Aston Somerville Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Aston Somerville is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1668

Parishes adjacent to Aston Somerville

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Aston-Somerville, a parish in the district of Evesham and county of Gloucester; on the river Isborne, 4 miles S by E of Evesham r. station. Post Town, Broadway. Acres, 993. Real property, £1,475. Pop., 105. Houses, 21. The manor has been held, for upwards of six centuries, by the family of Somerville; of whom were William Somerville, the poet, author of "The Chase," and Lord Somerville, the distinguished agriculturist, who died in 1819. A salt spring occurs, and interesting fossils have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £272. Patron, Lord Somerville. The church is very good.

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

Aston-Somerville, 5 m. N. Winchcomb. P. 89

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aston-Somerville, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Kiftsgate, union of Evesham, Gloucestershire; 4 miles south by east from Evesham; on a branch of the Avon. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £9 3s. 4d.; gross income £277. Patron, in 1835, Lord Somerville. This manor has remained in the family of Somerville for upwards of six centuries. Lord Somerville, the distinguished agriculturist, was buried here in 1819. Pop., in 1801, 87; in 1831, 103. Houses 18. Acres 1 ,320. A. P. £2,440. No levy of poor rates in 1837

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Aston-Somerville, co. Gloucester.
P. T. Evesham (99) 4 m. S b E. Pop. 110.
A parish in the lower division of Kiftsgate hundred; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; charged in K. B. 9l. 3s. 4d.; patron (1829) Lord Somerville, in whose family this manor has remained for upwards of six centuries.

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.

Parish Records

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Marriages at Aston Somerville 1661 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. 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 earliest Register now remaining is a parchment volume, measuring about 13 by 11 inches, and containing 15 pages. The second volume of papers contains the Marriages from 1754 to 1812. The Marriages were abstracted by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, M.A., Rector of Whitchurch, and are printed by permission of the Rev. S. F. Whitehead, Rector.

Marriages at Aston Somerville 1661 to 1812 - Archive.org

Marriages at Aston Somerville 1661-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Aston Somerville Marriages 1759 to 1812

Volume II.

Henry Williams, of Child’s Wickham, & Mary Phillips, 12 July 1759

Richard Hall & Hannah Tomlinson, 23 Mar. 1762

Edmund Hopkins & Elizabeth Holmes, 1 Mar. 1764

William Palmer & Thedosia Paddock, 13 Oct. 1768

John Clark, p. of Lenchwic, co. Worc., & Ann Farr, 11 Oct. 1769

Henry Tomlins, of Buckland, & Ann Hale, 8 Jan. 1770

John Sollis, of Child’s Wickham, & Elizabeth Gibbs, 23 Apr. 1770

James Nott & Nelly Wallis, 13 Oct. 1770

George Hemming & Susannah King, 21 Sept. 1772

Richard Bevan, of Dumbleton, & Ann Panter, 4 Oct. 1781

Thomas Handy & Mary Harrison, 7 Apr. 1788

John Green, of Didbrook, & Mary Goddard, lic., 11 Mar. 1789

John Candall & Betty Mealing, 25 Oct. 1791

Wm. Barnes & Elizabeth Hughes, lic., 23 Jan. 1793

Wm. Taylor, of Badsey, & Elizabeth Palmer, lic., 16 Oct. 1793

Richard Cheshire, of Staunton, & Ann Lloyd, lic., 7 Feb. 1795

Samuel Dobbs, of Breeden [Bredon], & Mary Pearce, lic., 16 May 1796

John Thornet, of Hinton, & Ann Johnson, 21 Aug. 1797

William Smith, of Broadway, & Mary Muslin, 12 Oct. 1797

Joseph Hall, of Dumbleton, & Mary Hall, 21 June 1804

Edward Smith, of Child’s Wickham, & Eliz. Saunders, 11 Oct. 1805

John Haywood & Lucy Kinott, 10 Nov. 1805

James Standford & Hannah Panter, 24 Nov. 1805

Joseph Handy & Elizabeth Clarke, 6 May 1806

Thomas James, of Kineton, & Rebecca Johnson, lic., 17 Mar. 1807

John Dallaway & Elizabeth Goddard, 25 Apr. 1808

Richard Hands & Mary Kilby, 27 Mar. 1809

John Hall & Ann Burrows, 16 July 1810

Thomas Saunders & Mary Southam, 10 Oct. 1810

John Standeford, of Buckland, & Mary Jones, lic., 19 may 1811

John Ward, w., & Mary Davis, 17 Feb. 1812

Thomas Standing & Mary Williams, 12 Oct. 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Aston Somerville Marriages 1700 to 1753

James Stephen, of Child’s Wickham, & Sarah Perkins, 21 July 1700

John Kinman, of Cow Honiborn, & Meryal Stait, 29 Jan. 1701

Thos. Keyt, of Broadway, & Anne Parry, 3 Aug. 1704

John Bromhill, of Dumbleton, & Elizabeth Milles, 1 July 1708

Robert Davyes, of Burford & Hannah Mason, 16 Feb. 1708

Isaac Griffin, of Wormington, & Hannah Pelly, - 1710

Timothy Deaves, of Winchcomb, & Susannah Wootton, 19 Oct. 1713

Thomas Daffern & Hester Wootton, 26 Apr. 1714

William Stafford & Margaret Roberts, 2 Oct. 1719

William Pale & Mary Bird, 1 Apr. 1722

Edward Lightfoot & Mary Loveday, both of Child’s Wickham, 4 July 1725

John Phipps, of Evesham, & Mary Parry, of Child’s Wickham, lic., 19 May 1727

William Reeve, of Wormington, & Mary Surmon, 10 Feb. 1727

William Woodward, of Aberton, co. Worc., & Esther Martin, of Mercoat, lic., 21 Sept. 1729

Mark Tomlins & Anne White, lic., 12 July 1730

William Reeve, of Mercoat, & Olive Prescot, of Crowle, co. Worc., lic., 17 Sept. 1730

William Daffern, w., & Sarah Tayler, of Child’s Wickham, 8 Jan. 1730

Thomas Edwin, of Norton, co. Worc., & Elizabeth Marten, of Mercoat, 8 Feb. 1730

William Rooke & Isabell Freeman, 28 Nov. 1731

Edward Smith & Mary Weyman, - 1732

Daniel Clements, of Moore, & Hannah Smith, 10 Dec. 1732

Thomas Bach & Hester Merris, 21 Apr. 1734

John Paddock & Alice Hyerne, lic., 23 Oct. 1734

Phillip Gibbs & Abigail Tusten, b., of Wormington, lic., 5 Oct. 1735

James Fisher, of Child’s Wickham, & Mary Compton, of Ashton Underhill, lic., 24 Jan. 1735

Richard Care & Sarah Veale, b., of Wormington, lic., 30 Oct. 1737

John Mumford & Mary Harris, 25 Dec. 1738

Henry Bowten & Hannah Gilks, - 1739

Richard Ganher & Ann Stafford, 5 Oct. 1742

John Reynolds, rector, & Joyce Winde, m. at Farmcote Chapell in Lower Guiting, lic., 27 Nov. 1742

