Maisemore

Maisemore, Gloucestershire Family History

Maisemore is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Gloucester St Mary de Lode Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Maisemore

  • Sandhurst
  • Ashleworth
  • Lassington
  • Gloucester Pool Meadow
  • Gloucester St Nicholas
  • Gloucester St Mary de Lode
  • Hartpury
  • Highnam

Historical Descriptions

Marriages

Marriages at Maisemore 1538-1813

Note. – The Maisemore Parish Registers, 1538-1813, are contained in five parchment books of varying size, beginning with an Elizabethan Transcript of Burials 1538-1600, and Marriages 1557-1590. The Transcript of Burials is perfect save for one leaf torn out and lost, containing the years 1585-88. The transcript of Marriages is obviously mutilated at the end, having lost from seven to ten years. This Volume I was unbound until a few years ago, when it was, along with Volume III, strongly and well bound by order of the Vicar and Churchwardens.

The early Burials and Marriages, together with the Baptisms 1600-1663, were transcribed and published in Gloucestershire Notes and Queries, part xl, for October 1888, and following parts, and those Marriages are here reprinted. It is there stated that no more Marriages are recorded till 1653; this date should have bee 1655. The Register throughout are in a sound and satisfactory condition, with very few illegible entries.

The living of Maisemore was a Perpetual Curacy, now called a Vicarage. Bigland, the county historian, gives a list of four incumbents of the parish, as follows :- 1735, William Huddlestone, clerk; 1745, James Pitt; 1784, Martin Stafford Smith; 1793, Richard Raikes, A.M. There is no mention of Huddlestone anywhere in the Register. It seems clear that John Wall was Curate from 1715 till his death in 1746, and it is quite certain that he was succeeded by another John Wall till 1761. James Pitt was not Curate till 1769, and Martin Stafford Smith, who succeeded him in 1778, was not the immediate predecessor of Richard Raikes.

These extracts have been made by Mr. Conway Dighton, of Cheltenham, by permission of the Rev. C. E. Dighton, Vicar of Maisemore.

Marriages at Maisemore 1538-1813 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Maisemore Marriages 1798 to 1813
Maisemore Marriages 1775 to 1798

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Gloucester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Gloucester
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury