Icomb, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Icomb is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Church Icomb, Westward Icomb, and Round Horn.

Alternative names: Iccomb

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1545

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Icomb

  • Wyck Rissington
  • Bledington
  • Westcote
  • Oddington
  • Stow-on-the-Wold

Historical Descriptions

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Iccomb (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Stow, partly in the Upper division of the hundred of Slaughter, E. division of the county of Gloucester, but chiefly in the Upper division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, Blockley and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 3 miles (S. E.) from Stow ; containing 162 inhabitants, of whom 16 are in Gloucestershire. The living is a rectory, valued in the King’s books at £8 ; net income, £149; patrons, Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1809. There is a chalybeate spring. An alien priory was founded by Gervaise Paganel, as a cell to Wenlock priory, the revenue of which, at the suppression, was £36. 3. Here are the remains of an encampment, supposed to be Danish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Iccomb – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, upper division, 2 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, and 81 from London containing 31 inhabited houses. It is entirely surrounded by Gloucestershire. The living is a rectory; Rev. John Harward, incumbent; instituted 1796; in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Population, 1801, 112 – 1811, 143 – 1821, 146.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Laird Description of Worcestershire 1814

Iccomb is another detached spot, completely insulated by Gloucestershire. It has nothing particularly deserving of notice, except the ancient church, where there is a curious tomb of a knight in armour, surrounded by seven figures, some of which are in religious habits: it lies in a chapel on the south side, under a pointed arch in the wall, and in what is called “Cope’s burying-place.”

Source: A Topographical and Historical Description of the County of Worcester, by Mr. Laird. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster Row; and George Cowie and Co. successors to Vernor, Hood, and Sharp, 31, Poultry, London. Printed circa 1814.

Icombe Marriages

Marriages at Icombe 1563-1812

Note. – The ancient Marriage Registers of Icombe prior to 1812 are contained in two volumes.

Volume I is a book bound in leather, and contains 35 leaves, which measures 12 38 in. by 6 in. It is in good condition. The Marriages cover the period 1563 to 1753. They are put together in separate parts of the Register.

Volume II is the volume commenced in pursuance of Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act. It consists of printed forms and is in good condition.

These extracts are printed under the supervision of the Rev. George Lewis, by whom they were transcribed. They have been collated with the Registers by the Rev. J. T. Evans, rector of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Marriages at Icombe 1563-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Icombe Marriages 1754 to 1812

Volume II.

[The entries following, down to 1812, are in a new Register, the pages numbered and ruled in accordance with Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act.

[The parties are invariably of Icombe, unless otherwise described.]

Thomas Brown, b., of Churchill, co. Oxford, & Ann Durran, s., 4 June 1754

James Smith, b., & Elizabeth Hands, s., 14 June 1754

William Cox, b., & Ann Lock, s., 24 Oct. 1754

Richard Rushell, b., & Mary Richinds, 21 Nov. 1758

Thomas Gillett, b., & Elizabeth Bryan, w., lic., 3 June 1759

Robert Seely, D.D., and rector of the Parish Church of Appulton, co. Berks, b., & Elizabeth Jenner, s., lic., 12 Oct. 1759

William Thomas, b., p. Burford, co. Oxford, & Anne Webb, s., 5 Jan. 1763

John Hale, w., & Sarah Cleft, s., 13 Oct. 1763

William Prude, b., & Anne Castle, s., 12 Oct. 1765

Thomas Randal, b., & Hanah Woolvin, s., 31 Dec. 1767

John Robins & Hannah Walker, 6 Oct. 1768

John Freeman & Mary Bryan, both of Addlestrop, 18 July 1771

Robert Miles & Ann Payne, both of Burford, 10 Feb. 1772

William Mason, p. Comb Basketfield, & Betty Painter, 16 Nov. 1772

Richard Ryland, w., & Elizabeth Bruere, s., 31 Nov. 1772

George Bryan, b., p. Icomb, & Sarah Cambray, s., p. Westcot cum Basket Field1, 15 Dec. 1774

