Worcester St Martin

Status

Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished civilly in 1894, the part in the Worcester County Borough being created Worcester St Martin City Civil Parish and the remainder being Worcester St Martin County Civil Parish.[25]

Location

O.S. Ref: SO860542
London Rd., Worcester (A44)

Parish Church

St. Martin, Cornmarket, Worcester (Until 1905);
St. Martin, London Rd., Worcester (A44) (1905 - *)

In 1905 the status and parochial rights were transferred from St. Martin in the Cornmarket to the London Road Mission Church, pending the building and consecration of the new St. Martin's Church in April 1911. In 1905 St. Martin in the Cornmarket became a chapel of ease in St. Swithun's Parish and known as Old St. Martin's.
St. Swithun ceased to be a parish in 1978. The parish then became Worcester St Martin in the Cornmarket. St. Swithun's Church is now closed for worship and has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust since 1977.[40]

Note: Worcester, St. Martin and Worcester St. Peter were united by Order in Council, 1 January 1974. [2]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [25]

Hundred

Part Worcester Borough, part Lower Oswaldslow [44] [25]

Poor Law Union

Worcester (1836-94) [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1538-1978 [5]
  Marriages 1538-1976 [5]
  Burials 1538-1950 [5]
  Banns 1762-76, 1807-12, 1901-70 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1813-60 [27]
Originals Christenings 1538-1978
1974-78 *
[12]
  Marriages 1538-1976
1974-76 *
[12]
  Banns * Banns Register 1941-58, 1958-72,
1970-80, 1980-84
 

 

* Worcester, St. Martin and Worcester St. Peter were united by Order in Council, 1 January 1974. Entries before that date relate to St Martin only.

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

[19]

    Coverage
Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1788-1872
  Marriages 1762-1878

Register Copies

At BMSGH Shop:-
Christenings 1745-1788
Christenings 1813 - 1841

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Marriages 1802-1846
Baptisms 1745-1788,1813-1841

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
WORCESTER (St. Martin) : Christenings 1745-88, 1813-41 [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2004 Author Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry (transcription.)

WORCESTER (St. Martin) : Christenings 1788-1827, Marriages 1762-1807, banns 1762-76, Burials 1789-1812 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

WORCESTER (St. Martin) : Christenings 1827-41, Marriages 1813-25, Burials 1813-31 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

At Society of Genealogists [59] :
WORCESTER (St. Martin) : Monumental Inscriptions: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (transcription.)

WORCESTER (St. Martin in the Cornmarket) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Bushell, L (transcription.) Author Farmer, G R (transcription.)

Tallow Hill - MIs in the burial ground: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 2 [Manuscript.] - Author Bloom, J Harvey (trans.)

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Martin's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester St Martin's Church

For the names of those listed on a War Memorial at St. Martin's Bible Class see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester St Martin Bible Class

A war memorial listing St Peter's Church parishioners is now located at St. Martin's Church:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester St Peter's in St Martin's Church

For a War Memorial to Francis Charles Erlin Clarke at St. Martin's Church see:
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester St Martin's Church Clarke Memorial

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:
1851-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 transcript on open shelves at HQq942.4465031

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1681-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Charitable bequests book 1718-1821
Charitable bequests book & account book c.1800
Charitable bequests book 1852-82
Churchwardens accounts 1783-1824
Churchwardens accounts 1823-98
Churchwardens accounts 1898-1909
Parish meeting minute & order book 1718-1855
Register of services & preachers 1894-1942
PCC minute books 1920-51
New parish church committee minute book 1902-15
Church account book 1904-52
Finance committee minute books 1924-65
Bastardy, apprenticeships & other bonds 1620-1770
Indentures of apprenticeships 1838-47
Letters, council's opinion, receipts & other papers 1673-1832
Churchwardens accounts 1664-97
Attested copy of Edmund Brough's will 6/10/1801 1801
Voters list for the parish 1835
Examination, removal & bastardy orders 1690-1786
Examination & removal orders 1677-1776,1777-86
Removal orders 1678-1766
Settlement certificates 1732-85
Bonds of indemnity, pre-marriage declarations referring to residence in the parish 1822-23
Bonds of indemnity, poor rate assessment & poor rate accounts 1622-1801
City levy & gaol rate books 1824-25, 1829-30, 1831-32
City levy books 1832
8 books of counterfoils of marriage certificate 1967-78
Books of counterfoils of baptism certificates 1926-67
Confirmation register 1922-54
Service register 1942-73
Parish order book & signed minutes of parish & vestry meetings 1856-1970

Last Updated: 14/10/2013