Wickwar, Gloucestershire Family History Guide
Wickwar is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.
Parish registers begin: 1689
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Wickwar
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WICKWAR, a small town and a parish in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester. The town stands on the Birmingham and Bristol railway, 4 miles N of Chipping-Sodbury; is a borough by prescription, governed by a mayor and 12 aldermen; and has a post-office under Wotton-under-Edge, a r. station, a mechanics’ institute, with reading room and library, an early English church, an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £180 a year, a Church girls’ school, charities £60, four malthouses, an extensive brewery, and fairs on 6 April, 2 July, and the first Monday of Nov. The parish comprises 2,307 acres. Real property, £5,501. Pop., 949. Houses, 211. The manor belongs to Earl Ducie. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £436. Patron, Earl Ducie.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Marriages at Wickwar 1689 to 1812
Note. – Wickwar, though never more than a village with one street, was one of the unreformed boroughs governed by a Mayor and Corporation, until their abolition in 1887.
Vol. I of the Registers is a white parchment book, containing for each year, under separate headings, lists of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials; it includes the period from 1689 to 1777; after that date the Marriages are in a separate volume.
These Marriage entries have been transcribed by Mr. Henry C. Malden, M.A., of Godalming, and are printed under his supervision by permission of the Rector, the Rev. Ralph J. Lyon, Hon. Canon of Gloucester and Rural Dean.
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Chipping Sodbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
- Poor Law Union: Chipping Sodbury
- Hundred: Grumbald’s Ash
- Province: Canterbury
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