Westonbirt, Gloucestershire Family History guide

Westonbirt is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Westonbirt

  • Sherston Magna with Sherston Parva
  • Easton Grey
  • Shipton Moyne
  • Tetbury
  • Boxwell with Leighterton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WESTON-BIRT, a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester; 3 miles SW by S of Tetbury, and 10 SW of Tetbury-Road r. station. It has a post-office under Tetbury. Acres, 1,904. Real property, with Lasborough, £2,432. Pop., 190. Houses, 38. The property belongs to R. S. Holford, Esq.; and W.-B. House is his seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £226. Patron, R. S. Holford, Esq. The church was restored in 1841. There is a national school.

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

Poll Books

Westonbirt Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Weston Birt Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Weston Birt is a township, parish, and village, 3 ½ miles south-west from Tetbury, 10 south-west from Tetbury road station, 19 ½ north-east from Bath, 24 south from Gloucester, and 103 from London, in Longtree Hundred, Tetbury Union, East Gloucestershire, Hawkesbury archdeaconry, and Gloucestershire and Bristol bishopric. It is situated on the Bath and Cirencester road. The church is an old stone building in the early English style; was, in 1841, thoroughly restored and enlarged. It has a nave, north aisle, chancel, porches, and square embattled tower, containing 2 bells. In the church is a beautiful monument, by Westmacott, to the Holford family. The living is a rectory, worth £115 yearly, with residence and 90 acres of glebe land, in the gift of R. S. Holford, Esq. The Rev. Charles Norford is the incumbent. There is a mixed school conducted upon the National system, and supported by R. S. Holford, Esq. Weston Birt House is the seat of R. S. Holford, Esq. The gardens and park are justly celebrated for their beauty and extent; the former are ornamented with conservatories, pavilions, fountains, &c., and, together with the park, contain a valuable collection of trees and plants of every description. The village has been almost entirely rebuilt. The population, in 1851, was 234, and the acreage is 1,740 acres. The soil is light loam; the subsoil is principally oolite. R. S. Holford, Esq., M.P. is lord of the manor and sole landowner. There are charities of £2 yearly value.

LASBOROUGH, formerly a Roman settlement, is a distinct parish for ecclesiastical purposes, but for civil purposes it forms part of the township of Weston Birt.

GENTRY.

Norford Rev. Charles. Rectory

Holford Robert Stayner, esq. M.P. Weston Birt house

Ashbee John, boot & shoe maker & shopkeeper

Post Office. – David Lovegrove, receiver. Letters arrive through Tetbury. Arrive ½ past 11 a.m.; dispatched ½ past 2 p.m. The nearest money order office is Tetbury.

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

Marriages at Westonbirt 1596 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. 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 Westonbirt 1596 to 1812 - Archive.org

Marriages at Weston Birt 1596-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Marriages at Weston Birt 1775 to 1812

[No marriages recorded for 1775]

John Townsend & Hannah Trotman, both of Lasborough, lic., 1 Aug. 1776

John Slade, of Long Newnton, & Ann Tugwel, 29 Dec. 1777

Samuel Hurcome & Lettis Sheppard, 12 Oct. 1778

Samuel Emly & Martha Stratford [or Pratford], 26 Oct. 1778

John Lovegrove & Sarah Prater, 23 Nov. 1778

John Scriven & Mary White, 18 Oct. 1779

Robert Comely & Hannah Hignell, lic., 13 Jan. 1782

John Ball & Sarah Hall, 2 July 1783

James Perry & Eleanor Davies, 20 Nov. 1783

Robert Green & Ruth Purnell, 9 Nov. 1783

George Nichols & Ruth Butler, 30 Oct. 1783

John Hayward & Jane Walter, 1 Nov. 1784

John Canter [or Carter], of Sodbury, & Mary Floyd, 7 Nov. 1785

William Robins & Martha Ball, 14 Nov. 1785

Richard Baker & Sarah Harris, 23 Jan. 1786

John Vaisey, of Lyncham, Wilts, & Elizabeth Carey, 30 July 1786

Daniel Harris & Mary Weston, 22 Oct. 1787

John Rollings & Mary Perry, 14 Oct. 1787

James Dash & Anne Woodman, of Yate, 13 Jan. 1788

Joseph Pegler & Sarah Wait, 27 Oct. 1788

James Hazell & Mary Tovey, 9 Nov. 1788

James Ellets & Elizabeth Etherige, 24 Jan. 1790

John Alsop, of Stanton St. Quintin, & Sarah Purnell, 20 Nov. 1791

John Bennett & Mary Higgins, 30 Apr. 1792

Joel Hacker & Mary Gale, 28 May 1792

John Carey & Mary Hanks, 15 July 1792

Daniel Guttery & Ann Trotman, of Lasborough, 18 Oct. 1792

John Hyde, of Nailsworth, & Hester Ellery, lic., 19 Apr. 1793

Edward Bowly & Mary Clark, 9 Nov. 1794

Edward Evans & Ann Stephens, 7 Dec. 1794

Richard Lovegrove & Hannah Preyor, 27 Jan. 1795

William Cornuck & Sarah Webb, 5 May 1795

John Hatherill, of Boxwell, & Lidy Woodman, 2 Aug. 1795

Richard Shurmer & Esther Drew, 7 May 1797

Richard Scirton & Sarah Clark, 20 Mar. 1798

John Harris & Sarah Webb, 30 Oct. 1798

James Perry & Mary Harris, 6 Dec. 1798

George Ball & Elizabeth Gilman, 25 Dec. 1798

Isaac Carey & Elizabeth Read, 21 Jan. 1799

John Tillay & Catherine Hodges, 16 May 1799

William Tilley & Mary Wallington, 2 Sept. 1799

John Chandler, of Boxwell, & Susanna Deverell, lic., 12 Dec. 1799

William Webb, of Minchinhampton, & Anne Townsend, 9 Dec. 1800

Samuel Ball & Ann Dash, of Seagry, 19 Dec. 1802

William Renton Evans & Sarah Evans, 13 Oct. 1803

Nathan Marchant and Sarah Window, 18 Apr. 1805

James Belcher & Martha Fletcher, 25 Sept. 1805

Daniel Neal & Sarah Ball, 14 May 1807

William Collet & Sarah Phelps, 29 Nov. 1807

William Borton & Sarah Bonwell, 31 May 1808

John Ball, w., & Martha Nichols, 25 Sept. 1808

Daniel Wilson & Mary Green, 3 Nov. 1808

John Brooke, of Thornbury, & Mary Woolworth Tugwell, lic., 22 May 1809

John Smith, of Crudwell, Wilts, & Sarah Scutts, 26 Nov. 1810

Samuel Ellets & Ann Ball, 25 Feb. 1811

Isaac Ashby & Sarah Chapman, 5 Sept. 1811

[No marriages listed for 1812]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tetbury
  • 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: Tetbury
  • Hundred: Longtree
  • Province: Canterbury