Prestbury Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Prestbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Noverton and the Pittville pump-room, gardens, and drives

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1633

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Prestbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTBURY, a village and a parish in Cheltenham district, Gloucester. The village stands under the Cotswolds, 2 miles NE of Cheltenham r. station; was once a market-town; suffered great devastation by fire in the time of Henry VII.; and has a post-office under Cheltenham. The parish contains also the hamlet of Noverton and the Pittville pump-room, gardens, and drives. Acres, 3,022. Real property, £11,423. Pop., 1,297. Houses, 268. The landed property is divided chiefly among four. Prestbury House is the seat of Capel, Esq.; the Priory, of the Rev. J. Edwards; and there are other good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £234. Patron, the Rev. J. Edwards. The church is old but good; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains several fine mural monuments. There are a national school, an alms-house for ten persons, and charities £30. F. Philipps the antiquary was a native.

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


Discharge of Prisoners

The people listed below were discharged as a prisoners in the debtors prison.

Before the Judge of the County Court of Worcestershire holden at the Guildhall Worcester on Wednesday the 12th day of March 1851 at Ten o Clock in the Forenoon precisely. James Villar formerly of Piccadilly farm Prestbury near Cheltenham Gloucestershire Farmer then of the same and of Leckhampton near Cheltenham aforesaid Farmer and Dairyman then of Leckhampton near Cheltenham aforesaid Farmer Dairyman Corn and Hop Dealer and Maltster having a malthouse in Gloucester place Cheltenham aforesaid then of Close-cottage Shurdington near Cheltenham aforesaid out of business and late in lodgings at the Royal Oak Inn Bredon Worcestershire out of business his wife during the same time being in lodgings at Close-cottage Shurdington aforesaid. - The London Gazette

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Marriages at Prestbury 1633 to 1837

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. – The Registers of Prestbury begin in 1633, and prior to 1837 are contained in four volumes.

Volume I, bound in smooth brown leather, is written on parchment leaves, and contains the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials down to 1754. The Marriages from 1633 to 1662 are together in consecutive order, but from 1663 to 1699 they are included amongst the Baptisms and Burials. The Weddings from 1700 to 1754 are also in this same Volume but are entered at the end of it, the book being reversed.

Volume II is the usual book of printed forms, bound in vellum, and contains the Marriages from 1754 to 1784.

Volume III is of similar character, but bound in leather, and contains the Marriages from 1785 to 1812.

Volume IV, a parchment bound book, contains the Marriages from 1813 to 1837.

These extracts have been made by the Rev. H. Urling Smith, Vicar of Prestbury, and are now printed under his supervision.


Prestbury Marriages 1830 to 1837

Thomas Cole & Sarah Gibard, 5 Jan. 1830

George Bick & Elizabeth Easley, 21 Feb. 1830

Benjamin Pool & Sarah Hawkins, 7 Mar. 1830

George Allen & Martha Fisher, 31 May 1830

Charles Ostler & Mary Costolew, 18 July 1830

Daniel Browning & Sarah Lucey, 25 July 1830

George Reeks, of Cheltenham, & Margaret Prichard, 16 Dec. 1830

John Edwards & Elizabeth Milford, of Cheltenham, lic., 15 Jan. 1831

James Stone & Louisa Townsend, with consent of parent, 31 Jan. 1831

Robert Hewinson & Ann Allen, 15 June 1831

John South & Arabella Lewis, 11 Sept. 1831

Thomas Matthews & Ann Newman, 31 Oct. 1831

Richard Howells & Mary Haddon, 27 Dec. 1831

Richard Hobart Smarts, in co. and diocese Dublin, & Julia Stoakes, lic., 25 Apr. 1832

John Dee & Jemima Skinner, 28 June 1832

Isaac Pulham & Mary Lovesay, 5 Aug. 1832

John Vobes & Mary Humphries, 1 Oct. 1832

Robert Hale & Hannah Richmond, 31 Dec. 1832

Henry Middleton & Ann Dicketts, 6 May 1833

William Bliss & Esther Palmer, 15 May 1833

William Onion & Elizabeth Parker, 1 July 1833

William Saunders & Ann Morgan, 15 July 1833

John Blackmore & Mary Ann Hill, 4 Aug. 1833

Peter Day & Susanna Harrison, 20 Nov. 1833

Frederick Smith & Harriett Williams, 29 Dec. 1833

Thomas Robinson & Mary Holland, 17 June 1834

William Mills & Phoebe Buckle, 7 July 1834

Thomas Cook & Ann Privet, 16 Sept. 1834

Richard Bryan & Elizabeth Wilkinson, of Pannel, Yorkshire, 29 Sept. 1834

Charles Shrimpton & Jane Capel, 6 Nov. 1834

George Cooper, of Brizen Norton, co. Oxford, & Sarah Holland, 8 Dec. 1834

William Walker & Elizabeth Brown, 7 June 1835

Benjamin Bradley & Ann Hobbs, 22 June 1835

George Elliott & Lucy Ann Haworth, 3 Aug. 1835

John McGrath & Hannah Mitchell, 25 Aug. 1835

Joseph Harvey & Sophia Pinchin, 3 Oct. 1835

John Newman & Mary Ann Newman, 31 Dec. 1835

William Pearson & Hannah Critchley, 3 Mar. 1836

Francis Ferdinand Mathews & Ann Cooper, 15 Mar. 1836

William Jones & Agnes Wilks, 29 Mar. 1836

Benjamin Cummins & Elizabeth Dangerfield, 13 Apr. 1836

Joseph Cording, w., & Charity Westacolt, 7 May 1836

Thomas Wilson & Margaret Gibson, 9 May 1836

George Roberts & Elizabeth Jones, 12 Nov. 1836

George Gecques & Maria Robins, 24 Dec. 1836

Thomas Carpenter & Mary Vaughan, 3 June 1837

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.

Poll Books

Prestbury Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


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