O.S. Ref: SO994535
7 miles N.N.E. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. Edburgha

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1661-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1661-1954 [5]
  Burials 1661-1962 [5]
Transcripts Christenings 1813-40 [27]
  Marriages 1759-1812; 1812-35 [27]
  Burials 1813-37 [27]
  General 1661-1729; 1730-1812 [27]
Originals Christenings 1661-1993 [12]
  Burials 1661-1992 [12]
  Banns 1896-1992 [12]


Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1608 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1661-1875
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1608-41

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Edburgha

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
St.Edburgha: Worcestershire MIs 1659-1957: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Boaz, J & M (trans.)

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, 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, includingWorcestershire 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]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1661-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]

Churchwardens accounts 1841-1931

Schools Records

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:

ABBERTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 7 miles (N. E. by N.) from Pershore, containing 82 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £5. 8. 1½ endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Mrs. Sheldon. Here is a mineral spring, the water of which is bitter and cathartic, being somewhat similar to that at Cheltenham.

Last Updated: 24/01/2016