White Ladies Aston

Photo of St John the Baptist, White Ladies Aston. by Sally Lloyd.

White Ladies Aston Worcestershire Genealogy & Family History

White Ladies Aston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

Church: St. John the Baptist

Parish Records begin: 1558

Parishes contiguous to White Ladies Aston

  • Norton juxta Kempsey
  • Peopleton
  • Stoulton
  • Spetchley
  • Upton Snodsbury
  • Churchill

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

White-Lady-Aston, or Aston-Episcopi, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Pershore, county of Worcester; 4 miles south-east of Worcester. Living, a vicarage in the archd. and dio of Worcester; rated at £6 17s. 3d.; gross income £281. Patron, in 1841, R. Berkeley, Esq. In 1833 there were 3 daily schools in this parish. Acres 760. Houses 73. A.P. £1,243. Pop., in 1801, 266; in 1831, 381. Poor rates, in 1838, £53 5s.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

White-Ladies-Aston – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 5 miles E.S.E. from Worcester; containing 54 inhabited houses. In 1708, a estate in this parish came to Bishop Lloyd, (in consequence of the execution of its heir for an atrocious murder), who being unwilling that his family should, under such circumstances, derive any benefit from it, he conveyed it over to trustees, for the endowment of two schools at Worcester, for twenty-four boys and girls, to be chosen out of the several parishes within the city.

It was at the manor-house in this parish, then the residence of a Mr. Symmonds, that Oliver Cromwell had his head quarters the night before the battle of Worcester, in 1651.

The living is a vicarage, Rev. Charles Neve, incumbent; instituted 1808; patron, Robert Berkley, Esq. Population, 1801, 266 – 1811, 305 – 1821, 342.

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.

Laird Description of Worcestershire 1814

White Lady Aston in this neighbourhood, is only remarkable for two points of its history. ‘Twas here, in the old manor-house, then the property of Mr. Symonds, a great favourite of the Protector, that Oliver had his head-quarters the night before the battle of Worcester. In this parish also is an estate, which coming in 1708 by an unfortunate event to Bishop Lloyd, he was so unwilling that himself or his family should derive any benefit from it, (having fallen out of lease by the execution of its heir for an atrocious murder,) that he lodged it in trustees for the endowment of two schools for boys and girls in Worcester, to the number of twenty-four from the different parishes.

Source: A Topographical and Historical Description of the County of Worcester, by Mr. Laird. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row; and George Cowie and Co. successors to Vernor, Hood, and Sharp, 31, Poultry, London. Printed circa 1814.

Universal British Directory 1791

Aston White Lady is a village about four miles south-east from Worcester. In this parish, by the unfortunate death of Mr. Symonds in the year 1708, an estate fell to Bishop Lloyd, who founded therewith a school for boys and girls in Worcester, called “Bishop Lloyd’s Charity-school.” The number of children educated is twenty-four, out of the different parishes in Worcester. The White Ladies was formerly a nunnery.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of White Ladies Aston 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

White Ladies Aston Littleburys Directory 1905
White Ladies Aston Littleburys Directory 1879
White Ladies Aston Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855
White Ladies Aston Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

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