Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Old Sodbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1684

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Old Sodbury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Sodbury (Old), a parish, with a village, in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester; 3¾ miles E by S of Yate r. station. It has a post-office under Chipping-Sodbury, and a hotel. Acres, 3,637. Real property, £7,294. Pop., 809. Houses, 180. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Lye Grove House, belongs to W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. There is a Roman camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £460. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1858. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

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

Directories

 Little Sodbury Universal British Directory 1791

Little Sodbury is only a mile east from Chipping-Sodbury. A small part of this parish lies in the hill-country, on the borders of which, on the brow of the hill, is a very strong camp, of an oblong form, still remaining as perfect as when originally made.  It has a double agger, thrown up very high, except on the west side, where it overlooks the vale, and there it is single, because the hill to so steep that the camp was thought inaccessible from the quarter.  It is 320 yards long, and 200 broad.  The interval or ditch between the aggers, is twenty-two yards wide, and the way into it is towards the east.  It is not known whether it is Danish or Roman, as no coins or any other things have been found to determine it.  King Edward IV’s army occupied it a little before the battle of Tewkesbury.  Its church is small, and the inhabitants bury at Old Sodbury.
Old Sodbury is one mile north-east from Chipping Sodbury.  Its church is the mother-church to Chipping Sodbury, as before mentioned.

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

Old Sodbury Marriages

Marriages at Old Sodbury 1684-1812

Marriages at Old Sodbury 1684-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Old Sodbury Marriages 1804 to 1812

Volume IV.

Thomas Jones, of Chipping Sodbury, & Temperance Parker, 16 Jan. 1804

John Chappell & Elizabeth Drew, both of Dodington (there being no Church there at present), 14 Feb. 1804

Giles Langley, of Yate, & Mary Bowman, 20 May 1804

Mark Dickenson & Betty White, of Chipping Sodbury, 30 May 1804

Richard Curtis & Ann Coates, 30 Sept. 1804

William Matthews & Betty Ayliff, 5 Nov. 1804

Isaac Pritchard & Ann Higgs, 16 Dec. 1804

John Keepen, of Iron Acton, & Elizabeth Cam, lic., 24 Dec. 1804

James Haynes & Elizabeth Rallings, 20 Mar. 1805

Edward Gingell & Sarah Cox, 15 Apr. 1805

Joseph Cooper & Mary Lovegrove, 22 Apr. 1805

James Hollaway & Elizabeth Cole, 2 July 1805

William Tarrant & Jane Mills, 10 Aug. 1805

Leonard Cole & Betty Tyler, 23 Sept. 1805

Edmund Hulbert, of West Kington, & Sarah Woodman, lic., 16 Oct. 1805

Thomas Clements & Ann Skilling, 25 Nov. 1805

John Cam & Betty Willcox, 10 Feb. 1806

John Ford & Elizabeth Wear, of Chipping Sodbury, 14 July 1806

Charles Alsop, of Almonsbury, & Ruth Iles, 11 Aug. 1806

William Pritchard & Ann Stamborn, lic., 12 Sept. 1806

Joseph Hatherell & Jane Watts, lic., 2 Oct. 1806

William Bishop Pearce & Jane Garraway, 22 Oct. 1807

Lazarus Higgs & Sarah Skull, 12 Nov. 1807

Joseph Field & Betty Ayliffe, 10 Dec. 1807

Robert Crow & Jane Lard, 15 Dec. 1807

John Angel & Sarah Witherley, 22 Dec. 1807

James Millerd & Elizabeth Boy, lic., 4 May 1808

Charles Walkins, of Chipping Sodbury, & Mary Cleter, lic., 29 Jan. 1809

John Humphreys & Mary Ewer, lic., 12 Sept. 1809

Robert Powell, of Badminton, & Anna Maria Lawrence, 26 Mar. 1810

John Grivelle & Phoebe Garaway, 7 July 1810

James Scribings & Elizabeth Neal, 25 Sept. 1810

John Hitchings & Mary Townsend, 8 Feb. 1811

George Phillips, of Box, Wilts, & Jane Sumsion, lic., 25 July 1811

John Pearce, of Wapley & Codrington, & Hannah Thrush, 4 Nov. 1811

William Watts & Elizabeth Coombs, of Chipping Sodbury, 27 Nov. 1811

William Leonard & Bilhah Tyndall, of Dursley, lic., 5 Apr. 1812

Henry Godwin, of Dodington, & Mary Ann Godwin, 12 Apr. 1812

Richard Tyndall, of Dursley, & Sarah Leonard, lic., 26 May 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IX. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1903.

Old Sodbury Marriages 1795 to 1803

Thomas Alden, of Chipping Sodbury, & Betty Trapp, 30 Mar. 1795

John Pritchard & Jane King, 26 Apr. 1795

Thomas Smith & Jane Tiler, 25 May 1795

William Bishop & Hannah Ayliff, 7 Sept. 1795

Richard Wilkins & Betty Morgan, of Chipping Sodbury, 4 Oct. 1795

Thomas Brown & Susannah Lord, 19 Oct. 1795

John Watts, of St. Luke, City of London, & Jane Hatherell, lic., 16 May 1796

William Walding, of St. George, Somerset, & Mary Bennett, lic., 17 June 1796

Joseph Field, of Little Sodbury, & Sarah Luies, 4 July 1796

Thomas Thompson, of Tetbury, & Jane White, lic., 17 Oct. 1796

Thomas Arthurs & Hannah Light, 26 Dec. 1796

Luke Shill, of Chipping Sodbury, & Mary Garnsey, 25 Mar. 1797

Benjamin Gay & Patience Smith, 16 Apr. 1797

William Thompson & Eleanor Heaven, 30 Apr. 1797

William Ford & Martha Vizard, 14 Aug. 1797

Reuben Lockstone & Hannah Wickham, 17 Aug. 1797

William Milsom & Hannah Devrall, 4 Oct. 1797

Samuel Damsell, of Bisley, & Elizabeth Aldridge, lic., 2 Jan. 1798

Thomas White, of Grittleton, & Alice Pritchard, 4 Feb. 1798

George Tavenor & Mary Tanner, 19 mar. 1798

Thomas Buoy & Rebecca Turner, 6 Apr. 1798

William Railar & Jane Lockstone, 8 Apr. 1798

William Hatherell, of Marshfield, & Mary Cole, 31 May 1798

William Rice, of Wickwar, & Margaret Brooks, 10 Sept. 1798

Emmanuel Hobbord & Sarah Brooks, 9 Oct. 1798

William Rumming & Penelope Hopkins, 11 Oct. 1798

John Cole & Martha Prichard, 7 Nov. 1798

James Hatherell & Hannah Hatherell, lic., 13 Dec. 1798

Robert Hitchins & Ann Stafford, 25 Dec. 1798

Richard Davis, of chipping Sodbury, & Hannah Lockstone, 1 Feb. 1799

John Woodard & Sarah Bennett, 18 Feb. 1799

Thomas Laite & Anne Ruming, 25 Mar. 1799

James Hopkins, of Grittleton, & Martha Shell, 8 Apr. 1799

John Roberts Hudson & Hannah Alford, 18 June 1799

William Long, of St. Catherine’s, Gloucester, & Hannah Brookes, 30 June 1799

James Ayliffe & Rachel Williams, 2 July 1799

John Rummin, w., & Diana Pincott, of Tortworth, s., lic., 15 Oct. 1799

Walter Croduck & Sarah Reville, 25 Nov. 1799

Richard Hopes, of Kingswood, Wilts, & Hannah Coates, lic., 7 Mar. 1800

William Townsend & Elizabeth Budding, 15 Apr. 1800

Robert Joyner, of Berkeley, & Hannah Champion, lic., 16 June 1800

Oliver Morton & Joanna Gingell, lic., 11 Sept. 1800

Thomas Dowding & Ann Shugar, 4 Nov. 1800

Charles Brett & Elizabeth Thompson, of Horton, 9 Nov. 1800

Robert Cole & Eunice Long, of Wickwar, lic., 19 Mar. 1801

Charles Light & Anne Prior, 14 Apr. 1801

William Pouney & Anne Pritchard, 14 Apr. 1801

John Wise & Susanna Worrell, 20 July 1801

George Beames, of Chippenham, b., & Catherine Cole, s., lic., 13 Feb. 1802

Job Hall & Esther Harrison, 15 Nov. 1802

Moses Search & Hannah Bushell, 16 Dec. 1802

Charles Brett & Jane Penny, of Dodington, 21 Dec. 1802

William Reeves & Elizabeth Shell, 9 May 1803

William Pritchard & Elizabeth Lewis, lic., 2 June 1803

James Tanner & Martha Skinson, 1 Aug. 1803

George Iles & Grave Neal, 12 Sept. 1803

Robert Hitchings & Sarah Amos, 24 Oct. 1803

Richard Barratt & Jane Bowley, 6 Dec. 1803

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IX. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1903.

Administration

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