Beoley Worcestershire Family History Guide

Photo of St Leonard’s parish church, Beoley, Worcestreshire, seen from the south by Martin Wilson, some rights reserved.


Beoley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Nonconformists in Beoley include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Beoley

  • Redditch
  • Studley
  • Headless Cross
  • Ipsley
  • Oldberrow
  • Wythall
  • Ullenhall
  • Tanworth
  • Alvechurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Beoley, a parish in Kings-Norton district, Worcester; on the verge of the county, 2½ miles NE of Redditch r. station. Post Town, Redditch, under Bromsgrove. Acres, 4,480. Real property, £6,809. Pop., 682. Houses, 151. An ancient castle, of which very slight traces remain, belonged successively to the noble families of Mortimer, Beauchamp, and Holland. Beoley Hall is the seat of Capt. R. Mole. The parish is a meet for the North Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £73. Patron, W. Holmes, Esq. The church is ancient. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beoley, 6¼ m. E. Bromesgrove. P. 657

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Beoley The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Beoley, anciently, perhaps, Beaulieu, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Pershore, county of Worcester; 7 miles east of Bromsgrove, in the neighbourhood of the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; valued at £7 16s. 10½ d.; gross income £74. Patron, in 1835, Wm. Holmes. There is a day and boarding school here. In the vicinity was an ancient castle — of which very slight traces now remain — which belonged successively to the noble families of Mortimer, Beauchamp, and Holland. Pop., in 1801, 630; in 1831, 673. Houses 131. Acres 4,700. A. P. £5,322. Poor rates, in 1837, £490.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Beoley Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Beoley – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 7 miles E. from Bromsgrove, and 110 from London, on the borders of Warwickshire, containing 119 houses. It is a vicarage; Rev. John Bartlam, incumbent; instituted 1800; patron, Thomas Hunter, Esq. – Population, 1801, 630 – 1811, 671 – 1821, 640.

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

Beoley Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Beoley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Family History Links

FamilySearch

The following records for Beoley are available free from FamilySearch.

Birth, Marriage, & Death

England and Wales Census Records

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

Useful Websites

Genuki

A Vision of Britain through Time

Administration

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