Pebworth, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Pebworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Broad Marston.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1594

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Pebworth

  • Welford
  • North and Middle Littleton
  • Marston Sicca
  • Quinton
  • Mickleton
  • Church Honeybourne
  • Dorsington
  • Cleeve Prior
  • Weston Subedge

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Pebworth, a village and a parish in the district of Evesham and county of Gloucestershire. The village stands near the boundary with Worcester, 1 1/2 mile NE of Honeybourne r. station, and 5 N by W of Chipping-Campden. The parish contains also the hamlet of Broad-Marston; and its post-town is Chipping-Campden, under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 3,050. Real property, £5,391. Pop., 736. Houses, 163. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to T. Shekel, Esq. There are mineral springs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £98. Patron, T. Shekel, Esq. The church is good, and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £24 a-year, and charities £48.

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

Broad Marston

The History of the County of Gloucestershire 1803

Broad Marston, about a mile E. from the church Sir Alan Bushel was lord of this manor in 1245, and was buried in Pebworth church. In his family it continued for eleven generations, in a direct line from father to son, till it passed to the Earl of Salisbury, whose descendant, James Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury, was lord of the manor, until it was sold, about 1794, to Mr. Horseman. It has since been resold.

Source: The History of the County of Gloucestershire; Thomas Rudge; 1803

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Poll Books

Pebworth Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Pebworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Pebworth is a township, village, and parish, 2 miles from Honeybourne station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line of railway, 5 ½ from Campden, and 28 from Gloucester, in the upper division of the Hundred of Kiftsgate, bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Union of Evesham.  The church is a stone building, having a tower, aisles, chancel, and 4 bells.  The living is a vicarage, in the gift of W. B. Shekel, Esq.; the Rev. James Fowle is the incumbent.  The acreage contained is 2,993, and the rateable value £4,750.  W. B. Shekel, Esq., is lord of the manor.  The population, in 1851, was 737, including 251 in Broad Marston hamlet.

Corbett Cotterell, esq. Broad Marston
Fowle Rev. James, Vicarage
Marshall Mrs.
Shekel William Bonner, esq.
Smith Mrs. Samuel


Baldwin John, farmer
Bromley William, ‘Masons’ Arms,’ & maltster
Butler Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer & farmer
Butler Charles, farmer & butcher
Butler Thomas, farmer, Broad Marston
Churchley David, bricklayer
Churchley John, carrier
Clayton Richd. farmer, Broad Marston
Garner Thomas, blacksmith
Gould Charles, shoemaker
Gould John, sen. shoemaker, Broad Marston
Gould John, jun. shoemaker
Grey Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Grey William, shopkeeper
Harborne Richard, tailor
Holland Charles, farmer, Broad Marston
Johnson Thomas, carpenter
Langston David, farmer
Moore Charles, saddler & harness makr.
Moore Thomas, blacksmith
Pearce William, wheelwright
Petefher William, farmer
Rastall Samuel, baker & shopkeeper
Smith Daniel, ‘Red Lion’
Smith Thomas, farmer
Smith William, farmer
Tomlinson Thomas, farmer
Trowton Joseph, farmer & baker
Tysoe Elizabeth & Grace (Misses), farmer
Wilkins Henry, farmer

Letters are received through Long Marston.  The nearest money order office is at Campden.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Pebworth but who were married in another parish.

Anthony Sadler, of Pebworth, & Sarah Bushell, of the North town 27 May 1662 at North & Middle Littleton, Worcestershire.

John Woolverston & Mary Ryland, of Pebbworth 17 Nov. 1662 at South Littleton, Worcestershire.

Thos. Hale, of Pebworth, & Eliz. Moore, of S. L. 7 Oct. 1764 at South Littleton, Worcestershire.


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