Ribbesford Worcestershire Genealogy & Family History

Last updated on July 28th, 2017

Ribbesford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

The parish includes the borough of Bewdley.

Church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin: 1574

Historical Description

Ribbesford, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Doddingtree, county of Worcester, ¾ of a mile (S.) from Bewdley, containing, with the borough of Bewdley, 3798 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, rated in the king’s books at £27. 19. 2., and in the patronage of the Rev. Edward Winnington Ingram. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is an ancient and curious structure, in a retired situation, surrounded by wooded heights, which environ the windings of the Severn. Coal exists in the parish, but it is not worked. A weekly market and a fair on St. Margaret’s day were granted by Edward I.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parishes contiguous to Ribbesford


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Kidderminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Burford
  • Poor Law Union: Kidderminster
  • Hundred: Doddingtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


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


Photo of St. Leonard’s Church, west side. by P L Chadwick, some rights reserved.