Tormarton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

St. Mary Magdalene, Tormarton
St. Mary Magdalene, Tormarton. The copyright on this image is owned by Geoff Pick and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Tormarton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. West Littleton and Acton Turville are chapelries of Tormarton.

Parish church: St. Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin: 1679

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Tormarton

  • West Kington
  • Wapley with Codrington
  • West Littleton
  • Nettleton
  • Badminton
  • Dyrham
  • Old Sodbury
  • Dodington
  • Acton Turville

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TORMARTON, a parish in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester; 4 miles SE of Chipping-Sodbury, and 5 SE by E of Yate r. station. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 2,645. Real property, £4,125. Pop., 464. Houses, 99. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a rectory, united with Acton-Turville and West Littleton, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £800. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is ancient, and has been beautifully restored. There are a national school, and charities £9.

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

Marriages

Marriages at Tormarton with West Littleton, 1600 to 1812; Including Acton Turville 1754 to 1812

Note. – The Register commences in 1679.  Some of the Marriages recorded were solemnized at the Chapel-of-Ease at W. Littleton, but most of them in Tormarton Church.  Volume I ends 1721.

Volume II includes Baptisms and Burials 1721 – 1812, and Marriages 1721 – 1753.

Volume III contains Marriages only, on the usual printed forms, 1754 – 1812; it is headed: “A Marriage Register Book for the Rectory of Tormarton, with the Chapelries of Littleton and Turvilsacton.”  As printed, T. = Tormarton, L. = West Littleton, and A. = Acton Turville.

There are Transcripts in the Diocesan Registry at Gloucester for Tormarton with West Littleton prior to 1679 for the following years: 1578 no Marriages, 1599-1602, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1609, 1612, 1613, 1617, 1618, 1620-5, 1627-9, 1632, 1637-8. 1640, 1660-4, 1667-72, 1675, and 1678. Of these the Transcripts for nineteen years contain no Marriage entries.

The Marriage entries have been copied from the Transcripts and the Register by Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., and are printed with the sanction of the Rev. T. J. Bowen, B.D., Rector of Tormarton.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Marriages at Tormarton with West Littleton 1600-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Tormarton Marriages 1800 to 1812

Tormarton Marriages 1785 to 1799

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Sodbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Sodbury
  • Hundred: Grumbald’s Ash
  • Province: Canterbury
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