Redmarley D'Abitot


Ancient Parish [25]
Transferred in 1931 from Worcestershire to Gloucestershire.[25]


O.S. Ref: SO752313
1 mile south of Junction 2 on the M50, along the A417

Parish Church

St Bartholomew

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until 1977, when transferred to the Diocese of Gloucester.[5]


A detached portion of Lower Oswaldslow [11] [15] [25] [28] [44]

Poor Law Union

Newent [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Berrow, Pendock; Eldersfield; Staunton; Upleadon (Gloucestershire); Pauntley (Gloucestershire); Dymock (Gloucestershire); Bromsberrow (Gloucestershire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1542-1965 [5]
Marriages 1539-1969 [5]
Burials 1539-1858 [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1542-1875
Marriages 1539-1693; 1695-1885
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1613-1700

Register Copies

Christenings 1542-1965 Marriages 1539-1993 Burials 1539-1987 Gloucestershire Archives
Marriages 1800- 37 Gloucestershire FHS Index at Gloucestershire Archives
Christenings 1542-1965 Marriages 1539-1993 Burials 1539-1987 Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire FHS marriage index: 1800-37 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
REDMARLEY D'ABITOT : Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1613-1700 (Bishops' Transcripts) [Microfilm.] Published Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, Nd.

REDMARLEY D'ABITOT : Marriages 1813-37: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 20 [Typescript.] IN: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 20 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (transcript.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS

REDMARLEY D'ABITOT (St. Bartholomew) : Christenings 1542-1965, Marriages 1539-1969, banns 1908-11, Burials 1539-1783, 1790-1905; Monumental Inscriptions in the church [Microfilm.] Published : Gloucestershire Record Office, 1979

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: Christenings: 1542-1812 Marriages: 1539-1812 Burials: 1539-1812

Further records may have been added since this posting


Mission Roman Catholic: Christenings 1807-15 Worcestershire Archives [30]

At Gloucestershire Archives :-
Methodist Circuit Records: Births/Christenings 1880- 1958
Church roll: Methodist Circuit Records: 1948- 56

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

Inscriptions from monumental flintstones & mural tablet (microfilm): Worcestershire Archives [51]
St. Bartholomew: ....... MIs in the church...... [Microfilm.] - Published : Gloucestershire Record Office, 1979 Society of Genealogists [59]

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 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 61 Gloucestershire Archives

1871 81 91 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists -
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 18 : HO 107/1960 - [Newent registration district] Redmarley sub-district - Worcestershire part: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Author: Gloucestershire FHS (comp.)

Gloucestershire 1891 census returns: Newent registration district RG 12/2008-2009 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Herefordshire 1851 Census Index : Newent Registration District [Worcestershire part] [Microfiche.] - Published Hereford : Herefordshire FHS 1998 - Author Herefordshire FHS (comp.)

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial 1660-1851 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Manorial survey 1575

Other Sources

A short history of Redmarley D'Abitot in the county of Worcester Published Gloucester, 1928 Author Niblett, H Morton Society of Genealogists

Some transcriptions of Redmarley D'Abitot Parish Registers can be found at:


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

REDMARLEY-D'ABITOT, a parish in a detached portion of the lower division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, 5½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Ledbury, containing 955 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £16. 10. 7½ and in the patronage of Mrs. Nillet*. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, has been much modernised; the font is circular and very ancient. There is a trifling sum, the bequest of William Church, in 1727, for teaching poor children.

*My thanks to David Daniell who points out that Lewis misspelt this surname. It should be "Niblett" as confirmed below in the Victoria County History:

"Between 1829, when George Monro still owned the advowson, and 1836 it was purchased by the Nibletts, and is now in the possession of the rector, the Rev. Henry Morton Niblett."

From: 'Parishes: Redmarley d'Abitot', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 481-486. URL: Date accessed: 30 November 2008.

Last Updated: 31/07/2012