Beverston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Beverstone

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1563

Parishes adjacent to Beverston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEVERSTONE, a village and a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester. The village stands 1½ mile WNW of Tetbury, and 6½ SSW of Brimscomb r. station; and has a post office under Stroud. The parish comprises 2,360 acres. Real property, £2,818. Pop., 170. Houses, 34. The property is not much divided. A castle was erected here, in the time of Edward III., by Thomas, Lord Berkeley; was repeatedly besieged, and finally taken and burned, in the parliamentary wars; and is now a mass of ruin. Roofing-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Kingscote, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £590. Patron, the Crown. The church is a small ancient edifice of nave and chancel, and has a stone pulpit.

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

Beverstone, 1 mile N.W. Tetbury. P. 178

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

Parish Records

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Beverston Marriages 1563 to 1836

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. 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

The Marriage entries at Beverston, to 1836, are contained in six registers, containing the following years:-

No. 1. 1563 – 1709 – Vol. I

No. II 1710 – 1754 (part of) – Vol. I

No. III 1754 – 1781 – Vol. I. and Vol. II

No. IV. 1784 – 1804 – Vol. II

No. V. 1807 – 1812 – Vol. III

No. VI. 1813 – 1836 – Vol. IV

Three of these registers, originally separate, were bound together in one volume when Mr. Blount was Rector of Beverston, viz., I, II, and IV; so that the six are now contained in four volumes.

These entries have been transcribed by the Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., Vicar of Frocester, with the consent of the Rev. E. W. Evans, Rector of Beverston, by whose permission they are now published.


Marriages at Beverston 1784 to 1804 

Volume IV. – Register VI.

William Plomer, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Rebecca Panting, lic., 25 Jan. 1813

R. M. Cornwall, Minister.

Moses New, St. Mary, Devizes, Wilts, & Elizabeth Tilling, 20 Apr. 1813

John Norden & Phebe Hall, 5 Sept. 1813

George Emerson, farmer, of Shipton Moigne, & Mary Hart, lic., 13 Nov. 1813

Thomas Taylor & Sarah Pontin, 16 Apr. 1814

John Pearce & Ann Neale, 18 Apr. 1814

John Heaven, of Shipton Moigne, & Mary Graham, 29 Aug. 1814

Samuel Midwinter & Hester Pictor, 17 Oct. 1815

Lazarus Higgs & Rose Hannah Perrot, 27 Nov. 1815

Thomas Strange & Betty Underhill, 2 Dec. 1816

Job Randall & Jane Pearce, 17 June 1817

William Smart & Anna Hall, 19 Oct. 1817

William Hampton & Sabina Fowler, 29 July 1820

Thomas Smart, this p., & Rachel Longford, of Horseley, 4 Oct. 1821

James Hitchins & Anne Perrot, 27 May 1822

John Curtis, this p., & Sarah Perrot, of Tetbury, 26 Oct. 1822

George Walker & Anna Maria Griffin, 2 Dec. 1822

John Purnell, of Berkeley, & Jane Graham, 9 Nov. 1823

Thomas Bond & Hannah Evans, 18 Dec. 1823

Thomas Ludlow, this p., & Eliza Wear, of Tetbury, lic., 20 Sept. 1824

Thomas Purey & Ann Stiles, 11 Oct. 1824

Joseph Barrett & Rebecca York, 6 Nov. 1824

John Hall & Ann Cook, 5 Nov. 1825

William Evans & Elizabeth Tilling, 13 Nov. 1827

George Dixon, of Tetbury, & Jane Hart, lic., 5 Jan. 1829

William Coryndon Ebsworth, of Dursley, & Mary Ann Flight, lic., 14 Apr. 1829

Thomas Griffin & Sarah Griffin, 9 May 1829

Henry Perrott & Hannah Phelps, 14 Dec. 1829

William Sage & Ann Hiscott, w., lic., 2 Oct. 1830

Richard Harris Perrin & Elizabeth Bailey, 1 Oct. 1832

Thomas Packer, of Cheltenham, & Hannah Smart, lic., 16 Nov. 1832

John Ludlow & Ann Browning, 25 May 1833

John Frederick Hayward & Mary Ann Wigmore, of Horsley, lic., 24 Mar. 1835

Daniel Lewis, of Tetbury, & Ann Maria Smart, lic., 1 Oct. 1835

Moses Kinnett, w., of Crudwell, Wilts., & Elizabeth Graham, 19 May 1836

Samuel Frape & Hannah Lowe, 14 Nov. 1836

Signed: W. S. Panting, Curate.

[Here Vol. IV. ends].

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Marriages at Beverston 1805 to 1812

Volume III. – Register V.

[Written on the fly leave of Vol. III: “Memorandum. – There were no Marriages at Beverstone in the years 1805, 1806, 1808, 1811.”]

