Sutton under Brailes Warwickshire & Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Cottages at Sutton-under-Brailes. A row of thatched cottages beside the lane approaching the villages from the west near the church. The copyright on this image is owned by David Stowell and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Sutton Under Brailes is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. It was formerly a detached parish of Gloucestershire which was transferred to Warwickshire in 1844.

Parish church: St. Thomas à Becket

Parish registers begin: 1715

Parishes adjacent to Sutton Under Brailes

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Sutton-under-Brails, a parish in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwick; 7 ¼ miles NE by E of Moreton r. station. Acres, 1,135. Rated property, £1,651. Pop., 227. Houses, 47. The manor belongs to Sir P. V. Pole, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £313. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is good.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sutton-under-Brails (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Shipston, Upper division of the hundred of Westminster, county of Gloucester, though locally in the hundred of Kington, county of Warwick, 5 miles (SE) from Shipston; containing 232 inhabitants. The parish, for electoral purposes, is wholly annexed to the southern division of Warwick. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 13. 4.; net income, £313; patron, the Bishop of London. The tithes were commuted for land and an annual money payment in 1804; there is a rectory-house, built in 1825, and the glebe contains about 180 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Parish Records


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Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578 to 1812

Note. – The Marriages in this Parish are contained in four small Volumes, Unfortunately, however, those registered from 1599 to 1716 inclusive are missing.

The oldest Volume is a small book of parchment, the outer leaf left blank and ending abruptly at its eighth page.  It measures 7.75 by 5.5 inches, and has as a heading –

The Register Booke of
Sutton-under-Brailes in
The Countie of Glouc. beginninge
In the year of our Lord God, 1577.

Volume II is of parchment bound in a cover of the same material.  It measures 16.5 by 7.5 inches, and contains Baptisms, Burials and Marriages.  It is in good condition, and some of the latter are entered in the 3rd Volume.

Volume III is of paper and consists of 25 pages, measuring 8.5 by 6.5.  The paper has the Britannia Watermark.

Volume IV is an official folio.

The Marriages have been extracted by the Rev. J. H. Bloom and printed under his supervision with the consent of the Rev. J. C. Bradley, Rector.

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578 to 1812 –

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1578 to 1598

Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1754 to 1766

Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1718 to 1779

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1767 to 1812


  • County: Warwickshire formerly Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Shipston on Stour
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Stow
  • Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury