Churchill in Oswaldslow Parish Register Marriages 1761 to 1812

Bound up with the Banns Book is “a Register Book for Marriages in all Parish Churches and chapels conformable to an Act of the 26 of King George II intitled an Act for the better preventing of clandestine marriage. Published according to Act of Parliament. By Joseph Fox. … … London … … 1754.”

The rest of the title page is precisely the same as that to the Banns Book already given.

The next page gives directions for filling up the Register. The entries begin on p.4. The first one is in manuscript and pasted in, over examples of filled up Register.

1761 Churchill 1761

Thomas Dunn of the parish of Churchill a Bachelor and Jane Cotterel of Upton Snodsbury a spinster were married in the Church by Licence this 29th day of September 1761 by me Gilbert Heath.
This marriage was solemnized between us Thomas Dunn Jane Cotterill x her mark.
in the Presence of Thomas Cottrill Nancy Tolly.

1762 Churchill The Year 1762 Page the 1st.

1762 No.1 John Lloyd Bachelor of Tibberton Bachelor & Anne Moreton spinster by Licence 27 April 1762 by Gilbert Heath rector. Thomas Dunn Thos. Price x his mark.

1762 No. 2 John Ballard of White Lady Aston Widower and Sarah Wootten Spinster by Banns 6th October 1762. George Gem Minister. William Ruff Thomas Dunn.

1763 No. 3. Richard Sherwood & Mary Dunn. By Banns 17th May 1763 by Thomas James Curate. Thomas Dunn Samuel Heming.

1763 No. 4. William Smith Bachelor and Mary Bull wido. By Banns 17 October 1763 by George Gem Vicar of Crowle (DD.) Thomas Dunn John Munsloo.

Page 2.

1764 No. 5. Francis Sharp of White Lady Aston widower and Mary Garrett widow. By Licence 4th December 1764. Gilbert Heath Rector. John Cale Richard Sherwood x his mark.

1765 No. 6. John Woodward of White Lady Aston Bachelor and Sarah Wheeler widow. By Licence 3rd August 1765. By George Gem minister of Churchill. John Munsloo The mark of x Richard Sherwood.

1765 No. 7. Samuel Sparry of White Lady Aston Bachelor and Mary Powel spinster by Banns. 27th Decr. 1765. George Gem minister. Elizabeth Edwards The mark of x Richard Sherwood

Transcribed in 1765.

1767 No. 8. Richard Heming Bachelor & Elizabeth Touch spinster. By Banns 12th October 1767. Richard Kirsley Minister. Pidgeon Cottrill. The mark of x Sarah Cotterill.

Certified the 31 Dec. 1767. Transcribed in 1767.

1769 No. 9. Thomas Dunn widower & Catharine Badger spinster by Licence 19 May 1769 by R. Kinsey Minister. Pidgeon Cottrill The mark of x Sarah Cotterill.

1769 No. 10. John Munsloe Widower & Alice Bridges widow. By Banns 14th September 1769. By Richard Hodman minister. Thomas Prince, Richard Sherwood x his mark.

1772 No.11. John Saunders of Bredicot & Sarah Hurdman by Licence 24th January 1772. By Richard Hurdman (curate). Robert Merrell, Thomas Dunn, Feb. 8. 1772.

Transcribed.

1772 No. 12. Robert James & Ann Harris. By Banns 29th October 1772. By Richard Hurdman Curate. John Munsloe Henry Fleming.

“Transcribed.”

1773 No. 13. Samuel Woodward of the parish of Pirton & Sarah Sharp by Licence 13th Nov. 1773. By Richard Hurdman Curate. Richard Marten. The mark of Richard Sherwood.

1774 No. 14 William Green of Crowle & Elizabeth Edwards. By Licence 22 June 1774. By Richard Hurdman Curate. William Brown Senior, Mary Edwards.

1774 No. 15. John Hodgkins and Alice Parker. By Banns thrice published 4th December 1774. By Richard Hurdman curate. Joseph Hodgkins and Elizabeth Hodgkins’ x mark.

1778 No 16. Thomas Price & Eleanor Weston. By Banns thrice published 1st March 1778. By Richard Hurdman Curate. Jos Hodgkins& Mary foster x her mark.

1778 No. 17 . William Trott of Spetchley & Mary Guise. By Banns lawfully published thrice 4th July 1778 by Richard Hurdman (Curate). Elizabeth Hunt x her mark. Joseph Ingram x his mark.1

1779 No. 18. Joseph Bradley of Birmingham & Phoebe Mence. By Licence 16th May 1779. By Richard Hurdman curate. Robert Merrell, Samuel Heming.

1779 No. 19. William Birtch & Elizabeth Hawkes. By Banns thrice asked 24th November 1779. By Richard Hurdman curate. Thomas Hawkes, Ann Chance x her mark.

1780 No. 20. John Waters & Elizabeth Willis. By Banns thrice published 18th January 1780. By Rd. Hurdman Curate. Samuel Hemings, Thomas Price.

1782 No. 21. Samuel Wood & Sarah Reeve. By Banns 28th October 1782 by George Dineley Rector. Richard Wellon, x the mark of Sarah Cotterill.2

1784 No. 22. Thomas Harrits and Elizabeth Hughes. By Banns 2 August 1784 by George Dinely Rector. Richard Marten, x the mark of Ann Marten.3

1786 No. 23. Richard Bridges of Broughton Hackett and Mary Edwards spinster. By Licence 31st May 1786 by George Dinely Rector. John Hill, Eis Davis.

1786 No. 24. Charles Ross of Madresfield & Elizabeth Fletcher. By Licence 9th October 1786. By George Dineley Rector. Thomas Ross x the mark of Lucy Fletcher. Duty paid in.

1789 No. 25. William Hitchin of Grafton Flyford & Eleanor Price. By Licence 6th October 1789 by George Dineley Rector. John Sharp, Samuel Heming. Transcribed.

1790 No. 26. William Munsloe of Broughton Hackett & Sarah Rouse. By Licence 19th May 1790 by George Dineley Rector. Thomas Ross Elizabeth Smith. Transcribed. Duty paid in.

1791 No. 27. William Huband & Hannah Ewins. By Banns 2nd June 1791 by George Dineley Rector. James Ewins The mark of Mary Hewins. Duty paid in. Transcribed.

1792 No. 28. Francis Hide & Mary Sherwood. By Banns 24 September 1792. By George Dinely Rector. x The mark of James Godfrey x The mark of Mary Hide. Transcribed.

1805 No. 29. James Panting of Kempsey Widower & Caroline Dunn widow. By Licence 27 October 1805 by George Dinely Rector. John Coney Elizabeth Coney. Transcribed 1805.

Footnote: At the top of the page is a note, What about these 13 years?

1809 No. 30. William Young of Churchill4 in the County and Diocese of Worcester & Elizabeth Hemming spinster. By Licence 15th January 1809. By George Dineley Rector. Henry Hemming Alice Hemming.

1810 No. 31. Thomas Munslow of Crowle in the County of Worcester Widower & Alice Hemming spinster of the parish in the same County and diocese. By Licence both October 1810 by George Dinely Rector. John Crocker Sarah Merrells. Transcribed.

1812 No. 32. John Bullock of Upton Snodsbury in the County & Diocese of Worcester Batchelor & Sarah Sharpe of this Parish in the same County & Diocese. By Licence 6th Decr. 1812. By George Dineley Rector. John Sharp Mary Sharp.

This is the last entry in the book.


  1. In margin June 14, 21, 28. 
  2. After the date number not filled in. 
  3. In the margin opposite this and the previous entry Nos. 21 and 22 is written “examined the Register and received the duty to 7th October 1785 for Ben Pearkes Sub Distributor Worcester (H. Mensley).“ 
  4. This may be Churchill in Halfshire. 
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