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

Birt’s Morton is a parish including the village of Birt’s Street full ¾ of a mile N. of the highway from Tewkesbury to Ledbury; the parish contains a population of 366, and an area of 1,199 acres, producing wheat, beans, &c. The village is 17 miles from Worcester, 8 from Tewkesbury, and 7 from Upton on Severn, in Upton Union.

The church is near a mile S.E. of the village, and is an ancient cruciform edifice, with a window of stained glass; in the chancel is a monument of marble, erected in memory of William Caldwall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. Stephen Thackwell, M.A.; the Rev. William John Morris, B.A., is curate;—sittings for 126;—service Sunday morning at 11, and 3 in the afternoon, in summer, and at half-past 10 and half-past 2 in winter; and J. Clissett is clerk. There is a free school near the Rye, but no free scholars are taught, though the master receives about £30 a year.

Brotheridge J. shopkeeper, Birt-street

Brotheridge M., farmer, Birt’s-st.

Clissett John, parish clerk

Cook John, tailor, The Common

Cooper W., farmer, Birt’s-st.

Dudfield J., butcher, Birt’s-st.

Fisher R., blacksmith, Birt’s-street

Grafton W., farmer, Coomb-gr

Grubb O., farmer, Rye-st.

Jakeman E., shoemaker, Birt’s-st.

Jakeman G., tailor, Birt’s-st.

Jakeman W., shopkeeper, Birt’s street

Morris W., school master, Rye-st.

Pitt W., wheelwright, Birt’s-st.

Pope E., farmer, Court

Price J., farmer, Rye-street

Sivil Thos., farmer, Birt’s-st.

Smith W., farmer, Birt’s-st.

Thackwell Rev. Stephen, M.A., Rectory House

Wadley J., farmer, Birt’s st.

Wadley W., farmer, Birt’s-st.

White J., carpenter, Coomb-gr.

Source: Bentley’s history, guide, and alphabetical and classified directory, of the borough of Evesham of the market towns of Pershore, Shipston-upon-Stour, and Upton-upon-Severn, and the villages of Broadway and Great Malvern; and an history and alphabetical directory of seventy-eight parishes in the county south of the city of Worcester … forming vol. III of Bentley’s history, directory, and statistics of Worcestershire. Published 1840 by Printed for the proprietor, by Bull & Turner in Birmingham.

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