Littleton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Littleton on Servern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1701

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

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Parishes adjacent to Littleton-on-Severn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LITTLETON-UPON-SEVERN, a parish in Thornbury district, Gloucester; on the river Severn, 3 miles W of Thornbury, and 4¼ NNE of New Passage r. station. Post town, Almondsbury, under Bristol. Acres, 1,665; of which 690 are water. Real property, £1,793; of which £15 are in fisheries. Pop., 195. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor and most of the land belong to R. Lippincott, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £52. Patron, R. Lippincott, Esq. The church is early English, in good condition; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; and has a Norman font.

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

Littleton-upon-Severn, 2 m. W. Thornbury. P. 195

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Littleton-upon-Severn, co. Gloucester. P. T. Thornbury (120) 2 m. W. Pop. 133.

A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Langley and Swineshead; living, a dis. rectory in the archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Bristol; valued in K.B. 11l. 4s. 9½d.; ann. val. P. R. 62l.; patron (1829) Sir H. C. Lippincott, Bart.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Littleton-on-Severn Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Littleton-on-Severn is a parish, 12 miles north from Bristol, 10 south-west from Charfield, 5 from Almondsbury, and 3 from Thornbury, in Langley and Swineshead hundred, Thornbury union and county court district, West Gloucestershire, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Bristol, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric; it is situated on the navigable river Severn. The church (name unknown) is an old stone building in the Early English style; it has a tower, nave, aisle, porch, chancel, organ, 2 bells, and an ancient Norman font. The living is a rectory, value £52, with residence, in the gift of R. C. Lippincott, Esq.; the Rev. Arthur Rainey Ludlow, M.A., of Oriel College, Oxford, is the incumbent. There is a school for the children of the parish, supported by subscription. The population in 1801 was 195; the acreage is 903. R. C. Lippincott, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

Ludlow Rev. Arthur Rainey, [rector] M.A.

Collins Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Gough Samuel, farmer

Jones Sarah (Mrs.), farmer

Jones James, shopkeeper

Jones Robert, farmer

Jones William (Mrs.), farmer

Keen Charles, farmer

Olive Henry A. farmer

Simmons Daniel, carpenter & builder

Stafford George, farmer

Stiff Hannah & Caroline (Misses), farmrs

Taylor Joseph, farmer

Taylor William Robert, farmer

Williams Thomas, beer retailer

Wintle George, coal merchant, drain & horticultural pottery works

Letters are received through Almondsbury. The nearest money order office is at Thornbury

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.


  • 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: Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury