Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire Family History Guide



Moreton in Marsh is a chapelry of Bourton on the Hill Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Moreton-in-the-Marsh

Parish church: St. David

Parish registers begin: 1643

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Moreton-in-Marsh

  • Evenlode
  • Bourton on the Hill
  • Sezincote
  • Longborough
  • Batsford
  • Wolford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH, a small town and a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour and county of Gloucester. The town stands on the Fosse way and on the West Midland railway, near the meeting-point of the counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Warwick, and Worcester, 7 miles SW by S of Shipston-on-Stour; consists chiefly of one street; has, within the last few years, been considerably improved; publishes a weekly newspaper; and has a head post office, a railway station with telegraph, two banking offices, two chief inns, a police station, a public reading room, a church, an Independent chapel, and national and British schools. The church is ancient; was restored in 1861, at a cost of £2,000; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. The Independent chapel is a handsome edifice. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; cattle fairs are held on the second Tuesday of every month; cheese fairs are held on the second Tuesday of April, Aug., and Oct.; and there are two linen manufactories. The parish comprises 900 acres. Real property, £5,090; of which £80 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,512; in 1861, 1,420. Houses, 302. The manor was given; at the Norman conquest, to Westminster abbey. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Moreton-in-the-Marsh, co. Gloucester.

London 80 m. WNW. Pop. 1015. M. D. Tues. Fairs, April 5; and Nov. 1, small fair, for cattle.

A disused market-town and parish in the upper division of the hundred of Westminster, situated on the Roman Fossway. The poorer classes of the inhabitants are chiefly employed in spinning linen-yarn for different purposes. In the middle of the village is an ancient building, supported on pillars, which is said to have been the market-house. The living is a curacy subordinate to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, not in charge; church ded. to St. David; patronage with Bourton rectory.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Poll Books

Moreton-in-Marsh Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Directories

Moreton-in-the-Marsh Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Morton-in-the-Marsh Universal British Directory 1791

Marriages

Marriages at Morton-in-Marsh 1672-1812

Marriages at Morton-in-Marsh 1672-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Moreton-in-Marsh Marriages 1800 to 1812

Moreton in Marsh Marriages 1790 to 1799

Moreton in Marsh Marriages 1780 to 1789

Moreton in Marsh Marriages 1765 to 1779

Moreton in Marsh Marriages 1754 to 1764

Moreton in Marsh Marriages 1735 to 1754

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Shipston on Stour
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
  • Hundred: Westminster (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury