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The family in Tudor times in North Worcestershire
The South Worcestershire Stonemasons and Market Gardeners
The emigration to the colonies. Census details 1841-1851-1861-1871-1881-1891
The Diary of Edward Allchurch 1866 written on his voyage
from Plymouth Devon to Glenelg South
Pioneering days in
The history of the related Pipes of Bilston including Sir Richard Pype, Lord Mayor of London and descent from Plantagenet Kings
The history of the related Roberts of Wrexham and The Masons of Wigan.
The family originally came from
Alvechurch in North Worcestershire. As they moved
away were known as de Alvechurch. As Alvechurch is pronounced locally as "Allchurch"
(and spelled Allchurch in some 17th Century documents) the
spelling of the family name quickly became Alchurch
or Allchurch. There are early records in Rowley Regis where a
person's name is spelled Alvechurch and a year
later Allchurch. The first recorded member of the family was Ralph de
Alvethechurch in 1250 at Wolverley
stronghold of the family remained in North Worcestershire and
By early 18th century families had moved to the Evesham area of south Worcestershire and became stonemasons, publicans, butchers and market gardeners.
family moved to Bewdley at about the same time and
worked on the
prosperity of the "port" of Bewdley was
ended with the opening of the canal to the river Severn at Stourport,
and at least four families moved to
families moved from the area after the coming of the railways in the 19th
century and settled in
established Australian family are all descendants of Edward who sailed from
Hallchurch family spread to South Wales and
are many members of the family who have served in the Army from the Muster
Rolls in early times. Benjamin Allchurch fought at
Col Hallchurch was a military doctor in WW1 and WW2 and Rex Hallchurch flew with the Royal Flying Corps in WW1.
There are 54 living Hallchurch members and about 200 Allchurch. There has been one Allchurch knighted. Sir Thomas was a church official in Worcestershire in the 15th century.
Many of the early parts of the family tree is "best guess" and there will be errors that are being corrected as more information is discovered. There will be links that can never be proven, but due to the close proximity of families in the same area, it is likely that they are related. If you are particularly interested in a part of the family please e-mail us and we will confirm the sources of information. We would particularly like to hear of any errors.
This data was updated on 28 October 2002
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