Photo of Lane through Buckland, Gloucestershire, with St Michael's parish church on the left by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

Buckland Gloucestershire Family History

Buckland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Laverton.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1539

St. Michael's church, Buckland - interior The nave viewed from the organ gallery. The copyright on this image is owned by Jonathan Billinger and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parishes adjacent to Buckland

  • Broadway
  • Aston Somerville
  • Snowshill
  • Wormington
  • Stanton
  • Child’s Wickham

Marriages at Buckland, 1539 to 1839

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

Note. – The Marriages are contained in three books. Volume I, 1539-1754. Volume II, 1755-1803. Volume III, 1813-1839. The oldest book is an interesting parchment volume, containing some 69 pages, and divided into three divisions, Burials, Marriages, Baptisms. The earlier part is in the writing of Thomas Fowke, as the following entry placed before the Baptisms shows :-

“A true copie of the Register Booke Of Buckland and Laberton copied out and Written by Thomas Fowke als Wheler and Continued by John Maltbie, Parson ther Thomas Blissard & William Izode church Wardens and divers other p’ishioners in Anno Dni 1600.”

Fowke divided his paper into three columns, placing the name of the month on the left, and the date to the right of the entry proper. The writing is very good, and the whole book in fair condition, it measures 13 by 6 inches and has a flexible parchment cover. The extracts have been taken by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, M.A., and are printed under his supervision with the consent of the Rector, the Rev. F. Hull

Marriages at Buckland, 1539 to 1839 - Archive.org

Marriages at Buckland 1539-1839 - UK Genealogy Archives

Buckland Gloucestershire Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Buckland but who were married in another parish.

Arthur Richardson, b., of Buckland, co. Gloucester, & Hannah Gibbs, s., lic. 20 Nov. 1789 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.

Historical Descriptions of Buckland

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLAND, a parish in Winchcombe district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 1¾ mile SW of Broadway, and 6¼ WSW of Campden r. station. It includes the hamlet of Laverton; and its Post Town is Broadway. Acres, 2,270. Real property, £3,283. Pop., 355. Houses, 77. The manor belonged formerly to the Greshams; and belongs now to Sir T. Phillips, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £222. Patron, Sir T. Phillips, Bart. The church is later English; has a fine painted window of the time of Edward IV.; and is in good condition. Thynne’s school has £30 from endowment.

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

Buckland with Leverton, 6 miles N.E. Winchcombe. P. 377

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

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Buckland and Laverton Gloucestershire - Google Books

Poll Book 1834, Buckland and Laverton Gloucestershire

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of August 1834 between Christopher William Codrington, Esquire, and Charles Hanbury Tracy Leigh, Esquire.

Poll Book of the Election, August 1834 for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester.

Campden Polling District

Buckland and Laverton Parish

Name Residence Qualification Where Situate
Batsford John Buckland 50l renter Buckland
Batsford Robert Laverton ditto Laverton
Collett Richard Buckland lifehold house &c. Buckland
Hawkes Joseph Laverton 50l renter Laverton
Lamley Robert Winchcomb freehold house &c. ditto
Meadows John Laverton 50l renter ditto
Rastall Benjamin Buckland lifehold house &c. Buckland
Richardson George Laverton 50l renter Laverton
Wells Stephen Buckland ditto Buckland


Buckland Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876
Buckland Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


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