Buckland Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Lane through Buckland, Gloucestershire
Photo of Lane through Buckland, Gloucestershire, with St Michael’s parish church on the left by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

Buckland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Laverton.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1539

Parishes adjacent to Buckland

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLAND, a parish in Winchcombe district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 1¾ mile SW of Broadway, and 6¼ WSW of Campden r. station. It includes the hamlet of Laverton; and its Post Town is Broadway. Acres, 2,270. Real property, £3,283. Pop., 355. Houses, 77. The manor belonged formerly to the Greshams; and belongs now to Sir T. Phillips, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £222. Patron, Sir T. Phillips, Bart. The church is later English; has a fine painted window of the time of Edward IV.; and is in good condition. Thynne’s school has £30 from endowment.

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

Buckland with Leverton, 6 miles N.E. Winchcombe. P. 377

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

St. Michael's church, Buckland
St. Michael’s church, Buckland – interior The nave viewed from the organ gallery. The copyright on this image is owned by Jonathan Billinger and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parish Records

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Marriages at Buckland, 1539 to 1839

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. 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

Note. – The Marriages are contained in three books. Volume I, 1539-1754. Volume II, 1755-1803. Volume III, 1813-1839. The oldest book is an interesting parchment volume, containing some 69 pages, and divided into three divisions, Burials, Marriages, Baptisms. The earlier part is in the writing of Thomas Fowke, as the following entry placed before the Baptisms shows :-

“A true copie of the Register Booke
Of Buckland and Laberton copied out and
Written by Thomas Fowke als Wheler and
Continued by John Maltbie, Parson ther
Thomas Blissard & William Izode church
Wardens and divers other p’ishioners in
Anno Dni 1600.”

Fowke divided his paper into three columns, placing the name of the month on the left, and the date to the right of the entry proper. The writing is very good, and the whole book in fair condition, it measures 13 by 6 inches and has a flexible parchment cover. The extracts have been taken by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, M.A., and are printed under his supervision with the consent of the Rector, the Rev. F. Hull

Marriages at Buckland, 1539 to 1839 – Archive.org

Marriages at Buckland 1539-1839 – UK Genealogy Archives


Marriages at Buckland 1755 to 1802

Buckland Marriages 1650 to 1746

Buckland Marriages 1600 to 1649

Buckland Gloucestershire Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Buckland but who were married in another parish.

Arthur Richardson, b., of Buckland, co. Gloucester, & Hannah Gibbs, s., lic. 20 Nov. 1789 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

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England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

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Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Buckland and Laverton Gloucestershire – Google Books

Poll Book 1834, Buckland and Laverton Gloucestershire – Transcription


Buckland Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Buckland Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Winchcomb
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Winchcombe
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury