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Upton Snodsbury Worcestershire Family History Guide

Upton Snodsbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Cowsdon.

Parish Church: St. Kenelm

Parish registers begin: 1577

Parishes adjacent to Upton Snodsbury

  • Peopleton
  • Grafton Flyford
  • Broughton Hackett
  • Crowle
  • Huddington
  • Naunton Beauchamp
  • Churchill
  • White Ladies Aston
  • North Piddle

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Upton-Snodsbury, a parish and a sub-district in Pershore district, Worcestershire. The parish lies 2½ miles E of Spetchley r. station, and 6 E of Worcester; and includes Cowsdon hamlet. Post town, Worcester. Acres, 1,661. Real property, £2,542. Pop., 358. Houses, 76. The manor belongs to Lord Coventry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £120. Patron, the Rev. H. O'Donnell. The church is early English. Charities, £44.—The sub-district contains 15 parishes and a chapelry. Acres, 17,591. Pop., 3,130. Houses, 689.

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

Upton-Snodsbury – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, upper division, 6 miles E. from Worcester, and 107 from London; containing 57 inhabited houses. It is a vicarage; Rev. John Collier, incumbent; instituted 1812; patron, Rev. Henry Green. Population, 1801, 216 – 1811, 268 – 1821, 291.

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.

Universal British Directory 1791

Upton Snodsbury, a village seven miles north-east from Worcester, remarkable for a circumstance happening on the 7th November, 1707, when Mrs. Palmer and her maid-servant were murdered, and her house burnt, by a gang of desperate villains, at the head of whom were her son, and Mr. Symonds, whose sister Palmer had married. They were both persons of property, Palmer possessing and estate of 200l per ann. and 740l in bonds, &c. and Symonds was descended from Justice Symonds, a zealous friend to Oliver Cromwell, who entertained him at his own house the night before the battle of Worcester. They were executed for this murder and hung in chains here on May 8, 1708.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

Parish Records

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Upton Snodsbury Marriages 1587 to 1837

Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.

Vol II. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed.

Marriages at Upton Snodsbury 1587 to 1837 -


Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Upton Snodsbury 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Upton Snodsbury Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905

Upton Snodsbury Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Upton Snodsbury Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


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  • 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