Olveston, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Olveston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Tockington.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1561

Nonconformists include: Quakers, Wesleyans, and United Free Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Olveston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OLVESTON, a village, a tything, and a parish, in Thornbury district, Gloucester. The village stands 2¾ miles ESE of the Severn, 2¾ NNE of piling r. station, and 3¼ S W of Thornbury; and has a post-office under Bristol. The tything includes the village, and bears the name of Olveston and Cote. Real property, £6,848. Pop. in 1851, 789. Houses, 156. The parish contains also the tything of Upper Tockington, and comprises 4,787 acres. Real property, £12,795. Pop. in 1861, 1,699. Houses, 337. The property is subdivided. The manor of Olveston belonged anciently to the Dennis family; and belongs now to R. Lippincott, Esq. The manor of Tockington belongs to the Rev. J. R. Charlton. Olveston-Green, Freezewood, Fern Park, New Leaze House, Oakleaze, Harts, Ridgeway, Lower Hazel, Woodhouse, and Tockington House are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £799. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is partly early English; was repaired and considerably enlarged in 1840; consists of nave, transepts, aisles, and chancel, with S porch and pinnacled tower; and contains an old brass of Sir W. Dennis. There are chapels for Quakers, Wesleyans, and United Free Methodists, a mixed national school, an infant school, and charities £12.

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

Olveston, 3m. S.W. Thornbury. P. 1725

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Ball Ruben, Olveston, Gloucestershire, shopkeeper, July 24, 1838.

Marriages

Marriages at Olveston 1560 to 1812

Note. – The Olveston Parish Register books were examined, set in order, and bound in 1881.

Volume I, of paper, contains Weddings, 1560 to 1647, very neatly kept, and from 1694 to 1701, untidily kept, entries fewer on average; Baptisms, 1561 to 1657, very neatly kept, and from 1691 to 1702 untidy; Burials, 1561 to 1648, very neatly kept. There are no entries of Burials from 1648 to 1697.

Volume II contains Weddings, 1619 to 1644; Baptisms, 1604 to 1644; Burials, 1604 to 1641. This book, which is of parchment, seems to be a copy of part of the preceding, mostly made by Ralph Greene, Vicar, who died 1639.

Volume III contains Weddings, 1579 to 1648; Baptisms, 1561 to 1649; Burials, 1636 to 1639. This seems to have been the clerk’s rough copy from which Register Book I was made. Five or six pages of Burials have been cut out. This volume is on paper.

Volume IV contains Baptisms, 1701 to 1709; Burials, 1697 to 1709; Baptisms and Weddings, 1716, 1717; Weddings, 1697 to 1706. This volume is of parchment, and is in good condition.

Volume V contains Baptisms, 1723 to 1742, on parchment, untidy and damaged. The remainder of this volume contains Weddings, 1739 only; Baptisms, 1756, 1757; Burials, 1728 to 1737. These last are on paper, and in places the volume is damaged.

Volume VI has Baptisms and Burials, 1766 to 1769, 1773 to 1776.

Volume VII is on parchment, and contains Marriages 1741 to 1812. Under date 1763 is a note by the Rev. Christopher Shute as to omissions by his predecessor, and it will be seen that there are many gaps in the Register.

These extracts, made by the Rev. J. E. Vernon, Vicar of Olveston, are now printed by his permission and under his supervision.

Marriages at Olveston 1560-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Olveston Marriages 1800 to 1812

