Little Rissington, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Little Rissington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1543

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Little Rissington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RISSINGTON (Little), a parish, with a village, in Stow-on-the-Wold district, Gloucester; 2 miles SE of Bourton-on-the-Water r. station. Post-town, Burford, under Faringdon. Acres, 1,300. Real property, £2,244. Pop., 290. Houses, 60. The manor, with a recent Tudor mansion, belongs to J. Bennett, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £430. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is variously Norman, early English, decorated, and perpendicular; and was restored in 1850 and 1865. There is an endowed national school.

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

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

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

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

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


Marriages at Little Rissington 1550-1837

Marriages at Little Rissington 1550-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives


Little Rissington Marriages 1813 to 1837

Little Rissington Marriages 1775 to 1812

Little Rissington Marriages 1751 to 1774


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