Childswickham

Photo of Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Childswickham A fine Cotswold stone building set amongst fields to the south of the village. by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

Childswickham Gloucestershire Family History

Childswickham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative Names: Childs Wickham

Other places in the parish include: Mircott or Murcot.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1560

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist

Childswickham village. The copyright on this image is owned by Dennis Turner and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parishes adjacent to Childswickham

  • Broadway
  • Aston Somerville
  • Wickhamford
  • Buckland
  • Hinton on the Green

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Childs-Wickham a village and a, parish in Evesham district, Gloucester. The village stands on the verge of the county, 1 ¾ mile WNW of Broadway, and 5 WSW of Honeybourne r. station. The parish includes also the hamlet of Mircott; and its post-town is Broadway. Acres, 2,040. Real property, £3,049. Pop., 440. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £246. Patrons, the Representatives of the Rev. J. H. Tucker. The church is neat and tolerably good.

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

Childs-Wickham, 6½m. N.E. Winchcombe. P. 469 Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Marriages at Childswickham 1560 to 1812

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. – these Marriages are contained in four volumes, of which the oldest is of parchment, with flexible covers; it contains Marriages at the commencement and at the end, and Baptisms and Burials. There are also recorded the inductions of three priests, viz., John Brian Moore, 13 Aug. 1663, Richard Gregory, 24 Dec. 1700, and John Capen Clarke, 30 May 1719. There are extensive gaps in the Marriage series from 1562-1609, and 1714-20.

The extracts have been made by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, and are printed under his supervision with the consent of the Rev. L. Lloyd, Vicar

Marriages at Childswickham 1560 to 1812 - Archive.org

Poll Books

Childswickham Poll Book 1834

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

Childswickham Parish

Name Residence Qualification Where Situate
Abdy John Childswickham freehold house New or Fur-street
Crump Edward Callow Murcott 50l. renter Murcott
Davies William Mount Pleasant farm 50l. renter Mount Pleasant Farm
Fisher William Childswickham ditto Childswickham
Fisher William Broadway freehold house &c ditto
Gibbs William 40 Church-street Tewkesbury house and land Murcott
Gibbs Thomas Murcott freehold house &c. ditto
Phipps Richard Childswickham ditto ditto
Poltney Edward ditto ditto Childswickham
Price William Chipping Campden ditto ditto
Roberts Thomas White Chappel ditto ditto
Slatter Robert Childswickham 50l. renter ditto
Smith John Murcott ditto ditto

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Evesham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Child’s Wickham
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Evesham
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury
  • County Court District: Evesham