Quenington Gloucestershire Family History

Quenington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St Swithin
Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include: Baptist

St Swithin's parish church, Quenington, Gloucestershire
Photo of St Swithin’s parish church, Quenington, Gloucestershire, seen from the northeast by John Salmon, some rights reserved.

Parishes adjacent to Quenington

  • Coln St Aldwyn
  • Meysey Hampton
  • Aldsworth
  • Bibury
  • Hatherop
  • Fairford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Quenington, a village and a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester. The village stands on the Fosseway and the river Coln, 2 miles N of Fairford, and 8 E by N of Cirencester r. station; and has a post-office under Swindon The parish comprises 1,630 acres. Real property, £2, 787. Pop., 426. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. A preceptory of Knights Hospitallers was founded here, before the time of King John; and went to the Kingstones. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £192. Patron, Sir M. H. Beach. The church is ancient but good; and has two Norman doors, and a tower. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £10.
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

Quennington, 2 m. N. Fairford. P. 371
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Poll Books

Quenington Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


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

Family History Links

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Books about Quenington

A Century of Change in the Cotswolds 1888-1998: The Life and Times of Reuben Sims in Hatherop, Coln St Aldwyns, Quenington and Fairford



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