Bishampton Worcestershire Family History Guide

Photo of Nave and west tower of the parish church of St James the Greater, Bishampton, Worcestershire, seen from the south
Photo of Nave and west tower of the parish church of St James the Greater, Bishampton, Worcestershire, seen from the south. The church was once a chapelry of Fladbury and was dedicated to St Peter. However, when the church was rebuilt in 1870–71 a figure carved for the pulpit proved to be St James and not St Peter. The church was rededicated to St James rather than remake the pulpit! by Richard Dunn, some rights reserved.

Bishampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Nonconformists in Bishampton include: Baptist and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Bishampton

  • Fladbury
  • Flyford Flavell
  • Throckmorton
  • Abberton
  • Naunton Beauchamp
  • Church Lench

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bishampton, a parish in the middle division of the hund, of Oswaldslow, union of Pershore, county of Worcester; 4½ miles north-east by north of Pershore. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; valued at £7 9s. 9½d.; gross income £113; in the patronage of the bishop of Worcester. Tithes, moduses, &c, the property of the bishop of Worcester and the vicar, were commuted in 1795. There is a daily school here. Pop., in 1801, 308; in 1831, 393. Houses 78. Acres 2,140. A. P. £2,478. Poor rates, in 1837, £167.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Bishampton, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county of Worcester, 5½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Pershore, containing 374 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £7. 9. 9½., endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Worcester. The church is dedicated to St. Peter.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Bishampton – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 7 miles N.N.W. from Evesham, and 103 from London, containing 73 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; Rev. Henry Southall, incumbent; instituted 1820; patron, Bishop of Worcester. Population, 1801, 308 – 1811, 290 – 1821, 374.

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

Bishampton Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Bishampton Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Bishampton Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

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

Family History Links

FamilySearch

The following records for Bishampton are available free from FamilySearch.

Birth, Marriage, & Death

England and Wales Census Records

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956

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

Administration

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