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Marriages 1754 - 1837
Clifton upon Teme St Kenelm

 

The Parish

The parish of Clifton upon Teme lies in the extreme west of Worcestershire and by a strange geographical anomaly forms two portions of the border with neighbouring Herefordshire. Clifton upon Teme is located about 6 miles northeast of the small Herefordshire market town of Bromyard and sits on the B4204 which connects Worcester with Tenbury Wells. Once a market town, granted by Edward III, that status has lapsed and Clifton upon Teme is reduced to a medium sized village, but still a centre for a sparsely populated area. Most of the properties within the village are situated along the B4204 or to its west. The pastoral farming which dominates this area would have been the main employer but the local stone was also quarried if only for local use. As the parish name suggests the River Teme drains the parish, albeit it is something of an exaggeration to describe Clifton as being "upon Teme" as the river is over a mile away and considerably lower in height. The Teme drains southeastwards to join the Severn near to Worcester and thence to the Bristol Channel. Clifton upon Teme is sited at around 190 metres above the sea and, as stated, sits on the crest of a high ridge, the highest point for some distance, the Teme is almost 160 metres lower in a trench of a valley. Clifton upon Teme parish was slightly larger than many in its county, it covered almost 2,900 acres and would have supported a population of close to 500 parishioners. In Domesday times Clifton upon Teme, as befits a border location with Wales not too far away, was a relative backwater. The parish was held by one Osbern and could offer just 9 ploughs and a small woodland.


The Church

St Kenelm's church sits on the northern side of the B4204 just east of its right-angled bend within the centre of the village. The local sandstone is used extensively in the building, the red colour being an attractive feature. The church has its origins and most of its basal fabric in the 13th and 14th century but has been extensively altered mainly by Victorian restoration which has masked much of the dating detail. Pevsner identifies the lancets of the western tower to the early English Gothic period and the 13th century. Apparent Decorated style windows within the chancel are believed to be restoration features and not original and the only certain 14th century piece identified is the southern aisle of the early 14th century. Two major restorations, the first in 1843 the second a decade later have made major changes and are largely responsible for the appearance of today's church. The church is set a little back from the road with a small lay-by to park, surrounded by a low local stone wall entry is by way of an unusual double lychgate. There are quite a number of trees within the churchyard making for a limited set of angles available for photography.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 16th April 1754 - 4th November 1812 Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service - Reference - 850Clifton upon Teme/4945/1a/iii Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None
2 9th June 1813 - 19th June 1837 Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service - Reference - 850Clifton upon Teme/4945/1b/i Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 1 Register - Few issues noted and a low likelihood of misreads None


Upper Sapey St Michael, Herefordshire
Upper Sapey St Michael, Herefordshire
Stanford on teme St Mary
Lower Sapey St Bartholomew
Shelsley Walsh St Andrew
Shelsley Beauchamp All Saints
Martley St Peter
Lower Sapey St Bartholomew
Whitbourne St John the Baptist, Herefordshire
Martley St Peter

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
01/01/1754 Philip RUFFORD     Margaret SQUIRE    
22/02/1754 Thomas GARNER     Eliza FORD    
1 16/04/1754 Joshua JONES     Mary FIDOR    
2 20/05/1754 Edward BADHAM   Wolferlow, Herefordshire Jane RHEA    
3 23/06/1754 John COUCHER     Mary JONES Widow  
4 23/09/1754 William MARTIN     Elizabeth EVANS   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire
5 02/04/1755 Benjamin WILDING   Coreley, Shropshire Anne JONES    
6 02/04/1755 Thomas ALCOUTT   Stockton On Teme Elizabeth JONES    
7 19/04/1755 Benjamin BEAMAND   Lower Sapey Jane GRIFFIN    
8 01/04/1756 John CALLOWHILLS   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Sarah AYTON    
9 31/10/1756 John MOSS     Margaret HARRIS    
10 02/02/1758 William WADELY     Elisabeth PRICE    
11 15/05/1758 John SAVAGE     Elizabeth NASH    
12 12/01/1759 Thomas WEST     Susannah HIDE    
13 27/03/1759 Thomas GREEN   Great Witley Joyce FREEMAN    
14 29/05/1759 John HUGHES   Lower Sapey Elizabeth KENNET    
15 27/06/1759 John HODGETS   Shelsley Walsh Mary BROWN    
16 19/02/1760 Henry PITT     Mary FORD    
17 25/09/1760 William JONES     Anne GRUBB   Lower Sapey
18 27/09/1760 John PORTMAN   Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire Elizabeth STRINGER    
19 21/12/1760 Thomas PRICE     Elizabeth PRICE   Eastham
20 21/04/1761 Richard PREECE     Anne JONES    
21 25/05/1761 Richard STINTON     Elizabeth HATT    
22 18/06/1761 Philip PAGE     Anne EVANS    
23 03/07/1761 Paul JONES     Mary JONES   Shelsley Beauchamp
24 23/07/1761 Philip SOMERS     Mary FRAZER    
25 05/09/1761 John HOSSNETT   Richards Castle, Shropshire Mary MURREL    
26 27/07/1762 Joseph PHILLIPS   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Anne ROWLEY    
27 07/08/1762 John TOLDERVEY     Jane BRAY    
28 26/12/1762 John WEBB     Catherina HUNT    
29 27/03/1763 Thomas TIPPING     Elizabeth PAGE    
30 31/05/1763 Richard MAILAND     Elizabeth WHITEHOUSE    
31 04/07/1763 William SEWARD     Mary HAYWOOD    
32 06/03/1764 Samuel OVERALL     Elizabeth HALLARD    
33 26/03/1764 Joshua PENN     Elizabeth HARRIS    
34 06/02/1765 William PERKS   Shelsley Beauchamp Mary STINTON    
35 17/02/1765 John PORTER   Martley Elizabeth MORRIS    
36 26/05/1765 Richard RUDD     Sarah EVERALL    
37 26/08/1765 John TOLDERVY     Elizabeth MILLS    
38 20/01/1766 Richard BISHOP     Susannah FORD    
39 30/01/1766 James STINTON     Elizabeth GRIFFITHS    
40 25/04/1766 John BARKER     Mary FYFIELD Single  
41 20/05/1766 William JAY     Ann JONES    
42 19/06/1766 Isaac PEMBERTON Single St Helen, Worcester Elizabeth SMITH Single  
