Elkstone Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Elkstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places included in the parish include: Cockleford and Combend.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1592

Nonconformists include:

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Parishes adjacent to Elkstone

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Elkstone, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; near Ermine-street, 7½ miles NNW of Cirencester r. station. Post-town, Brimpsfield, under Stroud. Acres, 2,058. Real property, £2,261. Pop., 320. Houses, 70. The property is divided among a few. Stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £360. Patron, the Hon. R. K. Craven. The church is very ancient, but good; is partly early English; and has a fine Norman door.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Elkstone, a parish in the hund, of Rapsgate, union of Cirencester, county of Gloucester; 7½ miles north-north-west of Cirencester, and east of the Ermine street. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £12 9s. 2d.; gross income £382. Patron, in 1835, the Hon. A. B. Craven. The church is supposed to be the most ancient in the county. Here is a daily school. Acres 2,100. Houses 64. A.P. £1,688. Pop., in 1801, 299; in 1831, 299. Poor rates, in 1838, £96.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Poll Books

Elkstone Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Marriages

Marriages at Elkstone 1592 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews

Transcriptions

Marriages at Elkstone 1800 to 1812

[No marriages recorded for 1800 to 1801]

Edward Davis, b., & Catharine Turner, s., 13 July 1802

Thomas Sadler, b., & Hannah Harding, 28 Aug. 1802

John Miffling, w., & Mary Wilks, w., 12 Oct. 1802

John Edwards, p. Hereford, b., & Martha Howell Bennett, lic., 13 Oct. 1802

William Wilkins, p. Rodmarton, co. Glouc., & Sarah Harding, 21 Nov. 1802

Richard Paish Turner, b., & Arabella Williams, s., 17 Oct. 1804

Joseph Brown Cull, p. St. Michael, Gloucester, w., & Dinah Bond, s., 10 Sept. 1805

Giles Davies, b., & Mary Sparrow, s., 7 Oct. 1805

John Ludlow & Phoebe Turner, 13 Oct. 1806

William Ellis, p. Rendcombe, co. Glouc., b., & Sarah Lyne, s., 15 Nov. 1806

Richard Harding, b., & Mary Sergeant, s., 25 Dec. 1806

Edward Randford, b., & Ann Hillman, s., 25 May 1807

Thomas Edwards, p. Kingston, co. Hereford, b., & Susan Bennett, s., lic., 9 Sept. 1807

John Eykin, p. St. Martin’s, co. Oxford, b., & Mary Bennett, s., lic., 9 Sept. 1807

Samuel Smith, b., & Ann Limerick, s., 29 Oct. 1807

John Clissold, b., & Ann Manners, s., 2 Nov. 1807

Charles Scrivens, p. Cowley, b., & Sarah Clapham, 6 June 1808

John Sage, b., & Susannah Saunders, s., 25 Dec. 1808

Giles Newcomb, of E., b., & Caroline Elisabeth Atkins, p. Cirencester, s., 22 June 1810

William Cotes, of E., b., & Rebecca Brown, p. Badgeworth, s., 7 Aug. 1810

Daniel Snow, b., & Ann Snow, w., 26 Feb. 1811

Thomas Painter, p. Rodmarton, b., & Ann Booker, s., 7 May 1811

William Winning, p. Brimpsfield, co. Glouc., b., & Elisabeth Sadler, lic., 25 Feb. 1812

Conway Whithorn Lovesy, p. Charlton Kings, co. Glouc., b., & Margaret Bennett, E., s., lic., 1 July 1812

Simeon Frye, of E., b., & Elizabeth Smith, s., 26 Nov. 1812

Thomas Miles, b., & Mary Brunsden, s., 17 Dec. 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900

Marriages at Elkstone 1775 to 1799

Richard Liffully, b., & Mary Jordan, s., lic., 16 Feb. 1775

John Ludlow & Sarah Hall, 28 Aug. 1775

Joseph Tanner, p. Cirencester, co. Glouc., w., & Rachel Taylor, w., lic., 17 Sept. 1775

John Sage & Hester Bolton, 16 Dec. 1777

Thomas Harding, of E., & Anne Williams, p. Baunton, 24 Jan. 1778

Charles Carpenter, p. Bibury, & Elisabeth Sadler, lic., 21 Jan. 1779

Henry Snow, b., & Sarah Hughes, s., 17 June 1779

Francis Grainger, p. North Cerney, w., & Mary Williams, s., 15 Aug. 1779

Randal Ireland, b., & Ann Sparrow, s., 9 Oct. 1779

William Hawcot, b., & Ann Prat, s., 24 May 1780

William Hayward, p. North Cerney, co. Glouc., & Ann Woodman, - May 1780

Lawrence Dyer, p. Charlton Kings, & Sarah Tombs, s., 21 Sept. 1780

James Hill, p. Cirencester, & Mary Turner, 19 Nov. 1780

Thomas Smith, p. Daglingworth, & Betty Turner, 14 Dec. 1780

John Miffling, p. Quenington, & Anne Sadler, 3 Feb. 1781

Robert Jordan & Ann Birch, 3 May 1781

William Phelps & Ann Spires, 29 July 1781

Benjamin Caudle & Mary Harries, 17 June 1782

Henry Bubb & Mary Curtis, 1 July 1782

Richard Lidyard & Mary Hopkins, 22 July 1782

James Sadler & Mary Bubb, 3 Oct. 1782

Richard Newcombe, of E., & Elizabeth Cross, p. Winstone, 25 Jan. 1784

Samuel Painter, of E., & Susannah Warren, p. of Winstone, 17 July 1785

Daniel Snow & Hannah Townley, 17 Aug. 1785

John Kerlock & Betty Painter, 7 Jan. 1787

Richard Bartlet & Ann Miles, 20 July 1787

Joseph Burdge & Ruth Musty, lic., 6 Nov. 1789

Richard Herbert, b., & Rachel Burdge, s., 7 Jan. 1790

John Bishop, p. Colesbourne, b., & Rebecca Poole, s., 20 May 1790

John Fry, b., & Mary Shill, s., 5 Jan. 1791

Joseph Bliss, w., & Sarah Lyne, s., lic., 21 Oct. 1793

Robert Harding, b., & Betty Burdge, s., 11 Feb. 1795

William Hall, b., & Catharine Hall, s., 3 June 1795

Richard Booker, b., & Ann Humphriss, s., 25 July 1796

Thomas Smart, p. Churchdown, b., & Sarah Miles, s., 3 July 1797

John Barton, b., & Comfort Sadler, s., 23 Sept. 1797

William Proctor, p. Bishops Cleve, b., & Mary Ebsworth, s., lic., 4 July 1798

Thomas Hooper (curate of Elkstone), b., & Judith Rebecca Parett, p. St. George, Westminster, s., lic., 10 July 1798

Bartley Wilson, p. Colesbourn, b., & Lucy Ann Dyer, w., lic., 13 Oct. 1798

Charles Frye, b., & Alice Sparrow, s., 20 Nov. 1798

John Shillom, b., & Elizabeth Hall, s., 1 Dec. 1798

Edward Hiscox, b., & Jane Willis, s., 4 Feb. 1799

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900

Marriages at Elkstone 1756 to 1774

Volume IV.

Henry Turner, of E., & Sarah Pinching, s., 30 Mar. 1756

Joseph Taylor, p. Cheltenham, w., & Esther Lawrance, s., lic., 28 Nov. 1756

John Sparrow, p. Brimpsfield, & Anne Belcher, 16 Apr. 1757

William Hemming & Mary Bond, 2 Oct. 1757

William Harding & Anne Dean, 23 Oct. 1758

James Sadler & Susanna Boyce, 25 June 1759

John Haslum, p. Winchcombe, co. Glouc., b., & Mary Baylis, s., lic., 8 Feb. 1760

John Robins & Jane Smart, 1 July 1760

Richard Fletcher & Mary How, 15 Aug. 1761

Joseph Harris & Mary Sadler, 8 Oct. 1761

William Bishop, w., & Alice Boroughs, s., 14 Dec. 1761

Thomas Poole, b., & Mary Burrows, s., 29 Dec. 1761

Richard Barnfield & Margaret Robinson, 13 June 1762

Henry Bubb, b., & Anne Ebsworth, s., of E., lic., 6 July 1762

John Mills, p. Withington, & Frances Wilbraham, lic., 14 Sept. 1762

John Stollard, of E., & Elizabeth Arnell, p. of Colesbourne, 6 Oct. 1763

Joseph Shill & Mary Yeates, 10 Oct. 1763

Thomas Powis, b., & Elisabeth Saunders, s., 4 Apr. 1764

George Ebsworth & Anne Day, lic., 6 Nov. 1764

Robert Timbrell, p. Duntisborne Abbots, & Anne Bond, 21 Oct. 1766

William Jordan, w., & Mary Abel, s., lic., 12 Feb. 1767

Thomas Biddle, p. Dunsbourne Abbots, & Jane Hamlet, 24 Aug. 1767

Robert Abell, p. North Cerney, & Catharina Salina Ebsworth, 1 Aug. 1768

Anthony Sadler, w., & Elisabeth Hud, s., lic., 29 Dec. 1769

Richard Shill & Anne Heal, 17 Jan. 1770

James Hobbs, p. Duntisbourne Abbots, & Elisabeth Sadler, lic., 14 Nov. 1771

William Beames, of E., b., & Lewis Turfrey, p. Darking, co. Kent, s., lic., 17 Nov. 1772

John Haydon, p. Haresfield, co. Glouc., w., & Elisabeth Wathen, w., lic., 23 Nov. 1772

John Fletcher, p. Whittington, b., & Becky Kendall, s., lic., 3 Apr. 1773

William Ranford & Sarah Poole, 3 Aug. 1773

Thomas Cooke, b., & Sarah Collett, s., 3 Aug. 1773

William Arkill, b., & Alice Hall, s., 2 Nov. 1773

Thomas Harding, p. Baunton, co. Glouc., b., & Betty Jordan, s., lic., 8 Nov. 1773

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900

Directories

Elkstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Elkstone is a township, parish and village of the Cotswold district, about 1 mile from the high road between Cirencester and Gloucester, 8 north-west from Cirencester, and 7 south from Cheltenham.  It is in the Hundred of Rapsgate, Cirencester Union, East Gloucestershire, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol.  The church of St. John the Evangelist, said to be one of the most ancient in the county, has a high square tower with 4 bells; the chancel and doorcase are supposed to have been built soon after the Norman accession.  The living is a rectory, value £420 per annum, in the gift of Earl Craven.  The Rev. Edward Ness is the present incumbent.  The population of the parish, in 1851, was 336, and the acreage 2,658.  Earl Craven is lord of the manor, and, with Thomas Dunn, Esq., is the chief landowner in the parish.  The soil is clayey, and the subsoil, rock.
Cockleford and Combend are hamlets, distant from the church 1 mile; Manor Farm and Highgate are farms.

Ness Rev. Edward (rector)

Traders
Draper Edwin, ‘Cockleford,’ & blacksmith, Cockleford
Cripps – , farmer, Butler’s farm
Howell Thomas, farmer, Combend
Reed James Marsh, farmer, Manor farm
Sadler Henry, farmer, Highgate

Letters through Cirencester.  The nearest money order office is at Cheltenham.

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: 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: Rapsgate
  • Province: Canterbury