Upton Warren


O.S. Ref: SO930674
3½ miles N.E. of Droitwich on the A38

Parish Church

St. Michael

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

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


Upper Halfshire [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Droitwich [3] [25]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1604-1967 [5]
  Marriages 1604-1965 [5]
  Burials 1604-1967 [5]
  Banns 1823-1956 [5]
Originals Banns 1754-1811 [12]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1612 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1604-1875
  Marriages 1723-1882

Register Copies

St Michael: Christenings 1604-1884, Marriages 1604-1837, Banns 1754-1812, Burials 1604-1901

At BMSGH Reference Library [7]
Baptisms 1604-1884 Marriages 1604-1837 Banns 1754-1812

At Society of Genealogists [68] :-
UPTON WARREN (St. Michael) : Christenings 1604-45, 1657-1792, ZC 1793-1884, Marriages 1608-45, 1657-1837, Burials 1605-45, 1657-1901, banns 1754-1812 , probate list 1601-45 [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry 2006 Author Wright, Betty (transcription.)

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents


At BMSGH Reference Library [7]

At Worcestershire Archives [51]

At Society of Genealogists [59]
UPTON WARREN (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions [Microfiche.] Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, Nd. Author Oldnall, D et al. (transcription.), Source D: J Todd.

UPTON WARREN (St. Michael) : Monumental Inscriptions: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 [Typescript.] IN: Worcestershire monumental inscriptions, vol. 2 Published Birmingham : Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, 1984 Author Oldnall, D et al. (transcription).

War Memorials

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

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including Ancestry.co.uk, FindMyPast.co.uk, thegenealogist.co.uk and genesreunited.co.uk. 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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 freecen.org.uk 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- 51, 71-91 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

Search Services (Fee paying) - BMSGH and Independent

Burial1660-1840 Worcestershire Burial Index
Marriage see Worcestershire Marriage Index

Manorial Records

Worcestershire Archives [50]
Cooksey: Parliamentary survey and valuations 1650
Upton Warren: Court rolls 1427-1648; Court rolls, presentments and other documents 1531-1685; Rentals 1453/4-1490/1; Court roll with view of frankpledge [9 June 1527]

Parish Records on microform

at Worcestershire Archives [13]
Vestry & other parish meetings minutes 1855-1919
Propert deeds in Bromsgrove 1722-39
Assignment of Upton warren Charity School land 1837
Probate copy of Sarah Andrews will 1889

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Upton Warren C. E. School
Log book - 1929-69 - Ref: BA 5470/1
Admission Register - 1912-1969 - Ref: BA 5470/2
Log book - 1872-1905 - Ref: BA 5485/3
Log book - 1905-1929 - Ref: BA 1247

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 form the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis: UPTON-WARREN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of HALFSH IRE, county of WORCESTER, 3½ miles (N.E. by N.) from Droitwich, containing 463 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and-diocese of Worcester, rated in the king's books at £11. 2. 3½, and in the patronage of the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, has been partly rebuilt, and the interior is neatly fitted up. A school here is endowed with the rent of certain land in the parish of Bromsgrove, left many years since for that purpose: a house for the master and a schoolroom are given by the Earl of Shrewsbury, at a nominal rent. There is also an annuity of £10, bequeathed by a person named Saunders, to be paid by the Grocers Company, for apprenticing, in London, a boy born of poor parents of this parish.

Last Updated: 04/11/2016