Clifford Chambers Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Clifford Chambers is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Clifford Chambers was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1931.

Parish church: St Helen

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Table of Contents

Parishes adjacent to Clifford Chambers

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFFORD-CHAMBERS, a parish in the district of Stratford-on-Avon and county of Gloucester; on the Stratford railway, 2 miles S. of Stratford-on-Avon. It has a post office under Stratford-on-Avon. Acres, 2, 500. Real property, £2, 843. Pop., 344. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £172. Patron, the Rev. T. G. Tyndall. The church has a Norman door, and is very good. Charities, £37.

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

Clifford-Chambers, 7 miles N. Campden. P. 309

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

Marriages

Marriages at Clifford Chambers 1538-1812

Marriages at Clifford Chambers 1538-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Marriages at Clifford Chambers 1755 to 1812

Volume III.

Samuel Ames & Ann Taplin, 7 May 1755

Edward Harrard & Sarah Epwell, 20 Oct. 1755

Richard Garrett & Mary Spiers, 19 Feb. 1756

Thomas Woodard & Hannah Charlwood, 24 Dec. 1756

Robert Taplin & Christian Jones, w., 12 May 1757

John Salmon & Ursula Pennington, 12 Sept. 1757

Joseph Harris & Sarah Parry, 14 Apr. 1758

George Haynes & Ann Carter, w., 17 Apr. 1758

William Abbotts & Ann Handy, 21 Apr. 1761

William Wotten & Ann Taplin, 27 Apr. 1761

Richard Wyatt & Sarah Whalton, 10 June 1761

Arthur Annesley & Alice Dighton, 7 Nov. 1761

Edward Martin & Christian Taplin, w., 3 Apr. 1762

Thomas Weston & Ann Hind, 28 June 1762

William Johnson & Ann Shepherd, 6 July 1762

Elisha Hyron & Sarah Skinner, 6 July 1764

Thomas Malins & Hannah Sylvester, 19 Feb. 1765

Thomas Kite & Ann Spiers, 8 July 1765

Richard Sylvester & Mary Smith, 4 Dec. 1765

Thomas Commander & Elizabeth Patson, 11 Oct. 1766

Thomas Slade & Hannah Moore, 3 Nov. 1766

Thomas Chin & Sarah Malins, 9 Sept. 1767

Henry Baresly & Elizabeth Lane, 13 Oct. 1768

William Harris & Ann Slade, 28 Nov. 1769

Robert Nichols & Ann Carter, 22 Jan. 1770

John Mealins & Hannah Johnson, 27 Sept. 1770

John Rogers & Ursula Cooke, 31 Dec. 1770

Richard Spilsburg & Ann Blick, 21 Jan. 1772

Henry Sims & Sarah Hyron, 20 Feb. 1772

Luke Court & Elizabeth Ballard, 31 Dec. 1772

John Elvins & Mary Hind, 9 Nov. 1774

John Powell & Mary Pain, 30 May 1775

Charles Smith & Ann Cloves, 26 June 1775

Robert Harris & Ann Slade, 30 Jan. 1776

Thomas Hadland & Elizabeth Cooke, 27 June 1776

John Evetts & Hannah Craddock, 11 Oct. 1776

Benjamin Cooke & Jane Newland, 13 Oct. 1777

Richard Johns & Alice Spiers, 2 July 1778

Thomas Corbett & Katherine Smith, 29 Sept. 1778

Thomas Spires & Hannah Taplin, 12 July 1779

John Garfield & Ann Smith, w., 16 Nov. 1779

John Hortin & Mary Wells, 13 Jan. 1780

John Rogers & Mary Bennet, 26 Apr. 1780

Thomas Gloster & Mary Bryan, 1 May 1780

John Potter & Ursula Morris, 1 May 1780

