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Allsebrook Archive from Adah and Rob Hemming

William Carmont Allsebrook (1868-1947) was Vicar of Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford from 1903 until 1945. He was born at West Derby, Lancashire, the son of a butler, William Allsebrook, and his wife, Jane (née Carmont); the couple had met whilst working in service at Sandfield Park, West Derby. William Junior’s mother died when he was just four years old and he went to live with his aunt and uncle, James and Sarah Ann Allsebrook, who lived in Sheffield and had no children. W C Allsebrook married Evelyn Kate Hands (1880-1932) in 1909. The Allsebrooks had two children: William Basil James (1913-1938) and Evelyn Joyce (1914-2002). Canon Allsebrook died in 1947 and his obituary appeared in The Evesham Journal.

In 2008, a large box containing documents relating to the late Canon William Carmont Allsebrook was donated to The Badsey Society. The box had been kept by Canon Allsebrook’s daughter, Evelyn Joyce Carmont Allsebrook, who had lived as a recluse in Port Street, Evesham and had died at Bricklehampton Hall Nursing Home in 2002. Mrs Adah Hemming of The Drift, Badsey, who often visited Miss Allsebrook, and who cleared the house after her death, saved the items which she thought were of interest. Six years later, Adah’s son, Rob, who was living in his mother’s home for a short time, found the box and got in touch with The Badsey Society.

The collection contains items relating to the following areas: