Weston-on-Avon Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of All Saints, Weston-on-Avon by Peter I. Vardy, Public Domain.

Weston-on-Avon is an Ancient Parish partly in Gloucestershire and partly in Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Milcote or Milcott, Weston tything.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1685

Parishes adjacent to Weston-on-Avon

  • Marston Sicca
  • Clifford Chambers
  • Quinton
  • Luddington
  • Welford

Historical Descriptions

Boat Lane looking towards Church Lane. The copyright on this image is owned by MICHAEL ZAWADZKI and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Weston-upon-Avon, a parish in the district of Stratford-on-Avon, and counties of Gloucester and Warwick; on the river Avon, and on the Honeybourne and Stratford railway, around Milcote r. station, and 3½ miles SW by S of Stratford-on-Avon. Post town, Welford, under Stratford-on-Avon. Acres of the Gloucester portion, which is Weston tything, 1,060; of the Warwick portion, which is Milcote lordship, 480. Real property, £1,376 and £1,122. Pop, 80 and 57. Houses, 19 and 9. The manor belongs to Countess Delawarr. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £84. Patron, Countess Delawarr. The church is good. There is an endowed school with £11 a year.

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

Interior of Weston-on-Avon Church View along the nave towards the chancel and altar of All Saints church, Weston-on-Avon. The large windows in this late 15th century church make the interior quite light. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

WESTON upon AVON, a parish partly in the Alcester division of the hundred of BARLICHWAY, county of WARWICK, but chiefly in the upper division of the hundred of KIFTSGATE, county of GLOUCESTER, 4½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Stratford on Avon, containing, with the hamlet of Milcott, 107 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king’s books at £7. 14. 7., endowed with £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Duke of Dorset. The church is dedicated to All Saints.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Poll Books

Weston-on-Avon Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Weston-on-Avon Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Weston-on-Avon is a township, small village and parish, 6 ½ miles from Honeybourne station on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton line of railway, 9 from Campden, 10 from Evesham, 4 from Stratford-on-Avon, and 30 from Gloucester, in the upper division of the Hundred of Kiftsgate, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Union of Stratford-on-Avon.  The church is a stone building, having a tower, aisle, chancel, and 1 bell.  The living is a vicarage, of the value of £84 per year, in the gift of Earl Amherst; the Rev. James Davenport is the incumbent.  The acreage contained in the parish is 918 acres, and the rateable value £1,396.  Earl Amherst is lord of the manor.  The population of the township, in 1851, was 115. The tithing of Weston, with a population of 82, is in Gloucestershire; but that of Milcote has a population of 11 in Gloucestershire, and 22 in Worcestershire.

Davenport Rev. James, Vicarage


Baldwin William, farmer

Chambers Betty (Mrs.), farmer

Hornby John, farmer

Tomes John, farmer

Letters are received through Welford.  The nearest money order office is at Stratford.

Source: 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

Marriages at Weston-on-Avon, 1690 to 1810

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

Note. – The earliest Volume of Registers is of parchment, and measures fourteen by eight inches, bound in brown tooled leather, with clasps of brass. The entries are many of them of much interest, but entered indiscriminately in chronological order. The Benefice was held as an appendage to “ye Free Grammar School on Stratford-upon-Avon”, and the headmasters of that School were also Rectors of Weston. The second volume covers the period from 1755 to 1812. The Marriages have been extracted by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, M.A., Rector of Whitchurch, and are printed under his supervision, with the consent of the Rev. J. Davenport, M.A., Rector.

Marriages at Weston-on-Avon, 1690 to 1810 - Archive.org

Marriages at Weston-on-Avon 1690-1810 - UK Genealogy Archives


Weston-on-Avon Marriages 1755 to 1810

Volume II.

William Adams & Martha Cottrel, 6 July 1755

Thomas Salmon & Rebecca Loader, lic., 25 Sept. 1755

William Coombes & Mary Worrall, 18 Nov. 1755

Thomas Walton & Anne Farmer, 21 Nov. 1755

Thomas Bromley & Sarah Roberts, 10 Jan. 1757

William Harris & Mary Ingram, of Weston, 6 June 1757

William Freeman & Elizabeth Godfrey, 24 Oct. 1757

Wm. Milward, of Welford, & Ann Edwards, lic., 26 Oct. 1757

William Watson & Elizabeth Gandy, 20 Nov. 1757

Thomas Parker & Elizabeth Ryland, 10 Dec. 1757

John Smith & Mary Garner, 12 Oct. 1760

William Cornmill, of Luddington, & Mary Waldgrave, of Upper Milcote, 14 Oct. 1760

George Palmer & Anne Keyt, 16 Oct. 1760

John Hands, of Preston-on-Stour, & Frances Blackwell, of Upper Milcote, 30 Nov. 1761

John Walton, of Welford, & Mary Shekel, 15 Apr. 1762

Wm. Greenall, of Lower Milcote, & Anne Newnham, of Welford, lic., 28 July 1762

Francis Field & Mary Randall, 14 Sept. 1762

Robert Fisher, of Kinwarton, co. Warr., & Susanna Edkins, lic., 10 May 1765

William Banning & Sarah Stanley, 24 June 1765

Richard Rouse, of Welford, & Mary London, 12 Oct. 1767

Henry Hicks, of Bretforton, & Elisabeth Prestbridge, 21 Dec. 1767

John Perks & Mary Symkins, alias Symcox, 23 Oct. 1770

William Adams & Rebecca Salmon, 20 Aug. 1771

George Palmer, of Welford, & Mary Hartwell, 15 Oct. 1771

Thomas Roberts & Hannah Freeman, 4 Dec. 1771

Thomas Nickols & Elizabeth Heritage, lic., 28 Nov. 1771

Henry Lee, of Kidderminster, & Phoebe Humphreys, of Milcot, lic. 31 Aug. 1771

Thomas Erock & Elizabeth Rousbon, 13 Oct. 1771

John Bennet, of Mickleton, & Susanna Hornby, 6 Jan. 1777

John Arnold, of St. Nicholas, Warwick, & Rebecca Salmon, lic., 3 Dec. 1777

Josiah Ballinger & Sarah Hornby, 23 June 1786

Thomas Harwood & Mary Adams, 23 June 1786

William Adams & Sarah Bridge, of Stratford, 23 July 1786

Joseph Marshall, of Saintbury, & Ann Ellings, 10 Apr. 1788

John Malins & Martha Weston, 21 June 1789

John Copestake, of Marston Sicca, & Anne Coplin, 11 Nov. 1790

Jas. Hammond, of Barston, Warr., & Eliz. Rous, 25 June 1792

Jas. Allen, of Inkborough, co. Warr., & Mary Spiers, w., 4 Dec. 1793

Richard Webb & Mary Proctor, 4 Dec. 1794

John Court & Annie Cotterell, lic., 29 Nov. 1795

Samuel Carter & Anne Hill, 11 Oct. 1798

Richard Wilkes & Elizabeth Knight, 18 Oct. 1798

John Hornby & Anne White, 26 Feb., 1799

William Thornton & Elizabeth Hunt, 31 Oct. 1799

Richard Webb, w., & Anne Harris, 30 June 1800

William Collett & Jane Beezeley, 17 Apr. 1802

William Taylor, of Welford, & Catherine Paxton, 2 June 1803

William Riley & Charlotte Joiner, 27 Sept. 1803

William Geadon & Elizabeth Cotterell, 13 June 1808

John Lancaster, of Loughborough, & Elizabeth Adkins, lic., 25 Nov. 1808

John Harwood & Susannah Roberts, 12 Nov. 1810

Note: The page is headed Lemington Parva Marriages but is situated in the middle of the pages for Weston-on-Avon and seems to continue without interruption from those pages headed Weston-on-Avon marriages.  I have also checked the same time period for Lemington Parva and the original transcriptions are different.  It is therefore most likely that these entries are indeed those of Weston-on-Avon and the heading on the page is simply a printing error.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Weston-on-Avon Marriages 1690 to 1754

Volume I.