William Hillier, of Shipton Moigne, & Jane Hart, 18 Apr. 1807

John Hood & Katherine Pearce, 18 May 1807

William Wickes, w., & Martha Lock, 17 Aug. 1807

John Ludlow & Anne Curtis, 19 Oct. 1807

William Nickson, of Tetbury, & Hannah Baldwyn, lic., 28 Feb. 1809

Thomas Perrin & Edith Harris, 29 Apr. 1809

William Giles & Catherine Fry, 13 Apr. 1810

William Powell & Sarah Pitford, lic., 8 Nov. 1810

Thomas Sparrow & Phebe Pearce, 6 Jan. 1812

John Roberts & Martha Higgs, 25 Feb. 1812

[The above 10 entries are signed, “W. S. Panting, Clerk.”]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Marriages at Beverston 1813 to 1836

Register IV.

William Tanner, of Cherrington, & Mary Hayward, 21 Oct. 1784

Robert Large, of Newton, Somerset, & Anne Davies, 31 July 1786

William Dicks, of Didmarton, & Hester England, lic., 11 Oct. 1786

Thomas Townsend & Elizabeth Naish, 19 Nov. 1786

Henry Hall & Hannah Stockwell, 14 July 1787

John Green, * of Kelston, Somerset, & Sarah Hornidge, lic., 11 Mar. 1788

Stephen Strong & Betty Lawrence, 24 Apr. 1789

Moses Smart & Anne Ball, 7 June 1789

William Farmils, of Horsley, & Mary Ball, 6 July 1789

John Short, of Tetbury, & Mary Haydon, 15 Oct. 1789

James Flower & Susannah Millington, 18 Oct. 1789

John Perrot & Hannah Davies, 7 Jan. 1790

Robert Rogers, of Horseley, & Mary Hayward, lic., 14 Apr. 1791

[Among the witnesses are S. Hayward, and D.S. Hayward].

John Hemming & Hester Harris, 12 Feb. 1792

William Bennet & Anne Ludlow, 8 Apr. 1792

John Giles & Rebecca Barrett, 1 May 1792

Thomas Howell & Elizabeth Long, 9 Oct. 1794

Thomas Maller, of this p., & Mary Barrett of Tetbury, 12 Nov. 1796

Charles Swain & Susanna Sutton, 7 Nov. 1797

Thomas Bond & Martha Stockwell, 25 Dec. 1797

John Beak, of Twerton, Somerset, & Sarah Hayward, lic., 15 Mar. 1798

Signed: George Hayward, Curate.

Samuel Always, of this p., & Alice Tugwell, of Tetbury, 19 June 1799

Richard Evans & Hannah Harris, 15 June 1800

Thomas Walker & Sarah Perryn, 22 Nov. 1802

James Westmancote & Mary Frowd, 12 Oct. 1803

John Low & Elizabeth Pearce, 18 Nov. 1804

Signed: W. D. Tattershall, Minister.

[Here this Register ends.]

* He was curate of Kelston, second son of Rev. Thomas Green, rector there, and was born 6 Dec., 1760.  See Misc. Gen. & Her., 478, II, N.S.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.


Beverstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Beverstone is a parish and village, 9 miles south west from Tetbury road station, 25 north from Bath, 21 south from Gloucester, and 102 from London, in Berkeley hundred, Tetbury union, Malmsbury county court district, West Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Dursley, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. It is situated 2 miles west from the Bath and Cirencester road. The church of St. Andrew, a stone building in the Early English style, has nave and chancel; on the tower is a basrelief of St. Andrew, the patron saint, with his cross. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of Kingscote annexed, joint annual value £590, with residence, in the gift of the Crown; the Rev. Alan G. Cornwall, A.M., of Trinity College, Cambridge, is the incumbent; the Rev. Edward McLorg, B.A., of Queen’s College, Cambridge, is the curate. There is a mixed National school. The population in 1861 was 170 ; the acreage is 2,112. The soil is sandy and clayey; the subsoil is principally oolite. R.S.Holford, Esq., M.P.,is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The Castle is in a dilapidated condition; it is now in the possession of R. S. Holford, Esq.

Babdown and Nesley are farms in the parish.

Parish Clerk, John Ludlow.

McLorg Rev. Edward, B.A


Barber George, farmer, Babdown

Lewis Daniel, carpenter & builder

Kilmister Robert, farmer, Castle farm

Long Robert, farmer, Nesley

Mallar Thomas & James, carpenters & wheelwrights

Mallar Richd. carpenter & wheelwright

Ratcliffe Edwin, farmer. Park farm

Simpkins Thomas, blacksmith

Post Office. — Thomas Simpkins, receiver. Letters received through Stroud at 11.30 a.m.; dispatched 3.25 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Tetbury.

National School (mixed), Miss Lucy Kennington, 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.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tetbury
  • 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: Tetbury
  • Hundred: Berkeley (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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