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Parish History

"LENCH, CHURCH, a parish, in the union of Evesham, partly in the Lower division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, and partly in the Upper division of that of Halfshire, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 5¾ miles (N. by W.) from Evesham; containing, with the hamlets of Atch-Lench and Sheriffs-Lench, 393 inhabitants. It is situated on the borders of Warwickshire, and comprises 2530 acres, of which 736a. 2p. are in the township of Church-Lench. The church is beautifully situated in the township of Church-Lench."[1]


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

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Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464210.

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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Web sites

Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-5.

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