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Whittington Worcestershire Family History Guide

Whittington is a chapelry of Worcester St. Helen Ancient Parish in Worcestershire.

Note: Vision of Britain and Family Search state that Whittington is a chapelry of Worcester St. Helen. However all the gazetteers and directories state that it was a chapelry of St Peter the Great.

Status: Chapelry
Parish church: SS. Philip and James
Parish registers begin:
* Parish registers: 1653 see also Worcester St Helen
* Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661
Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Whittington

  • Worcester St Peter the Great
  • Norton juxta Kempsey
  • Stoulton
  • Spetchley
  • Worcester St Martin

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Whittington, a chapelry in Worcester-St. Peter parish, Worcestershire; 2¼ miles SE by S of Worcester r. station. Post town, Worcester. Acres, 989. Pop., 309. Houses, 75. W. Lodge is the seat of A.Hooper, Esq. The living is annexed to W.-St. Peter. The church is modern.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Directories

Whittington Littleburys Worcester Directory 1905
Whittington (with Swinesherd) Littleburys Directory 1879
Whittington Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855
Lascelles & Co.'s Directory and Gazetteer of the City of Worcester & Neighbourhood 1851

Bankrupts

The Bankrupt Directory

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Parker John, Whittington, Worcestershire. dealer in horses, June 1, 1830.

The Law Advertiser 1830

Bankrupts' Names

MeetingsHourDatePlace
Parker J., Worcester, and Whittington, in St. Peter the Great, Worcestershire, dealer in horses and corn1 meeting11Thursday, June 10.Star and Garter Inn, Worcester.
Parker J., Worcester, and Whittingion, in St. Peter the Great, Worcestershire, dealer in horses and corn2 meeting11Friday, June 11.Star and Garter Inn, Worcester.
Parker John, St. Nicholas and Whittington, Worcestershire, horse and corn dealer3 meeting11Tuesday, July 13Star and Garter Inn, Worcester.

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
  • Polling District: Worcester
  • County Court District: Worcester
  • Petty Sessional Division: Worcester
  • Highway District: Upton Snodsbury

Boundary Changes

DateChangeArea Transferred
18 Aug 1882enlarged by gaining part of Worcester St Peter the GreatThe Ferns Houses
24 Mar 1884enlarged by gaining part of Worcester St Peter the Great
25 Mar 1885enlarged by gaining part of Norton Juxta KempseyPart of Old Home Farm Houses
01 Oct 1931reduced to enlarge Worcester Civil Parish64 acres. Population in 1931: 98
01 Oct 1931enlarged by gaining part of Worcester St Peter the Great County Civil ParishArea: 8 acres

Family History Links for Whittington

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization, and Military records - Free
Genuki
The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust Site