Matson, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Matson is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

The parish includes Robinswood Hill and Winnycrofts.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1553

Nonconformists include:

Table of Contents

Parishes adjacent to Matson

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MATSON, a parish in the district and county of Gloncester; near the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 2½ miles SE of Gloucester r. station. Acres, 450. Real property, £1,014. Pop., 32. Houses, 8. The manor belonged to the Bohuns and to W. Nottingham; was given, in the time of Edward IV., to Gloucester abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Selwyns; and belongs now to Viscount Sydney. Matson House was built in the time of Elizabeth; was occupied, during the civil war of Charles I., by his sons Charles and James; was visited by George III. and his queen and court; belongs to Lord Sydney; and is now the residence of Walker, Esq. The parish includes Robinswood Hill and Winnycrofts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol Value, £217. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church was rebuilt partly in 1730, partly in 1852; is a plain brick structure, with a low tower; and contains a tablet to the Selwyns.

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

Marriages

Marriages at Matson 1553 to 1812

Note. – The Register of Marriages at Matson, anciently Mattesdon, from 1553 to 1812 is contained in two volumes. The whole of the Matson Register down to 1812, and the Marriages down to 1879, have been transcribed and annotated by the Rev. William Bazeley, Rector, who has added notes from the Bishop’s Transcript at Gloucester. The latter are indicated below by square brackets. These marriages are now printed by permission of Mr. Bazeley, and under his supervision.

Marriages at Matson 1553-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Matson Marriages 1758 to 1812

Volume II.

William Robbins, of Maisemore, & Mary Dobbins, of Matson, 10 Dec. 1758

Francis Franklin, of Bisley, & Jane Canning, of Matson, lic., 25 Feb. 1759

John Print, of Matson, & Anne Randall, of Cowley, lic., 4 June 1759

Joseph Banks & Sarah Matthew, 30 Oct. 1760

John Morgan, of Upton, & Ann Dower, of Matson, 14 Apr. 1762

John Print, of Matson, & Elizabeth Kemble, of Upton, lic., 18 Oct. 1762

Joseph Powell & Betty Beams, lic., 20 Aug. 1763

William Ursell & Mary Durnell, 23 Sept. 1764

Francis Jones & Sarah Smart, 15 July 1765

Joseph Baylis & Margaret Haughton, 26 June 1767

John Burroughs & Rebecca Harris, w., lic., 5 Apr. 1768

Joseph Harris, of Matson, & Ann Whitcomb, of Tredworth, lic., 27 Mar. 1768

Thomas Evans, of Ashelworth, & Elizabeth Mayo, of Matson, 26 Oct. 1774

Andrew Bullock, of Upton, & Elizabeth Rosson, of Matson, lic., 19 Nov. 1778

James Goscomb & Hannah Boulton, w., lic., 9 Jan. 1781

Samuel Stephen, of Pershore, & Mary Skinner, this p., lic., 3 May 1782

Richard Smith, of Matson, & Mary Reeve, of Upton, lic., 22 Feb. 1784

John Pool & Mary Perry, 22 Nov. 1790

Thomas Smith, of Matson, & Sarah Greening, of Painswick, lic., 4 Apr. 1792

Alexander Milne, of Eastnor, & Elizabeth Goscombe, of Matson, lic., 25 Feb. 1799

Thomas Smith, w., & Ann Critchley, lic., 25 Jan. 1801

Thomas Beard & Hannah Powell, lic., 15 Oct. 1801

James Goscomb, w., & Sarah Ralph, lic., 19 Nov. 1801

John Apperley & Mary Witcomb, lic., 23 Jan. 1803

Samuel Goulding, of Elmore, & Hannah Webb, of Matson, 21 Feb. 1805

William Mathus & Ann Window, 15 Oct. 1805

John Brown, of St. Mary de Lode, & Martha Phillips, of Matson, lic., 4 Jan. 1809

[No further entries until 1817.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol III. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Matson Marriages 1675 to 1764

