Cold Aston, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

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

Alternative names: Aston Blank

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1727

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Parishes adjacent to Cold Aston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON-BLANK, or Ashton-Blank, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, near the Fosse-way and the Windrush river, 4 miles NNE of Northleach, and 8 SW by W of Addlestrop r. station. It has a post office under Cheltenham. Acres, 2,250. Real property, £2,381. Pop., 325. Houses, 68. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £186. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are charities £39.

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-Blank, 5 miles N.E. Northleach. P. 302.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aston-Blank, a parish in the hund. of Bradley, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 3½ miles north-east from Northleach. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £26 12s 4d.; gross income £153. Patron, the Crown. Great and small tithes, the property of the lay-impropriator and vicar, commuted in 1795. There is a school here with a small endowment. Other charities connected with the parish produce £34 per annum. Pop., in 1801, 216; in 1831, 295. Houses 60. Acres 2,250. A. P. £2,637. Poor rates, in 1837, £89.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Aston-Blank, co. Gloucester.

P. T. North Leach (81) 4m. N b E. Pop. 296.

A parish in the hundred of Bradley; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val. in K. B. 6l. 12s. 4d.; church ded. to St. Andrew; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

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.

Cold Aston Marriages

Cold Aston Marriages General Information

Marriages at Cold Aston, Otherwise Aston Blank, 1728 to 1812

Note. – The earlier Registers of this parish have long been missing and were stated to be so in 1831.

Volume I is a parchment bound book of paper leaves. It contains, besides the Baptisms and Burials, the Marriages from 1728 to 1754. It is in good condition.

Volume II is the usual book of printed forms and includes the period 1754 to 1812.

By leave of the Rev. A. W. Freeman these extracts have been made by and are now printed under the supervision of Mr. George B. Michell

Marriages at Cold Aston 1728-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Cold Aston Marriages 1775 to 1812

James Atherton, p. Brackley, co. Northampton, & Elizabeth Mace, lic., 9 Jan. 1775

Edward Bowld & Ann Minchin, 15 Apr. 1776

William Bosbury, yeoman, & Hanna Hanks, lic., 13 May 1776

James Sessions & Mary Minchin, 18 May 1778

Samuel Townsend, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, & Jane Westmacote, 13 Oct. 1779

John Walcraft & Sarah Wicksey, 1 Nov. 1779

Isaac Taylor, p. Calne, co. Wilts, clerk, & Martha Hanks, lic., 29 Dec. 1779

Benjamin Greenaway of [ – ]owell & Susanna Buller, 7 Aug. 1780

John Pullam & Ann Cook, 10 Aug. 1780

Samuel Perry & Ann Hanks, 7 Sept. 1780

Edward Brown & Mary Tray, 14 May 1781

Daniel Yearp, p. Compton Abdale, & Ann Draper, lic., 18 June 1781

John Roberts & Ann Heming, 4 Dec. 1781

John Freeman, of Kyneton, p. Temple Guyting & Ann James, lic., 7 June 1782

Jeremiah Greening & Ann Taylor, 13 Sept. 1782

Joseph Dennis & Ann Hitchman, 28 Oct. 1782

Joseph Heming & Betty Tray, 7 Sept. 1784

James Sessions & Elizabeth Haines, 25 June 1786

Samuel Smith & Catherine Hanks, lic., 5 Oct. 1786

Thomas Newman, p. Southrop, & Susanna James, 27 July 1787

James Crips & Margaret Draper, 28 May 1787

Benj. Carey, p. Stanway, & Hannah Holtham, 29 Oct. 1787

Stephen Hanks & Susanna Loverin, 6 Oct. 1789

Thomas Meadows & Betty Dreaper, 14 Dec. 1789

William Newman, p. Temple Guiting, & Hester Pearce, 22 Feb. 1790

John Webb & Mary Webb, 15 Nov. 1790

Thomas Humphriss, p. Lower Slaughter, & Susanna Packer, 7 Oct. 1791

John Sessions & Hannah Mace, 5 Nov. 1791

William Jeffrys & Mary Holtham, 7 Oct. 1792

John Butler, of A., & Sarah Tye, of Cyford, p. Upper Slaughter, lic., 26 Nov. 1792

Edward Harris & Sarah Curtis, 6 Nov. 1793

Thomas Collins & Elizabeth Curtis, 25 July 1796

John Hensley & Hannah Curtis, 27 Nov. 1796

Richard Cox & Mary Keen, 3 Nov. 1798

Thomas Freeman & Mary Shepherd, 28 Feb. 1799

Joseph Harpur & Sarah Dix, 28 Aug. 1799

Richard Morris & Ann Greening, 16 Oct. 1799

John Greening & Elizabeth Parry, 4 Nov. 1799

Robert Cooke & Ann Chaplin, 26 May 1802

Thomas Curtis & Sarah Bubb, 15 June 1802

William Weaving & Rachel Cook, 7 May 1804

Thomas Braggington, p. Wenlode, co. Worc., & Hester Collett, lic., 28 Oct. 1804

William Barnet & Mary Green, 13 Apr. 1805

Thomas Humphreys & Zipporah Day, 4 June 1805

David Lane, p. Little Rissington, & Mary Sessions, 23 Dec. 1805

William Mason & Elizabeth Butler, 13 July 1806

Joseph Wood, p. Kerbridge, co. Oxon., & Sarah Bowl, p. Mossberry, 15 Sept. 1806

Thomas Greening, w., p. Withington, & Ann Hope, 20 Oct. 1806

Abraham Webling, p. Kindar, co. Oxon., & Mary Collett, 14 Oct. 1807

William Wilks, p. Sherborne, & Mary Haynes, 19 Oct. 1807

Benjamin Bond, of A., & Mary Bowld, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, 3 June 1808

Henry Hitchman & Elizabeth Slatter, 3 Aug. 1808

Robert Payne & Hannah Nash, 12 Oct. 1808

Daniel Higgs & Elizabeth Baker, 9 Jan. 1809

Joseph Miles & Sarah James, 8 Sept. 1810

William Price & Jane Wood, 25 Oct. 1810

James Smith, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, & Ann Bunting, 24 Jan. 1811

William Smith & Jane Hitchman, 13 May 1811

Thomas Acock, w., & Rebecca Packer, lic., 18 July 1811

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by the late W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and Thomas M. Blagg, F.S.A., Vol XVII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1914

Cold Aston Marriages 1754 to 1774

Volume II.

John Cook & Sarah Every, 29 Oct. 1754

[After this date, unless otherwise stated, the parties are invariably of Cold Aston, and bachelor and spinster respectively.]

John Hague, of Donnington, p. Stow, & Elizabeth Bosbery, 2 Aug. 1756

George Draper, of A., & Anne Oliffe, p. Withington, lic., 16 Oct. 1756

John Smith, p. Quennington, & Rebecca Wicksey [signed Wixcey], lic., 7 Nov. 1756

William Stevens, p. Fairford, & Mary Wicksey, lic., 7 July 1757

Thomas Oakey, p. Naunton, & Sarah Arkel, 18 July 1757

Josiah Gillet, p. Naunton, & Martha Gardner, 15 Dec. 1757

Jabez Soul & Ann Belcheir [signed Balcher], 22 Jan. 1758

Gyles Draper, p. Sevenhampton, & Ann Greening, lic., 12 Mar. 1758

Joseph Mace, of A., & Ann Jeffason, p. Lower Guiting, 1 Sept. 1759

Stephen Stiles, p. Notgrove, & Hannah Rowland, 3 Sept. 1759

James Tray, of A., & Elizabeth Humphriss, w., p. Hasleton, lic., 31 Dec. 1759

Joseph Hall, p. Farmington, & Sarah Bowbury, 28 Apr. 1760

Richard Reynolds, p. Naunton, & Elizabeth Hanks, 17 Nov. 1760

Thomas Clements & Charlott Beck, lic., 5 May 1761

Thomas Maizy, of A., & Jane Hinksman, p. Salperton, lic., 5 May 1761

Richard Griffin, of Clapton, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, & Mary Niccolls, 19 July 1761

Laurence Cook, p. Notgrove, & Rebecca Packer, lic., 7 Jan. 1762

John Cook & Sarah Jones, 23 Apr. 1763

Thomas Clapton, p. Didbrook, & Hannah Mason, 1 June 1763

William Hicks, p. Northleach, & Ann Gurly, 13 Feb. 1764

Gabriel Adams, jun., p. Farmington, & Elizabeth Greening, lic., 15 July 1764

Thomas Teall, of A., & Mary Hanks, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, 12 Aug. 1764

Samuel Holtom & Sarah Archer, 25 Dec. 1764

Robert Cook, p. Coln St. Aldwyn’s, & Ann Mason, 6 Jan. 1765

Joseph Mason & Elizabeth Phipps, 21 June 1765

Edmund Webb & Margaret Hart, 16 Oct. 1765

John Shepherd, of A., & Sarah James, p. Farmington, 22 Oct. 1765

Giles Tray & Betty Rowland, 7 Nov. 1765

John Packer & Ann Perry, lic., 14 May 1766

Thomas Wixey & Elizabeth Humphriss, lic., 17 Sept. 1767

John Hanks & Ann Humphriss, lic., 27 Dec. 1768

Edmund Humphriss & Mary Hanks, lic., 27 Dec. 1768

William Williams & Hannah Curtiss, lic., 28 Nov. 1769

John Jefferson, of A., & Mary Maishfield, p. Seven Hampton, lic., 16 Mar. 1772

William James, p. Notgrove, & Betty Hitchman, 7 Oct. 1773

Charles Hunt, p. Naunton, & Betty James, 4 Apr. 1774

John Packer, w., & Mary Ford, lic., 7 July 1774

Thomas Sparrow, p. Shipton Oliffe, & Mary Humphriss, 18 July 1774

Richard Loverin & Susanna Troy, 14 Nov. 1774

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by the late W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and Thomas M. Blagg, F.S.A., Vol XVII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1914

Cold Aston Marriages 1728 to 1754

Volume I.

