Mathon Worcestershire Family History Guide

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.

Mathon Church
Photo of Mathon Church, near to Mathon, Herefordshire, Great Britain. Mathon church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cradley
  • Coddington
  • Mathon St James
  • Bosbury
  • Colwall

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.

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

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census and Military records – Free

The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust Site

 

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