Henry Badger & Elinor Acton, 26 Dec. 1675

William Roadway & Isabel Witcom, 19 May 1678

Edward Man & Ann Davis, both of Westbury, 19 June 1680

William Huskins & Marie Morgan, 5 Sept. 1680

John Witton & Elizabeth Bingle, 7 Aug. 1687

Thos. Guilliam, Esq., & Sophia Selwyn, 3 July 1689

*Giles Webley & Joane Bowers, 24 Apr. 1690

*Thomas Feild & Edith Freeman, lic., 13 Aug. 1693

*Will Brown & Ann Fendal, both city of Gloster, 15 Aug. 1695

*James Brown & Rose Nickalls, 11 Dec. 1695

*William Cullis & Sarah Sede, 22 Feb. 1695

*William Mills, p. Painswick, & Margaret Rogers, p. Mattson, 28 Mar. 1696-7

*John King & Susanna Harris, both city of Gloster, 15 Aug. 1699

*Thomas Palmer & Francis Wilcox, of Matson, at St. Mary de Crypt, Gloster, 13 Feb. 1699

*John Lane, of Tedenton, & Sarah Sherwood, 3 June 1700

*Richard Burrux & Eleanor Burrux, 29 Mar. 1703

[Matthew Yate, Rector of Matson 1697-1717, and was also Rector of St. Mary de Crypt. – St. Mary de Crypt Reg.]

+Henry Badger & Elizabeth Acton, lic., 20 June 1698

+Thomas Palmore, of Matson, & Frances Hickes, of Wormsley, in Herefordshire, lic., 13 Feb. 1699-1700

+John Field, of Upton St. Leonard, and Ann Whitcombe, of Matson, lic., 16 Apr. 1707

+Brice Smith, of Moreton Valence, & Sarah Jennings, of Matson, lic., [no month] 1723-4

+William Palmore, of Morten, & Hannah Harris, of Matsdine, lic., 21 Jan. 1724-5

+Richard Burripe, of Upton St. Lenard, & Patience Chesheire, of Matsden, 13 Oct. 1730

[Matson Register.]

Joseph Coulstone & Jane Brown, both of Barnwood, 26 Feb. 1723

William Lodge & Martha Sparkey, 16 July 1731

*George Long, of Beddington, & Isabelle Witcomb, of Matson, 25 June 1729

*John Linsey & Sara Price, 17 Dec. 1732

*Phillip Hescot & Hester, 5 Feb. 1737

*Edw. Fowler & Elizabeth, 7 Feb. 1737

*Thomas Bingham & Avis Griffith, 27 May 1737

Walter Ruell & Mary Allen, both of city of Gloucester, 8 Aug. 1742

William Powell & Mary Walker, 2 Nov. 1744

William Chandler, of Ledbury, co. Hereford, & Mary Woodward, of Gloster, 2 Apr. 1747

John Harrison & Sarah Mihan, 6 Nov. 1747

John James & Mary Wood, 28 Aug. 1749

John Cowls & Elizabeth Rook, 23 Aug. 1750

Thomas Charnflour & Hester Birchley, 2 Oct. 1751

William Smith & Susannah Long, both of city of Gloster, 30 Mar. 1752

William Jolliman & Elizabeth Keys, both of city of Gloster, 14 May 1752

Richard Lewis, of Gloster, & Anne Cook, of Gloster, 8 June 1752

Mr. Charles Griffiths, of Llaneravon, in Monmouthshire, & Mrs. Mary Bell, of Sandhurst, in the county, 15 Feb. 1753

*William Jobbins & Mary Dobbins, 10 Dec. 1758

*John Print, this p., & Ann Randell, p. Cowley, 4 June 1759

*William Ursell, p. Upton St. Leonard, & Mary Durnell, p. Matson, 23 Sept. 1764

* From the Transcripts in the Diocesan Registry.

+ These entries are taken from St. Mary de Crypt Register.  Matthew Yate being Rector of that parish, was well as of Matson, evidently performed all the Matson marriages in his Gloucester church. – W.B.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. III. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Poll Books

Matson Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Administration

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