Corse Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Corse is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Corse

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CORSE, a parish in Newent district, Gloucestershire; on an affluent of the river Severn, 4½ miles E by N of Newent, and 6½ NNW of Gloucester. It has a post office, of the name of Corse-Lawn, under Tewkesbury. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £4,252. Pop., 552. Houses, 135. The property is much subdivided. Corse-Court was the seat of Speaker Dowdeswell. The living. is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £443. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are a wesleyan chapel, and charities £25.

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

Corse, 5 miles E. Newent P. 482.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court


Vision of Britain historical maps

Poll Books

Corse Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Historical Newspapers

The following newspapers cover the area.

Gloucestershire Newspapers

Cheltenham Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Examiner (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Looker-On (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Mercury (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Citizen (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Echo (The British Newspaper Archive)

Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette., The (The British Newspaper Archive)

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcestershire Newspapers

Berrow’s Worcester Journal (

County Express – Worcestershire (Findmypast)

County Express Worcestershire (The British Newspaper Archive)

Evesham Journal (Findmypast)

Evesham Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer (Findmypast)

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer (The British Newspaper Archive)

Illustrated Malvern Advertiser, Visitors’ List, and General Weekly Newspaper (Findmypast)

Illustrated Malvern Advertiser, Visitors’ List, and General Weekly Newspaper (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcester Herald (Findmypast)

Worcester Herald (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcestershire Chronicle (Findmypast)

Worcestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)


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