Owlpen Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Owlpen is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created from chapelry in Newington Bagpath Ancient Parish.

Alternative Names: Old pen, Oldpen

Parish Church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin: 1677

Parishes adjacent to Owlpen

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Owlpen, or Old pen, a parish in Dursley district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 2¾ miles E of Dursley r. station. Post-town, Dursley. Acres, 720. Real property, £1,034. Pop., 91. Houses, 24. The property belonged anciently to the Earls of Berkeley; was given, by one of them, to the Owlpens; passed by marriage, first to the Daunts, next to the Stoughtons; and belongs now to T. A. Stoughton, Esq. O. Park is Mr. S.'s seat. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Newington-Bagpath, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, The church was rebuilt in 1828; and is in the early English style, with a tower.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

Owlpen, a parish, in the union of Dursley, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 3¾ miles (E.) from Dursley; containing 94 inhabitants. The living is annexed to the rectory of Newington-Bagpath: the tithes have been commuted for £149. 16., and the glebe comprises two acres. The church was erected in 1830, principally at the cost of the Rev. Alan Gardner Cornwall; in the interior are some memorials of the very ancient family of Danet, who formerly resided here, and were of considerable eminence.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Marriages at Owlpen

Marriages at Owlpen 1687 to 1897

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

Marriages at Owlpen 1687 to 1837 - Archive.org

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Marriages at Owlpen 1837-1897 - UK Genealogy Archives


Marriages at Owlpen 1837 to 1897

Marriages at Owlpen 1813 to 1837

Marriages at Owlpen 1755 to 1812

Marriages at Owlpen 1687 to 1754


Owlpen Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

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