Lower Sapey, Worcestershire Genealogy

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Parish History

Lower Sapey; is also known as SAPEY-PRITCHARD (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Bromyard, Upper division of the hundred of Doddingtree, Hundred-House and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 11 miles (W. N. W.) from Worcester.[1]

Additional information:

Sapey, Lower The parish is known in some records as Sapey Pritchard see 1868 National Gazetteer.[2]

Lower Sapey, is an Ancient parish in the county of Worcestershire and part of the parish boundary forms part of the county boundary with neighbours Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Wolferlow, Herefordshire Tedstone Wafer, Herefordshire and Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire

The disused Old church of St Bartholomew, Hope Lane, Lower Sapey has been designated as a grade II* listed building British listed building and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Old St Bartholomew's Church Lower sapey Wikpedia Churches Conservation Trust

The church of St Bartholomew Lower Sapey dates from 1876-1877 and was designed by Frederick R Kempson of Hereford and has been designated as a grade II listed building British listed building

See parish website


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

See Worcestershire Census

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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

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.Find my Past 1911 census search

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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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Date accessed and adapted: 12 October 2013.
  2. National Gazetteer, transcription by Colin Hinson Lower Sapey is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.<ref> Wikipedia, Lower Sapey Wikipedia. Date accessed and adapted: 12 October 2013.

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