King's Stanley

Photo of St George's parish church, King's Stanley, Gloucestershire, seen from the south by Jaggery, some rights reserved.

King’s Stanley Gloucestershire Family History

King’s Stanley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative Names: Stanley Regis

Parish Church: St George

Parish registers begin: 1573

Nonconformists in King’s Stanley include: Baptist, Plymouth Brethren, and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to King’s Stanley

  • Leonard Stanley
  • Stonehouse
  • Nympsfield
  • Rodborough
  • Cainscross
  • Woodchester
  • Frocester

Historical Description of King’s Stanley

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Kingstanley, or Kings-Stanley, a village and a parish in Stroud district, Gloucester. The village stands on the Stroudwater canal, 1½ mile S of Stonehouse r. station, and 3½ SW of Stroud; is a considerable place; carries on cloth manufacture; and has a post office under Stonehouse. The parish comprises 1,679 acres, and is all within Stroud borough. Real property, £7, 561; of which £14 are in quarries. Pop., 2, 038. Houses, 488. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Mercian kings; passed to the Maltraverses, the Arundels, and others; and belongs now to W. Leigh and S. S. Marling, Esqs. Stanley Park, the seat of Mr. Marling, is a handsome mansion. Traces of a Roman camp are within the parish; and Roman altars and other relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £400.* Patron, Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is good, and has a tower. The parsonage is ancient, and was recently restored and enlarged. A new church, at Selsley, for a newly constituted chapelry, was built in 1862; and is in the early geometric style. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, a British school, and charities £15.

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

King’s Stanley Marriages

King’s Stanley Marriages 1573 to 1835 -


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