Boxwell with Leighterton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Boxwell with Leighterton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Leighterton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1548

Nonconformists include: Baptist

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Parishes adjacent to Boxwell with Leighterton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOXWELL-WITH-LEIGHTERTON, a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester; on the Cotswolds, 4½ miles ESE of Wotton-under-Edge, and 6½ E of Charfield r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Leighterton, under Wotton-under-Edge. Acres, 2,266. Real property, £2,693. Pop, 255. Houses, 56. The property is divided among a few. Boxwell Court is the seat of the Rev. R. W. Huntley. About 45 acres are covered with box-trees. An ancient nunnery stood at Boxwell; and is said to have been destroyed by the Danes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £350. Patron, the Rev. R. W. Huntley. The church is ancient, and has a very ancient font. There is also a very ancient chapel at Leighterton.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Boxwell with Leighterton, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Grombald's Ash, union of Tetbury, county of Gloucester; 4 miles east by south of Wotton-under-Edge. Living, a rectory with the curacy of Leighterton, in the archd. of Bristol, and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; valued at £23 4s. 9½d.; gross income £350. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. R. W. Huntley. This parish possesses a daily school and two Sunday schools. “There were nunnes,” says Lelaud, “at Boxwell, 2 miles from Wotton-under-Edge, destroied, as sum say, by the Danes. It longid now to the abbey of Glocester.” Pop., in 1801, 217; in 1831, 297. Houses 64. Acres 2,210. A. P. £2,295. Poor rates, in 1837, £65.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Boxwell with Leighterton, 2 m. W. Tetbury. P. 334.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Leighterton, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Tetbury.(99) 4½ m. WSW. Pop. with Pa.

A tithing and chapelry in the parish of Boxwell and upper division of Grombald's Ash; living, a curacy subordinate to the rectory of Boxwell, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, not in charge; patronage with Boxwell rectory.

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

England’s Gazetteer 1752

Bokwell, (Gloc.) 3 m. E. from Wotton-under-Edge, in the great road from Gloucester to Bath, is a p. 7 m. in compass, which takes its name from a box-wood, and a well, or spring in it, which runs into the Avon. The manor was held by St. Peter's-abby in Glocestershire from the R. of William I. to Henry VIII. Sir Walter Raleigh had part of it after the ref. but it has been for these last hundred years almost in the family of the Huntleys, originally of Monmouthshire.

Source: England’s Gazetteer; Stephen Whatley; 1752.

Marriages

Marriages at Boxwell and Leighterton 1572 to 1812

Note. – Until recent years, i.e., sometime in the last century, Marriages were celebrated only in the Mother Church of Boxwell. They are now celebrated almost exclusively at Leighterton, as nearly all the houses in Boxwell, except the Court, have been demolished. The parish of Boxwell, with the Chapelry of Leighterton, has now a joint Register, but it is not certain that such was always the case, for two Register books, covering in part the same period, are in existence, which are marked below as “Register A” and “Register B”. There is only one Register, marked “C”, for the period 1754 to 1812.

Register A contains entries of Marriages from 1572 to 1745; it is on parchment leaves, measuring 9 ½ in. by 6 in., and is enclosed in a loose vellum cover. The writing is fairly legible, and it is in sound condition.

Register B is a similar volume, measuring 12 in. by 4 in., extending over the period 1597 to 1754. The writing is similar to the last, and it is in fair condition.

Register C is the only one for the period 1754 to 1812. It is one of the usual volumes of printed forms on paper. It measures 10 in. by 15 in., and is bound in leather, it is in sound condition.

There is much confusion in the way the entries are made, many of them being out of chronological order.

These extracts have been made by the Rev. J. Nowill Bromehead, rector of Beverstone, and the Rev. H. C. Frere, rector of Boxwell with Leighterton, by whose permission they are now printed.

Marriages at Boxwell and Leighterton 1572-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Boxwell and Leighterton Marriages 1754 to 1812

Register A.