William Davies & Sarah Robins, 14 May 1781

Joseph Cooper & Susannah Wells, 12 Nov. 1781

John Slade & Mary Smith, 1 Jan. 1782

Thomas Edkins & Milicent Hyron, 11 Nov. 1782

Thomas Waters & Elizabeth Miles, 21 Apr. 1783

Richard Mumford & Elizabeth Silvester, 18 Dec. 1783

Thomas Canning & Anna Handy, 26 Sept. 1785

William Carter & Frances Boneham, 3 Oct. 1785

William Tomson & Elizabeth Davies, 1 June 1786

William Souch & Esther Canning, 18 Sept. 1786

Jeremiah Rush & Mary Martin, 5 Feb. 1787

John Tysoe & Elizabeth Wells, 15 Oct. 1787

Richard Spiers & Avis Evetts, 27 Dec. 1787

John Spiers & Catherine Silvester, 15 May 1788

James Harris & Dinah Hawkes, 19 Oct. 1789

Samuel Bubb & Elizabeth Winters, 21 Oct. 1790

Elisha Hiron & Elizabeth Wyatt, 8 Mar. 1791

William Wyatt & Ann Silvester, 19 Apr. 1791

Thomas Hort & Mary Kyte, 15 Sept. 1791

William Mann & Ann Hodgkins, 19 Dec. 1791

Richard Price & Sarah Wells, 15 July 1792

William Gibbs & Mary Patston, 25 July 1792

George Haynes & Mary Charles, 7 Oct. 1792

Mark Curtis & Mary Freeman, 18 Oct. 1792

Charles Cook & Elizabeth Rogers, 18 Nov. 1793

Henry Crooks & Mary Spilsbury, 17 Jan. 1794

John Wyatt & Mary Prentice, 3 Mar. 1794

George Garwood & Mary Prentice, 12 Sept. 1794

John Hobbs & Sarah Hemmings, 9 Oct. 1794

William Bolton & Mary Charles, 30 Nov. 1794

Humphrey Hollis & Hannah Sylvester, 24 Oct. 1797

Thomas Kite & Ann Slade, 27 Feb. 1798

Thomas Gold & Hester Pittanay, 11 Sept. 1798

John Smallwood & Elizabeth Rogers, 11 Dec. 1798

William Heywood & Ann Beasly, 8 Mar. 1800

Michael Smith & Elizabeth Beasley, 7 Oct. 1800

William Baker & Alice Winter, 10 Feb. 1801

Richard Ledbetter & Hannah Budd, 28 Apr. 1801

Edmund Tompkins Cockbill & Eliz. Hughes, 7 Dec. 1801

Thomas Hunt & Susan Farr, 22 May 1804

John Beesley & Hannah Man, 17 June 1805

John Hunt & Rose Beasley, 25 Dec. 1805

Henry Loggin & Harriett Farron, 11 Aug. 1807

John Garfield & Sarah Spiers, 31 May 1808

[No further entries until 1816.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol V. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1899

Clifford Chambers Marriages 1741 to 1753

Volume II.

Joseph Shepherd & Mary Heritage, 14 May 1741

William Savory & Ann Widows, 6 Dec. 1742

Thomas Corbit, p. Quinton, & Sarah Salmon, 17 Jan. 1743

James Nightingale & Hannah London, 10 Oct. 1745

John Caning & Hannah Clarke, 9 Oct. 1746

John Ward & Ales Dike, 3 May 1748

William Brion & Elizabeth Gloster, 4 Sept. 1748

John Woodward & Jane Hunt, 4 Oct. 1748

John Jones & Elizabeth Heritage, 2 Feb. 1748

Thomas Yates & Mary Nevil, 22 June 1749

Thomas Prue & Ann Wyat, 8 Oct. 1749

William Harris & Elizabeth Wright, p. Woolastone, w., 10 July 1750

Samuel Cooks & Elizabeth Slade, 14 Jan. 1750

Charles Morris & Ann Lane, 4 Oct. 1750

Francis Charles & Mary Nightingale, 21 Oct. 1751

John Smith & Ann Kitchen, 26 Dec. 1751

Joseph Leatherland & Mary Sheperd, 8 Sept. 1752

Thomas Wilson & Judith Mason, 23 Apr. 1753

Francis Jones & Christian Gibbs, 25 Sept. 1753

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. V. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1899

