Alvington Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Alvington is a chapelry of Woolaston Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1688

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Parishes adjacent to Alvington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALVINGTON, a parish in the district of Chepstow and county of Gloucester; on the estuary of the Severn, and the South Wales railway, near Wollaston r. station, 2 miles SW of Lydney. Post Town, Lydney. Acres, 2,553; of which 500 are water. Real property, £2,709. Pop. 369. Houses, 79. The manor belongs to the family of Noel. The living is a p. curacy annexed to the rectory of Wollaston, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The ancient church was a cell to Llantony Abbey.

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

Alvington, 8½ m. S.W. Newnham. P. 340.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Alvington, a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of Woolaston, Gloucestershire; 9 ½ miles south west of Newnham, on the road to Chepstow. Living, a curacy not in charge, subordinate to Woolaston. All tithes, moduses, &c., commuted in 1810. Pop., in 1801, 211; in 1831, 281. Houses 60. Acres 1,550. A. P.. £1,787. Poor rates, in 1837, £109.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Alvington, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Blakeney (123) 5½ m. SW. Pop. 272.

A hamlet in the parish of Wollaston, and hundred of Bideslow. It is a chapelry, not in charge, subordinate to Wollaston, in the archdeaconry of Hereford, and diocese of Gloucester.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Williams Rich., Alvington, Gloucestershire, farmer & maltster, July 12, 1842.

Parish Records

Marriages

Marriages at Alvington 1698-1836

Marriages at Alvington 1698-1836 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Alvington Marriages 1813 to 1836

Volume V.

James Williams & Elizabeth Lacy, 18 Oct. 1813

James Jones & Betty Withers, lic., 23 Nov. 1813

Moses Mercy & Rebekah Chalcroft, 14 Apr. 1814

Thomas Bullock & Mary Anne Cooke, lic., 21 Nov. 1814

Richard Chalcroft & Mary Lewis, lic., 26 Nov. 1814

Thomas Priest & Elizabeth Robarts, 26 Mar. 1815

Henry Probyn & Sarah Bennet Wegh, lic., 29 Oct. 1816

John Richards & Charlotte Watkins, 9 Dec. 1817

Thomas Prosser & Anne Powel, 17 Dec. 1817

Esau Chapman & Sarah Robins, 31 Dec. 1818

James Simmonds & Elizabeth Parry, 22 June 1819

Thomas Morse & Margaret Swayne, lic., 13 Apr. 1820

William Younge & Elizabeth Williams, 27 May 1822

James Waters & Jane Harriss, 2 Sept. 1822

George Davies & Elizabeth Williams, 19 May 1823

John Richard & Mary Anne Parry, 30 Aug. 1823

Edward Perryman, of Chepstow, & Mary MacGeary, lic., 9 Feb. 1824

Sabathiel Coldrick & Catherine Church, lic., 1 Mar. 1824

John Jones & Anne Davies, 22 July 1824

John Farrel & Mary Morgan, 19 Aug. 1824

Thomas Hopkins & Sarah Powell, 18 Dec. 1824

James Wicksy & Anne Morgan, 29 Sept. 1825

William Jones, of St. Briavels, & Rachel Hawkins, 30 Oct. 1825

John Cole & Elizabeth Isaac, 21 Feb. 1826

Isaac Morgan & Mary Brazier, 4 Feb. 1827

James Williams & Eliza Green, 6 Oct. 1827

George Golding & Anne Imm, 25 Oct. 1827

William Teague & Mary Bessex, of St. Briavels, 27 Apr. 1828

Edward Witington & Mary Anne Cook, 6 July 1828

Jeremiah Porter & Martha Brazier, 29 Mar. 1830

Arthur Pink & Betty Howell, 30 June 1830

Ebenezer Harris Cook & Margaretta Welsley Tummey, 29 July 1830

Benjamin Townsend & Sarah Jane James, 5 Mar. 1832

Daniel Gough & Anne Mary Barberry, 5 June 1832

Oliver Richards & Betty Hele, 10 Sept. 1832

Thomas Tillings & Bertha Evans, 4 Nov. 1833

John Morse & Sophia Taylor, lic., 5 Dec. 1833

Henry Warner, of Lydney, & Ann Taylor, lic., 1 Jan. 1834

Matthew Stephen White, of St. Weonards, & Mary Dowle, lic., 30 Jan. 1834

Thomas Craddock & Harriet James, 3 Mar. 1834

Thomas Taylor & Jane Watkins, lic., 1 July 1834

Philip Fisher & Sarah Vines, 27 Dec. 1835

Thomas Church & Mary Drew, 1 May 1836

William Cook & Elizabeth Thorn, 15 Sept. 1836

Joseph Boughton & Elizabeth Davis, 5 Nov. 1836

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Alvington Marriages 1775 to 1812

