Reorganisation of Parishroots

As some of you may have noticed, Parishroots is having a make-over for the New Year. All the articles are being reorganised by book rather than county. This will make it obvious what type of articles are available and should give a shorter categories list. Each article is also tagged with the parish name. If you click the tag it will take you to all the articles for that parish. To make it easier to find the parish you are interested in you will be able to use the menus on the left of the page. Choose the country, then county for the parish you are interested in. Each County Page will have a list of parishes which link to the tag page for that parish and thus will list all articles for that parish.

Marriages at Painswick 1795 to 1799

Samuel Wood & Deborah Cox, lic. 1 January 1795

Samuel Gardner & Mary Haynes 6 January 1795

Abraham Berrey & Ann Hamond 8 February 1795

Benjamin Clissold & Susanna Englestoff 24 February 1795

William Jones & Mary Tarret 3 March 1795

Samuel Hatten & Sarah Seymour 5 April 1795

Thomas Musty* & Nancy Bliss 3 May 1795

John Sollars & Elizabeth Meddows 3 May 1795

William Barnes & Ann Cooke 25 May 1795

William Price, of Barnwood, & Sarah Harris 9 June 1795 Continue reading “Marriages at Painswick 1795 to 1799″

Bishampton Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Bishampton is a parish and Village 4 miles N.N.E. of Pershore, and 7 N.N.W. of Evesham. The parish contains near 2,000 acres, exempt from Tithe ; the population is 440. In 1832, two skeletons (females) and two daggers were found here. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Bishop of Worcester, and incumbency of the Rev. Henry Southall, B.A. ; the church is at the N. end of the village, of Gothic architecture, erected in the twelfth century; the S. W. side of the tower, presents an ancient, yet beautiful appearance ; the church will seat 240 ; service once each Sunday, morning and afternoon alternately; and Moses Ford, is clerk. A short time ago, the Rev. H. Southall erected a small barrel organ in the singing gallery, at an expense of £40. A School was erected by Lord Harrowby, in 1840, at an expense of from £30. to £40., taught on Bell’s system, and chiefly supported by Lords Harrowby and Sandon. Continue reading “Bishampton Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″

Birlingham Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Birlingham is a fertile parish about 2½ miles S.W. of Pershore, the village contains several respectable houses, and the parish being almost surrounded by the winding Avon, the scenery is delightful; it contains 1,218 acres, the population is about 360. The church is a neat stone structure, with a tower containing 5 bells ; in the chancel there are 2 windows of ancient stained glass, and the church contains 176 seats ; the living is a rectory, in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. Robert Eyres Landor ; service commences at 11 in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon ; W. Handcock, is clerk, and there is a Sunday school connected with the Church. Continue reading “Birlingham Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″

Birt’s Morton Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Birt’s Morton is a parish including the village of Birt’s Street full ¾ of a mile N. of the highway from Tewkesbury to Ledbury; the parish contains a population of 366, and an area of 1,199 acres, producing wheat, beans, &c. The village is 17 miles from Worcester, 8 from Tewkesbury, and 7 from Upton on Severn, in Upton Union. Continue reading “Birt’s Morton Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″

Berrow Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Berrow is a moderate sized parish, chiefly producing corn, and there are some extensive apple orchards. The church is a stone structure, containing 275 sittings, of which 100 are free; it is 12 miles from Gloucester, 15 from Pershore, 7 from Tewkesbury, 7 from Upton, and 16 from Worcester.

The living is a vicarage, in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Dean, B.A., and the Rev. George Blackley, M.A. is the present curate. There is one service each Sabbath, in the morning at 11, and in the afternoon at 3, alternately ; John Stail is the parish clerk. Continue reading “Berrow Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″

Badsey Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Badsey is a village and parish, 2¼ miles E. of Evesham, and
on the right of the highway from Evesham to Campden: the extent of the parish is 1,802 acres, and it contains 463 inhabitants. The village is well-built, and is the seat of many respectable families, who appear to render every facility for the improvement of the place ; near its centre stands the church, a substantial stone edifice, with a square tower, containing six bells, whose chimes are melodious. This church, no doubt, once belonged to the Abbey of Evesham, and is noted for being the burial place of Sir Philip Hobby, to whom Henry VIII. granted the monastery of Evesham after the dissolution, and to whose memory a monument is erected on the N. side of the interior. Continue reading “Badsey Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″

Acton Beauchamp Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840

Acton Beauchamp is a parish surrounded on three sides by Herefordshire, and is in the upper division of Doddingtree hundred, the church being in the N. W. part of the parish, 12½ miles W. of Worcester. The surface is hilly, and presents many fine scenes of wood and dale ; the living is a rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. W. Coupland, M.A. ; the church is a neat structure, re-built by subscription in 1815, and will seat about 130; service, Sunday forenoon at 11, and afternoon at 3; James Griffiths is parish clerk ; and a Sunday school is taught in connection with the church. Area of the parish 800 acres, population 160.  Continue reading “Acton Beauchamp Worcestershire – Bentley’s History and Directory of the borough of Evesham 1840″