Ancient Parish [25]
Included chapel at Hanley Child. Hanley Child, sometimes called 'Lower Hanley', was a separate Civil Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically severed in 1909 & united with area Hanley William in the same parish to create Hanley William with Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish. Included a chapel at Orleton, which was a separate Civil Parish in 1866. This parish ecclesiastically 'Eastham with Orleton' until the chapel ecclesiastically severed in 1923 to help create Stanford on Teme with Orleton Ecclesiastical Parish, the parish named 'Eastham' thereafter. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO657687
1½ miles south of Newnham Bridge along the A443

Hanley Child (or Lower Hanley) is a chapelry, 3 miles S.W. from Eastham and 5 south from Newnham Bridge. Oreleton is a chapelry, 3 miles east from Eastham. [57]

Parish Church

St. Peter & St. Paul

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Ludlow & Diocese of Hereford (1878-1919), Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester (1919-26), Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1926 - *) [25]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1572-1963 [5]
  Marriages 1571-1962 [5]
  Burials 1571-1964 [5]
  Banns 1755-1812, 1918-62 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1571-1837 [27] [21]
  General **1572-1812 [27]

** Eastham (with Hanley Child and Orleton) and Hanley William

Bishops' Transcripts

Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1571-1875
  Marriages 1571-1880

Register Copies

Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1572-1812

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Parish Register of 1572-1812 - Worcestershire Parish Register Society

At Dudley Archives & Local History Service
Transcripts: 1572-1812

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1571-1837

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-

EASTHAM EASTHAM : Marriages 1571-1837: 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
EASTHAM Christenings & Burials 1660-1812, Marriages 1660-1836 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982
EASTHAM Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] Published , 1925-55 - Author: Boyd, Percival ed.
EASTHAM (chapelries of Orleton & Hanley Child) :) Births 1653-58, Christenings & Burials 1572-1812, Marriages 1571-1643, 1651-57, 1662-1812 Published Worcester, 1915 Author Lea, E E (transcriptions) Edition Privately printed
EASTHAM (with HANLEY CHILD & ORLETON) Christenings 1572-1812, Marriages & Burials 1571-1812; HANLEY WILLIAM: Christenings 1587-1812, Marriages 1588-1812, B 1586-1812 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972
EASTHAM (with Hanley Child & Orleton) Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1571-1812 Published Worcester : Worcestershire Parish Register Society, 1915 Author Lea, E E (transcriptions)
EASTHAM (St. Peter & St. Paul with chapelries of Hanley William, Hanley Child & Orleton) Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1572-1812 [Microfiche.] Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Worcester Parish Register Society Edition Copy of 1915 edn
HANLEY WILLIAM (chapelry of Eastham) Christenings & Burials 1586-1812, Marriages 1588-93, 1600-05, 1613-32, 1644-66, 1680-1703, 1718, 1735-79, 1790-1811 Published Worcester, 1915 Author Lea, E E (transcriptions)
Worcestershire parish records Bedwardine, St Michael 1546-1812 (marriages to 1754); Bushley 1538-1812; Worcester Cathedral 1693-1811; Churchill in Oswaldslow; Eastham Hanley William 1572-1812; St. Al IN: English parish records:Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxford, Worcestershire (spine) Published Utah MyFamily.com.Inc. 2001 Source D: M Herber.
Hereford Diocese marriage licence registers 1663-96, 1709-1843 [with contemporary indexes] [Microfilm.] Genealogical Society of Utah


At [FreeREG]

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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:

Christenings: 1572-1812 Marriages: 1571-1837 Burials:1572-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St Peter & St Paul's Church see:

For the names of those included on an Eastham & Orleton WW1 Roll of Service see:

For the names of those included on an Eastham & Hanley William School WW1 Roll of Service see:

For a War Memorial to Lennard Robert Bradley at St Peter & St Paul's Church see:

For a War Memorial to the Brettell brothers at St Peter & St Paul's Church see:

For a War Memorial to Roland William Norman at St Peter & St Paul'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 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 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1812 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Parish book c1619-1815
Overseers accounts, churchwardens accounts, vestry minutes 1817-1922

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives
Eastham and Hanley C E Primary School
9 admission registers, log books, managers' minutes and stock book - 1878-1978 - Ref: BA 8341

Eastham and Hanley William C E (controlled) School
Admission registers - 1911-78 - Ref: BA 8341/1
Log books - 1878-1978 - Ref: BA 8341/1

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 by Samuel Lewis 1831:

EASTHAM, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 4¼ miles (E.) from Tenbury, comprising the chapelries of Child-Hanley and Orleton, and containing 677 inhabitants. The living is a rectory with that of Hanley-William, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £28. 15. 10. The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, has lately received an addition of eighty free sittings, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £40 towards defraying the expense.

Last Updated: 16/10/2016