Abbots Morton


Ancient Parish [25]
Abolished ecclesiastically in 1957 to help create Rous Lench & Abbots Morton Ecclesiastical Parish[25]


O.S. Ref: SP026550
On the Warwickshire border of the county some 5 miles W.S.W. of Alcester

Parish Church

St. Peter

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Lower Blackenhurst [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Alcester [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Inkberrow; Weethley (Warwickshire); Salford Priors (Warwickshire); Rous Lench [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

Worcestershire Archives: [Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1728-1965 [5]
  Marriages 1728-1963 [5]
  Burials 1728-1964 [5]
  Banns 1754-1811, 1826-1964 [5]
Originals Banns 1826-1969
(See also entry for Rous Lench)


The earliest register seems to be 1728 though the bishops' transcripts date back to 1611 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1611 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1611
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1611-41 (71%)
  Marriages 1611-41; 1660-1700

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1611-1641 and 1660-1700; Burials 1728-1964

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St Peter

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists
MIs: in Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 [Manuscript.] IN: Bloom's Worcestershire Monumental Inscriptions, part 1 Published , Nd. Author Bloom, J Harvey (trans.)

ABBOTTS MORTON (St. Peter) : MIs: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 [Typescript.] IN:Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 9 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1991 Author Farmer, G R (trans.)

War Memorials

For a War Memorial to Philip Raymond Collins at St. Peter's Church see:

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 51 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1891 Warwickshire County Record Office

Warwickshire 1891 census returns: Alcester registration district RG 12/2480-2483 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 Society of Genealogists

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1728-1964 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:

Abbots Morton School
Log Book -1911-28 - Ref: BA 531


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.

Last Updated: 04/10/2016