Thornbury, Gloucestershire Family History

Thornbury is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire. Falfield and Oldbury upon Severn are chapelries of Thornbury.

Other places in the parish include: Shepherdine, Kington and Moorton, or Moreton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1550

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Thornbury

  • Alveston
  • Elberton
  • Tytherington
  • Falfield
  • Rockhampton
  • Oldbury upon Severn
  • Littleton on Servern
  • Olveston

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Kington, 1 m. Thornbury. P. 745

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Moorton, or Moreton. co. Gloucester.

P. T. Thornbury (120) 2 m. NNW. Pop. with Falfield, 844.

A tithing in the parish of Thornbury and lower division of the hundred of Thornbury.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Shepherdine, a hamlet in Thornbury parish, Gloucester; on the river Severn, 4 ¼ miles SW of Berkeley.

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


Marriages at Thornbury 1550 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol XV. 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

Marriages at Thornbury 1550 to 1812 -

Marriages at Thornbury 1550-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Thornbury Marriages 1810 to 1812
Thornbury Marriages 1807 to 1809
Thornbury Marriages 1800 to 1806
Thornbury Marriages 1793 to 1799
Thornbury Marriages 1790 to 1793


Thornbury Universal British Directory 1791


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