43 15/12/1766 Joseph GRIFFITHS     Hannah JONES Single  
44 18/01/1767 Joseph TURNER     Elizabeth EATON Single  
45 29/01/1767 James BANKS   Shelsley Beauchamp Maria PERKES    
46 18/08/1767 William CRESWELL Single   Catherine RUSSELL   Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire
47 12/10/1767 John DAVIS   Martley Elizabeth HYDE    
48 14/04/1768 William MARTIN Widower   Mary WEST Widow  
49 03/05/1768 Benjamin PERKS Single Shelsley Beauchamp Mary NOTT Single  
50 15/05/1769 Walter LEWIS Single Burwarton, Shropshire Mary TURLEY Single  
51 16/07/1769 William BULLOCK Single   Anne SAYRE Single  
52 26/04/1770 Richard ADAMS Single Rochford Anne PRICE Single  
53 11/06/1770 Thomas BOWEN Single   Elizabeth EATON Single  
54 21/10/1770 John BROWN Widower   Elizabeth WHEELWRIGHT Widow  
55 03/02/1771 Thomas CORBIT Widower   Sarah CALLOWHILL Widow  
56 03/04/1771 William SHEPARD Single   Ann ALDRIDGE Single  
57 22/07/1771 Abraham BELL Single Shelsley Beauchamp Ann HAYWOOD Single  
58 06/10/1771 Michael BOYCE   Martley Mary COWNLEY    
59 15/12/1771 Peter JENKINGS     Mary DEKIN    
60 28/01/1772 William TAYLOR     Nancy WALKER Single  
61 02/03/1772 James SQUIRE     Mary BUTLER Widow  
62 04/05/1772 William SAUNDERS   St Helen, Worcester Sarah SMITH Single  
63 03/06/1773 Edward BOX     Mary STEPHENS    
64 18/11/1773 James CHADDOCK   Bridgnorth, Shropshire Anne JENT    
65 07/12/1773 Alexander HEMMINGS     Mary WALKER    
66 16/06/1774 Benjamin EATON     Anne TILER    
67 27/11/1774 John ELEMENT     Elizabeth JORDAN    
68 26/01/1775 Francis PIPER   Shelsley Beauchamp Sarah MOORE    
69 20/04/1775 Robert BALDWIN     Mary COWCHER    
70 20/02/1776 Daniel FREEMAN     Sarah OVENS    
71 08/04/1776 John SUMMERS     Ann HOLT    
72 23/07/1776 Thomas EATON     Mary WILCOX    
73 28/08/1776 Thomas JONES     Mary HIGGINS    
74 19/09/1776 Edward JONES   Bolstone, Herefordshire Sarah SMITH    
75 14/12/1776 William STOCKALL     Mary HOLT    
76 10/02/1777 John FRAZER   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Mary BOXLEY    
77 30/03/1777 Thomas BATEMAN     Sarah NORMAN    
78 31/03/1777 James BLACKWELL     Ann WHEELER    
79 31/03/1777 Thomas WILLCOCKS     Ann PRICE    
80 24/07/1777 Edward HAYWOOD     Mary JONES    
81 18/11/1777 John MARTIN     Sarah PARSONS    
82 11/08/1778 Edward KENNET   Rochford Jane WEBB    
83 17/09/1778 John BURY     Mary HUNT    
84 27/10/1778 Thomas BODDINGTON     Elizabeth TAYLOR   Lower Sapey
85 30/03/1780 Joseph POPE     Sarah HARPER    
86 10/07/1780 William JONES     Martha WILLIAMS    
87 15/11/1780 William PAGE     Elizabeth WALKER    
88 15/02/1781 Thomas WEST     Margaret COUCHER    
89 30/08/1781 Walter WEAVER     Mary PERKS    
90 12/05/1782 Edward WEAVER     Sarah CALLOW    
91 21/05/1782 William MARTIN     Hannah COOMBEY   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire
92 10/06/1782 Richard SALLY     Margaret TROW    
93 08/04/1783 Edward FIELD     Hester SCOFIELD    
94 30/11/1783 John KENHEARD     Sarah JAMES    
95 15/12/1783 Richard HARTWRIGHT Single Kempsey Elizabeth HIGGINS    
96 18/12/1783 Thomas TEAGUE     Elizabeth PHILLIPS    
97 02/09/1784 William PRICE Single   Mary HIGGINS    