John Allen, of Burmingham, & Anne Morris, of Stratford, 21 Apr. 1690

John Medes & Sarah Slatter, servant, 20 Oct. 1695

Will. Rowley, yeoman, & Elizabeth Cotterell, 5 Oct. 1700

Joseph Jelfes, of Welford, & Mary Whamsley, servant, 31 Dec. 1700

Robert Adams & Dorothy Hawks, of Aston, near Burmingham, 23 Sept. 1705

Benjamin Fincher, servant, & Anne Edkins, w., lic., 1 Jan. 1705

Thomas Weston, of Marston Sicca, & Mary Ladbrooke, 18 Apr. 1710

Richard Lundan & Elizabeth Mealing, 9 Oct. 1729

William Durham & Anne Bumpass, 30 May 1734

Mr. John Smith, of Admington, & Mrs. Mary Edden, of Milcote, lic., 22 July 1737

Thomas Smith & Mary Lee, of Preston, 26 Dec. 1737

William Mills & Mary Cooper, of Aston Cantlow, 5 Apr. 1738

Samuel Morris, of Clifford Chambers, & Mrs. Alice Edden, of Milcote, lic., 5 Apr. 1738

Valentine Stevens & Mary Cullby, 3 Oct. 1738

Edward Gibbs, Esq., & Agnes, dau. of Sir William Keyte, of Stratford-on-Avon, lic., 2 May 1739

Luke Walton, of Binton, & Sarah George, 28 Sept. 1739

William Shekel, jun., & Elizabeth Lees, 1 Mar. 1739

William Ainge, of Middle Littleton, & Mary Nichols, of Pebworth, lic., 25 May 1743

Thomas Langston, of Welford, & Penelope Cox, of Evesham, lic., 15 Sept. 1743

Richard Newry, & Hannah Chillingworth, of Bromsgrove, 15 Sept. 1743

Simon Edwards, of Westcrafts, & Ann Ward, 29 Sept. 1743

Edward Day, of Cherrington, & Mary Riland, w., lic., 21 Oct. 1743

John Green & Anne Taylor, of Clifford, 28 Mar. 1744

William Archer & Elizabeth Mander, 18 Apr. 1744

Mr. Robert Cooper, of Pebworth, & Miss Hannah Underhill, lic., 17 May 1744

John Days & Sarah Jones, of Preston-upon-Stour, lic., 20 May 1744

Henry Toms & Elizabeth Green, 20 Sept. 1745

John Symcocke & Anne Bennet, 15 Oct. 1745

Edward Bennet & Elizabeth Buggins, alias Burgoigne, 21 Oct. 1745

Richard Malins, of Thornton, & Catherine Wells, lic., 11 May 1746

Edward Sandbrook & Mary Stanley, 12 Oct. 1746

John Hyatt, of Toddington, & Anne Charlet, alias Charlwood, of Wincot, lic., 30 Nov. 1746

Thomas Sharpe, of Stratford-upon-Avon, & Anne Clarke, of King’s Clifford, lic., 12 May 1747

Raff Guest & Anne Walters, of Preston-upon-Stour, 2 Oct. 1747

Thomas Gregory & Elizabeth Nightingale, 21 Feb. 1748

John White, of Alscot, & Diana London, alias Jones, 22 Feb. 1748

John Wyatt & Elizabeth Lowe, lic., 21 July 1748

Richard Savage & Elizabeth Freston, of Pebworth, lic., 28 Dec. 1748

Brian Hathaway & Martha Purser, 2 July 1749

John Holyoake & Margaret Reeves, 14 Aug. 1749

Robert Smith & Anne Malines, of Preston, lic., 22 Oct. 1749

William Reeve, of Preston, & Catherine Alibone, 14 Dec. 1749

William Johnson & Mary Walter, 1 Jan. 1750

John Stanley & Elizabeth Shekell, 13 Feb. 1750

Richard Baker, of Sutton, & Mary Greenall, lic., 20 Apr. 1750

Alexander Hornby, of Welford, & Mary White of Long Marston, lic., 16 June 1751

Rev. John Loggin, of Sulgrave, & Elizabeth Hiend, of Quinton, lic., 18 June 1751

Wm. Walker, of Welford, & Anne Walton, lic., 9 Nov. 1751

Richard Harris, of Quinton, & Eliz. Harris, 30 Nov. 1752

Richard Freeman & Hannah Brittain, 6 Mar. 1753

Thomas dyer, of Preston, & Sarah Collett, 12 May 1753

John Keyte & Sarah Smith, w., b. of Preston-on-Stour, lic., 25 Dec. 1753

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.


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