Defford Cum Besford, Worcestershire Genealogy
"DEFFORD,a chapelry, in the parish of St. Andrew, Pershore, union, and Upper division of the hundred, of Pershore, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 3 miles (S. W.) from Pershore; containing 422 inhabitants. ."
From: Lewis, Samuel A , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 23-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50916 Date accessed: 16 October 2011.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Worcestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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Worcester Branch of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry
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