Descriptive Notes

Huddington Court was the family home of the Wintour brothers, Thomas and Robert, two of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.


Huddington was originally a chapel in Worcester St Helen Ancient Parish but early considered a chapel in Crowle. Huddington was a separate parish from Crowle probably in 1570. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO943572
6 miles S.E. of Droitwich & 6½ miles N.E. of Worcester
Sale Green is a hamlet ½ mile N.W. consisting of one farm and a few cottages. [57]

Parish Church

St. James
During the 18th and 19th centuries and possibly before, it was widely but incorrectly believed that the parish church was dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. However, research established conclusively that the church is dedicated to St. James. [46]

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1921, Archdeaconry of Dudley & Diocese of Worcester (1921 - *) [25]


Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1695-1963 [5]
Marriages 1695-1955 [5]
Burials 1695-1964 [5]
Banns 1757-91
(a scattered few)
Transcripts Marriages 1695-1812 [27] [21]
Originals Christenings 1695-1992 [12]
Marriages 1695-1989 [12]
Burials 1695-1991 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1695-1872

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1695-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
HUDDINGTON : Christenings & Burials 1695-1812, Marriages 1695-1752 [Manuscript.] Published Bletchley, 1900 Author Bradbrooke, William (transcriptions)

HUDDINGTON : Marriages 1695-1835: 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:

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: 1695-1835

Further records may have been added since this posting

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
HUDDINGTON (St. James) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 4 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 4 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1985 Author Boaz, Jeremy (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index


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

HUDDINGTON, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 4¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Droitwich, containing 125 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church is dedicated to St. Michael.

Last Updated: 21/07/2012