Henry Ford & Ann Bennett, 12 Apr. 1655 [Inserted]

John Townes & Agnes Heaven, 27 Oct. 1572

Henry Ford & Julian [sic] Workman, 28 Oct. 1573

James Pegler & Marian Creed, 7 Jan. 1575

Nicholas Cottrell & Maryon Foorde, 7 Jan. 1575

James Browning & Agnes Buscot, 20 Sept. 1575

Thomas Webb & Edith Foorde, 1 Oct. 1576

Henry Ford & Elizabeth Webb, 8 Nov. 1576

Robert Moure & Amye Laurance, 4 Feb. 1581

Giles Browning & Eleanor Wood, 24 May 1582

Jesse Heaven & Joan Drew, 24 Feb. 1585

[---] Hills & Ann Wood, 7 Oct. 1586

James Millward & Ellen Butler, 7 Oct. 1591

John Smythe & Joan May, 24 Apr. 1592

John [---] & [---] Rogers, 27 Nov. 1596

James Barnfield & Joan Attwell, 26 Nov. 1597

William Bayly & Alice Browning, 20 Jan. 1597

Francis Goodinowe & Ann Gille, 6 Oct. 1599

Robert Brew & Elizabeth Creed, 23 Aug. 1675 [sic]

William Manning & Joan Longden, 8 Aug. 1603

John Longden & Alice Foorde, 4 July 1604

Gabriel Light & Joan Browning, 4 Oct. 1608

John Ponter & [---] Cottrell, 17 Oct. 1608

Edward Watt & Margaret Drigman, 1 Feb. 1612

John Cottrell & Joan Manning, 26 Nov. 1613

[---] Drw & Judith Foorde, 8 Mar. 1622

John Longden & Elizabeth Browning, 16 May 1624

John Brown & Elizabeth Baylie, 23 Nov. 1627

Richard Longdon & Ann Baily, 21 Jan. 1629

William Brown & Joan Morris, 7 Feb. 1631

Francis Creed & Alice Kirke, 14 July 1645

Thomas Coleman & Jane Drew, 5 Feb. 1645

William Drew & Catherine Creed, 16 May 1682

Richard Roach & Elizabeth Longden, 2 Aug. 1683

John Leonard & Alice Teackle, 26 June 1684

Thomas Welgrove & Sarah Creed, 21 Jan. 1689

Robert Wells & Hester Creed, 24 July 1690

Henry Parsons, of Oldbury sup. Montem, & Sarah Heaven, 14 Dec. 1696

Richard Heaven & Judith Drew, 2 Sept. 1697

*Thomas Fry & Elizabeth Burnet, 4 Mar. 1700

*Jasper Mosse & Edith Drew, 17 Feb. 1701/2

+John Gardner & Abigail Evans, both of Uley, 19 Nov. 1704

John Long, of Owlpen, & Edith Went, of Uley, 10 Apr. 1710

Jonathan Weeks & Mary Drew, 14 Dec. 1712

John Benson, of Woodchester & Ann Lawrence, 28 Apr. 1735

William Curtis & Joyce Hitchin, 1 Apr. 1739

Stephen Marsh & Mary Blick, 5 Oct. 1740

Jonathan Webb, of Tetbury, & Mary Sergeant, 6 Oct. 1743

John Cowley & Catharine Herbert, 4 Apr. 1745

  • “Whereupon there is due to the King 2s. 6d.”
  • “Due thereupon 2s. 6d., but paid at Uley.”

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

Boxwell and Leighterton Marriages 1597 to 1754

 Register B.

Richard Millward & Ann Parson, 6 Feb. 1597

Richard Millward & Sible Millward, 28 Feb. 1597

Andrew Webb & Eleanor White, 28 May 1597

Walter Ponting & Johan Millward, 2 Oct. 1597

Thomas Spry & Elizabeth Huntley, 6 Nov. 1593

William Millward & Margaret Everard, 28 Nov. 1597

Richard Hancock & Edith Millward, 28 Nov. 1598

Thomas Wight & Alice Judding, 21 July 1598

Nicholas Bastonbill & Constance Huntley, 20 July 1599

[This last entry is given in duplicate.]

James Ward & Ann [---], 21 Apr. 1600

Giles Powell & Dorothy Ritshman, 7 July 1601

John Martinn & Ann Poope [sic], 7 Jan. 1599

[This last entry is given in duplicate.]