George Jenkins & Ann Curtis, 13 Jan. 1800

William Curtis & Elizabeth Lippiatt, 14 Apr. 1800

Mark Lee & Sarah Lewis, 16 June 1800

William Parker & Frances Cole, 21 July 1800

William Hibbard & Elizabeth Rosser, 11 Aug. 1800

Thomas Millard & Mary Addis, 26 Oct. 1800

Richard Russell & Mary Tanner, 28 Dec. 1800

John Cole & Hannah Shepherd, 9 Apr. 1801

Francis Williams & Elizabeth Boulton, 16 Apr. 1801

William Jones & Rachel Pullin, 12 May 1801

James Russell & Hannah Taylor, 27 July 1801

Joseph Dunn & Emma Dyer, 8 Mar. 1802

Job Wiltshire & Betty Davis, 21 Mar. 1802

Samuel Bryant & Mary Cooke, 8 Apr. 1802

John Bennett & Mary Wilton, 21 Apr. 1802

Edward Doughty & Rachel Turton, 5 Aug. 1802

Thomas Poole & Martha Pullin, 17 Apr. 1803

Moses Bishop & Mary Smith, 7 Nov. 1803

James Harvey & Sarah Bishop, 29 Mar. 1804

John Millard & Hannah Hicks, 4 Apr. 1804

Henry Hobey & Ann Sage, 31 Dec. 1804

Thomas Mountstephen & Sarah Hoare, 6 Apr. 1805

Thomas Fowler & Sarah Musgrove, 8 Apr. 1805

John Jones & Elizabeth Hoare, 27 Apr. 1805

William Parry & Mary Wyatt, 5 June 1805

Edward Nelmes, the younger, & Elizabeth Phillimore, 20 June 1805

Richard Williams & Elizabeth Weeks, 25 July 1805

Thomas Taylor & Mary Jefferis, 8 Sept. 1805

John Adams & Mary Nichols, 23 Jan. 1806

Thomas Ann & Mary Sands, 8 Apr. 1806

John Hiron & Ann Lippiatt, 8 Apr. 1806

Philip Philips & Ann Pope, 17 Apr. 1806

William Pope & Ann Podger, 20 Jan. 1807

John Brickdale Ward & Mary Hatherell, 21 Mar. 1807

Daniel Gough & Mary Musgrove, 4 Apr. 1807

Thomas Williams & Ann Wilton, 30 Apr. 1807

George Osborne Hollis & Fanny Britton, 28 May 1807

William Cullimore & Ann Hiron, 2 July 1807

William Parry & Amelia Smith, 17 Aug. 1807

John Skinner & Elizabeth Tustin, 15 Oct. 1807

Robert Brown & Sarah Abbot, 16 Jan. 1808

William Hemmens & Sarah Parker, 9 Feb. 1809

William Taswell & Octavia Partridge, 29 July 1809

John Cossham & Sarah Pope, 12 Oct. 1809

Robert Townsend & Ann Harris, 26 Mar. 1810

Isaac Brooks & Rachel Cook, 27 Mar. 1810

Bethel Grimes & Charlotte Wilson, 1 May 1810

Robert Alphas & Hester Sage, 24 May 1810

William Wiltshire & Elizabeth Watkins, 16 Sept. 1810

Thomas Cooke & Celia Quinton, 8 Apr. 1811

William Garratt & Rachel Jones, 15 Apr. 1811

John Cole & Ann Cullimore, 2 June 1811

James Addis & Mary Slade, 4 June 1811

Isaac Brooks & Hester Withers, 3 Oct. 1811

Edmund Smith & Elizabeth Adams, 28 Oct. 1811

Daniel Pitcher & Mary Forrest, 14 Nov. 1811

John Savery & Sarah Collinson, 29 Dec. 1811

William Latchel & Sarah Phillips, 30 Mar. 1812

Charles Duell & Sarah Quinton, 28 June 1812

Richard Richards & Ann Anthony, 6 July 1812

[There is a note by Rev. Chris. Shute, 19th July 1763, that the Registers were very badly kept by his predecessor, and adds: - “To this cause it must be imputed that the marriage of Miss Rebekah Aldworth to Mr. Wm. Horton, late Major in His Majesty’s service, has not been inserted in the said Register, as it ought to have been.  Nevertheless be it known to all, that the due and regular solemnization of the said marriage has never been called in question or in the least doubted of by any one.  Given under my hand this 19th day of July 1763.  Chris. Shute, Vicar of Olveston.”]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Olveston Marriages 1780 to 1799

