in Chaddesley Corbett Ancient Parish. Separate parish by 1535. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO884712
5 miles north of Droitwich & 5 miles S.E. of Kidderminster off the A442

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

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


Lower Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Kidderminster [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1666-1979 [5]
  Marriages 1667-1936 [5]
  Burials 1667-1812 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1667-1837 [27] [21]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Worcestershire Archives [22]
Begin 1608

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Marriages 1667-1837

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
RUSHOCK : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1608-42, 1660-1701 (Bishops' Transcripts, gaps) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998

RUSHOCK : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1608-1700 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960

RUSHOCK : Marriages 1667-1837: 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.

RUSHOCK : Marriages(Index) 1667-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

KIdderminster Union workhouse : Deaths 1866-84, 1895-1913: Worcestershire registers, vol. 3 IN: Worcestershire registers, vol. 3 Published Stoke Mandeville: The EurekA Partnership 2010 Author Bartlett, Eileen & John (transcript.) Author Hillier, Angela (transcript.)

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:

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: 1668-1837

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
RUSHOCK (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 6 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1987 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcript.) 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,, and 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 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 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]

1851 census Worcestershire, vol. 2 Kidderminster : transcript & surname index: Chaddesley Corbett, Rushock, Stone, Broom, Churchill, Wolverley - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1992 - Author Friend, A F (trans.) Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1667-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Rushock School
Log books - 1876 - 1915 - Ref: BA 531/14

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:

RUSHOCK, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (W. by N.) from Bromsgrove, containing 181 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £ 10. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. William Norris, in 1702, bequeathed a house and land in support of a school for teaching fifteen children of this parish, and the same number of that of Elmbridge.

Last Updated: 28/01/2016