Isaac Rogers, p. Woolaston, & Anne Pollard, 23 Feb. 1775

John Paine, p. Cristoe, & Elizabeth Barns, 25 Dec. 1775

Samuel Evans & Sarah Hicks, 29 Dec. 1775

Charles Baker, of Monmouth, & Susannah Blunt, lic., 24 Dec. 1776

John Edwards & Elizabeth Hewitt, 31 Dec. 1776

William Williams, p. Woolaston, & Rachel Matthews, 7 June 1778

Samuel Lawrence & Clare Janes [sic], lic., 20 Apr. 1779

David Griffiths & Mary Jones, 19 Apr. 1780

James Collins, of Lidney, & Betty Metcalfe, lic., 18 Oct. 1781

John Williams & Mary Williams, 30 Apr. 1782

John Powell & Lucy Warren, lic., 19 Sept. 1782

Robert Burton, of Bristol, & Mary Day, lic., 18 Oct. 1782

John Holloway & Mary Thurston, of Chepstow, lic., 8 July 1783

Joseph Morgan & Ann Thomas, 16 Nov. 1784

John Ball & Anna Maria Frazier, 15 July 1785

William Williams & Mary Phillips, 20 Sept. 1785

Edward Harris & Clare Laurence, 11 May 1786

Richard Taylor, of Lidney, & Mary Hewett, lic., 11 May 1786

Thomas Morgan & Hannah Jenkins, 27 Nov. 1786

Christopher Blunt & Sarah Proctor, lic., 27 Dec. 1786

Thomas Prichard & Mary Maybery, 1 May 1787

Stephen Day & Anne Parry, 27 Dec. 1787

Edward Grainger & Elizabeth Hayward, 3 Mar. 1788

William Howell, p. Lidney, & Hannah Fisher, 10 Apr. 1788

William Parry & Mary Ranford, 26 June 1788

John Howel & Sarah Young, 3 Mar. 1789

Joseph Morgan & Elizabeth Davies, 20 Oct. 1789

William Clarkson, of Newnham, & Sarah Sargeaunt, lic., 27 July 1790

Edward Long & Diana Jones, 10 Nov. 1790

Thomas Syms & Anne Arnold, 5 July 1791

John Thomas, p. Hewelsfield, & Martha Phillips, 13 July 1791

William Williams & Sarah Lewis, 24 Dec. 1791

William Lacey & Elizabeth Jones, 20 Feb. 1792

John Richards & Rachel Williams, 8 May 1792

Richard Hicks, of Lidney, & Elizabeth Godsell, 15 Aug. 1793

Joseph White, of Oxenhall, & Susannah Maddox, 12 Aug. 1794

John Etheridge Nelme, of Weston-under-Penyaed [sic], & Anne Young, lic., 23 Oct. 1794

Edmund Lewis & Sarah Trounsell, 14 Feb. 1795

William Lawrence & Martha Thomas, 28 Sept. 1795

William Bally, of St. Michael, co. Som., & Anne Bayliss, lic., 13 Sept. 1796

Edward Green, of Newland, & Margaret Parry, lic., 13 Dec. 1796

Richard Townsend, of Hewelsfield, & Charlotte Phillips, 14 Mar. 1797

William Roberts & Ann Cother, 25 May 1797

William Williams & Ann Thomas, 20 June 1797

Edward Young & Mary Price, 17 Sept. 1798

John Darby, of Hewelsfield, & Amelia Aston, 29 Oct. 1798

William Davies & Elizabeth Grainger, p. Dymock, lic., 23 Nov. 1798

Charles Watkins & Elizabeth Jones, lic., 13 May 1800

James Morgan & Ann Moss, 14 July 1800

William Harding, of Tidenham, & Jane Watkins, lic., 2 May 1801

James Maps & Elizabeth Parry, 16 Feb. 1802

George Gay & Sarah Imm Hicks, lic., 6 July 1802

John Hardwick & Ann Hewlett, lic., 8 Dec. 1802

William Proctor, of Woolastone, & Martha Watkins, lic., 22 July 1803

Thomas Powell & Elizabeth Lacy, 26 Sept. 1803

John Davis & Sarah James, 17 Dec. 1803

Jonas Elway & Mary Morris, 19 Aug. 1805

John Edwards & Jane Faisey, 11 Dec. 1806

George Lewis & Jane Hewett, 8 Oct. 1807

John Pride & Mary Hill, lic., 21 Mar. 1808

John James & Mary Tols, 11 Apr. 1808

Charles Watkins & Hannah Williams, 26 Apr. 1808

John Stuart Lewis, of Bristol, & Ann Probert, lic., 30 Nov. 1808

William Watkins & Mary Williams, 1 May 1810

John Bunsted, of St. Botolph’s, Bishopsgate, London, & Mary Clarkson, lic., 14 Mar. 1811

John Cooper, p. Lidney, & Eleanor Howell, lic., 24 Oct. 1811

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Alvington Marriages 1698 to 1774

Volume I.