Robert Apus & Rachel Hawford, 3 Mar. 1780

George Thomas & Elizabeth Clements, 18 May 1780

William Leonard & Mary Holder, 10 July 1780

Henry Fisher & Nancy Wilton, 17 Aug. 1780

Peter Fisher & Hannah Fowler, 29 Oct. 1780

William Pope & Elizabeth Jefferis, 8 May 1781

William Orchard & Ann Lippiatt, 21 May 1781

Samuel Parker & Ann Pullin, 30 Apr. 1782

George Phillimore & Sarah Wilton, 26 Dec. 1782

John Kingscott & Ruth Carter, 30 Mar. 1783

Joseph Stephens & Betty Dunn, 16 Nov. 1783

Edmund Corke & Mary Humphries, 16 Dec. 1783

James Thomas & Mary Gibbons, 28 Jan. 1784

John Horns & Ann Linch, 11 Apr. 1784

William Robertson & Mary Whitchurch, 10 June 1784

John Orchard & Mary Nelms, 1 Aug. 1784

Thomas Jones & Anna Bishop, 4 Nov. 1784

Joseph Virgo & Hester Smith, 7 Nov. 1784

Richard Williams & Hannah Dyer, 22 Dec. 1784

Thomas Tovey & Hannah Cooke, 14 Nov. 1785

George Britton & Joyce Bates, 24 Nov. 1785

Thomas Jenkins & Ann Tyler, 12 Dec. 1785

Thomas Thurner & Mary Till-Adams, 3 Apr. 1786

James Watkins & Elizabeth Sparks, 28 May 1786

John Savage & Lucy White, 2 July 1786

Thomas Britton & Ann Embley, 9 Sept. 1786

Robert House & Hannah Hurn, 2 Nov. 1786

William Cummins & Ann Stokes, 2 Dec. 1786

David Cook & Rachel Apus, 11 Dec. 1786

Philip Withers & Susanna Langford, 15 Dec. 1786

Robert Ann & Mary Jones, 16 Jan. 1787

James Bishop & Hannah Davis, 28 Mar. 1787

Joseph Pymm & Ann Williams, 18 Oct. 1787

John Taylor & Mary Adams, 7 Feb. 1788

George Lovell & Ann Dunn, 7 Apr. 1788

Thomas Davis & Hannah White, 20 Apr. 1788

Joseph Williams & Mary Hewett, 4 May 1788

John Burford & Ann White, 5 May 1788

John Cullimore & Grace Walker, 20 Oct. 1788

Job Pullin & Ann Watkins, 28 Oct. 1788

William Reece & Sarah Lacey, 8 Dec. 1788

John Bishop & Mary Edmonds, 8 Dec. 1788

James Thomas & Sarah Kelson, 25 Mar. 1789

Mark Shepherd & Betty Cullimore, 18 May 1789

William Osborne & Mary Watts, 6 Aug. 1789

Robert Dyer & Elizabeth Smith, 5 Apr. 1790

John Parry & Hannah Dunn, 25 Apr. 1790

Richard Williams & Virtue Hewett, 26 Apr. 1790

William Williams & Mary Jones, 23 Oct. 1790

Richard Williams & Nancy Nelms, 11 Nov. 1790

William Dyer & Martha Cullimore, 17 Jan. 1791

George Harvey & Amelia Banks, 6 Mar. 1791

William Thatcher & Sarah Curtis, 8 Mar. 1791

Richard Burge & Hester Hughes, 28 Mar. 1791

John Millard & Mary Hill, 12 May 1791

William Cole & Elizabeth Morgan, 25 Dec. 1791

Samuel Boulton & Mary White, 22 Mar. 1792

William Withers & Amy Hopkins, 5 Apr. 1792

James Jarrett & Ann Shell, 5 Oct. 1792

James Jones & Elizabeth Watkins, 29 July 1793

Richard Mason & Elizabeth Jones, 21 Nov. 1793

Stephen Brown & Sarah Dyer, 25 Dec. 1793

William White & Sarah Plant, 1 May 1794

William Smith & Sarah Poole, 28 Aug. 1794

John White & Betty Williams, 6 Nov. 1794

Henry Williams & Ann Nelmes, 24 Nov. 1794

William Hart & Frances Price, 27 Apr. 1795

Jonathan Orchard & Hannah Musgrave, 28 Apr. 1795

James Lackington & Mary Turton, 11 June 1795

James Baker & Richard Pymm, 9 June 1795

George Neate & Hester Prewett, 10 Aug. 1795

John May & Ann Hill, 1 Oct. 1795

William Kingscott & Susannah Stephens, 8 Feb. 1796

William Lee & Martha Shill, 14 Mar. 1796

Thomas Hibbord & Ann Rosser, 26 Apr. 1796

William Joyner & Ruth Taylor, 30 May 1796

John Rosser & Elizabeth Thomas, 1 Oct. 1796

John Dunn & Sarah Prewett, 27 Feb. 1797

John Neale & Lydia Hobby Smart, 30 Apr. 1797

James Withers & Ann Williams, 17 July 1797

James Bullock & Maria Bevan, 30 July 1797

William Delaroche & Elizabeth Gillam, 14 Aug. 1797

Thomas Nelmes & Ann Smith, 30 Aug. 1797

William Withers & Elizabeth Jenkins, 17 Oct. 1797

Thomas Clark & Sarah Voss, 13 Feb. 1798

Robert Day & Adith Hibbard, 22 Feb. 1798

William Stephens & Hannah Exell, 5 Mar. 1798

C. Gayner & Ann Cullimore, 8 Apr. 1798

Daniel Niblett & Mary Jones, 3 May 1798

Richard Meredith & Amelia Dyer, 18 June 1798

Jacob Hollister & Susannah Woollan, 26 June 1798

William Baker & Alice Arnold, 16 July 1798

James Jane & Elizabeth Turton, 25 Sept. 1798

Walter King & Catherine Hockly, 24 Nov. 1798

Thomas Wheeler & Rachel Jones, 6 June 1799

George Luce & Mary Dyer, 1 Aug. 1799

Samuel Wiltshire & Elizabeth Brooks, 1 Oct. 1799

Thomas Smart & Sarah Dyer, 30 Dec. 1799

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Olveston Marriages 1770 to 1779

John Salmon & Amelia Clark, 8 Jan. 1770

James Jones & Betty Morgan, 27 Jan. 1770

Edward Williams & Mary Camm, 2 Jan. 1771

Thomas Adams & Sarah Neal, 31 Mar. 1771

James Watts & Bridget Prout, 8 Apr. 1771

Thomas Hurn & Mary Smith, 29 Apr. 1771

William Addis & Ann Quinton, 24 June 1771

John Pullin & Sarah Phelps, 7 July 1771

John Lewis & Martha Prout, 31 Oct. 1771

Thomas Taylor & Mary Morton, 5 Feb. 1772

John Plant & Hughrutta Hunt, 20 June 1772

John Williams & Diana Carr, 20 July 1772

Thomas Quinton & Hannah Neal, 31 Dec. 1772

Richard Williams & Mary Morgan, 14 Feb. 1773

Aaron Knight & Elizabeth Ponting, 26 Aug. 1773

John Jones & Mary Jenkins, 12 Sept. 1773

Thomas Fletcher & Elizabeth Humphreys, 14 Nov. 1773

Joseph Tustin & Rachel Facy, 30 Dec. 1773

Job Curthoys & Sarah Burchell, 12 Feb. 1774

John Attwell & Mary Tustin, 29 Mar. 1774

John Bishop & Ann White, 6 Apr. 1774

David Cook & Betty Thorn, 24 Aug. 1774

Daniel Prout & Ann Addis, 6 Oct. 1774

John Griffin & Betty Nurse, 29 Oct. 1774

John Cullimore & Anna Adams, 26 Mar. 1775

Richard Williams & Sarah Aron, 3 Apr. 1775

Benjamin Hart & Joanna Tyler, 3 Apr. 1775

Daniel Addis & Ann Quinton, 24 Apr. 1775

Richard Jones & Mary Allen, 1 May 1775

Jonathan Tustin & Grace Harris, 7 May 1775

James Jones & Elizabeth Francis, 14 May 1775

John Fereby & Elizabeth White, 19 June 1775

Moses Jones & Sarah Pearce, 3 July 1775

Thomas Thurner & Elizabeth Dyer, 31 July 1775

John Wilton & Mary Brown, 12 Oct. 1775

Charles Shepston & Hester Tyler, 23 Oct. 1775

Richard Caise & Sarah Jenkins, 7 Apr. 1776

Jacob Cork & Elizabeth Facey, 22 Apr. 1776

John Smith & Mary Quinton, 30 Apr. 1776

Thomas Millard & Mary Chandler, 21 Jan. 1777

Charles Emmett & Hannah Smith, 23 Jan. 1777

Thomas Lippiatt & Sarah Cullimore, 21 Feb. 1777

James Watts & Grace Boulton, 16 Mar. 1777

William Withers & Hester White, 13 Apr. 1777

James Cullimore & Unity Watkins, 17 Apr. 1777

Samuel Fisher & Mary Wilton 29 May 1777

James Nelms & Hester Wilton, 29 May 1777

Edward Humphreys & Mary Price, 29 June 1777

Thomas Crump & Hannah Cullimore, 30 Nov. 1777

John Foot & Grace Baker, 23 Feb. 1778

George Shill & Elizabeth Britton, 28 Mar. 1778

Benjamin Addis & Betty Jenkins, 29 Mar. 1778

William Nurse & Fortune Hunt, 18 Apr. 1778

Thomas Cullimore & Ann Lippiatt, 18 May 1778

John Parker & Hannah Dyer, 14 June 1778

John Attwell & Sarah Smart, 9 Aug. 1778

Josiah Baker, & Ann Kemys, 27 Sept. 1778

Esau Were & Rachel Neate, 28 Sept. 1778

Wroth Stedder & Mary Nicholas, 26 Oct. 1778

William Williams & Hannah Lansdown, 3 Mar. 1779

John Morgan & Hester Every, 12 Apr. 1779

William Cole & Mary Long, 19 Apr. 1779

Thomas Hicks & Edith Parker, 9 May 1779

Thomas Ann & Hester Hurn, 16 May 1779

Edward Dunn & Mary Nelms, 17 May 1779

John Marshall & Mary Carter, 25 July 1779

Richard Russell & Rachel Lee, 2 Dec. 1779

James Williams & Sarah Bates, 30 Dec. 1779

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.

Administration

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