O.S. Ref: SO991559
10 miles east of Worcester along the A422

Parish Church

St. James

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester [1] [25]


In Upper Halfshire, though locally in Middle Oswaldslow [11] [25] [28] [44]

Poor Law Union

Pershore [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings C1587-1965 [5]
  Marriages M1588-1964 [5]
  Burials B1654-1965 [5]
  Banns 1754-1806, 1825-1965 [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1588-1836 [27] [20]
Originals Banns 1825 - 1977 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1600 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1587-1863
  Marriages 1588-1812

Register Copies

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1587-1863 Marriages 1588-1812 Burials 1661-1870

Worcestershire Parish Registers Marriages Vol.1 - Alstone 1550-1805, Kington 1588-1836, Redditch 1808-1812

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office [71]
Marriages 1588-1836

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
KINGTON : C 1587-1646, 1653-1812, M 1588-1638, 1654-78, 1685-1700, 1709-51, 1761, B 1654-64, 1671, 1684-1767, 1772-75, 1788-1809 [Manuscript.] Published , Nd.

KINGTON : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1611-1700 (BTs) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

KINGTON : Marriages 1588-1638, 1654-1806, 1813-36: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 22 - Worcestershire, vol. 1 Published London : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1901 Author Phillimore, W P W ed. Author Carter, W F ed.

KINGTON : Marriages(Index) 1651-75: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd

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: 1588-1836

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]
KINGTON (St. James) : MIs: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 7 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1989 Author Bushell, L (trans.) Author Farmer, G R (trans.) Source D: BMSGH

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a WWI Roll of Honour at St.James' Church for Kington and Dormston see:

A memorial is displayed in a bus shelter on the A422 in honour of John William Probert. 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 1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Churchwardens accounts 1815-71
Vestry Minutes 1865-1921

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 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

KINGTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSHIRE, though locally in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county of WORCESTER, 9¾ miles (E.) from Worcester, containing 148 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £8. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were patrons in 1804. The church is dedicated to St. James.

Last Updated: 26/10/2016