Clifford Chambers Marriages 1715 to 1740

Thomas Dyke & Deborah Parker, 15 May 1715

William Shakel, p. Weston-on-Stour, & Sarah Howe, 23 May 1715

Charles Harrison, p. Chipping Campden, & Mary Hawks, p. Barford, 1 Feb. 1715

Charles Gallogher & Frances Collit, p. Stratford, 5 July 1716

Robert Heritage & Elizabeth Worrel, 17 Feb. 1716

Thomas Tayler, p. Stretton, & Elizabeth Lord, 2 Oct. 1717

William Berry, p. Whitchurch, & Rachel Jennings, 13 Oct. 1717

John Savoury, p. Atherstone, & Mary Blundel, 14 Oct. 1717

John Hale, p. Weston-on-Avon, & Sarah Bullard, 9 Nov. 1717

Thomas Amphlett, p. Bidford, & Frances Gibbs, 9 Feb. 1717

Michael Fairfax, p. Milcoat, & Mary Yeates, p. Weston-on-Avon, 15 May 1718

John Webb & Frances Durham, 3 Oct. 1718

John Adams, p. Stratford, & Sarah Tayler, 24 July 1719

William Careless & Mary Horseman, both of Campden, 31 Aug. 1722

Thomas Birch & Ann Aston, 25 Mar. 1723

Nathan Izod, p. Westington, & Mary Phipps, p. Camden, 4 Apr. 1723

Joseph Johnson & Bridget Fairfax, both of Stratford, 20 Oct. 1723

John Smith & Deborah Hans, 16 Nov. 1723

John Cotterill, p. Saintbury, & Mary Jackson, p. Welsburn, 26 Dec. 1723

William Jones & Jane Pleadon, both of Camden, 10 Apr. 1724

Joseph Tyso, of Quinton, & Mary Ladbrook, 20 Sept. 1724

Samuel Coldicot, p. Quinton, & Sarah Edwards, 2 Oct. 1724

Thomas Adkins, p. Atherston, & Hannah Durham, 22 Apr. 1725

Richard Timbrill & Elizabeth Horn, both of Charlton Abbots, 14 June 1726

Humphrey Slatter & Rebecca Read, 9 July 1726

Symon Paine & Margery Wright, 11 July 1726

John Pilkington & Anne Edwards, 25 Dec. 1726

Peter Jones & Mary Mills, 16 Jan. 1726

Thomas Shakle & Elnor Goring, 10 Apr. 1727

Thomas Astel & Elizabeth Badsey, 14 May 1727

Thomas Hyron & Rebecca Slatter, 25 Sept. 1730

William Louch, p. Marston, & Frances Peasal, p. Wincot, 4 Oct. 1730

Robert Stanley & Hannah Molesworth, 7 Feb. 1730

Robert Sreeve & Elizabeth Elson, - Sept. 1732

Thomas Sherventon & Elizabeth Shailer, 27 Mar. 1733

John Webb & Elizabeth Hornbe, 27 Mar. 1733

John Hiorn & Ann Slad, 31 Dec. 1733

Thomas Charthar [? Carter] & Ann Haddams [? Adams], 22 Dec. 1734

Mosis Thick & Elizabeth Carey, 13 Sept. 1735

James Hollam & Elizabeth Wit [? White], 6 Dec. 1736

Mr. John Freeman & Mrs. Mary Cuphar, 22 Sept. 1737

Richard Warkhar [? Walker] & Mary Hiorn, 23 Sept. 1737

William Harish [? Harris] & Elizabeth Whithed, 29 May 1738

William Smith & Ann Lacke, 1 Oct. 1738

John West, p. Stratford, & Elizabeth Webb, 27 Dec. 1738

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. V. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1899

Directories

Clifford Chambers Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Clifford Chambers is a parish and village on the borders of the county, in Stratford-on-Avon union, containing, by the census of 1861, 344, and in 1871, 315 inhabitants, with 2500 acres of land, in the deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Kiftsgate, East Gloucestershire, 1 ½ mile east from Milcote Station, on the Stratford-on-Avon branch of the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton Railway, 2 from Stratford-on-Avon, 12 from Broadway, 14 north-east from Evesham, and 40 north-east from Gloucester. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Francis Annesley, is valued at £170 per annum. The church, dedicated to St. Helen, consists of chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing 5 bells. There is a Free School for children of both sexes. The rateable value is £2964. 

