Shipston on Stour

Status

A chapel in Tredington Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish and Ecclesiastical Parish in 1719, ecclesiastically including Tidmington, a chapel in Tredington Ancient Parish, which civilly became separate at that time. Transferred in 1931 from Worcestershire to Warwickshire.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SP260406
11 miles S.E. of Stratford-upon-Avon, on the A3400

Parish Church

St.Edmund, Church Rd

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1918, Archdeaconry of Warwick & Diocese of Coventry (1918 - *)[25]

Hundred

A detached portion of Upper Oswaldslow, Worcestershire, being locally in the Kington division of Kington Hundred, Warwickshire [44] [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Shipston-on-Stour [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Tredington; Honington (Warwickshire); Barcheston (Warwickshire); Tidmington; Stretton on the Foss (Warwickshire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Transcripts Marriages 1572-1812 [27] [20]

No Parish Registers held at Worcestershire Archives. The originals are at Warwickshire County Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1727-1885
Marriages 1727-1895
Particular Baptist Births 1783-1836
Quaker Meeting Christenings 1777-1814

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Shipston on Stour 1571-1812, Tidmington 1693-1812, Bradley 1630-1812

At Warwickshire County Record Office :-
Banns: Originals: 1754-1770, 1823 - 1959
Christenings 1573-1958 Marriages 1572-1976 Burials 1572-1865
Microform: Christenings 1572-1875 Marriages 1572-1876 Burials 1572-1868 Banns: 1754-1876

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office [71]
Christenings 1572-1669 Marriages 1571-1812 Burials 1572-1625, 1650-56

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
SHIPSTON ON STOUR : banns 1873-1933 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985

SHIPSTON ON STOUR : Marriages 1572-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

SHIPSTON ON STOUR : Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

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: Marriages: 1572-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

Nonconformist

Baptist
Births 1776-82 Christenings 1783-1836 Worcestershire Archives [30]

Births / Christenings 1781-1848 Deaths / Burials 1782-1850 ; Members / Converts 1780-1850 Warwickshire County Record Office

Quaker
Births / Christenings 1777-1814 Warwickshire County Record Office

At Society of Genealogists :-
SHIPSTON ON STOUR (Baptist Chapel) : Births 1783-1836: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 [Photocopy.] IN: Worcestershire registers, vol. 1 Published 1984 Author Tooke, Jean (transcription.) Source D: J Tooke

Quaker digest registers of births, marriages & burials - Warws., Leics. & Rutland QM : Births 1623-1837, 1636-1815, 1646-1762, Marriages 1648-1837, 1659-1794, 1668-1711, Burials 1659-1837, 1661-1836, 1636-1781 (includes Tamworth, Handsworth, West Bromwich, Rowley Regis, Lichfield, Wednesbury, Aldridge, Staffs.; Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold, Sezincote, Glos.; Ratcliffe on Soar, Notts.; Warley, Oldbury, Salop; Shipston on Stour, Tredington, Old Swinford, Dudley, Stourbridge, Worcs.) [Microfilm.] Published London : World Microfilms Publications, 1989 Source S: Quaker FHS.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St.Edmund BMSGH Shop

Shipston on Stour Society of Friends Burial Ground: Transcripts of register of burials 1865-69, 1879 Worcestershire Archives [52]

At Society of Genealogists [59] :-
Local notes [on Shipstone on Stour] (includes some Monumental Inscriptions) : reprinted from Stratford on Avon Herald: Warwickshire tracts, vol. 1 IN: Stratford on Avon Herald Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey

SHIPSTON ON STOUR : Monumental Inscriptions in the churchyard: Worcestershire Churchyard Inscriptions [Manuscript.] IN: Worcestershire Churchyard Inscriptions Published , 1911 Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

SHIPSTON ON STOUR (St. Edmund) : Monumental Inscriptions [Typescript.] IN: Warwickshire monumental inscriptions, vol. 24 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

SHIPSTONE ON STOUR : 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 (transcription.)

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 Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 Gloucestershire Archives
1851 - 1901 Warwickshire County Record Office
1851-91 Stratford upon Avon Library and Information Centre
1841-91 1901 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

At Society of Genealogists:-
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 24 : HO 107/2044; HO 107/2074; HO 107/2076 (parts) - North East Gloucestershire [parishes in cross county districts - Evesham, Stratford on Avon & Shipston on Stour registration districts]: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Gloucestershire 1851 census returns : Shipston on Stour registration district HO 107/2076 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Surname index 1851 census Warwickshire, vol. 13 : Shipston on Stour: Warwickshire 1851 census indexes - Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 - Author: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (trans.)

Warwickshire 1851 census returns : Shipston on Stour registration district HO 107/2076 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Warwickshire 1861 census returns : Shipston on Stour registration district RG/9 2237-2240 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Shipston on Stour registration district RG 12/2484-2486 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Worcestershire 1851 census returns : Shipston on Stour registration district HO 107/2076 [Microfilm.] - Published London : Public Record Office, 1996

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Shipston and Blackwell: Manor books c.1785, 18th and 19th cents; Manor Court books (draft) 1812-1907

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.

Directories

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

SHIPSTON upon STOUR, a market town and parish forming, with the parishes of Tidmington and Tredington, a detached portion of the upper division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, being locally in the Kington division of the hundred of Kington, county of Warwick, 16 miles (S. by W.) from Warwick, and 83 (N.W. by W.) from London, containing 1562 inhabitants. This town is said to derive its name from having been formerly one of the largest markets for sheep in the kingdom; it is situated on the river Stour, in a fertile and rather hilly country, at about two miles distance from the Stratford upon Avon and Moreton railway: there was formerly a large manufacture of shag, which has quite declined, and it has now little trade of any description. The Dean and Chapter of Worcester, who possess the manorial rights, hold a court annually, at which a constable is appointed. The market is on Thursday, and there are fairs on the third Tuesday in April, June 22nd, the last Tuesday in August, and the Tuesday after the 10th of October. The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Tidmington annexed, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £5. 7. 8½ , and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester, and of the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford, the former presenting to every third vacancy. The church is dedicated to St. Edmund. The Baptists, Society of Friends, and Wesleyan Methodists, have each a place of worship. Endowments for the instruction of children were bequeathed by John Pittway, in 1706, and by George Marshall, in 1747, the latter amounting to £39 per annum, and the National school is well attended; there are also various small bequests for the poor of the town.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012