Hardwicke Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Hardwicke is a chapelry of Standish Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1566

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hardwicke

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARDWICKE, a village and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucestershire. The village stands near the Gloucester and Berkeley canal, 2 miles W of Haresfield r. station, and 4 SW by S of Gloucester; and gives the title of Earl to the family of Yorke. The parish comprises 2,378 acres. Post-town, Gloucester. Real property, £6,139; of which £867 are in the canal. Pop. 625. Houses, 113. The manor belonged formerly to the Botelers and the Tryes, and belongs now to T. B. L. Baker, Esq. Hardwicke Court, a modern edifice, is the seat of Mr. Baker. Other chief landowners are J. C. Hayward and J. D. Niblett, Esqs. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Standish, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is early English and Tudor; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; contains monuments of the Tryes, and a very ancient font; and was repaired in 1850. There is a reformatory school, founded by Mr. Baker, the oldest in the kingdom; and it has accommodation for 45 boys.

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

Poll Books

Hardwicke Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Marriages at Hardwicke 1566 to 1812

Note. – The Hardwicke Marriage entries are contained in four volumes, viz. :- Vol. I, 1566 to 1731; Vol. II, 1732 to 1780; Vol. III, 1755 to 1790; Vol. IV, 1791 to 1812. Vols. I and II contain Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages; Vols. III and IV are Marriages only.

Vol. I. – Parchment book, 11 in. by 7 in., 44 ½ leaves. The last 19 leaves are larger than the first 25, and they were probably bound together are the first part had been written, as on some pages in the first part the writing goes quite down to the binding; one page between the two parts has been torn out, so there are no entries for 1686-88.

Vol. II. – Parchment book, 8 in. by 14 in.; 15 leaves.

Vol. III. – Parchment book, with board covers, 6 in. by 8 in.; 32 leaves, ruled and numbered, but only 21 are used.

Vol. IV. – Paper book, with board covers, 10 in. by 15 in.; 24 leaves, with 4 printed forms for marriage entries on each page, but only 6 leaves (all but last form) are used. This book also contains forms for Baptisms and Burials.

Many of the Marriages are of people belonging to Standish, Saul, and Randwick. Standish is ecclesiastically united with Hardwicke, and is the Mother Parish to Saul and Randwick.

The following transcript has been collated with the Bishop’s Transcripts at Gloucester.

These Marriages have been extracted by Miss Catherine L. Lloyd Baker, of Hardwicke Court, by permission of the Rev. Canon Nash, M.A., Vicar of Standish-with-Hardwicke, and are now printed under her supervision.

Marriages at Hardwicke 1566 to 1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Hardwicke Marriages 1800 to 1812


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