Defford, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Defford is a chapelry of Pershore St Andrew with Pershore Holy Cross Ecclesiastical Parish in Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Walborough.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1540

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Defford

  • Besford
  • Eckington
  • Earl’s Croome
  • Croome D’Abitot with Pirton
  • Strensham
  • Severn Stoke
  • Birlingham with Nafford
  • Hill Croome

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Defford, a chapelry in St. Andrew-Pershore parish, Worcester; on the river Avon, and the Birmingham and Gloucester railway, 3 miles SW of Pershore. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Pershore. Acres, 1,760. Real property, £2,343. Pop., 463. Houses, 102. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Pershore, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is good; and there is a dissenting chapel.

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

Defford – a hamlet and chapelry in the parish of St. Andrew, Pershore, in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 3 miles S.W. from Pershore, and 106 from London; containing 71 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, 284 – 1811, 334 – 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

Defford with Besford Littleburys Directory 1905

Defford Worcestershire Littleburys Directory 1879

Defford Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Photographs

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: Pershore
  • Province: Canterbury
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