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Alvechurch

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"ALVECHURCH, a parish belonging to the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, but detached from it and lying locally in the upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, in the county of Worcester, 4 miles to the N.E. of Bromsgrove. It is a station on the Redditch branch of the Birmingham, Gloucester; and Bristol section of the Midland railway. It is situated on the Birmingham and Worcester canal. The Roman way called Icknield, or Ryknield Street, passes through the parish. Alvechurch was a borough at a very early period, and the bishops of Worcester had a palace here from the reign of Henry II. till the period of the civil war."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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Probate Records

  • Alvechurch Wills, Inventories and Administration 1667-1847.

    An index to the wills, administrations and inventories of Alvechurch Peculiar Jurisdiction, complete with names, dates, executors, location and LDS film numbers.

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