Hanley Child

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Lower Hanley


Chapel in Eastham Ancient Parish and a separate Civil Parish in 1866. Abolished civilly in 1933 part to help create Hanley Civil Parish & part to help create Kyre Civil Parish. Ecclesiastically severed in 1909 to help create Hanley William with Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish. Hanley William with Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish abolished in 1973 to help create Stoke Bliss with Kyre Wyard, Hanley William & Hanley Child Ecclesiastical Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SO650652
6 miles S.E. of Tenbury along the B4202

Parish Church

St. Michael & All Angels

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Salop, Diocese of Hereford. [1] Hanley Child was transferred from the Diocese of Hereford to the Diocese of Worcester in 1919 [5]


Upper Doddingtree [11] [25]

Poor Law Union

Tenbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Tenbury; Rochford; Eastham; Hanley William; Upper Sapey (Herefordshire); Wolferlow (Herefordshire); Stoke Bliss (Herefordshire); Kyre Parva (Herefordshire); Kyre Magna [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1813-1992 [5]
Marriages 1816-1949 [5]
Burials 1910-63 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1754-1836 [27] [21]
Originals Banns 1824-1936 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

At Herefordshire Record Office

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1813-1875
Marriages 1816-1885

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Hanley Child, Worcestershires Parish Register Society Parish Register of 1572-1812

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1754-1836

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
HANLEY CHILD : Marriages 1756-1836: 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.

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at: http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl

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: Marriages: 1591-1812, 1756-1836

Further records may have been added since this posting

See also EASTHAM

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]

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Chief rents 1772-1833; Court rolls [?copy] 1730-1800


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831:

HANLEY-CHILD, a chapelry in the parish of EASTHAM, upper division of the hundred of DODDINGTREE, county of WORCESTER, 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Tenbury, containing 195 inhabitants.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012