Richard Cox & Mary Wooton, b., of Buckland, 6 Nov. 1745

John Fisher & Elizabeth Burman, of Buckland, 23 Dec. 1745

John Cull & Hannah Mason, of Buckland, 27 Dec. 1745

John Read & Ann Winde, lic., 18 Sept. 1747

James Mins & Hannah Cotton, 1 Dec. 1747

Robert Atkins & Ann Farmer, 6 Oct. 1747

Charles Heuse & Elizabeth Harris, 17 Feb. 1747

Richard Cull & Hannah Griffen, of Dumbleton, 19 Sept. 1748

John Baylis & Mary Miller, 9 May 1748

Thomas Daffan & Margaret Cooke, of Laverton, lic., 13 Sept. 1749

William Dyer & Ann Hopkins, of Dumbleton, lic., 17 Feb. 1749

William Gardner & Sarah Bub, of Dumbleton, 5 May 1750

Henry Clayton & Christian Sadler, 8 Oct. 1750

Cornelius Steel & Jane Turner, 3 Sept. 1751

Mathew Ven & Ann Mathews, 6 Oct. 1751

Johnathan Hull & Anne Dunn, 21 Oct. 1752

William Freeman & Elizabeth Mathews, 8 Jan. 1753

George Brookes & Mary Arkel, 5 Aug. 1753

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Aston Somerville Gloucestershire - Google Books

Transcriptions

Poll Book 1834, Aston Somerville Gloucestershire

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of August 1834 between Christopher William Codrington, Esquire, and Charles Hanbury Tracy Leigh, Esquire. For more information see Poll Book 1834.

Poll Book of the Election, August 1834 for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester.

Campden Polling District

Aston Somerville Parish

NameResidenceQualificationWhere Situate
Crowther  WilliamAston Somerville50l. renterAston Somerville

Directories

Aston Somerville Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Aston Somerville is a parish in Evesham union, containing by the census of 1861, 105, and in 1871, 151 inhabitants, and 993 acres; in the deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire ; 4 miles south-west from Broadway, 5 south from Evesham Station, 24 from Gloucester, and 93 north-west from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Head. M.A., is valued at £370 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of John Whitehead, Esq., who is also lord of the manor and chief landowner. The church, supposed to be dedicated to St. Lawrence, consists of chancel, nave, and tower, with two bells. There is a school for children of both sexes, supported by John Whitehead, Esq.

Clergy and Gentry

Head Rev. George, M.A. I The Rectory

Whitehead John, Esq., Somerville Aston house

Trades and Professions

Harris John, nailmaker and bellhanger

Lax Robert, farmer, Lower farm

Munden Robert, village schoolmaster

Stephens James, blacksmith

Whitehead and Austin, farmers, Upper farm

Whitehead John, yeoman, Somerville Aston house

Letters through Broadway, which is also the nearest money order office. Letter box cleared at 5 p.m. on week-days only.

Village School – Robert Munden, master

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

Aston Somerville Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Aston Somerville is a village and parish, 5 miles from Evesham station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line of railway, 4 from Broadway, 24 from Gloucester, and 93 north-west from London, in the lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, Evesham union and county court district, bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and rural deanery of Campden. The church (name unknown) is a stone building, having a chancel, nave and tower with 2 bells; in the church is an ancient stone figure of a knight in armour, supposed to have been one of the Somervilles. The living is a rectory, annual value £272, in the gift of Lord Somerville; the Rev. George Head, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, is the incumbent. The area of the parish is 991 acres; the rateable value, £1,387. Lord Somerville is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The population in 1861 was 165.

Head Rev. George, M.A., Rectory

Crowther William, farmer

Letters are received through Evesham. The nearest money order office is at Broadway.

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.

Aston Somerville Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Aston Somerville is a township, village, and parish, 5 miles from Evesham station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line of railway, 4 from Broadway, 24 from Gloucester, and 93 north-west from London, in the lower division of the Hundred of Kiftsgate, Evesham Union, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol.  The church is a stone building, having a tower, chancel, nave, and 2 bells.  The living is a rectory, of the value of £272 per year, in the gift of Lord Somerville; the Rev. George Head, M.A., is the present incumbent.  The acreage contained in the parish is 901 acres, and the rateable value £1,387.  Lord Somerville is lord of the manor.  The population, in 1851, was 80.

Head Rev. George, M.A. Rectory

Crowther William, farmer

Letters are received through Evesham.  The nearest money order office is at Broadway.

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: Evesham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Evesham
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Polling District: Campden