Ancient Parish [25]
Gloucestershire parish transferred 1931 to Worcestershire [25]


O.S. Ref: SO946368
1½ miles east of Bredon

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Diocese of Gloucester [5]


Lower Tewkesbury [15] [25]

Poor Law Union

Tewkesbury [3]

Adjoining Parishes

Eckington; Great Comberton; Elmley Castle; Overbury; Aschurch (Gloucestershire); Bredon; Bredons Norton [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1572-1966 [5]
  Marriages 1575-1966 [5]
  Burials 1572-1966 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

1602- 1812, 1813- 59 Gloucestershire Archives

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1602- 1875
  Marriages 1740- 1882

Register Copies

At Gloucestershire Archives [64] :
Transcript: Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1572-1948
Transcript: Marriages 1575-1812
Christenings, Marriages & Burials1572-1948,
Marriage index: Marriages 1575-1812 Roe's Marriage Iindex Brides & Grooms

Marriages 1575-1812 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
KEMERTON : Christenings & Burials 1572-1948, Marriages 1575-1948 Published , 1979

KEMERTON : Marriages 1575-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 6 - Gloucestershire, vol. 4 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 6 - Gloucestershire, vol. 4 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1898

KEMERTON : Marriages(Index) 1575-1812: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Roe, E A Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.


Methodist Circuit Records: Christenings 1907-65 Gloucestershire Archives [56]

Church roll: Methodist Circuit Records: Christenings 1863-1964 Gloucestershire Archives [56]

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

-1792 Bigland Gloucestershire Archives [56]
Methodist Chapel Records
1835-1988 Gloucestershire Archives [56]

KEMERTON (Methodist) : Monumental Inscriptions in the burial ground: Gloucestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 12 [Typescript.] IN: Gloucestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 12 Published , 1990 Author Cooper, K (transcriptions.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS Society of Genealogists [59]

War Memorials

For a War Memorial to John Charles William Pinney at St. Nicholas' Church see:

For a Roll of Honour at St.Nicholas' Church see:

For a list of names included on Kemerton War Memorial 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:

1851 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1841 61 71 81 Gloucestershire Archives

1851 Gloucestershire Archives [56]

1891 Warwickshire County Record Office

Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 19 : HO 107/1974 - [Tewkesbury registration district] Deerhurst, Overbury & Tewkesbury sub-districts: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author Gloucestershire FHS (comp.) Society of Genealogists

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Rentals 1733-6

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Typescript copy of registers 1572-1948
Choir music score for tenor decani (late 19th cent)
Choir music score for tenor cantoris (Late 19th cent)
Inventory of church property 1914-[1935], c1958

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Log book - 1904 - 43 - Ref: BA 531 / 9

Kemerton C E
Log book - 1950 - 65 - Ref: BA 4535

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.

Other Sources

Bredon hill & its villages - Published 1968 - Author Lloyd, R H Society of Genealogists


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

KEMERTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of TEWKESBURY, county of GLOUCESTER, 4½ miles (N.E.) from Tewkesbury, containing 520 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £17. 13. 1½ and in the patronage of the Mayor and Corporation of Gloucester. The church has portions in the early, and some in the later, style of English architecture. There are places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parish contains an excellent quarry of freestone, and several petrifying springs


Last Updated: 25/10/2016