John Arkell & Mary Colgrove, both of A., 27 Oct. 1728

Henry Dutton & Sarah Jenner, both p. Fairford, lic., 16 July 1729

Roger Probart & Judith Pates, w., both p. Charleton Kings, lic., 21 July 1729

Robert Newman, p. Cheltenham, & Susanna Aishley, p. Northleach, lic., 19 Sept. 1729

John Collet, p. Stow-on-the-Wold, & Katharine Edwards, of A., lic., 21 Sept. 1729

John Collet, p. Coln Deans, & Sarah Hinton, w., p. Northleach, lic., 29 Sept. 1729

Justinian Lovesey, p. Hampnet, & Judith Spencer, p. Shirebourn, lic., 30 Nov. 1729

William Sly, p. Shilton, & Elisabeth Perkins, of A., lic., 31 Mar. 1730

Francis Turner & Grace Hitchman, w., both p. Northleach, lic., 8 Oct. 1730

Richard Maysey & Ann Rickets, both p. Northleach, lic., 2 Apr. 1731

Robert Looker, p. Cirencester, & Mary Wetman, p. Bourton-on-the-Water, 13 Sept. 1732

Thomas Wakefield, of Signet, p. Burford, co. Oxon., & Elizabeth Clark, p. Hawling, 6 May 1734

Thomas West & Sarah Matthews, both p. Northleach, lic., 30 Dec. 1734

John Archer & Hannah Dodge, both of A., 22 Apr. 1735

William Monk & Ann Dodge, 10 June 1736

Harry Rosse, w., & Mary Brunsdon, s., both p. Northleach, lic., 8 Feb. 1737/8

John Dobbings, p. Cheltenham, b., & Mary Keene, p. Brockhamton, s., lic., 17 Nov. 1738

Joseph Hicks, p. Letchlade, & Rebeccah Hart, of A., 27 Feb. 1738

Richard Griffin, the younger, blacksmith, p. Shipton Olliffe, & Ann Tray, of A., 30 Oct. 1739

William Bradstock, gent., of A., & Mary Hathaway, w., p. Notgrove, lic., 12 Feb. 1740

Joseph James & Elizabeth Barnet, both of A., 22 June 1741

Henry Hart & Ann Williams, both p. Cold Salperton, 26 Jan. 1741/2

James Hart & Jane Miller, both p. Northleach, 5 June 1742

John Alsop & Sara Hitchman, w., both p. Notgrove, 7 Feb. 1722/3 [sic]

Richard Humphrys, of A., & Alice Cooke, p. Notgrove, 4 Apr. 1743

William Hitchman & Sara Morris, both of A., 24 July 1743

Richard Bastin & Hannah Hart, p. Cold Salperton, lic., 22 Feb. 1744/5

John Tayler, p. Lower Guyten, & Mary Westmacoat, of A., lic., 29 Sept. 1745

Henry Collet, p. Notgrove, & Mary Fluck, p. Hawling, 6 May 1746

Charles Powell, p. Notgrove, & Ann Harding, w., p. Shirebourn, 7 May 1746

John Jewell, p. Lower Guyting, & Judith Allder, p. Salperton, 7 Aug. 1746

John Hows, p. Great Barrinton, & Mary Laurance, of A., 5 Nov. 1746

John Curtis & Mary White, both p. Farmington, 2 Oct. 1751

Henry Hardey, p. Todington, & Susanna [Kn]owles, p. Didbrook, lic., 28 Jan. 1754

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by the late W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and Thomas M. Blagg, F.S.A., Vol XVII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1914

Directories

Aston Blank or Cold Aston Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Aston-Blank (or Cold Aston) is a village and parish in Northleach union, containing by the census of 1861, 325, and in 1871, 311 inhabitants, and 2267 acres; in the deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, Bradley hundred, East Gloucestershire; 2 ½ miles south from Bourton-on-the-Water Station, 4 miles north-east from Northleach, 6 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, and about 1 mile from the old Roman Fossway. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, with tower containing five bells. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Townsend, B.A., is valued at £186 per annum, with residence and 112 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which was erected by the late Henry Thomas Hope, Esq.; it is supported by voluntary contributions. The executors of the late Henry Thomas Hope, Esq., are lords of the manor. The poor have the rent of 30 acres of land, which is distributed in coal. The rateable value of this parish is £2,393.

Clergy and Gentry

Cook Mrs. Hannah, Elm bank

Townsend Rev. Thos., B.A., The Vicarage

Trades and Professions

Acock Arthur, farmer

Acock and Hanks, auctioneers and estate agents; and at Stow-on-the-Wold. (see advertisement)

Acock Joseph, farmer, Rectory farm

Avery Oliver, “keepers’ Arms” and baker

Barton Charles, farmer, Aston farm

Barton Mrs. Mary, farmer, Grove farm

Cook Richard, parish clerk

Hart William, slater

Hemming Joseph, mason

Humphries Richard, blacksmith

Johnson Benjamin, farmer, Manor farm

Mason Henry, clerk

Morris John, bookmaker

Packer Job, beer retailer and shopkeeper

Packer Thomas, wheelwright

Potter Thomas, wheelwright and carpenter

Letters through Northleach. Letter box cleared at 2.45 p.m. on week-days only. Bourton-on-the-Water is the nearest money order office

National School – Mrs. Mary Blake, mistress

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

Aston Blank (Cold Aston) Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Aston Blank, frequently called Cold Aston, is a parish and small village, distant 4 miles north-west from Northleaeh, 6 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, 2½ from Bourton-on-the-Water station, a branch of the West Midland railway, in Bradley hundred, Northleach union and county court district, East Gloucestershire, rural deanery of Stow, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. It is situated about 1 mile west from the old Roman fossway. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient stone building in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, with a well-proportioned tower containing 5 bells. The living is a vicarage, value £186 yearly, with residence and 112 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; the Rev. Thomas Townsend, B.A., of Worcester College, Oxford, is the incumbent.

There is a National school, erected by the late Henry Thomas Hope, Esq., and supported by voluntary contributions. The population in 1861 was 325, and the acreage is 2,250. The soil is stone brash. The executors of the late Henry Thomas Hope, Esq., are lords of the manor and chief landowners. There are charities of about £30 yearly value, viz., 30 acres of land, the rent of which is expended in coals for the poor.

Parish Clerk, Richard Cook.

COMMERCIAL.

Acock Arthur, auctioneer

Acock Joseph, farmer

Avery Joseph, Keepers' Arms, & baker

Barton Charles, farmer, Aston farm

Barton John, farmer

Curtis Stephen, mason

Humphries Richard, blacksmith

Johnsons Benjamin, farmer

Mitchell William, shoemaker

Packer Job, shopkeeper & beer retailer

Packer Thomas, wheelwright

Packer William, wheelwright

Willesden George, farm bailiff to Lawrence Cook, esq

Letters are received through Northleach. Bourton-on-the-Water is the nearest money order office.

Insurance Agent. — General Hailstorm & Norwich Union Fire & Life, Arthur Acock

National School, Mrs. Mary Blake, 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

Aston Blank Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Aston Blank, frequently called Cold Aston, is a township, parish, and small village, distant 4 miles north-west from Northleach, 6 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, and 9 from the Adlestrop station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton railway, in Bradley Hundred, Northleach Union, East Gloucestershire, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. It is situated about 1 mile west from the old Roman fossway. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient stone building in the Norman and perpendicular styles, with a well-proportioned tower containing 5 bells. The living is a vicarage, worth £186 yearly, with residence and 112 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; the Rev. Thomas Townsend, B.A., is the incumbent. There is a village school, with an endowment of £5 per annum for the education of ten poor children. The population, in 1851, was 310, and the acreage is 2,250. The soil is stone brash. Henry Thomas Hope, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. There are charities of about £30 yearly value, viz., 30 acres of land, the rent of which is expended in coals for the poor.

Traders

Acock Arthur, auctioneer, & agent to the Norwich Union fire & life, & the General Hail Storm assurance

Acock Joseph, farmer

Avery Joseph, ‘Keeper’s Arms,’ & baker

Barton Charles, farmer, Aston farm

Barton Robert, farmer

Johnsons Benjamin, farmer

Lodge Charles, farmer

Packer Job, shopkeeper & beer retailer

Packer Thomas, wheelwright

Packer Wm. wheelwright & postmaster

Powell Nicholas, farmer

Smith Hibson, butcher

Post Office. – William Packer, postmaster. Letters from Northleach arrive at 10 a.m.; dispatched at 2 p.m. Northleach is the nearest money order office.

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: Northleach
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Stow
  • Poor Law Union: Northleach
  • Hundred: Bradley
  • Province: Canterbury