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Alvechurch: a parish, being a detached portion of the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, lying within the hundred of Halfshire, county of Worcester, 4½ miles ENE of Bromsgrove... The Bishops of Worcester had a palace here so early as the reign of Henry II., which, after the sale of the manor by the parliament, in 1648, was suffered to fall to decay, and has now entirely disappeared… The Roman way, called the Iknield-street, passes through Alvechurch, in its course from Alcester towards Litchfield. The learned Dr. HICKES, author of the Thesaurus, held the rectory of this parish…"

22 Dec 1608 - 10 Feb 1608/9 The Warwickshire will of Thomas COMBE the elder of Old Stratford Esquire mentions "A customary messuage and tenement, parcel of the manor of Alvechurch, in the county of Wigorn (Worcester)"

20 Jun 1656 - 14 Jul 1657 The Warwickshire will of Thomas COMBE of Old Stratford in the County of Warwick Esq. (s/o Thomas d 1608/9) mentioned "My cousin Anne BIRCH wife of Francis BIRCH of Allchurch in the county of Worcester." Question: Were Allchurch in Gloucester and Alvechurch in Worcester confused? (See conflicts under Warwickshire)

[ca 1676] 28 Chas 2. Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Depositions taken by Commission. Richard BOOTH v. Wm. HOLLINGTON, clerk, Doctor of Lawes.: Rectory and parish of Alvechurch (Worcester), and plaintiff's farm in the parish called Alvechurch Park. Tithes. [Mr. COMBE, former owner of such park, is mentioned.]: Worcester (PRO Index, E 134/28Chas2/Trin5)

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