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Mathon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: North Hill.

Parish Church: St. John the Baptist

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Protestant Dissenters.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Mathon, a parish in the district of Ledbury and county of Worcester; under the Malvern hills, adjacent to Herefordshire, 3 miles W of Great Malvern r. station. It contains part of the chapelry of West Malvern, which has a post office under Malvern. Acres, 3,366. Real property, £6,284. Pop. in 1851,824; in 1861,1,014. Houses, 194. The increase of pop. was chiefly within West Malvern chapelry; and the entire pop. in the Mathon part of that chapelry in 1861 was 539. The property in Mathon proper is divided among a few; and that in West Malvern chapelry is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Mathon Court is the seat of Mrs. Vale; Moorend House, of R. A. Swain, Esq.; Southend, of T. Bennett, Esq.; and Netherly, of R. M’Bean, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £194.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is variously Norman, decorated English, and later; underwent some recent embellishment; comprises nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains a fine old carved pulpit, a new octagonal stone font, and monuments of several ancient families. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Mathon – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 9 miles S.W. from Worcester, and 115 from London; containing 98 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; the Rev. George Pritchett, incumbent; instituted 1794; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. Population, 1801, 547 – 1811, 586 – 1821, 633.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Parish Records

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records – FamilySearch

Census Records – FamilySearch

Military Records – FamilySearch

Other Records – FamilySearch 

Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy) 3 results

Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Mathon 1840 – Archive.org

Mathon Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Mathon Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Ledbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Powyke
  • Poor Law Union: Ledbury
  • Hundred: Pershore
  • Province: Canterbury

Family History Links

The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust Site

 

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