Rendcombe Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of St Peter's Church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire
Photo of St Peter’s Church, Rendcomb, Gloucestershire by Tigerboy1966, some rights reserved.

Rendcombe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish Church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1566

Parishes adjacent to Rendcombe

  • North Cerney
  • Chedworth
  • Colesbourne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Rendcombe, a parish, with a village, in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on the river Churn, 5 miles N of Cirencester r. station. Post-town, Cirencester. Acres, 2, 532. Real property, £3, 288. Pop., 246. Houses, 45. The manor, with R. Park and most of the land, belonged once to the Clares, passed to the Audleys, the Nevilles, and others; and belongs now to Sir Francis Goldsmid, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £373.* Patron, the Rev. J. Pitt. The church is later English and good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rendcombe, a parish in Rapsgate hund., union of Cirencester, county of Gloucester; 5¾ miles north by west of Cirencester. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £13 6s. 8d.; gross income £381. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. C. Pitt. Here is a daily school. Acres 2,650. Houses 37. A.P. £2,050. Pop., in 1801, 147; in 1831, 218. Poor rates, in 1838, £193 7s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

Rendcombe (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Cirencester, hundred of Rapsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 5½ miles (N.) from Cirencester; containing 248 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 6. 8., and in the gift of the incumbent, the Rev. Joseph Pitt: the tithes have been commuted for £440, and the glebe comprises 24 acres. Sir J. Wright Guise, Bart., has an elegant mansion and extensive park in the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Poll Books

Rendcombe Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Rendcombe Marriages

Marriages at Rendcombe 1566 to 1812

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

Rendcombe Marriages 1566 to 1812 –

Marriages at Rendcombe 1566 to 1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Rendcombe Marriages 1755 to 1810

Family History Links

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

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