Clergy and Gentry

Annesley Rev. Francis, M.A.
Hutchings Mr. William, Clifford lodge
Smith Mr. Richard Sidney, Clifford bank
Smith Mr. William, The Laurels
Wright Mr. William, Aaron Lays

Trades and Professions

Baker Henry, carpenter, builder, timber dealer, and shopkeeper
Blunn Thomas, saddler and harness maker
Crossley Henry George, farmer, Rectory farm
Hutchings Wm., auctioneer, Clifford lodge
Jordan Thomas (Exors. of), farmers, Clifford hill
Livesley William, parish clerk
Silvester William, farmer, Cold Comfort
Smith George, farmer
Smith John, blacksmith
Smith Richard Sidney, miller and baker, Clifford mills; h. Clifford bank
Smith Seth, blacksmith
Smith William, farmer, Willicott
Spilsburg John, beer retailer
Stanley William, bookmaker and sub-postmaster
Tipping Thomas, “New” inn
Ward James, shopkeeper
Ward Thomas, farmer, Wincott
Wheeler Charles, bookmaker

Post Office – William Stanley, sub-postmaster. Letters from Stratford-on-Avon delivered at 7 a.m. Box closed at 6 p.m. on week-days only. Stratford is the nearest money order office.

Free School – Miss Eliz. Wheeler, mistress.

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

Clifford Chambers Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Clifford Chambers is a village and parish, 9 miles from Campden station, on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton line of railway, 2 from Stratford-on-Avon, 14 from Evesham, 12 from Broadway, and 40 from Gloucester, in the upper division of the Hundred of Tewkesbury and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Union of Stratford-on-Avon. The church is a stone building, having a tower, aisles, chancel and 5 bells. The living is a rectory; the Rev. Francis Annesley is the present incumbent. The acreage contained in the parish is 1,593 acres, and the rateable value £2,368. The population, in 1851, was 305.
Willicott, Cold Comfort, and Wincot, are farms.

Gentry
Adams Mr. Thomas
Annesley Rev. Francis
Carpenter Mr. Thomas
Clarke Richard, esq
Cockbill Miss Elizabeth

Traders
Adams Thomas, farmer
Baker Henry, timber merchant & carpntr.
Baldwin John, farmer
Beasley Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Blunn Thomas, saddler & harness maker
Buller Frederick, farmer
Chambers Mrs., farmer
Field John, butcher
Fisher William, shopkeeper
Hiron Christopher, parish clerk
Hiron Thomas, tailor
Hyde Thomas, miller
Meadows John, farmer, Willicott
Reason Joseph, New inn & butcher
Silvester Wm. farmer, Cold Comfort frm.
Smith George, farmer
Smith John, blacksmith
Smith Seth, blacksmith
Spilsbury William, wheelwright
Stanley William, shoemaker
Ward Charles, farmer, Wincot
Wheeler Charles, shoemaker

Post Office – William Stanley, receiver. Letters are delivered at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Stratford.

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

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Clifford Chambers Gloucestershire - Google Books

Poll Book 1834, Clifford Chambers 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.

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

Campden Polling District

Clifford Chambers Parish

Name ResidenceQualificationWhere Situate 
Annesley Arthur Rev.Clifford Chambersfreehold house &c.Clifford Chambers 
Chambers EdmundMilcoteoccupier of farmCoventry farm ditto
Mason ThomasStratford-on-Avonfreehold house &c.Clifford Chambers 
Nash JohnWorcesterditto houses &c.ditto 
Silvester RichardClifford Chambersoccupier of landCold Comfort farm 
Smith RalphRadbrookfreehold house &c.Clifford Chambers 

Administration

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