William Huntley & Elizabeth Roads, 25 July 1600

Henry Batton & Alice Huntley, 7 Sept. 1606

Thomas Travis & Mary Rodway, 26 Sept. 1610

John Poope [sic] & Alice Patrick, 6 Aug. 1605

Thomas Hirvey & Ann “hys wyffe”, 16 Oct. 1637

John Davis & Elizabeth Powell, 8 May 1642

John Wynyarde & Alice Huntley, 4 Nov. 1649

Thomas Smith & Ann Huntley, 30 Mar. 1651

Paunsefoot Millard & Elizabeth Millard, w., 15 Aug. 1659

Thomas Cotton & Ann Gibbs, 6 Nov. 1659

John Creed & Elizabeth Vernley, 28 Sept. 1661

Charles Millard & Jane Millard, 22 July 1661

John Powell was married, 1 Nov. 1681

William Cambridge & Hester Drew, 12 June 1682

Isaac Nymo & Hester Chappil, 5 Feb. 1691

Robert Rimell & Catherine Chilton, both of Alderley, 31 May 1698

Henry Bryan, of Avening, & Sarah Brush, of Bagpath, 28 Sept. 1699

John Dent, of Uley, & Edith Tanner, of Wotton-under-Edge, 9 Nov. 1699

John Sisam & Ann Stephens, 6 Oct. 1700

Richard Mills, of Nympsfield & Elizabeth King, 17 May 1702

Charles Long & Priscilla Parsons, 1 May 1704

William Creed & Joan Robins, 14 Sept. 1705

John Butler & Ann Chappel, 7 Jan. 1707/8

William Beak & Mary Spencer, 20 Jan. 1730

Henry Phillips & Eunice Dole, 18 Nov. 1731

Isaac Nymes & Sarah Pincott, 2 Oct. 1732

William Smith & Elizabeth Austin, 14 Feb. 1732/3

Josiah Short & Joan Webb, 23 July 1733

Jonathan Evans & Hester Frier, 23 July 1733

Edward Hinton & Mary Barnard, 13 Aug. 1733

John Smith & Mary Gilman, 27 Aug. 1733

Richard Mills, of Bagpath, & Elizabeth Webb, 5 Nov. 1733

Thomas Moss, of Hawkesbury, & Hannah Pride, 8 Feb. 1735

Abraham Huggins, of Frampton Cotterell, & Susannah Spikerr, 8 Mar. 1735

Jacob Buck & Elizabeth Davis, alias Rowland, 28 Aug. 1737

Thomas Grotman, of Lasbro’ & Hester Hayes, 14 July 1740

Robert Smith & Mary Loyd, 12 May 1741

Aaron Worlock, of Ozleworth, & Hannah Tring, 3 Jan. 1741

William Hudson, of Westport, Wilts, & Elizabeth Buck, 9 Nov. 1742

Thomas Wilds, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Elizabeth Neal, 12 May 1746

Daniel Woodward, of Bristol, & Mary Huntley, 3 July 1751

John Longford & Ann Sergeant, 5 Nov. 1752

William Sergeant & Sarah Andrews, of Old Sodbury, 17 Feb. 1754

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

Boxwell and Leighterton Marriages 1572 to 1745

Register C.

Samuel Witts, of Hawkesbury, & Ann Holborow, 5 Sept. 1754

John Phipps, of Bagpath, & Elizabeth Shipway, 16 Jan. 1755

Thomas Vick, of Alderley, & Ann Nicholson, 16 Apr. 1758

Richard Davis, of Ozleworth, & Elizabeth Perry, 9 Jan. 1760

Joseph Walker & Ruth Palmer, 23 Oct. 1760

William Arkill, of Weston Birt, & Mary Leonard, 4 May 1672 [sic]

Thomas Brookes, of Chipping Sodbury, & Mary Daw, 6 Feb. 1763

Daniel Holborow & Ann Boys, 7 Apr. 1763

Charles Gibson, of Tetbury, & Mary Hatherell, 1 May 1763

Gabriel Kinson, of Hawkesbury, & Sarah Hayes, 11 Oct. 1764

George Leonard & Betty Tanner, 16 May 1765

John Davis & Rachell Nyms, 14 Nov. 1765

Edward Hughes, of Shirbourn, & Elizabeth Ellis, 7 Dec. 1767

David Davies, of Easington Broad, & Sarah Fletcher, 10 Oct. 1770

John Turner & Mary Vivers, 17 Aug. 1772

Joseph Clark, of Malmesbury, & Ann Holborow, 20 May 1776

Edward Henley & Esther Hays, 29 May 1777

Edmund Moody, of Hawkesbury, & Betty Pritchard, 5 Dec. 1778

James Showring, of Corsham, & Ann Harris, 13 Nov. 1780

John Creed, of Hawkesbury, & Sarah Parker, 13 Feb. 1783

Isaac Witchell, of Church Yatton, & Betty Bennett, 3 July 1783

Thomas Andrews & Sarah Pritchard, 6 Dec. 1785

Richard Robbins & Sarah Sergeant, 3 July 1786

Benjamin Spry, of St. Mary Ratcliffe, & Catherine Huntley, 5 Sept. 1786

William Graham, of Tetbury, & Mary Osborn, 30 Oct. 1786

Thomas Pegler & Joan Davis, 28 Oct. 1788

John Smith & Mary Pritchard, 8 Dec. 1788

John Rodway & Mary Watkins, 31 May 1789

Thomas Lovegrove, of Weston Birt, & Sarah Burford, of Easington, 8 July 1789

Samuel Chappell, of Oldbury, & Mary Woodward, 7 Dec. 1789

Isaac Holborow, of Tetbury, & Ann Bennett, 31 Dec. 1789

William Sergeant & Mary Lee, of Hawkesbury Upton, 27 Apr. 1790

Thomas Shippen & Cebel Alderman, 14 Feb. 1791

Ambrose Neal & Martha Osborne, 7 Apr. 1792

Richard Garaway, of Old Sodbury, & Hester Cobb, of Wootton-under-Edge, 8 Feb. 1793

William Hull, of Yanworth, & Ann Kemble, 12 Oct. 1793

Thomas Hayes & Hester Parker, 29 Apr. 1794

William Sheldon, of Norton, & Jane Player, of Hawkesbury, 23 Aug. 1794

Thomas Russel, of Wraxall, & Sarah Arkill, 19 July 1795

William Veel, of Wootton-under-Edge, & Sarah Huntley, 14 June 1796

Isaac Perrin, of Tetbury, & Martha Nash, 16 July 1797

Henry Boulton, of Hawkesbury, & Sarah Mash, of Cromhall, 5 Apr. 1798

John Ball & Martha Ettery, 6 Apr. 1798

Isaac Horcombe, of Nympsfield, & Mary Hatherill, 17 Apr. 1798

William Bodey, of Newington Bagpath, & Sarah Buckle, 8 Oct. 1798

Daniel Hatherill & Susanna Moody Wheeler, 26 Dec. 1798

Edmund Pickett & Lucy Webb, 7 Feb. 1799

Walter Stephens, of Horsley, & Alice Body, 19 Feb. 1799

James Godfrey, of Frampton Severn, & Martha Turner, of Hampton, 29 July 1799

William Merchant, of Grittleton, & Sarah Chappell, of Didmarton, 30 June 1800

James Bennett & Ann Clarke, 20 July 1801

William Chapel, of Sherston, & Lydia Hatherill, 8 Sept. 1802

William Hill, of Hawkesbury, & Jane Clark, 9 June 1803

William Baldwin, of Ozleworth, & Tamar Creed, 14 May 1805

Edward Ball & Sarah Bushell, 6 Aug. 1805

Henry Ball & Sarah Dollman, 3 Oct. 1805

John Baker, of Tetbury, & Martha Low, 23 Dec. 1805

James Turner & Betty Ind, 29 Sept. 1807

Thomas Neal & Hannah Trotman, of Sherston, 31 Dec. 1807

John Shipway & Mary Creed, 6 Feb. 1808

Thomas Dudley, of Old Swinford, & Jane Heaven, 8 Aug. 1808

John Verinder & Hannah Marsh, 21 Aug. 1808

James Hardwicke, of Sopworth, & Anne Huntley, 28 Aug. 1809

Peter Adams & Hannah Dowles, 19 Oct. 1809

Richard Rodway, of Hawkesbury, & Ann Fisher, 19 Dec. 1809

William Hill & Hannah Dummott, 19 Mar. 1810

Isaac How & Rachel Pegler, 17 Nov. 1810

Samuel Rodway & Elizabeth Clements, 17 Dec. 1810

Isaac Marsh & Elizabeth Nicholson, of Kingswood, 26 Dec. 1810

[The following Marriages appear on a single leaf inserted in Register C. :-]

Richard Osborn & Elizabeth Alexander, 26 Feb. 1755

John Drew & Elizabeth Hooper, of Tetbury, 20 Nov. 1755

Robert Washbourne & Ann Harris, 26 Nov. 1758

Moses Ball, of Weston Birt, & Ann Buckingham, 4 Aug. 1760

John Packer & Ann Pritchard, 3 Sept. 1769

Stephen Harris & Ann James, 26 Nov. 1769

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

Administration

  • 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: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Tetbury
  • Hundred: Grumbald's Ash
  • Province: Canterbury