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Acton Beauchamp, Worcestershire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Doddingtree
County Worcestershire
Poor Law Union Bromyard PLU
Registration District Bromyard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1577
Bishop's Transcripts: 1613
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Powyke
Diocese Worcester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Worcestershire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

ACTON-BEAUCHAMP (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, Upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, Worcester and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 4 miles (S. E.) from Bromyard.[1]

Additional information:

Acton Beauchamp St Gles is an Ancient Parish in the village and civil parish of Herefordshire Acton Beauchamp Wikipedia Until 1897 the parish was in the county of Worcestershire and the Family History Library designates it as a Worcestershire parish.

The church of St Giles has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building

See also Acton Beauchamp St Giles

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library  film numbers in their collection Acton Beauchamp

Census records

See Acton Beauchamp

FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

Poor Law Unions

Bromyard Poor Law Union,Herefordshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Worcestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

Worcester Branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
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References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 30 September 2013.

 

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