Beverston Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Beverston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Beverstone

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1563

Parishes adjacent to Beverston

  • Newington Bagpath
  • Lasborough
  • Horsley
  • Tetbury
Beverston church
Beverston church The church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin and is situated near Beverston Castle. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEVERSTONE, a village and a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester. The village stands 1½ mile WNW of Tetbury, and 6½ SSW of Brimscomb r. station; and has a post office under Stroud. The parish comprises 2,360 acres. Real property, £2,818. Pop., 170. Houses, 34. The property is not much divided. A castle was erected here, in the time of Edward III., by Thomas, Lord Berkeley; was repeatedly besieged, and finally taken and burned, in the parliamentary wars; and is now a mass of ruin. Roofing-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Kingscote, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £590. Patron, the Crown. The church is a small ancient edifice of nave and chancel, and has a stone pulpit.

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

Beverstone, 1 mile N.W. Tetbury. P. 178

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

Beverston Castle gatehouse, Gloucestershire
Photo of Beverston Castle gatehouse, Gloucestershire, England by C. Michael Hogan, some rights reserved.

Directories

Beverstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Beverston Marriages 1563 to 1836

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

The Marriage entries at Beverston, to 1836, are contained in six registers, containing the following years:-

No. 1. 1563 – 1709 – Vol. I

No. II 1710 – 1754 (part of) – Vol. I

No. III 1754 – 1781 – Vol. I. and Vol. II

No. IV. 1784 – 1804 – Vol. II

No. V. 1807 – 1812 – Vol. III

No. VI. 1813 – 1836 – Vol. IV

Three of these registers, originally separate, were bound together in one volume when Mr. Blount was Rector of Beverston, viz., I, II, and IV; so that the six are now contained in four volumes.

These entries have been transcribed by the Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., Vicar of Frocester, with the consent of the Rev. E. W. Evans, Rector of Beverston, by whose permission they are now published.

Beverston Marriages 1563 to 1836 – Archive.org

Marriages at Beverston 1563-1836 – UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Beverston Marriages

Family History Links

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

Administration

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