Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Oldbury-on-Severn is a chapelry of Thornbury Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Oldbury upon Severn

Other places in the parish include: Churchmead, West End, Shepherdine, and Rook Farm.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Oldbury-on-Severn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OLDBURY-UPON-SEVERN, a tything and a chapelry in Thornbury parish, Gloucester. The tything lies on the Severn, 2 miles WNW of Thornbury, and 5¾ NNE of New Passage r. station; contains Shepherdine, Churmead, Rook-Farm, and West End; and has a post-office under Bristol. Real property, £7,080; of which £59 are in fisheries. Pop., 707. Houses, 143. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to H. Howard, Esq. Shepherdine House is the residence of A. Buchan, Esq. There are two Roman camps. The chapelry is more extensive than the tything. Pop., about 1,000. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £239. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is an old stone building; has been partially repaired; and consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

Marriages

Marriages at Oldbury on Severn 1538 to 1733

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol XV. 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.

Note. – Oldbury-on-Severn was anciently a chapelry of Thornbury, from which is was separated ecclesiastically September 15, 1863, and civilly, in or soon after 1894. Its ancient church, dedicated to St. Arilda, was unfortunately destroyed by fire in 1897, when the register from the year 1700 perished. The two earliest volumes of the register (1538-1740), which are still extant, are in the care of the Vicar of Thornbury. It is from them, as far as they go, that the Marriages entries have been transcribed.

Volume I has large parchment leaves, 2 ft. by 11 in., and has been carefully rebound in a stiff parchment cover. It contains Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538 – 1644, with marginal letters to distinguish the three classes of entries.

Volume II (1645-1740), with parchment cover and leaves, 13 7/8 in. by 4 ½ in., has the title: - “Anno Domini 1648. Bought this booke the 4th of August of Mr. Thomas Thoms, of Bristoll, cost 10s.” The entries commence 30 March 1645. They are incomplete, 1650-1662, wanting 1701, 1726, 1727, for 1728 there are entries only Dec. 16 to Feb. 22; 1729 wanting up to Oct. 9; no Baptisms 1739, and there are no Marriage entries after 1733. It is very remarkable that the Marriages, which are fairly numerous till 1649, fall off after 1649 to a negligible quantity. Probably the Vicar of Thornbury discouraged marriages at this chapelry, and had them solemnised at the parish church.

The Marriage entries have been copied by Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., with the sanction of the Rev. A. W. Cornwall, M.A., Vicar of Thornbury. The Rev. Edmund R. Nevill, of Salisbury, has kindly solved several doubtful readings.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol XV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1909.

Transcriptions

Oldbury on Severn Marriages 1645 to 1733

Volume II.

Thomas Smith & Welthian Williams, 8 Apr. 1645

Thomas Webb was marryed, 14 Apr. 1645

Richard Poole & Joane Thurner, 21 Apr. 1645

John Besley & Ann Hill, 29 May 1645

Thomas Baker & Jane Nelmes, 1 June 1645

Walter Reese & Margret Denning, 6 June 1645

Henry Culimor & Sissely Gold, 15 July 1645

Richard Line & Fortune Taylor, 5 Oct. 1645

Joshua Clifford & Elizabeth Bence, 30 Oct. 1645

Robert Arnell & Sarah Bence, 30 Oct. 1645

John Cooke & Sarah Hicks, 25 Nov. 1645

Robert Lewis & Jane Bowler, 7 Dec. 1645

Maurice Segar & Elizabeth Dimery, 4 May 1646

James Prosser & Alice Curnock, 1 June 1646

Thomas Mountaine & Elizabeth Hooper, 19 July 1646

William Pruett & Elizabeth Freeman, 3 Feb. 1647

Isack Whiting & Anne Williams, 2 Apr. 1648

John Phillips & Margret Beasley, 20 Apr. 1648

William Hancok & Elizabeth Clerk, 11 May 1648

Richard Pullin & Sarah Addis, 28 May 1648

Robert Ailworth & Mary Wallis, 8 June 1648

William Orchard & Elizabeth Jordan, 25 Sept. 1648

Giles Wimble & Margrett Linke, 8 Oct. 1648

Thomas Dimery & Elizabeth Thurston, 2 Nov. 1648

Edward Horwood & Sarah West, 10 Dec. 1648

John Wicks & Mary Pruett, 1 Jan. 1648

John Bisie & Sarah Trotman, “being Assension Day”, 3 May 1649

[Here follow one Baptism of 1650, two births, 1690, 1691, and one Baptism of 1651, followed by scanty entries for 1665, 1667, 1673, 1662, 1659, 1678, 1671, 1662.]

John Pruett & Eliner Thurner, “married at Thornbury”, 16 Apr. 1694

[Here follow scanty entries for 1655, 1658, 1659, 1682, 1687, 1658, 1659, 1653, 1685, the regular entries recommencing with 1660 on page 15.]

Richard Phillips & Ales Taylor, 20 May 1663

Thomas Barrow & Marey [? Wettley], 3 Sept. 1669

John Willcox & Marey Crendall, 14 Feb. 1669

John Curtois & Margit Hieat, 14 Feb. 1669

“Thomas Hill was married”, 28 Aug. 1670

Nicolus Inglesh & Sarah Archard, 16 Oct. 1671

Thomas Pesley & Elizabeth Holbrucke, 21 July 1673

Jonathan Trewman & Elizabeth Marsh, 7 Sept. 1675

M[em] Henery March & Mary Tannar, 21 Nov. 1681

M[em] Thomas Traysheaten [Trehearn] & Joane Nache, 20 Feb. 1681

M[em] Thomas Rimar & Jone Camburne, 31 Dec. 1685

M[em] Thomas Andrus & Sarah Pites, 3 June 1686

Henery Hethfild & Hanna Linke, 30 May 1687

Robert White & Jone Collines, 4 Sept. 1688

John Barty & Margerey [? Hanakines], 14 Oct. 1690

Tho. Tombs & Letitia [blank], 30 June 1712

John Twiford & Deborah Green, 31 July 1712

Joseph Williams & Elis. Trotman, 8 Nov. 1713

John Neal & Susannah Jones, 11 Apr. 1714

Thomas Clutterbuck, of Eason, & Sarah Marsh, 2 Aug. 1714

Wm. Gayner & Joan Lydiat, 5 Aug. 1714

Th. Whitfield & Elis. May, 15 Aug. 1714

John Lloyd & Ann Bowin, 9 Nov. 1714

Edmund Chamneys & Hannah Whorston, 14 Jan. 1714

John Hawkeir, Mary Jones, 16 Apr. 1716

William Cole & Martha [?] Bonney, 21 May 1716

John Morgan & Tracy Goff, 21 May 1716

John Machin & Mary Mills, 25 Apr. 1717

Joseph Wilcox & Susannah Linck, 11 June 1717

Walter Tyler & Elisabeth Tayer, 16 July 1717

Wm. Reeve & Mary Williams, 25 Feb. 1717

William Search & Susannah Hall, 17 Apr. 1718

Henry Howel & Mary Richards, 31 Mar. 1719

Arthur Butler & Sarah Hosier, 2 Apr. 1719

Wm. Coventry & Hannah Jones, 13 Sept. 1720

Wm. Rendal & Ann Trotman, 26 Sept. 1721

Nath. Perkins & Mary Palmer, 8 Feb. 1721

John Lewis & Hannah Cox, 22 Apr. 1723

Wm. Trahern & Hester Harwood, 15 July 1723

[No Marriages 1724 – 29.]

Thomas Cox & Ann Andrews, both of Kineton, 11 May 1730

Edward Attwells, of Rockhampton, & Elizabeth Thurston, 2 Sept. 1730

John Bendall & Ann May, 16 Feb. 1730

Samll. Rosser, of Matthar, Mon., & Rose Thurston, 22 Apr. 1731

Thos. Barrow & Mary Thurston, 24 Feb. 1731

[No Marriages 1732.]

Thomas Pritchard, of Wollaston, & Charity Champneys, 26 July 1733

[No more Marriages in Vol. II, though the Register of Baptisms and Burials is complete to the end of 1740.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol XV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1909.

Oldbury-on-Severn Marriages 1625 to 1644

John Renney & Ales Edwardes, 13 June 1625

Henry Prewet & Joane Walker, 20 June 1625

Willia[m] Walker & Elizabeth Pollord, 16 Jan. 1625

John Earle & Margerey Bayley, 18 Apr. 1626

Roger Reve & Marey Reve, 21 Apr. 1626

Arter Holdbroke & Ales Bower, 10 July 1626

Willia[m] Gobbines & Joane Wilcokes, 3 Apr. 1627

John Gifford & Annis Prewet, 3 Apr. 1627

Willia[m] Russill & Joane Gobbines, 6 Apr. 1627

George Clark & Margaret Nelmes, 11 June 1627

Richard Line & Annis Stinchcome, 23 July 1627

Willia[m] Brooke & Christian Warringeton, 9 June 1628

Willia[m] Halle & Yeady Cox, 13 Jan. 1628

Francis Yeamanes & Elizabeth Peares, 18 May 1629

John Patche & Joane Thurner, 29 Nov. 1629

Humfrey Whitfield & Jane Whitfield, 4 June 1630

John Champenis & Susan Peares, 18 Oct. 1630

Arter Scrivne & Margaret Blackestaffe, 4 Nov. 1630

Richard Addames & An Larrence, 9 May 1631

Willia[m] Bradley & Elizabeth Baker, 24 July 1631

Phillip Harris & Mary Search, 19 Sept. 1631

John Earle & Annis Maisie, 20 Oct. 1632

Arter Screven & Sara Williams, 17 June 1633

Thomas Treherne & Ann Pillmon, 16 June 1634

Robart Pease & Elizabeth Russell, 20 Oct. 1634

Ussell Pullen & Anne Sussell, 15 Apr. 1635

William Jones & Katterine Sellmond, 6 June 1635

Wm. Halloway & Judeth Edwards, 31 Oct. 1636

Nicholas Baker & Edith Hall, 24 Nov. 1636

Abram Heaven & Katthering Curnucke, 26 Oct. 1637

William Lyncke & Elizabeth Thurston, 19 Nov. 1638

John Hancock & Marie Grote, 25 Nov. 1638

Richard Coppin & Elizabeth Fryar, 10 Oct. 1639

Arthur Mansell & Sara Bidggood, 21 May 1640

Robert Pryor & Joane Meren, 22 June 1640

Henry Reve & Jane Yeomen, 2 July 1640

John Reve & Agnes Wright, 16 Nov. 1640

William Gainer & Ann Jones, 14 Nov. 1641

Thomas Collins & Mary Hyett, 27 Jan. 1641

John Adey & Joane Champneis, 2 May 1642

William Hancok & Ursula Link, 21 Feb. 1643

John Hort & Elice Mundaie, 3 Mar. 1643

Thomas Davis & Margret Nicholas, 30 June 1644

William Nash & Jane Wood, 23 Oct. 1644

Henry Bainham & Mary Ailworth, 5 Dec. 1644

Giles May & Joane Warren, 16 Jan. 1644

Uzziell Hicks & Joane Hobes, 20 Feb. 1644

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1909.

Oldbury on Severn Marriages 1600 to 1624

“Thomas Adde was married”, 30 Nov. 1600

“Richard Addie maried", 25 Feb. 1600

“Thomas Snotter was maried" 18 May 1601

William Berie & Marie Smithe, 18 July 1601

Thomas Orchard & Margeret Barrowe, 20 Nov. 1601

“Humfrie Whitfelde was maried unto Maude Williams, of Oldberie, in his dwelling howse, the xix daye of Maye 1602, 19 May 1602 [sic]

William Williams & Sisley Nutt, 28 July 1602

John Jones & Katherine More, 27 Nov. 1602

John Thurstone & Agnes Smyth, 6 Oct. 1603

Christopher Nashe & Christian Snotter, 7 Nov. 1603

John Reade & Margerie Baker, 30 Jan. 1603

John Jonnes & Maude Whitfeld, 20 Apr. 1604

William Cullomor & Allis Janins, 22 Apr. 1604

William Koper & Margrate Fuller, 26 Apr. 1604

William Larrance & Anne Coxe, 21 May 1604

John Barrowe & Agnis Addams, 7 June 1604

George Clarke & Alice Arthur, 14 June 1604

John Carter & Margret Wood, 20 Aug. 1604

Robert Earle & Katherine Floyd, 30 Aug. 1604

Walter Butteler & Elizabeth Pruett, 15 Nov. 1604

Henry Scriven & Jhone Knite [or Kevile], 18 Nov. 1604

John Baker & Ales Stret, 13 Apr. 1605

Richard Heaven & Sarah Comley, [?] [?]

Thomas Lincke & Joane Brooke, 23 Sept. 1605

Edward Lincke & Alice Lincke, 12 Oct. 1605

Christopher Okely & Elizabeth Reade, 18 Nov. 1605

John Lincke & Jane Chamneis, 5 May 1606

William Hutchins & Joane Snotter, 5 May 1606

Edward Jayne & Isabell Webb, 5 May 1606

William Lawrence & Agnes Coxe, *lic., 18 May 1606

“Cum licentia ab ordinario in tempore prohibito.” The forbidden days in May would presumably be the three Rogation Days.

