Beverston Gloucestershire Family History Guide
Beverston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.
Alternative names: Beverstone
Parish church: St Mary
Parish registers begin: 1563
Parishes adjacent to Beverston
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BEVERSTONE, a village and a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester. The village stands 1½ mile WNW of Tetbury, and 6½ SSW of Brimscomb r. station; and has a post office under Stroud. The parish comprises 2,360 acres. Real property, £2,818. Pop., 170. Houses, 34. The property is not much divided. A castle was erected here, in the time of Edward III., by Thomas, Lord Berkeley; was repeatedly besieged, and finally taken and burned, in the parliamentary wars; and is now a mass of ruin. Roofing-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Kingscote, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £590. Patron, the Crown. The church is a small ancient edifice of nave and chancel, and has a stone pulpit.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Beverstone, 1 mile N.W. Tetbury. P. 178
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.
Beverston Marriages 1563 to 1836
Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.
Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews
The Marriage entries at Beverston, to 1836, are contained in six registers, containing the following years:-
No. 1. 1563 – 1709 – Vol. I
No. II 1710 – 1754 (part of) – Vol. I
No. III 1754 – 1781 – Vol. I. and Vol. II
No. IV. 1784 – 1804 – Vol. II
No. V. 1807 – 1812 – Vol. III
No. VI. 1813 – 1836 – Vol. IV
Three of these registers, originally separate, were bound together in one volume when Mr. Blount was Rector of Beverston, viz., I, II, and IV; so that the six are now contained in four volumes.
These entries have been transcribed by the Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., Vicar of Frocester, with the consent of the Rev. E. W. Evans, Rector of Beverston, by whose permission they are now published.
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Tetbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Dursley
- Poor Law Union: Tetbury
- Hundred: Berkeley (Gloucestershire)
- Province: Canterbury