Grafton Flyford


O.S. Ref: SO963558
8 miles east of Worcester along the A422
Libbery is a hamlet 1 mile S.W. [57]

Parish Church

St. John Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


Upper Pershore [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1676-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1678-1966 [5]
  Burials 1678-1966 [5]
  Banns 1824-1965 [5]
Originals Banns 1759-61 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1676-1874
  Marriages 1749-1875

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

St. John the Baptist

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
St. John the Baptist

At Worcestershire Archives [51]
St. John the Baptist

At Society of Genealogists [59]
GRAFTON FLYFORD (St. John the Baptist) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 5 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1986 Author Boaz, J (transcriptions) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a Roll of Honour of scholars at Grafton Flyford School, now held at Grafton Flyford St John the Baptist Church, see:

For the names of those included on a War Memorial to scholars at Grafton Flyford C of E School, now held at Grafton Flyford St John the Baptist 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,, and 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, 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 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 1676-1906 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

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 by Samuel Lewis 1831:

FLYFORD-GRAFTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 8 miles (E.) from Worcester, containing 241 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £20. 0. 10. The Earl of Coventry was patron in 1797. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Here is an endowed school.

Last Updated: 18/10/2016