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Guide to Pershore St Andrew with Pershore Holy Cross, Worcestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

PERSHORE, a market-town, and the head of a union, partly in the parish of St. Andrew, and partly in that of Holy Cross, Upper division of the hundred of Pershore, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 9 miles (S. E.) from Worcester, and 102 (N. W. by W.) from London; containing 2813 inhabitants. The name of this place, variously spelt Persore, Pearshore, and Pershore, is thought by Camden to be derived from Periscoran. The remains are the church of the Holy Cross, and the Abbey house, but the latter has undergone such alterations that every vestige of its ancient character is lost. As to civil jurisdiction the parishes of St. Andrew and Holy Cross are distinct: that of St. Andrew embraces several chapelries. The church of the Holy Cross is later English; it was enlarged and beautified in 1846: the living is held as a curacy, with the vicarage of St. Andrew's. There is a place of worship for Baptists.[1]</ref>

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

Census records

Genealogy From Periodicals

Butler, E. L. My Grandparents. James Butler 1834-1912. Article is a history of James Butler and his descendants, of Pershore, Worcestershire, and includes the Pebworth Buttlers as well. Article covers years 1730/31-1912. Article is to be found in the Hampshire Family Historian, vol.X,no.2 August,1983, pages 56-59, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

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: 15 October 2013.

 

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