Alstone Gloucestershire & Worcestershire Family History Guide

Alstone is part of the parish of Overbury with Alstone, Teddington and Little Washbourne partly in Gloucestershire and partly in Worcestershire. The Gloucestershire parts are Alstone and Little Washbourne. Alstone is a chapel of ease to Overbury.

Alstone was transferred to Gloucestershire in 1844 by the Act of the 7th and 8th Vic. Chap. 61.

Church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1546

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Parishes adjacent to Alstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Alstone, a chapelry in Overbury parish, Gloucester; 3½ miles ESE of Tewkesbury r. station, and 4½ NW of Winchcomb. Post Town, Tewkesbury. Acres, with Little Washbourne, 1,060. Rated property, £690. Pop., 96. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. The living is a curacy, united to the vicarage of Overbury, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is very dilapidated.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alstone, 5 m. E. by S. Tewkesbury. P. 89

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Alstone, a chapelry, in the parish of Overbury, Middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 6½ miles (E. by S.) from Tewkesbury; containing 89 inhabitants. It forms part of a detached portion of the parish, surrounded on all sides, except the north-west by the county of Gloucester. The chapel is dedicated to St. Margaret.

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.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Alstone, a chapelry in the parish of Overbury, union of Winchcomb, Worcestershire; 5 miles east by south from Tewkesbury. Pop., in 1801, 83; in 1831, 78. Houses 18. A. P. £892. Poor rates, in 1837, £56.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Alstone – a hamlet and chapelry to the township of Teddington, in the parish of Overbury, hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 7 miles S.E. from Tewkesbury, and 101 from London; containing 18 inhabited houses, isolated in Gloucestershire. Population, 1801, 83 – 1811, 83 – 1821, 79.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Marriages at Alstone 1550 to 1805

Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.
Vol I. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.
Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed

Note. – There is a tradition to the effect that the Register of this parish began in the year 1515, but there are no entries at present existing before 1550, though many leaves appear to have been torn out. The Rev. W. H. Staunton, Rector of Toddington, states that many years ago he took early extracts, but cannot find his note books. The oldest existing volume contains all the entries from 1550-1748, and consists of 40 leaves of parchment, measuring 12 by 6 inches. Vol. II contains the remaining weddings up to 1812. There extracts have been made by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, with consent of the Rev. C. Glynn, Rector of Overbury.

Marriages at Alstone 1550 to 1805 - Archive.org

Transcriptions

Alstone Marriages 1756 to 1805

Volume II.

Richard Cardell & Esther Atkins, 14 Feb. 1756

Francis Viccus & Mary Such, 15 Apr. 1756

Robert Sexty & Mary Speirs, 11 Oct. 1756

Samuel Perks, of Little Washborne, & Sarah Andrews, 11 Oct. 1757

James Wallis, of Alderton, & Ann Taylor, of Little Washborne, 25 Feb. 1759

Thomas Cardwell & Mary Pert, 18 Mar. 1759

John Jackson & Mary Webb, 18 Oct. 1760

John Briscoe, of Winchcomb, & Mary Cardell, w., 5 May 1761

Thomas Slatter, of Little Washborne, & Mary Skinner, 29 Nov. 1761

Thomas Drinkwater & Mary Such, 3 July 1762

William Vernon, of Little Washborne, & Mary Reeve, 5 Nov. 1764

Thomas Washborn & Eleanor Tyler, 27 Dec. 1765

David Lee, of Buckland, & Mary Perks, 1 Feb. 1768

Thomas Phips & Sarah Lane, 7 Apr. 1774

Isaac Roberts & Mary Small, 4 Feb. 1775

Isaac Pert & Mary Fouch, 28 Aug. 1778

John Lynall, of Bishop’s Cleeve, & Mary Cole, 5 Feb. 1781

John Drinkwater & Martha Pecks, 4 Nov. 1781

William Lloyd & Sarah Gregory, 18 Oct. 1784

John Hancock & Kezia Cormell, 13 Feb. 1785

Thomas Ashill & Ann New, 15 Oct. 1786

John Hampton & Ann Kear, 26 Mar. 1788

Samuel Davidson & Betty Kean, both of Little Washborne, 14 Aug. 1788

William Cambridge & Elizabeth Roff, 14 Oct. 1788

Charles Wilkes & Elizabeth Porter, both of Little Washborne, 5 Jan. 1790

John Finch & Hannah Ewins, 5 May 1790

Samuel Clarke & Sarah Pirks, 15 Aug. 1790

George Collins, of Little Washborne, & Sarah Reen,11 May 1792

Richard New, of Beckford, & Elizabeth Coles, 27 Nov. 1793

John Wells, of Beckford, & Mary New, 4 Oct. 1796

Samuel Vernon, of Toddington, & Sarah Cowley, 9 Oct. 1796

James Roberts, of Little Washborne, & Ann Widdowes, 31 Oct. 1796

Thomas Cardwell & Hannah Arsel, both of Overbury, 27 Mar. 1797

Thomas Gelder & Betty Washburne, 8 Nov. 1797

Thomas Marshall & Sarah Jeenes, 11 Oct. 1798

William Davies & Eleanor Franklin, 14 Oct. 1803

John Edwards, of Langelby, co. Mon., & Hannah New, 28 Mar. 1803

William Cook, of Beckford, & Sarah Pain, 22 Dec. 1803

Joseph Ryland & Sarah Mann, 15 Apr. 1805

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1700 to 1779

Thomas Phipps & Hannah Wood, 1 Apr. 1700

John George & Mary Wood, 5 May 1701

Joseph Wood, of Prescott, & Elizabeth Roberts,11 Apr. 1703

John Roberts, of Teddington, & Elizabeth Attwood, 5 Feb. 1704

William Darke, of Bengrove, & Lucy Darke, 10 Apr. 1707

John Richerson & Ann Harris, 29 Sept. 1707

Edward Freeman & Mary Farmer, 16 Feb. 1707

Richard Darke, of Teddington, & Elizabeth Wodd, of Coveston, 16 Nov. 1710

George Phipps & Hester Pearte, 12 June 1712

Richard Smith & Elizabeth Roberts, 25 July 1713

The following five entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.

Thomas Beach & Mary Whit, 1 Oct. 1715

William Noakes & Elizabeth Penrin, 3 Oct. 1715

Walter Wilkes & Ann Newman, 28 Dec. 1715

Walter Symmons & Mary Drinkwater, 30 Sept. 1716

John Taylor & Hannah Gilks, 18 Jan. 1716

Giles Eakins & Alice Finch, 9 Apr. 1717

Anthony Martin & Elizabeth Chadborn, 6 Feb. 1721

William Noakes & Mary Razer, 17 Feb. 1722

Laurence Crump & Lucinda Baugh, 3 June 1723

Martin Walker & Sarah Atrelf, 6 Nov. 1723

The following two entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.

John Russell & Margaret Wood, 13 Oct. 1724

Robert Moyle, of Winchcomb, & Ann Booker, 1 Nov. 1725

Henry Smith & Mary Taylor, of Teddington, 3 July 1726

The following two entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.

William Perks & Elizabeth Lankeston, 18 Oct. 1726

William Clark, of Ashchurch, & Ann Miles, 16 Jan. 1726

William Matthews, of Oversbury, & Rebecca Athrelfoe, of Bredon, 9 Oct. 1727

John Skinner & Joane […] of Oxenton, 30 Sept. 1729

Stephen […] & Mary Pert, 8 Feb. 1729

John Wall & Elizabeth Winter, both of Great Washborne, 10 Feb. 1729

John Dixton, of Kemerton, & Elizabeth Bromidge, 13 Sept. 1730

John Athrelfoe, of Aston-upon-Charrom, & Eleanor Lunn, 29 Sept. 1731

John Jackson & Elizabeth Cardall, 22 Feb. 1731

Charles Hay & Ann Reeve, 1 June 1779

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1650 to 1699

Richard Dabenny & Barbarah [———] .. [— —] 1650

Richard Darke & Margaret Atwood .. 9 Nov. 1650

John Meadow-Court & Anne Carpenter .. 18 June 1661

John Stranger & Anne Andrewes .. .. 12 Sept. 1662

Richard Darke & Mary Adams .. .. 21 Feb. 1665

John Lane & Elizabeth Wooloms .. 30Apr. 1666

William Hide & Elizabeth Blizzard .. 25 Oct. 1669

William Whiteorne & Sarah Phipps .. 7 Feb. 1669

William Collett & Elizabeth Worley .. 24 June 1670

Simeon Taylor & Margaret Baylis .. 25 July 1670

George Phips & Jane Cooke .. .. 2 July 1671

William Bird & Mary Jones .. .. 5 Oct. 1673

Hum. Smith & Sarah Cowles .. .. 21 Nov. 1673

Thomas Style & Mary Pearte .. .. 22 May 1675

James Bowles & Elizabeth Reeve .. .. 27 Aug. 1676

William Spelsbury & Elizabeth Shefly .. 13 June 1681

William Clarke & Mary Blizard .. .. 26 Oct. 1681

Jonathan Cowley & Elner Rutter .. .. 6 July 1682

Thomas Merrit & Frances Attwood .. 28 Apr. 1684

James Winston & Hannah Booth . .. 12 June 1684

Jacob Wood & Susanna Phips .. .. 30 June 1684

Edward Roberts & Elizabeth Powell .. 29 Sept. 1685

Richard Paine & Mary Newman .. .. 2 May 1686

Nicholas George & Mary Winstone .. 8 June 1686

John Carpenter & Elener Shekell .. .. 22 July 1686

Edmund Attwood & Elizabeth Juggins .. 25 Feb. 1687

Thomas Skinner & Sarah Simmons .. 8 Oct. 1692

Richard Pearte & Hester Bevans .. .. 23 May 1693

Richard Phillips & Ann Reeve .. .. 18 Sept. 1693

Thomas Ricketts & Elizabeth Reade .. 16 July 1696

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1600 to 1649

Thomas Haines & Elizabeth Palmer .. .. 2 May 1600

John Mathewes & John [sic] Jones .. .. 20 Oct. 1600

Henry Carver & Katharine Johnes .. .. 14 Nov. 1603

Oliver Reeve & Margaret Wright .. .. 16 Jan. 1603

William Barstowe & Alice Hunt .. .. 22 Oct. 1605

John Marche & Elinor Crosse .. .. 14 June 1609

John Stevenson, alias Cowles, & Alice Roberts .. .. 23 Oct. 1610

James Winstone & Ann Reeve .. .. 23 May 1611

William Smallman & Margaret George .. .. 29 Sept. 1611

Edward Razer & Rebecka Stevenson .. .. 3 Aug. 1612

Richard Pearte & Susanna George .. .. 10 July 1614

Richard Hobbes & Jone Cole .. .. 5 June 1615

William Stevenson & Mary George .. .. 7 Oct. 1616

Edward Randolphe & Dorithe Izode .. .. 4 Mar. 1616

James Style & Elinor Hawkes .. .. 10 Aug. 1617

Robert Cookes & Anne Cotterell .. .. 2 Oct. 1620

John Fisher & Joane Dark .. .. 19 Dec. 1622

Richard Winton & Alice Reeve .. .. 10 Nov. 1623

Francis Perk & Jone Hartwell .. .. 5 Apr. 1624

William Reeve & Sara Roberts .. .. 9 Nov. 1628

John Collett & Joane Jenkins .. .. 16 Feb. 1628

Armwell Shewell & Ann Roberts .. .. 30 Apr. 1630

Conan Dabenny & Joane Booth .. .. 5 Feb. 1631

William Mumford & Margaret Pert .. .. 29 Sept. 1631

William Cruche & Joane Bags .. .. 29 Sept. 1632

Richard Charlock & Joane Camden .. .. 6 Oct. 1632

Francis Peart & Margery Martin .. .. 9 Sept. 1637

James Hale & Joane Leadington .. .. 9 June 1640

William Addams & Ursula Athrelpho .. 11 June 1640

Richard Best & Jane Brasier .. .. 23 May 1641

Thomas Taynton & Mary Robberts .. .. 23 June 1641

Thomas Phipps & Sarah Peart .. .. 21 Oct. 1644

William Haines & Mary Darcke .. .. 25 Sept. 1645

Henry Winston & Margaret Newman .. .. 25 Sept. 1645

Thomas Stevenson & Sarah Wood .. .. 7 Jan. 1646

Anthony Bushell & Elizabeth Jordan .. .. 14 Aug. 1647

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1550 to 1599

The names of all such as have been maried since the year of oure Lord 1550.

John Wills & Annis Daubney .. .. 29 Jan. 1550

Richard Willis & Katharine Halle .. .. 10 June 1552

Richard Fenntaines & Joane Yodson .. 8 Nov. 1552

Richard Robarts & Katherine Willes .. 15 Nov. 1552

Charels Perkinnes & Elinne Ferris .. 15 May 1553 [?]