98 01/04/1785 John WALKER   Tedstone Delamere, Herefordshire Mary GRIFFITHS    
99 21/04/1785 Joseph WILCOX     Elizabeth TOLDERVEY    
100 24/07/1785 John GOODHEAR     Mary EDWARDS    
101 26/10/1785 John PALMER     Mary EDWARDS    
102 08/08/1786 Samuel MASON   Great Witley Betty HOLT    
103 08/05/1787 William BROOKS   Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire Jane BAUGH    
104 03/12/1787 Joseph STINTON     Amy HIGGINS    
105 28/05/1788 Edward JONES     Mary SANDERS    
106 16/10/1788 Unett HODGES   Whitbourne, Herefordshire Catharina WEBB    
107 13/04/1789 James CORBITT     Sarah BALL    
108 07/07/1789 William PERRY   Stoke Bliss, Herefordshire Anne GREEN Single  
109 08/09/1789 William BOWKET     Anne HAYWARD    
110 09/10/1789 Joseph CASSELL     Mary HAMMONS    
111 16/11/1789 James GUILLAM     Priscilla BRASIER    
112 01/12/1789 Thomas PREECE     Sarah JAY    
113 30/03/1790 John PERKINS     Ann ADAMS    
114 20/06/1790 Richard PAGE   Shelsley Beauchamp Mary EVANS    
115 30/03/1791 Benjamin MOORE     Ann KNIGHT    
116 24/04/1791 William JONES     Ann MOORE    
117 23/05/1791 William PUGH   Eastham Mary GRIFFITHS    
118 24/05/1791 John BEAMAN   Knighton On Teme Jane GREEN    
119 10/04/1792 Adam CORBET   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Ann THORNEY    
120 16/04/1792 John MOSS     Elizabeth FORD    
121 05/07/1792 James GLAZE     Sarah BISHOP    
122 13/08/1792 James EVERALL     Ann CASWELL   Lower Sapey
123 25/09/1792 Thomas OCKEY   Bishops Frome, Herefordshire Catherine HAYES    
124 28/02/1793 Thomas JONES     Elizabeth JAY    
125 31/03/1793 Henry ARMIGER Single Bromyard, Herefordshire Jane STINTON Single  
126 04/04/1793 Edward BROOKES     Mary SHEPERD    
127 08/04/1793 Thomas TAYLOR Single Whitbourne, Herefordshire Mary PHILLIPS Single  
128 15/07/1793 Thomas PRICE Single Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Phoebe STINTON Single  
129 27/08/1793 John JONES Single   Martha BALDWIN Single  
130 09/06/1794 John STEPHENS Widower   Sarah SANDERS Single  
131 27/04/1795 William STANTON Single   Elizabeth MAYLET Single  
132 23/06/1795 Thomas LAKIN Single   Mary SHEPPERD Single  
133 19/11/1795 John COOK Single   Sarah HILL Single  
134 19/05/1796 Thomas HILL Single   Ann LEWIS Single  
135 20/12/1796 Thomas HUGHES Single   Mary DRAPER Single  
136 16/03/1797 John PERRY Single   Catherine HODGES Widow  
137 16/05/1797 John ASHCROFT Single   Mary LLOYD Single  
138 19/04/1798 John STINTON Single   Elizabeth POWIS Single  
139 28/03/1799 William PERKIN Single   Phebe PAGET Single  
140 27/01/1800 John MORRIS Single   Mary JONES Single  
141 31/03/1800 James PAGET Single   Ann KNEED Single  
142 29/12/1800 John STEWARD Single Tenbury Wells Mary PIPER Single  
143 04/02/1801 John TURBILL Widower   Martha MARTIN Single  
144 22/10/1801 Joseph WAINWRIGHT Single   Sarah PIPER Single  
145 03/11/1801 Richard SEARS Single   Ann BOX Single  
146 06/04/1802 William WEBB Single   Susannah BARNBROOKE Single  
147 16/08/1802 William PHELPS Single   Elizabeth NEED Single  
148 08/03/1803 William HOPCUT Single   Elizabeth BENNET Single  
149 02/05/1803 Philip PAIN Single   Elizabeth BOWEN Single  
150 16/08/1803 Richard JONES Single   Jane BIDDINGTON Single  
151 22/08/1803 John EGERTON Single   Elizabeth SHEE Single  
152 19/10/1803 Henry BAKER Single   Joanna SHEE Single  
153 27/05/1804 Edward CORBET Single   Margaret MOSS Single  
24/10/1805 Edward MARTIN     Charlotte MOSS    
31/03/1806 Peter PATCHET     Mary JONES    
01/05/1806 John EATON     Martha PIPER    
04/10/1806 John BUTCHER     Mary LAPSON    
18/10/1806 Thomas STEWARD     Catherine PIPER    
31/03/1807 Joseph SIMMONS     Martha FORD    
02/04/1807 Edward WALKER   Stanford On Teme Mary BALLARD   Stanford On Teme
13/04/1807 Thomas MORRIS     Lucy DORREL    
17/05/1807 Edward WYER     Susannah HOLLAND    
12/10/1807 Thomas PORTER     Esther STRINGER    
26/12/1807 James HILL   Panteg, Monmouthshire Hannah Maria YARNAL    
23/03/1809 John ADDAMS     Anne BOWEN    
11/05/1809 Thomas HAYWOOD     Maria ANDREWS    
12/12/1809 William OSBORN     Jane SUMMERS    
10/05/1810 George HILL   All Saints, Worcester Elizabeth PRICE    
31/01/1811 Jeremiah BLOUNT     Elizabeth BERRY    
09/04/1811 John EVERAL     Elizabeth FREEMAN    
07/11/1811 Richard TURNER     Anne POWELL    
25/11/1811 John HICKEN     Elizabeth SUMMERS    
10/12/1811 Benjamin FREEMAN   Upper Sapey, Herefordshire Anne SUMMERS    
30/03/1812 James JONES     Abigal LION    
24/05/1812 Francis SPENCER     Susannah BURRASON    
04/11/1812 John TEAGUE     Mary JONES    
1 09/06/1813 Joseph SIFTON     Anne BALDWIN    
2 11/06/1813 John TUCKER Single St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire Mary Anne BURY    
3 22/11/1813 James GRIFFIN     Lettisia STONE    
4 03/05/1814 Thomas COOPER     Anne COOK    
5 12/10/1814 James JONES     Maria EVERAL    
6 03/11/1814 John PORTMAN     Felitia STRINGER    
7 15/04/1815 Charles CLEBURY     Jane HILL    
8 04/05/1815 Richard SMITH     Mary BEDDINGTON    
9 30/05/1815 Benjamin PERKIN     Lucy FORD    
10 03/10/1815 William JONES     Anne CASWELL    
11 09/05/1816 George LANE Single Stanford On Teme Dorothy CORBETT Single  
12 05/10/1816 William LLEWELLIN     Sarah Maria HUNSDON Single Upper Sapey, Herefordshire
13 05/11/1816 Richard HOLLOWAY   Shelsley Walsh Nursilla MOSS    
14 12/02/1817 Walter FREEMAN     Anne CORBETT    
15 17/03/1817 Samuel JONES     Margaret BOSWELL    
16 09/04/1817 John LEWIS     Sarah TRAVEL    
17 12/11/1817 William JONES     Martha ENSELL    
18 10/12/1817 Thomas HARRIS Single St Nicholas, Worcester Betty HOLT Single  
19 11/05/1818 Richard WARD     Mary SPENCER    
20 14/05/1818 Benjamin MORRIS     Frances GRAVENAL    
21 10/12/1818 John BRASIER     Mary FREEMAN    
22 20/12/1818 John EVERAL     Anne WOOD    
23 14/04/1819 John HODGES     Mary REINOLDS    
24 27/12/1819 William MOORE   Lower Sapey Elizabeth FARMER    
25 06/07/1820 William WALKER Single Lower Sapey Mary HAYWOOD Single  
26 07/09/1820 Thomas Payton SMITH Single   Mary DREW Single Shelsley Beauchamp
27 01/10/1820 Thomas BUSH Single   Margaret BUNCE Single  
28 01/05/1821 William PIPER Single   Maria EDWARDS Single  
29 04/12/1821 William MASON     Martha EVERAL    
30 01/07/1822 Thomas PEARKS Single   Sarah WILCOX Single  
31 05/07/1822 Thomas MEED Single   Jane MOSS Single  