John Hall & Johan Wither, 10 July 1606

George Barley & Joane Alpas, 29 Sept. 1606

Thomas Sherman & Christian Tylladdam, 25 Nov. 1606

Thomas Morse, gent., of Olveston, & Christian Merricke, w., lic., 23 Mar. 1606

John Watkins & Alice West, 8 June 1607

Thomas Walker & Lucie Jones, 2 Nov. 1607

Thomas Waters & Jane Howell, 19 Nov. 1607

Roger Reade & Martha Adi, 18 Apr. 1608

Jhon Russell & Elizabeth Roobines, 29 Aug. 1608

Thomas Waters & Mary Bodman, 19 Apr. 1609

Thomas Ussolde & Ales Steavens, 3 June 1609

Jhon Hopkinges & Alles Thureston, 11 July 1609

Abraham Cowley & An [sic] Wates, 15 Apr. 1610

Thomas Thurner & Alles Huckes, 2 July 1610

Richard Dunester & Marey Martin, 23 Aug. 1610

Thomas Barrow & An Hanckecoke, 11 Dec. 1610

Richard Line & Elizabeth Hill, 24 Jan. 1610

John Larrence & Ann Deret, 1 Apr. 1611

Thomas Waters & Caturne Heaven, 21 Apr. 1611

Richard Pleddall & Joane Brooke, 27 May 1611

Robert Martin & Joane Holister, 6 July 1611

Thomas Howell & Brigget Sanders, 5 Aug. 1611

John Barrow & Ann Joanes, 24 Nov. 1611

Robert * Chippe & Margery Howell, 20 July 1612

[* This name has been altered in different ink.  It looks as if it might have been originally entered Cape.  It occurs as Chop at his son’s baptism, 1624.]

George Clarke & Jone Hieatt [or Lueat], 24 Aug. 1611

John Thureston & Annis Whitfiled, 21 Sept. 1611

Thomas Bailly & Mary Gotheridge, 10 May 1613

Morice * Taissome & Agnes Longe, 28 June 1613

[* Occurs as Teysome later, 1618.]

Thomas Champnis & Jone [? Lucas], 1 Jan. 1613

Thomas Watters & Elnor Nate, 14 Mar. 1613

Richard Vidler & Mary Barret, 12 Sept. 1614

Thomas Russill & Catturne Whitfild, 27 Oct. 1614

William Simanes & Jane Lenny, 28 Nov. 1614

Willia[m] Thurner wedded the wife of Master Foolkes, 15 Dec. 1614

Willia[m] Hall & Dorrety Marsh, 16 Jan. 1614

Thomas Waters & Marey Tayler, 17 Apr. 1615

Richard Coppin & Francis Pope, 1 May 1615

Richard Nelme & Marget Weight, 23 Oct. 1615

William Walter [or Walker] & Annis Lenny, 26 Sept. 1616

[No Marriages entered 1617.]

John Filde & Alles Sansom, 7 May 1618

Willia[m] Pullen & Marget West, 28 July 1618

Henrey Reewe [Reeve] & Joane Bradley, 16 Jan. 1618

Thomas Vealle & Dorreyte Whineard, 7 Oct. 1619

Willia[m] Priar & Joane Walker, 25 Oct. 1619

Edward Bealle & Eadey Earlle, 28 Oct. 1619

John Dorney & Elizabeth Whitfild, 11 Nov. 1619

John Walker & Joane French, 24 Apr. 1620

[* Entered a second time five lines below.]

Willia[m] Prowet & Sara Bayley, 4 May 1620

Thomas Freeman & Yeadey Drew, 20 May 1620

Thomas Thurner & Joane Parker, 3 Oct. 1620

Larrenc[e] Heyard & Judeth Mathus, 18 Dec. 1620

Thomas Beard & Elizabeth Spilman, 9 Apr. 1621

Nicholas Hancoke & Annis Sanes, 30 Apr. 1621

John Earle & Elizabeth Reave, 22 Nov. 1621

Robert Thureston & Ales Baker, 17 Jan. 1621

[No Marriages entered 1622.]

Thomas Treyhearne & Seusana Tayler, 19 Jan. 1623

Robert Stones & Joane Lewes, 9 Aug. 1624

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1909.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Thornbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Dursley
  • Poor Law Union: Thornbury
  • Hundred: Thornbury
  • Province: Canterbury