Berkeley, Gloucestershire Family History

Berkeley is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire. Breadstone is a chapelry of Berkeley.

Other places in the parish include: Alkington, Ham, Ham and Stone, Stone, Hamfallow with Halmore and Wanswell, Hinton, Hinton with Purton, and Hamfallow.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1562. Separate registers exist for Stone beginning in 1594.

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Berkeley

  • Kingswood
  • Tortworth
  • Breadstone
  • North Nibley
  • Falfield
  • Hill
  • Rockhampton
  • Stinchcombe
  • Cam
  • Slimbridge

Historical Descriptions


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