John Dennes & Joane Wodd .. .. 6 July 1556

John Williss & Allis Reeve .. .. 3 Feb. 1558

John Stephenson & Allice Steward .. 10 June 1559

Richard Hanckoke & Alice Smithe.. .. 18 Jan. 1565

Thomas Kente & Parnell Wodd .. .. 12 Jan. 1566

John George & Margaret Wodd .. .. 30 Aug. 1567

Thomas George & Elizabeth Darke .. 20 Nov. 1567

Thomas Chaundler & Joane Roberts .. 29 Oct. 1571

Thomas Hawkines & Margaret Darcke .. 25 Jan. 1573

Richard Ellis & Joan Wodd .. .. 31 Jan. 1573

William Perrye & Margaret Jons .. .. 23 Sept. 1574

Thomas Lane & Katherine [———] .. 28 Aug. 1577

William Hawkines & Katherine [————] .. 2 Oct. 1577

John Stephenson & Allice Clarcke .. .. 12 Nov. 1577

Nicholas Nott & [———] .. .. 29 Sept. 1578

Jeffery Powers & Elizabeth Smith .. .. 24 Oct. 1578

Thomas Willis & Katherine Smith .. 19 Oct. 1579

Richard Longe & Elizabeth Palmer .. 3 Nov. 1579

Robert Phipps & Alice Wodd .. .. 7 Nov. 1579

Charels Atwood & Katherine Hawkines .. 23 Nov. 1579

William Joanes & Joane Dawbney .. 26 Nov. 1581

George Wodlowe & Joane Sideley .. 18 May 1584

Ancker Palmer & Margery Greenway .. 4 Oct. 1584

Thomas Wells & Joane Darke .. .. 14 Nov. 1586

Francis Style & Mary Reeve .. .. 19 Sept. 1588

James Hale & Alice Dawbney .. .. 20 Oct. 1589

John Rutter & Margaret Roberts .. .. 15 Jan. 1592

George Reeve & Ann Wodd .. .. 28 Jan. 1593

Charles Wodd & Margaret Darcke .. 22 Nov. 1596

Robert George & Margaret Wodd .. .. 28 Nov. 1596

Charles Wodd & Margaret Halle .. .. 21 Nov. 1597

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Directories

Alstone Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Alstone is a hamlet of the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, in Winchcomb union, containing by the census of 1861, 96, and in 1871, 84 inhabitants, and with the hamlet of Little Washbourne, 1060 acres; in the upper division of Kiftsgate hundred, East Gloucestershire; 4 ½ miles south-east from Overbury, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb. It was formerly in Worcestershire, but by an Act of the 7th and 8th Vic. Chap. 61, it was transferred to Gloucestershire. It contains a chapel-of-ease to Overbury. Samuel Gist, Esq., is the principal owner of the soil. The rateable value of this parish is £881.

Trades and Professions.

Banning Robert, farmer

Beeve John, farmer

Peart William, farmer

Roberts Edmund, farmer

Winchcomb is the post town and nearest money order office

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Alstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Alston is a hamlet belonging to the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, from which it is distant 4½ miles south-east, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb, in the upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, and Winchcomb union and county court district. There is a chapel of ease to Overburv. The population in 1861 was 96. Alston was formerly in Worcestershire; but under the Act of 7 & 8 Victoria, cap. 61, was transferred to Gloucestershire. Samuel Gist, Esq., is the chief landowner.

Cotterell Joseph, farmer

Hyatt William, farmer

Peart Wm. shopkeeper & beer retailer

Potter William, farmer

Roberts Edmund & Henry, farmers

Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also the nearest money order office.

Registrar of Births & Deaths, Daniel Edington, Cleeve

Carrier. — Peart, to Cheltenham, thursday & Saturday; to Tewkesbury, Wednesday

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

Alstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Alston it a hamlet in the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, from which it is distant 4 ½ miles south-east, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb, in the hundred of Oswaldslow, Union of Winchcomb. There is a chapel of ease to Overbury. The population, in 1851, was 89. Alston was formerly in Worcestershire; but under the Act of 7 & 8 Victoria, cap. 61, was transferred to Gloucestershire.

Traders

Cotterell Joseph, farmer

Hyatt William, farmer

Potter William, farmer

Roberts Edmund & Henry, farmers

Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also the nearest money order office.

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.

Alstone Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Directory

Allen John, farmer

Cowles Thomas, farmer

Field Richard, farmer

New John, farmer

Trotman Edm. farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

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Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Winchcombe
  • Probate Court:
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Pershore
  • Poor Law Union: Tewkesbury
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury
  • County Court District: Winchcombe