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Worcestershire 

Published in 1828, Pigot's Directory describes Worcestershire thus: "The soil, though various, is generally rich and fertile; producing grain and fruit in the greatest profusion, and abundant pasturage. The soil, between Worcester and the Vale of Evesham, is composed partly of red marl, and partly of a strong loamy clay; the beautiful valley of Evesham consisting of a deep rich earth...  

The air of this county is mild, warm and healthy, there being but few lakes, and very little swampy ground. Malvern hills are famous for an antiscorbic spring, which has, moreover, been usefully administered for the scrofula; the inhabitants enjoy a most salubrious and temperate climate, a circumstance which, conjointly with the beautiful, rich and picturesque scenery which they furnish, contributes not a little to induce multitudes of loungers to make the villages of Great and Little Malvern, which are situated upon the eastern side of these hills, the temporary theatres of their gaities...

The principal manufactures of this county are seated in its city, and consist of gloving to a great extent, and beautiful porcelain and cabinet ware; in other towns in the county are considerable tanneries, glass and iron works; many hands are also employed in the combing and spinning of wool; linen weaving, the making of needles, nails, fish-hooks, etc.  Kidderminster has long been famed for its carpets, and also for the manufacture of worsted stuffs, and fabrics of silk and worsted.  This county is also noted for its fine cider, perry and hops, and beautiful salt is obtained form the springs at Droitwich..."

 

Family History, Genealogy and Local History Research Information for Worcestershire

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Directories
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Location  
Population of Worcestershire
1801 139,333

1811 160,546
1821 184,424
1831 211,365
1841 233,484
1851 276,926
1861 307,397
1871 338,837
1881 380,283
1891 385,309
1901 453,734
1911 526,087
1921 405,842
1931 420,056
1951 524,783
1961 569,957
1971 693,253
1981 631,756
1991 676,747

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Size of Worcestershire in acres

(boundary changes)

1831 459,710

1841 459,710
1851 472,165
1861 472,165
1871 472,453
1881 472,453
1891 480,302
1901 480,059
1911 479,218
1921 458,352
1931 447,678
1951 447,943
1961 447,943
1971 450,535
1981 970,238
1991 969,487

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Directories covering Worcestershire 
1791 Universal British Directory
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Dudley
1805-07 Holden's Triennial Directory - Kidderminster
1835 Pigot's Directory - Worcestershire
1839 Robson's Birmingham and Sheffield Directory
1842 Pigot's Directory - Worcestershire
1850 Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire and Worcestershire
1851 Lascelles' Directory of Worcester and Neighbourhood
1851 Slater's Directory of Birmingham, Worcester and the Potteries
1855 Billing's Directory and Gazetteer of Worcestershire
1865 Jones's Mercantile Directory of S. Staffordshire and E. Worcestershire
1876 Post Office Directory of Worcestershire
1879 Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Worcester and District
1892 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
1896 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
1900 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
1902 Court Guide and County Blue Book - Worcestershire 
1908 Littlebury's Directory of Worcester, Malvern and surrounds
1912 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire
1914 Bennett's Business Directory for Worcestershire

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Districts  

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Alternatives Worcestershire is abbreviated to Worcs.

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Resources for family history research in Worcestershire 
1569 Visitation of Worcestershire
1710-74 Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1787-1854 Trinity House Petitions Index
1841 Census - Worcestershire
1842 Children's Employment Commission Report Part Two
1851 Census - Worcestershire
1861 Census - Worcestershire
1871 Census - Worcestershire
1873 Return of Owners of Land
1881 Census - Worcestershire
1891 Census - Worcestershire
1895 Mackenzie's Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales
1901 Census - Worcestershire
  Birth and Baptism Records
  Marriage Records
  Burial Records

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Transcriptions

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Inland Revenue Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records
1710 - 1719  
1720 - 1729  
1730 - 1739 Order a search of Apprentice records
1740 - 1749 for an ancestor's name
1750 - 1759  
1760 - 1774  
1710 - 1774 Whole period  
 
Census Returns      
1841   Order a census search Order a transcription of family household where reference given

Order a transcription of a village 

1851  
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Worcestershire Resources      
1569 Visitation Order a transcription of entries for an ancestor's name  

 

1873 Landowners
 
Worcestershire Directories  Order a transcription of entries for an ancestor's name Order a transcription of a village   
 
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials Transcription of entries for an ancestor's name

Transcription of a village

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Village Profile

 

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Parishes, Towns and Places
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A
Abberley
Abberton
Abbots Morton
Acton Beauchamp
Alderminster
Alfrick And Lulsley
Alstone
Alvechurch
Areley
Areley Kings
Astley
Aston Somerville

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B
Badsey
Bayton
Belbroughton
Bengeworth
Beoley
Berrow
Besford
Bewdley
Birlingham
Birtsmorton
Bishampton
Blockley
Bockleton
Bordesley
Bradley
Bransford
Bredicot
Bredon
Bredons Norton
Bretforton
Bricklehampton
Broadwas
Broadway
Bromsgrove
Broom
Broughton Hacket
Bushley

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C
Castlemorton
Catshill
Chaceley
Chaddesley Corbett
Childswickham
Church Honeybourne
Church Lench
Churchill By Kidderminster
Churchill In Oswaldslow
Claines
Cleeve Prior
Clent
Clifton On Teme
Cofton Hackett
Cotheridge
Cowleigh
Cradley
Croome D'Abitot
Cropthorne
Crowle
Crutch
Cutsdean

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D
Daylesford
Defford
Doddenham
Dodderhill
Dormston
Doverdale
Droitwich
Dudley

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E
Earls Croome
Eastham
Eckington
Edvin Loach
Eldersfield
Elmbridge
Elmley Castle
Elmley Lovett
Evenlode
Evesham
Evesham With Bengeworth

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F
Feckenham
Finstall
Fladbury
Flyford Flavel
Frankley

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G
Grafton Flyford
Grafton Manor
Great Comberton
Great Hampton
Great Kyre
Great Malvern
Great Witley
Grimley

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H
Hadzor
Hagley
Halesowen
Hallow
Hampton Lovet
Hanbury
Hanley Castle
Hanley Child
Hanley William
Hartlebury
Harvington By Evesham
Hill Croome
Himbleton
Hindlip
Hinton on the Green
Holt
Huddington

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I
Inkberrow
Ipsley

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K
Kempsey
Kenswick
Kidderminster
Kings Norton
Kington
Knighton Upon Teme
Knightwick
Kyre Magna

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L
Leigh Sinton
Leigh With Bransford
Lenchwick
Lindridge
Little Comberton
Little Hampton
Little Malvern
Little Washbourn
Little Witley
Longdon By Upton On Severn
Lower Mitton
Lower Sapey
Lulsley
Lye

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M
Madresfield
Malvern Link
Mamble
Marston
Martin Hussingtree
Martley
Mathon
Moseley By Birmingham

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N
Naunton Beauchamp
Netherton
Newland
North And Middle Littleton
Northfield
North Piddle
Norton And Lenchwick
Norton By Bredon
Norton Juxta Kempsey

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O
Oddingley
Offenham
Oldberrow
Oldbury
Old Swinford
Ombersley
Orleton
Overbury

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P
Pedmore
Pendock
Pensax
Peopleton
Pershore
Pinvin
Pirton
Powick

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Q
Queenhill

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R
Redditch
Redmarley D'Abitot
Ribbesford
Ripple
Rochford
Rock
Romsley
Rous Lench
Rushock

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S
Salwarpe
Sapey Pritchard
Sedgeberrow
Severn Stoke
Shelsley Beauchamp
Shelsley Walsh
Shipston On Stour
Shrawley
South Littleton
Spetchley
Stanford On Teme
Staunton
Stock And Bradley
Stockton On Teme
Stoke Prior
Stone
Stoulton
Stourbridge
Stourport
Strensham
Suckley

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T
Tardebigg
Teddington
Tenbury
Throckmorton
Tibberton
Tidmington
Tredington

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U
Upper Arley
Upton On Severn
Upton Snodsbury
Upton Warren

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W
Warndon
Welland
Westwood Park
Whiteladies Aston
Whittington
Wichenford
Wick Near Pershore
Wickhamford
Wolverley
Worcester
Wychbold
Wyre Piddle
Wythall

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Y
Yardley

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