Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire Family History

Hawkesbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Hillesley is a chapelry of Hawkesbury.

Other places in the parish include: Hawkesbury Upton, Little Badminton, Upton, Tresham, and Saddlewood with Tresham and Killcott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1603

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hawkesbury

  • Sherston Magna with Sherston Parva
  • Didmarton with Oldbury on the Hill
  • Luckington
  • Badminton
  • Horton
  • Hillesley
  • Sopworth
  • Boxwell with Leighterton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hawkesbury, a parish in the hund, of Grumbald’s-Ash, union of Chipping-Sodbury, county of Gloucester; 3½ miles east-south-east of Wicker. It comprises the the things of Badminton Little, Hawkesbury, Hillesley, Killcott, Upton, Saddlewood, and Tresham. Living, a discharged vicarage with the curacies of Tresham and Little Badminton formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £20 14s. 2d., and returned at £140; gross income £300. Patron, in 1835, the Earl of Liverpool, to whom Hawkesbury gives the title of baron. Here are a Baptist church, formed in 1730; and 3 daily schools. Charities, in 1827, £44 2s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838. £768 3s. Acres 8,940. Houses 431. A. P. £6,514. Pop., in 1801, 1.396; in 1831, 2.182. Houses of the tything 90. Pop., in 1801, 335; in 1831, 434.

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


Marriages at Hawkesbury 1603-1812

Marriages at Hawkesbury 1603-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Hawkesbury Marriages 1810 to 1812
Hawkesbury Marriages 1805 to 1809
Hawkesbury Marriages 1800 to 1804
Hawkesbury Marriages 1798 and 1799
Hawkesbury Marriages 1790 to 1798
Hawkesbury Marriages 1785 to 1789
Hawkesbury Marriages 1775 to 1784


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