Little Comberton

Descriptive Notes

Also known as Comberton Parva


O.S. Ref: SO967427
2½ miles S.E. of Pershore

Parish Church

St. Peter

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 1542-1964 [5]
  Marriages 1540-1964 [5]
  Burials 1585-1964 [5]
  Banns 1755-1812 (some) [5]
Transcripts Marriages 1540-1627 [27]
    1540-1812 [27] [21]
Originals Banns 1824-[1919] [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1757-1875
  Marriages 1754-1885

Register Copies

At Shakespeare Birthplace Trust record Office [71]
Marriages 1540-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :
COMBERTON, LITTLE : Christenings 1543-56, 1565-69, 1591-1964, Marriages 1540-1690, 1755-1964, banns 1755-1806, Burials 1586-1728, 1737-1964; overseers of the poor 1652-1807, vestry minutes & accounts 1774-1827 [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

COMBERTON, LITTLE : Marriages 1540-49, 1560-1705, 1715-16, 1726, 1736-1812: 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.

COMBERTON, LITTLE : 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: 1540-1812

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]
COMBERTON, LITTLE (St. Peter) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 10 Published : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1990 Author Hemsley-Hall, H S (transcriptions) Source D: Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Peter's Church see:

For a War Memorial to William Henry Abell at St. Peter's Church see:

For the names of those included on Little Comberton 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:

1841-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1586-1866 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Overseers accounts 1695-1757
Vestry minutes & accounts 1774-1916
Overseers of the poor 1652-1807, vestry minutes & accounts 1774-1827 [Microfilm.] Society of Genealogists

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:

COMBERTON (LITTLE), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of PERSHORE, county of WORCESTER, 2½ miles (S.E. by S.) from Pershore, containing 172 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £9. 0. 2½ and in the patronage of Col. Davies. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.

Last Updated: 26/10/2016