32 19/12/1822 Joseph HIDE Single   Maria FARMER Single  
33 03/04/1823 John TRULL Single   Anne FREEMAN Single  
34 06/04/1823 Richard MORRIS Single   Anne MILLER Single  
35 07/04/1823 John JONES Single   Elizabeth PORTMAN Single  
36 27/04/1823 James NORMAN Single   Elizabeth MASON Single Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire
37 01/05/1823 Thomas SMITH     Mary WOOD    
38 11/06/1823 John BURRASON Single   Catherine PATCHET Single  
39 05/07/1824 Edward CALLOW     Anne EATON    
40 30/08/1824 Thomas MORRIS     Susannah HARTIN   St Nicholas, Worcester
41 26/09/1824 Joseph GOODWIN     Anne YEOMANS    
42 05/10/1824 Thomas TEAGUE Single   Ann MASON Single  
43 11/10/1824 Thomas FOLKE     Susanna FERRELL    
44 21/11/1824 Joseph STEPHENS     Mary COLLINS    
45 19/04/1825 Richard GOMMERY     Eliza WHEELER    
46 10/07/1825 Richard JONES     Mary PIRKINS    
47 29/09/1825 Thomas VORSE     Jane TEAGUE    
48 01/11/1825 Thomas HIPWOOD   Aston, Warwickshire Anne SANT    
49 07/02/1826 James AUSTIN     Mary EATON    
50 27/03/1826 Thomas NEVILLE     Anne Elizabeth PORTMAN    
51 27/04/1826 William BAKER Single   Ann FARMER Single  
52 24/07/1826 John ROBERTS     Harriott JONES    
53 01/10/1826 James THOMAS   Martley Mary HOWELL    
54 04/11/1826 William HUMPHREYS     Elizabeth EVANS    
55 28/12/1826 James Robert COPEMAN Single Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Sarah WEST    
56 16/01/1827 James PARKER     Sarah COYD    
57 27/02/1827 John STINTON     Sophia JONES    
58 08/05/1827 James ROGERS Single Martley Catherine DOWNS Single  
59 10/05/1827 James WAINRIGHT Single   Elizabeth PRICE Single  
60 14/05/1827 George MANTLE Single   Mary SAUNDERS Single  
61 20/05/1827 James TIPTON     Mary PEETERS    
63 09/10/1827 Samuel GRAVENALL     Elizabeth KITCHEN    
64 15/01/1828 John DAVIES     Honour SHEPPARD    
65 30/10/1828 Thomas MORRIS     Lucy ELEMENT    
66 09/11/1828 William WILDING   Collington, Herefordshire Rachel KERN    
67 12/05/1829 Benjamin PEARSON     Eliza COLLINS    
68 09/06/1829 Thomas ANDREWS Single   Mary Ann MORRIS Single  
69 10/08/1829 James EWINS     Ann CUNNINGHAM    
70 13/10/1829 James HILL Single   Mary FREEMAN Single  
71 02/02/1830 George CORBET   St Nicholas, Worcester Anne BOWKETT    
72 08/03/1830 Benjamin THOMAS     Elizabeth COMBS    
73 25/03/1830 Thomas ANDERSON     Sarah BALDWIN    
74 13/04/1830 John LAYLAND Single   Ann TRULL Widow  
75 23/12/1833 Thomas WALKER     Mary Ann WILLIAMS    
76 26/12/1833 Thomas JONES     Susannah WOOD    
77 27/02/1834 Edwin HAYWOOD     Esther BOWKETT    
78 12/04/1834 Thomas WALKER     Jane JONES    
79 26/06/1834 Isaac ROBLEY   Manchester, Lancashire Mary Moore WEST    
80 20/11/1834 Edward SYMONDS     Mary PRICE    
81 02/12/1834 Edward BOX     Anne CROW    
82 31/12/1834 James PRICE     Catherine WAINWRIGHT    
83 31/12/1834 Thomas MOSS     Elizabeth MAYLET    
84 09/03/1836 John MILLS   Claines Anne WEST    
85 05/05/1836 James MORRIS     Harriet BUSH    
86 12/02/1837 William MARTIN     Ann ROBERTS    
87 14/05/1837 James PIPER     Elizabeth BOSWELL    
88 19/06/1837 Thomas LOCK     Mary WAINWRIGHT    

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