Find your ancestors in Worcestershire Burials

Discover your ancestor burial records from Astley, Hanbury and Shrawley in the county of Worcestershire. The records include your ancestor’s burial place and birth year, both excellent facts to add to your growing family tree.

The transcript will include the information found in the original parish records. The detail in some records can vary, but most will include:

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age at death
  • Birth year – created from the age given at the time of death
  • Burial date and place
  • Relations – spouse or patents names
  • Notes

These records include burial registers from three parishes: Astley (1539 – 1900), Hanbury (1577 – 1897) and Shrawley (1538 – 1894). The civil parish of Shrawley is located in the Malvern Hills District and is to the east of the River Severn. There are 450 acres of woodland and over 20 miles of footpaths for beautiful walks. The parish church of St Mary dates back to the 1100.

The National Gazetter of Great Britain and Ireland described Shrawley in 1868 as, ‘The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Severn, and is chiefly agricultural. The land is well cultivated, and partly in wood and hop grounds. The surface is hilly, and the soil gravelly. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £355, and the glebe comprises 63 acres. The living is a rectory* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] in the diocese of Worcester, value £355. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is situated on an eminence, with a tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £150 per annum.’