Preston on Stour Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Preston on Stour is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Preston Upon Stour

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1540

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Table of Contents

Parishes adjacent to Preston on Stour

  • Atherstone on Stour
  • Clifford Chambers
  • Quinton
  • Alderminster
  • Whitchurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON-ON-STOUR, a parish, with a village, in the district of Stratford-on-Avon and county of Gloucester; on the river Stour, at the boundary with Warwick, 2½ miles E.S.E. of Milcote r. station, and 3½ S of Stratford-on-Avon. Post-town, Stratford-on-Avon. Acres, 1,990. Real property, £2,434. Pop., 376. Houses, 80. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Alscot Park, belongs to J. R. West, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £55. Patron, J. R. West, Esq The church is good, and has a tower. There are a national school, and charities £5.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

PRESTON upon STOUR, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, county of Gloucester, 4½ miles (S.) from Stratford upon Avon, containing, with Alscote, 334 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £8. 13. 4., endowed with £1200 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of James Roberts West, Esq. The river Stour runs through the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831.

Parish Records

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Marriages at Preston Upon Stour 1541 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. 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 Marriage Registers are contained in three volumes, of which the earliest is written on parchment, and is the copy made in 1604 from the original paper book. It is beautifully written, with ornamental headings, and is in good condition, but has lost its cover. The Marriages are extracted by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, Rector of Whitchurch, with the consent of the Rev. F. Hastings, vicar. 

Transcriptions

Preston upon Stour Marriages 1755 to 1812

Volume III.

[Some entries from 1756 to 1763 are the same as those in Vol. II, an asterisk is affixed to them in the above list to avoid repetition]