John Oakley & Rose Mills, 26 Apr. 1698

George Hulin & Mary Baker, -  - [1699]

Edward Oakley & Elizabeth Purrit, 5 May 1702

William Worgan, of Wollaston, & Mary Cox, 30 May 1703

Henry Baker & Susan Hicks, 12 Feb. 1704

John Baker & Mary Oakley, 19 Feb. 1704

William Gilbert & Jane Cox, 5 Oct. 1705

Morgan Watkins & Diana Rudge, 24 May 1706

Francis Hicks & Mary Jenkins, 9 Oct. 1706

Thomas Prior & Martha Woodroff, 24 Oct. 1706

William Allinder & Mary Morgan, 26 Nov. 1706

Thomas George & Anne Hunt, 8 – 1711

William Huntley & Elizabeth Gron[--], - - 1712

Thomas Brooks & Elizabeth Stanton, 18 May 1714

Francis Grudmore & Ann Ronols, 3 Feb. 1715

William Woodrof & Liddath Oakley, 25 June 1717

John King & Martha Hopking, 10 Feb. 1717

Joseph Willett & Mary Jennings, 26 Aug. 1718

Morgan Powell & Anne Jones, 2 Feb. 1720

John George & Anne Philips, 29 May 1722

[--] Willotts & Mary Morse, 9 Dec. 1723

John Jarland & Sarah Hicks, 17 Feb. 1725

John Watkins, p. Newlands, & Mary Buris, 15 Apr. 1726

William Malban & Ann Phillips, 28 Aug. 1728

William Davis & Mary George, 17 Feb. 1728

Somerset Bris & Martha Brorros, 4 Oct. 1729

Richard Allen & Mary Piner, 26 Dec. 1729

Richard Phillips & Ann Hicks, 28 Mar. 1733

Thomas Wixton & Elizabeth Whit, 27 Aug. 1734

William Gilbord & Mary Griffits, 26 Dec. 1734

William Luxs & Ann Baker, 13 Jan. 1735

Thomas Maybry & Mary Moltan, 18 Feb. 1735

David Griffiths & Mary Gardener, 5 Feb. 1739

John Parry, p. Abergavenny, & Ann Watkins, p. Woolaston, lic., 27 Apr. 1740

Matthew Jenkins & Margaret Jones, 1 Jan. 1740

William Walker & Mary Powell, p. Lydney, lic., 13 Nov. 1740

Joseph Neal & Martha Marshal, lic., 27 Apr. 1741

Volume II.

Walter Williams & Mary Gorly, 26 May 1749

Joseph Molten & Ann Simmonds, 11 Feb. 1750

Joseph Millets & Jane King, 10 Feb. 1751

Volume III.