James Maywell, p. Westcot, co. Gloucester, & Ann Ryland, 11 Oct. 1777

George Thornton & Sarah Peyton, 15 May 1779

David Newman & Catherine Cleveley, 14 Sept. 1779

Edward Collet & Mary Shilham, 24 Sept. 1779

John Stait & Elizabeth Leachbury, 13 Oct. 1782

James Terrill, p. Idbrook [Idbury ?], & Elizabeth Shepherd, lic., 16 Apr. 1784

William Lane & Mary Fletcher, 11 Oct. 1784

William Trotman, p. Westcot cum Basketville,+ & Sarah Cox, 12 Oct. 1784

Robert Fisher, p. Icomb, & Mary Trotman, p. Icomb cum Basketfeild,+ co. Gloucester, 25 Oct. 1784

Henry Farrington, w., & Mary Lane, s., lic., 12 May 1786

Francis Berrisford, p. Great Tew, co. Oxford, & Susannah Taylor, 27 Nov. 1786

George Brian, w., p. Icomb, & Hannah Cambray, p. Westcote cum Basketfield, lic., 27 Oct. 1788

Thomas Mason, b., p. Malmsbury [Maugersbury ?], & Ann Davis, p. Condicote, 22 Nov. 1788

Thomas Robins, labourer and b., p. Icomb, & Mary Keene, Icomb Place, co. Gloucester, an extra-parochial joining to this p., lic., 23 Feb. 1789

William Newman, b., p. Icomb, & Ann Wooliams, p. Westcott cum Baskerville, adjoining this p., 27 Oct. 1789

William Randall, b., & Elizabeth Cheshire, 23 Nov. 1789

John Denne, w., p. Wick Rissington, & Mary Hale, s., lic., 8 Dec. 1789

John Nash, b., of Icomb Place, in or adjoining to this p., & Rachel Davis, s., 14 Oct. 1793

John Kimber, p. Fairford, co. Gloucester, & Molly Pegler, lic., 25 Nov. 1793

William Cook, b., p. Bledington, & Hannah Rushall, s., 28 Jan. 1794

William Prude, b., & Hannah Robins, w., 24 Feb. 1794

John Hobbs, b., p. Bicester, & Mary Robins, s., 28 July 1794

William Stayt, b., p. Lower Swell, & Mary Hambidge, s., 28 Aug. 1794

William Lane, w., & Elizabeth Taylor, s., 24 Oct. 1794

John Provis, w., & Ann Goddard, s., 26 Nov. 1798

William Skey, p. Cold Aston, co. Gloucester, & Ann Hambidge, s., 29 Apr. 1802 John Pierce & Jane Sandels, 7 Nov. 1803

“Look for John Smith’s and Elizabeth Beaucham’s marriage on the other side of the book. It is registered there with the Publications by mistake.”

[The entry is as follows :-]

John Smith, p. Shipton, & Elizabeth Beaucham, 25 Oct. 1806

William Hambidge, b., p. Icomb, & Elizabeth Cambray, s., extra-parochial part of Icombe, co. Glocester, lic., 5 Feb. 1807

Charles Trinder, p. Longborough, co. Glocester, & Mary Newman, 16 July 1808

James Beaucham & Mary Pain, 26 Sept. 1808

Richard Pain & Mary Ann Watkins, 3 Apr. 1809

William Butler & Amy Robins, 3 July 1809

Thomas Meabing & Jane Keen, 27 Nov. 1809

Henry Bolton, & Mary Paish, both extra-parochial part of Icombe, co. Glocester, 13 Apr. 1810

Joseph Greening, b., & Charlotte Edwards, s., 20 July 1812

Thomas Newman, p. Taynton, co. and diocese Oxford, & Amy Taylor, 23 Nov. 1812

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.

See entry Nov. 16, 1772. Edmond, son of Sir John Blaket (owner of Icomb Place), was succeeded by Anne, his sister, and wife of Ralph Baskerville, who most probably left Combe Baskerville for Icomb Place. See Royce’s Monograph, p.9. Combe Baskerville corresponds to the modern Westcote and Gawcombe. The name was misunderstood; hence cum for Cwm or Comb, Basketfield, etc. 

Icombe Marriages 1665 to 1753

Thomas Escourt, esq., & Elizabeth Cope, of Icomb, 12 June 1665

George Hambidge, of this p., & Margaret Davies, of Sarsden, co. Oxon, 10 Oct. 1667

William Booth, of Stanton, co. Gloucester, & Mary Gennings, of Rouselench, co. Worcester, 17 Aug. 1676

Thomas Bryan, of Little Risington, & Margaret, d. of George Bryan, of this p., 1 July 1679

Nicolas Carpenter & Margaret Smith, 12 June 1680

John Roberts & Sarah Carter, both this p., 25 Nov. 1683

Thomas Guy & Mary Hall, 28 Sept. 1691

Robert Crow & Elizabeth Day, 4 Feb. 1694

John Smith, of Badsey, co. Worcester, cabinetmaker, & Elizabeth Collet, of Lower Slater, co. Gloucester, 26 Dec. 1699

John Walker & Mary Wayman, 2 Nov. 1701

Edward Enstone, of [U ?]pnoul, p. Blockley, co. Worcester, & Elizabeth Wilson, of Wesscott [Westcote ?], co. Gloucester, 1 Jan. 1704

Benjamin Horniblow, of Worcester, & Elizabeth Collet, of Upper Slautor, co. Gloucester, 28 Nov. 1706

Nicolas Bell, of Oddington, co. Gloucester, & Alice Smith, of Icombe, co. Worcester, 16 Jan. 1706

Simon Woolvin, of Winchcomb, & Frances Robards, d. of John Robards, of Icomb, 30 Mar. 1719

Gervas Castle & Anne, d. of Robert Fletcher, 14 Oct. 1719

William Swaine & Anne Crosly, of Compton Long, co. Warwick, 23 Dec. 1730

William Timbrell, of Wickenford, co. Worcester, & Sarah Browne, of Fairford, co. Gloucester, lic., 9 July 1732

Philip Groves & Mary Hunt, 4 Nov. 1733

[No other entry till 1737.]

William Hicks, of Little Barrington, co. Gloucester, & Ann Mustoe, of this p., 2 Oct. 1737

Thomas Farmer, of Bourton-on-ye-Water, & Mary Garlick, of Upper Slaughter, co. Gloucester, lic., 6 July 1739

John Mason, of Oddington, in the Dioc. of Gloucester, & Mary Hambidge, of this p., lic., 19 June 1744

Thomas Payne, of Northmore, in the Dioc. of Oxford, & Sarah Bryan, of this p., lic., 20 Apr. 1747

Thomas Newman, of Adlesthorp [Adlestrop], & Elizabeth Durran, of this p., 25 June 1748

Daniel Ellis, of Stow, co. Gloucester, & Mary Michill, of Idbury, co. Oxford, 7 Jan. 1753

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.

Icombe Marriages 1563 to 1664

Volume I.

“This Register booke of the Parishe of Icombe was made in the 19 yeare of his Maiesties raigne Anno D’ni 1621. In which allsoe is written all the old Register booke which beganne 1545 and continued vntill this praesent yeare 1621.”

Anthony Morriss & Joana Ansel, 4 May 1563

Thomas Trinder & Fidsaid [? Fitzroy or Frideswide] Smith, 4 May 1563

Anthony Sprooet, clerk, & Anne Wilson [sic, out of order], 7 July 1588

Robert Brian & Sara Mathews, 1 Aug. 1579

William Mathews & Elizabeth Brian, 1 Aug. 1579

Richard Brian & Mary Sandle, 1 Aug. 1579

Thomas Sandle & Elnor Mathews, 7 Sept. 1587

Christopher Fipps & Anne Gribel, 7 Sept. 1587

Henry Ballowe & Mary Brian [sic, out of order], 2 Nov. 1598

George Robbins & Joane Morris, 3 Nov. 1600

Anthony Morris & [Joanes ?] Collet, 19 May 1601

Richard Trinder & Anne Hemming [sic, out of order], 7 Oct. 1598

William Payne & Elizabeth Koome, 7 July 1604

Robert Roach & Katherine Morris, 30 Sept. 1605

Richard Cotton & Margaret Webb, 2 Jan. 1608

George Whitney, gent., & Mrs. Mary [Sabedy ?], 6 Feb. 1608

William George & Elizabeth Butler, [no date]

Thomas Jackson & [not completed]. 17 Nov. 1612

Thomas Fletcher & Katherine Simmer, 29 Apr. 1613

George Brian & Margaret Robbins, 23 June 1613

Richard Ayres & Elizabeth Joanes, 5 May 1614

Morgan Compton & Anne Mitchel, 22 Aug. 1614

Bartholomew Bradshaw & Elizabeth Smith, 20 Aug. 1614

Thomas Wyman & Elizabeth Gree, 3 Oct. 1614

Richard Wealer & Elizabeth Day, 16 Feb. 1617

Samuel Androos & Anne Deinty, 28 Oct. 1618

Richard Ayres & Jane Forward, 8 Oct. 1621

George Androos & Joan Minchin, 23 Feb. 1621

Roger Robans & Sabina Barber, 8 Oct. 1625

Thomas Hodgkins & Alice Saull, 14 June 1626

William Nason & Anne Smith, 24 Aug. 1629

John Shadwell & Sarah Brindle, 4 Oct. 1630

Edward Hathaway & Ellnor Raynolds, 3 Feb. 1630

Anthony Mathews & Alice [Eyes ?], 12 Nov. 1631

Thomas [—] & Anne Gardner, 28 May 1635

John Packe & Joane Robbins, – – 1637

John Roberts & Anne Hutchins, 4 Oct. 1638

Anthony Minchin & Mary Bryan, 1 Nov. 1641

Robert Morris & Mary Cunningham, 30 Oct. 1642

Philip Crosse & Jane Harris, 21 Aug. 1643

Thomas Freeman & Elizabeth Sandle, 9 Apr. 1646

William Johnson & Sara Robbins, 26 Sept. 1653

[The remainder of the page is blank.]

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 Out of Parish

Surname Forename Parish Married in Date
Bryan George Westcote 1 Apr. 1801
King William Westcote 21 Nov. 1808
Grove Ann Westcote 10 May 1759
Hambidge Thomas Westcote 13 May 1771
Hands Sarah Westcote 16 Sept. 1785
Cambray Thomas Westcote 12 Feb. 1789

Directories

Online Directories

Bentley’s Directory of Icomb 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Iccomb or Icomb Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Iccomb (or Icomb) is a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold union, comprising Church Iccomb and the hamlet of Iccomb, containing, by the census of 1861, 164, and in 1871, 188 inhabitants, and 1156 acres; in the deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Upper Slaughter, East Gloucestershire.

Church Iccomb is a village, containing, by the census of 1861, 152, and in 1871, 179 inhabitants, and 506 acres; 2 miles south-east from Stow-on-the-Wold Station on the West Midlands section of the Great Western Railway, 8 north-west from Burford, and 78 from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Augustin Williams, M.A.., is valued at £130 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Worcester. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Early English style, dedicated to St. Mary; it contains a handsome chancel. There is a National School for children of both sexes. There are charities producing about £33 per annum, of which £18 goes to the poor of the adjoining parish of Stow, and the remaining £15 is appropriated to the minister and school of this place. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The rateable value is £716.

Iccomb is a hamlet adjoining the above village, but for Ecclesiastical purposes only, having the appointment of all officers for civil purposes, and consists of three farmhouses, containing, by the census of 1861, 12, and 1871, 9 inhabitants, and 650 acres of land. The old manor house, which formerly belonged to the Cope family, is very ancient, but has fallen into decay. Leonard Hambridge, Esq., is lord of the manor. The rateable value is £716.

Church Icomb

Williams Rev. Augustin, M.A., rector

Trades and Professions

Aries William, farmer, The Lawn

Collett Thos. Cook, baker and shopkeeper

Hanks Miss Welmuth, shopkeeper

Mason Joseph, parish clerk

Sandalls George, coal agent and carrier

Turfrey William, sexton

West Thomas, farmer

Woolliams Robert, farmer

Icomb

Hambridge Leonard, Esq.. Manor house

Trades and Professions

Hambridge Leonard, yeoman

Lerman George, farmer, Lower farm

Letters through Stow-on-the-Wold, which is the nearest money order office.

National School –

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Icomb Gloucestershire Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Icomb, or Iccomb, is a parish and small village, distant 2 miles south-east from Stow-on-the-Wold station, a branch of the West Midland railway, 8 north-west from Burford, and 78 from London, in Slaughter hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold union and county court district, East Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Stow, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Mary is an old stone building, chiefly in the Early English style; it contains a beautiful chancel, tomb, and some monuments to the Cope family. The register dates from 1545. The living is a rectory, value £130 yearly, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Worcester; the Rev. S. Meyrick Higgins, M.A., is the rector. There is a village school for the children. There is an old manorial mansion of considerable interest, which formerly belonged to the Cope family; it bears marks of having been of considerable importance, but has been allowed to fall much into decay. The soil is stone brash and clay. The Rev. John Hopton (who is lord of the manor), and C. Van Notten Pole, Esq., are owners of the soil. There are charities of £30 per annum, divided between this and the neighbouring parish of Stow-on-the-Wold. The population in 1861 was 164; the acreage is 1,156, divided into the hamlet of Iccomb with 440 acres and 12 inhabitants, and that of Church Iccomb, formerly in Worcestershire, with 530 acres and 152 inhabitants; these two portions are separately rated.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Mason.

Hambidge Mrs

Higgins Rev. S. Meyrick, M.A. [rector]

Taylor Miss

Cambray Joseph, farmer

Edgington Thomas, farmer

Hambidge Leonard, farmer

Herbert — , farmer

Newman David, tailor

West Thomas, farmer

Letters through Stow-on-the-Wold, which is the nearest money order office

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

Icomb Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Icomb, or Iccomb, is a township, parish and small village, partly in the county of Gloucester and partly in that of Worcester, distant 3 miles south-east from Stow-on-the-Wold, 8 north-west from Burford, and 3 south-west from Adlestrop station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton railway, in Slaughter Hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold Union, East Gloucestershire, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church is an old and interesting building of stone, with beautiful chancel, and chiefly in the early English style; it contains an interesting tomb and some monuments to the Cope family. The living is a rectory, worth £130 yearly, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Canons of Worcester; the Rev. John Harward, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. William G. Clarke, M.A., curate. There is a village school for the children. There is an old manorial mansion of considerable interest, which formerly belonged to the Cope family; it bears marks of having been of considerable importance, but has been allowed to fall into much decay. The soil is stone brash and clay. The Rev. John Hopton is lord of the manor, and, with C. Van Notten Pole, Esq., owner of the soil. There are charities of £30 per annum, divided between this and the neighbouring parish of Stow-on-the-Wold. The population, in 1851, was 140, and the acreage is 1,156, divided into the hamlet of Iccomb with 440 acres and 9 inhabitants, and that of Church Iccomb, formerly in Worcestershire, with 530 acres and 131 inhabitants. These two portions are separately rated.

GENTRY

Clarke Rev. William G., M.A. (Curate)

Taylor Misses

Cambray Joseph, farmer

Hambidge Leonard, farmer

Newman David, tailor

Sturch Perrin, farmer

West Thomas, farmer

Letters are received through Stow-on-the-Wold, which is the nearest money order office.

Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

Iccomb (Icomb) Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Iccomb, 2 miles from Stow in the Wold, containing 24 houses and 112 inhabitants.

Hambridge George, gent.

Hambridge Wm., farmer

Hands George, gent.

Morgan Rev. William

Phillips John, farmer

Tidmarsh T., carpenter

West William, farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stow on the Wold
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Stow
  • Poor Law Union: Stow on the Wold
  • Hundred: Slaughter
  • Province: Canterbury