Elberton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Elberton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin: 1763

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Elberton

  • Thornbury
  • Henbury
  • Littleton on Severn
  • Olveston

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Elberton church. Elberton church. St John's church, Elberton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Elberton, a parish in Thornbury district, Gloucester; near the river Severn, 2 miles E of North Passage r. Station, and 2 1/2 SW of Thornbury. Post-town, Thornbury, under Bristol. Acres, 1,673; of which 150 are water. Real property, £2,769. Pop., 180. Houses, 31. The property is divided among a few. Remains exist of a Roman camp of two acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £226. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good. Charities, £5.

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


Elberton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


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