William Watkins, p. Newland, & Sarah Metcalf, lic., 26 May 1757

Thomas Preest & Ann Prout, 2 June 1760

George Metcalf & Mary Prockter, lic., 2 May 1762

Thomas Wickson & Ann James, 6 Mar. 1764

Joseph Morgan, p. Cerlaen, & Ann Adams, 32 [sic] July 1764

William Powel & Susanah Lewis, 26 Aug. 1764

Richard Hewett & Mary Priest, 2 June 1765

William Ball & Mary Lewis, 31 Dec. 1766

John Hewett & Sarah Ball, 29 June 1767

James Powell, p. Lidney, & Elizabeth Gibing, 21 Nov. 1768

Edward Hawkins & Mary Ball, 23 Nov. 1768

John Howell, p. Woolaston & Margaret Proctor, lic., 20 July 1769

George Metcalf & Betty Blunt, lic., 5 Dec. 1769

Joseph Morris & Mary Hughes, 20 May 1771

Thomas Griffiths & Ann Hicks, 12 Dec. 1771

James Howell & Anne Proctor, 13 Feb. 1772

William Parry & Elizabeth Wix, 22 Aug. 1773

Thomas James & Mary Lawrence, lic., 12 Oct. 1773

William Evans & Anne Priest, 19 Apr. 1774

Thomas Worgan & Anne Jenkins, 17 May 1774

Thomas Wix & Hannah Reeks, p. Woolaston, 15 Aug. 1774

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

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Directories

Alvington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Alvington is a village and parish, situated on the western bank of the river Severn and the high road from Newnham to Chepstow, distant 9½ miles south-west from the former, 6½ north-east from the latter, and 2½ south-west from Lydney, in the hundred of Bledisloe, union and county court district of Chepstow, rural deanery of the Forest, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient building, with a square embattled tower containing 5 bells, and has been recently restored. The living is a chapelry, annexed, together with that of Lancaut, to the rectory of Wollastone, joint annual value £640, in the gift of the Duke of Beaufort, and held by the Rev. Wm. Somerset, B.C.L. There is a school for children of both sexes, built by Higford Burr, Esq., and supported by subscription. About a mile and a half west of the village is Clannafalls, the seat of Major Edward Andrew Noel. The population in 1861 was 369 ; the acreage is 1,506 ; rateable value, £2,360. Major Edward Andrew Noel (who is lord of the manor) and Higford Burr, Esq., are chief landowners.

Parish Clerk, Walter Williams.

Matthews Mr. Thos. Beanhill cottage

Noel Major Edward Andrew, D.L., J. P. Clannafalls

Thomas Rev. William Mathew, B.A. [curate]

Commercial. 

Birt James, paper mills, Rowley mills

Challenger George, beer retailer

Ebborn Richard, Globe, & farmer

Edwards John, carpenter

Edwards William, blacksmith

Harris John, shopkeeper

Harris George, jun. mason

Harris George, sen. mason

Imm Henry, boot & shoe. maker

James William, gardener & farmer

Jordan Joseph, blacksmith

Kemish John, shopkeeper

Lawton Joseph G. farmer, Barnage ho

Lewis Francis, boot & shoe maker

Lewis George, carpenter

Marsh William, veterinary surgeon

Matthews William S. farmer, Springs land

Mullins Isaac, farmer

Read John, farmer, Severn lodge

Richards James, haulier

Taylor John, farmer, Court end

Taylor Thos. farmer, Alvington court

Thomas Charles, wheelwright

Walters Henry, farmer, Cottage farm

Watts Daniel, farmer

White Daniel Alfred, miller, Alvington mill

Williams James, fisherman

Letters are received through Lydney, which is the nearest money order office.

Registrar of Births & Deaths & Relieving Officer, William Packer, Woolastone. School, Mrs. Louisa Avant, mistress.

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.

Alvington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Alvington is a village and parish, situated on the high road from Newnham to Chepstow, and the western bank of the river Severn, distant 9 ½ miles south-west from the former, 6 ½ north-east from the latter, and 2 ½ south-west from Lydney, in the Hundred of Bledisloe, Union of Chepstow.  The church of St. Andrew is an ancient building, with a square embattled tower and 5 bells, and has recently been restored.  The living is annexed to the rectory of Woolastone. There is a school for children of both sexes, built by Higford Burr, Esq., and supported by subscription.  About a mile and a half west of the village is Clannafalls, the seat of the Hon. Wm. Middleton Noel.  The population, in 1851, was 400, and the acreage is 1,506; rateable value, £2,600.  The Hon. W. M. Noel is lord of the manor, and, together with Higford Burr, Esq., is chief landowner.

Collins John, esq. Severn lodge

Jones Rev. George Wowen [curate]

Noel Capt. E. A. Clannafalls

Noel Hon. Wm. Middleton, Clannafalls

Traders

Challenger George, beer retailer

Edwards William, blacksmith

Graizier Hannah (Mrs.), schoolmistress

Holder John, ‘Globe’

James Thomas, butcher

Jordan Joseph, blacksmith

Kear William, tailor

Keedwell Charles, yeoman

Kemish John, shopkeeper

Lettey Abraham, shoemaker

Matthews Thomas, farmer

Mullins Isaac, farmer

Phelps Benjamin, farmer

Richards & Co. papermakers (Edmund Woodroffe, manager)

Richards James, haulier

Spring John, farmer

Stephens James, farmer

Stephens James H. farmer, Barnage

Taylor Thos. farmer, Alvington court

Walters Henry, farmer

White Daniel Alfred, miller

Williams Margaret (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Williams Richard, farmer & maltster, Court end

Williams Walter, parish clerk

Woodroffe Edmund, manager of paper mills

Workman Charles, shoemaker

Letters received through Lydney, which is the nearest money order office

Public School, Mrs. Hannah Graizier, mistress

Registrar of Births & Deaths & Relieving Officer – William Packer, Woolastone

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.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Chepstow
  • Probate Court: Post-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory), Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Hereford
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Chepstow
  • Hundred: Bledisloe
  • Province: Canterbury