Standish Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Standish is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Hardwicke is a chapelry of Standish.

Other places in the parish include: Colethrop

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Standish

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STANDISH, a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester; 1½ mile SSW of Haresfield r. station, and 4¼ NW of Stroud. It contains Colethrop hamlet, and has a postal letter-box under Stonehouse. Acres, 3,388. Rated property, £6,328. Pop., 525. Houses, 111. The manor belongs to Lord Sherborne. The living is a vicarage, united with Hardwick, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £527. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is decorated English and good, with a spire. There are two parochial schools.

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

Poll Books

Standish Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Marriages at Standish 1559 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.

Note. – The Standish Marriage entries are contained in four volumes, viz.,

Vol. I, 1559 to 1627

Vol. II, 1654 to 1690

Vol. III, 1691 to 1753, also 1763 to 1783

Vol. IV, 1754 to 1812

There is a double register of Marriages for most of the years from 1763 to 1783 in Vols. III and IV, the entries in the former being written by the Clerk, in the latter by the Vicar.

There are two large gaps in the Marriage Register, viz., from 1609 to 1621, and from 1628 to 1653, for which years no entries occur.

Besides these important omissions, the entries are wanting for the following years:

Vol. I, 1561, 1565-6, 1570, 1580, 1586, 1593, 1596, 1603-4.

Vol. II, 1661, 1681, 1683-4.1)

Vol. III and IV, 1765 and 1767.

The entries from 1559 to 1578 are dated by the regnal years of Elizabeth only; the order of some of these entries is irregular. Queen Elizabeth’s reign began, it is well to remember, on 17th November, so that every year of her reign runs from the 17th of November to the 16th of the following November. From 1578 the years of our Lord are given.

The following transcript has been collected with the extracts from the Bishop’s transcripts at Gloucester. Marriage entries marked with an asterisk are from the Bishop’s transcripts only.

A large number of the Marriage entries are of people belonging to Randwick, Saul, and Hardwick. To the two former Standish is the Mother Parish, and the latter is ecclesiastically united to it.

The marriage entries are mixed up with the Burials and Baptisms for most of the years from 1622 to 1754, a fact which has greatly added to the labour of transcription, and also the risk of omissions.

These Marriages have been extracted by the Rev. W. Symonds, vicar of Frocester, and are now printed under his supervision by permission of the Rev. Alexander Nash, M.A., vicar of Standish.

Marriages at Standish 1559 to 1812 –

Marriages at Standish 1559-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Standish Marriages 1800 to 1812

Standish Marriages 1785 to 1799


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