Edgeworth Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Edgeworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Edgworth

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1554

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Edgeworth

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgeworth, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; near Ermine-street, 3 ½ miles NE of Brimscombe r. station, and 5 ½ NW of Cirencester. Post-town, Bisley, under Stroud. Acres, 1,566. Real property, £1,734. Pop., 139. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £321. Patron, C. Greville, Esq. The church has Norman traces, and is good. Charities, £6.

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


Marriages at Edgworth 1554 to 1812

Note. – Edgworth [sic] is a small parish near Cirencester and Bisley, most charmingly situated on a steep wooded slope above the valley of the Frome. The Church lies close to the Manor House, which still retains, as its central portion, the smaller country house of the Ridlers (built in 1685), whose names occur in the Register.

A complete copy of the old Register was made some years ago by the father of the present owner of the Manor. There occur some peculiar spellings, as “Vuster” for “Fewster”, “Weama” for “Weyman”, “Sascill” for “Saycell”, “Tento” for “Taynton”, and “Cieranciseter” for “Cirencester.”

Volume I contains Baptisms, 1556-1735; Marriages, 1555-1744; and Burials, 1557-1742. The entries are made on small parchment pages, the cover is gone, and the volume is now in three parts. There is the following general heading :- “The Regester Booke of Edgworth duely observed and kepte since the yeare of our Lode God acordinge to the compputation of the Churche of Englande 155[6].”2)

The Marriages are headed thus :- “The names of all those that have byne maryed at Edgworth here after foloweth since the yeare of our Lorde God according to the accompt of the Churche of England 1554.”

Volume II is a small parchment register in a cardboard cover, containing Baptisms, 1750-1764; Marriages, 1750-1753; and Burials, 1750-1769; followed by more Baptisms and Burials, 1769-1774.

Volume III is a large book in sheepskin cover, containing printed forms for 800 entries, only 41 of which were filled up with the entries 1754-1811. No Marriages are entered for 1812.

The names of the following Rectors occur :- Henry Hamand, 1635; Thomas Ridler, 1696; Edward Loggin Griffin, 1710; Samuel Ridler, 1734; and Anthony Freston, 1801. The benefice was probably held in plurality for nearly half a century, as the name of the Rev. William Wallbank occurs as Curate 1754-1770, and Rev. William Pitt 1774-1796.

The Marriage entries have been extracted by Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., and are printed with the sanction of the Rev. A. H. Veasey, Rector of Edgworth.

Marriages at Edgworth 1554-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Edgworth Marriages 1754 to 1812

Volume III.

Thomas Arndell & Hester Haiward, 31 Oct. 1754

Thomas Arndell & Rachel Green, 11 Aug. 1760

Stephen Fords & Mary Parsons, 23 Sept. 1760

Thomas Randell & Jane Hayward, 4 Oct. 1761

Tobias Green, w., p. Rodmarton, & Betty Mansell, w., lic., 13 Sept. 1762

Stephen Arnold & Jane Dadge, lic., 11 Oct. 1762

Giles Nicolas & Elenor Parsons, lic., 9 July 1765

John Pinfold, p. of Rodborough, & Mary Randal, lic., 28 July 1768

John Shermore & Ann Workman, p. Bisley, 16 Nov. 1768

William Price & Sarah Cole, 19 Feb. 1769

James Dadge, w., & Ann Yeates, lic., 14 Sept. 1769

Samuel Tiler & Mary Larner, both of Bisley, 11 Oct. 1769

William Poulson, p. Cheltenham, & Ann Gardner, p. of Painswick, 17 Sept. 1770

John Smith & Hannah Smider, 27 Sept. 1770

George Blackwell & Mary Evans, 11 Feb. 1771

John Godwin & Hannah Witts, lic., 3 Aug. 1773

William Smith & Ann Hughes, 12 Oct. 1773

William Godwin, p. Lineham, Wilts, & Betty Witts, lic., 26 July 1774

William Bowley & Mary Hillman, 29 Sept. 1774

John Hill, p. Miserdine, & Ann Legg, lic., 16 Feb. 1775

James Cooke & Mary Mansell, 11 Mar. 1777

Richard Fawkes & Mary Cawson, 17 Apr. 1777

Farrington Workman, p. Bisley, & Mary Price, 22 Sept. 1777

William Sollars, p. Stroud, & Eleanor Etheridge, lic., 28 Oct. 1777

John Hunt, p. Bisley, & Ann Arndell, 11 Nov. 1777

William Cooke & Mary Portlocke, 24 July 1780

James Goeby & Deidamia Arndell, 10 June 1784

Thomas Rodway & Phoebe Arndell, 14 June 1784

Harry Bowley & Nancy Hawker, 14 June 1784

William King, p. Sapperton, & Elizabeth Blackwell, 12 Oct. 1785

John Arkell & Mary Walling, 12 Dec. 1786

[A note here to say the m. of Daniel White Bartlett, of Dursley, and Sarah Price Herbert, w., contracted with a licence, on the 5 February 1787, was found to the null and void as the man has a previous wife living.]

John Portlocke & Hannah Cawson, 3 July 1790

Edward Griffin, p. Miserdine, & Betty Smith, 1 Oct. 1793

William Price, p. Bisley, & Mary Price Herbert, lic., 8 Mar. 1796

Daniel Hall, p. Cherington, & Ann Hicks, 5 Oct. 1801

John Martin, p. Cirencester, & Sarah Greenaway, lic., 9 Oct. 1802

Charles Smith & Ann Steager, 4 Dec. 1803

Thomas Weaver, p. Minety, & Elizabeth Wall, 2 Feb. 1807

Thomas Parker & Sarah Townsend, both p. of Saperton, 19 Apr. 1807

Joseph Moss & Ann Arndell, 20 July 1807

William Hicks & Jane Arndell, 9 Nov. 1808

Thomas Young, p. Malmsbury Charlton, Wilts, & Elizabeth Price, 25 Nov. 1811

[No Marriage for 1812]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1906.

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Edgeworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Edgeworth is a township and parish in Bisley Hundred, East Gloucestershire, and Cirencester Union, 5 miles north-west of Cirencester station, and 6 from Stroud.  It is in the archdeaconry of Gloucester, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric.  The living is a rectory, the tithes of which are commuted for £265 yearly, in the gift of Charles Grevill, Esq., with residence and 42 acres of glebe land; the Rev. Henry Prowse Jones, M.A., is the incumbent.  The church, a stone building, of the early perpendicular style, has a tower with 5 bells.  The population, in 1851, was 148, and the acreage, 1,566.  The soil is a stone-brash (oolite) and light clay.  Edmund Hopkinson, Esq., is lord of the manor, and, with Earl Bathurst and Sir William Russell, is the chief landowner.  There are charities of a few pounds’ yearly value.

Hopkinson Edmund, esq.

Jones Rev. Henry P., M.A. (Rector)

Blackwell William, stonemason
Gardner Nathaniel, farmer
Hatton Lewis, gardener to E. Hopkinson, esq.
James – , miller & farmer
Petworth William, shopkeeper
Wood Robert, farmer

Letters through Cirencester, which is also the nearest money order office.

Insurance Agent, N. Gardner

Parish School, Mrs. Smith, mistress

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.


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