Thomas Smith, jun., of Wimpstone, & Anne Hiedon, 5 Feb. 1755

Mathew Cradock & Elizabeth Sabin, 13 Oct. 1755

John Gibbs, of Loxley, & Mary Bissel, 3 July 1756

John Smith & Mary Handy, 11 Oct. 1757

Robert Holly & Anne Keyte, 8 Jan. 1760

Thomas Yates & Mary Robbins, 11 Oct. 1760

Thomas Bumpass & Mary Brasier, of Stratford, lic., 19 Oct. 1762

William Harbourne & Mary Whatcote, of Tredington, 24 Dec. 1763

William Greenaway & Mary Mansell, 27 Dec. 1769

Thomas Clarkson & Mary Baldwin, 25 Nov. 1776

John Percocks & Sarah Garfield, 7 Jan. 1777

John Smith, of Alderminster, & Sarah Townsend, 28 Jan. 1777

John Baylis & Elizabeth Bradley, 11 Oct. 1781

John Garret & Ann Willis, of Fulbrook, 16 Feb. 1787

Edward Wilkins, of Atherstone, & Sarah Forster, 2 July 1789

George Edwards, of Whitchurch, & Frances Nixon, 19 Oct. 1789

Samuel Lanchburg & Elizabeth Long, of Stratford, 29 Oct. 1789

William Parker & Elizabeth Parker, 24 Dec. 1789

Thomas Baldwin, of Stratford, & Ann Elvins, 11 Jan. 1790

David Malins & Mary Hitchcocks, 1 Aug. 1790

John Pittaway & Mary Wilkins, 30 June 1791

John Stanley & Lucy Parrot, 8 Aug. 1791

William Launchbury & Elizabeth Moore, 1 Mar. 1792

Francis Catton, of Badsey, & Elizabeth Jones, 8 July 1792

Thomas Erno & Mary Taylor, 20 Nov. 1792

James Hadland, of Whitchurch, & Frances Salmon, 23 Nov. 1792

Joseph Gubbins, of Steeple Barton, & Elizabeth White, 15 Oct. 1793

Richard Day & Sarah Bradley, 15 Oct. 1793

Daniel Savage, of Alderminster, & Hannah Robbins, 20 Jan. 1795

William Solloway, of Quinton, & Mary Fox, 19 May 1795

John Bruce, of Alveston, & Mary Elvins, 4 Apr. 1796

John Jones, of Tanworth, & Sarah Gazey, 11 Oct. 1796

Richard Robbins & Mary Parrot, 17 Nov. 1796

Thomas Smith & Anne Hadland, 22 May 1797

William Jeffs & Elizabeth Hewins, 31 Jan. 1798

Peter Harris, of Quinton, & Elizabeth Hadland, 25 Sept. 1798

John Mansel & Elizabeth Fletcher, 12 Dec. 1798

John Bird, of Hampton Lucy, & Mary Adland, 8 Dec. 1799

Robert Purser, of Baxterley, & Elizabeth Mansell, 7 June 1802

Joseph Salmon & Lydia Hemmings, lic., 5 Nov. 1802

William Franklin & Elizabeth Smith, 27 Sept. 1803

John Rouse & Sarah Wheeler, 12 Oct. 1803

John Neal & Hannah Odel, 24 May 1804

John Rouse & Ann Blundel, 13 Aug. 1804

Isaac Gibbs & Sarah Fletcher, 28 Nov. 1804

Thomas Butler & Mary Parker, 21 Jan. 1806

Robert Smith & Sarah Wyatt, 2 Dec. 1808

William Halford, of Atherstone, & Mary Hill, 9 Aug. 1809

Samuel Tysoe & Sarah Odel, 4 Dec. 1809

John Rouse & Elizabeth Price, 31 Jan. 1811

John Davis & Mary Phipps, 14 Oct. 1811

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Preston Upon Stour Marriages 1750 to 1789

William Mander & Sarah Hevins, 1 Oct. 1750

John Wilson & Elizabeth Sheperd, 16 Nov. 1750

William Harbon & Sarah Smith, 14 Feb. 1750

Richard Fowler & Martha Stockford, 7 Apr. 1751

William Paddock, of Dorsington, & Sarah Harris, 2 Apr. 1753

*Robert Warin & Mary Blackman, lic., 17 Dec. 1756

*William Zouch & Mary Davis, 5 Oct. 1758

*John Buckingham, of Dunthorp, in Heathorp, co. Oxon, & Sarah Harris, lic., 13 Mar. 1759

*Giles Keely & Mary Waring, lic., 24 May 1759

*Thomas Salmon & Susanna Stanley, 28 Jan. 1760

*Edward Coggins & Hannah Shervington, 3 Nov. 1760

*Thomas Burnet, of Clifford Chambers, & Elizabeth Malins, 11 Nov. 1760

*Richard Salmon & Anne Jackson, 4 June 1761

*Robert Stanley, of Ilmington, & Margery Malins, 11 Nov. 1762

*John Evins & Esther Walker, lic., 16 Oct. 1762

*Jacob Taplin & Mary Days, lic., 18 Oct. 1762

*Thomas Salmon & Elizabeth, d. of Thomas Hilden, lic., 9 Oct. 1763

William Stiles & Mary Adams, 12 June 1764

Richard Rathbourne & Mary Wallington, lic., 30 Oct. 1764

James Hadland, of Wimpson, & Mary Blakeman, 1 Jan. 1765

Joseph Salmon & Elizabeth, d. of Mr. John Smith, of Wincott, lic., 15 Dec. 1767

John Sabin, of Farmborough, & Sarah, d. of John Smith, 29 Dec. 1767

William Dudley, of Tredington, & Anne Gazey, 11 Oct. 1768

Robert Fletcher, of Alveston, & Elizabeth Malins, lic., 8 Jan. 1770

William Nichols & Elizabeth Sylvester, 9 Nov. 1770

Charles Stanley & Elizabeth Townsend, of Beachamps Court, 22 Nov. 1770

William Mander & Amie Canning, 24 Nov. 1770

Henry Adams, of Shipston, & Mary Townsend, lic., 16 May 1772

Paul Jackson & Nanny Court, of Admington, 9 June 1773

William Harrs, of Quinton, & Sarah Wheatcroft, 12 July 1773

Thomas Mansell &Martha Smith, lic., 11 Aug. 1773

Richard Payne, of Burmington, & Elizabeth Read, 7 Oct. 1773

Thomas Southam, of Ebrington, & Hannah Osbaldson, lic., 8 Oct. 1774

Michael Waters & Elizabeth Johns, lic., 13 Oct. 1774

Edward Townsend, of Beauchamps Court, & Mary Cambden, 18 Nov. 1774

William Jilks & Elizabeth Forster, 30 Dec. 1774

John Stanley & Elizabeth Underhill, 4 Aug. 1775

Daniel Dewell & Anne Mander, 6 Nov. 1775

Joseph Sale, of Honning, & Anne Townsend, 20 Feb. 1776

Richard Savage & Anne Jackson, 19 Mar. 1776

Richard Hemmings, of Alderminster, & Martha Townsend, of Beauchamps Court, 13 Aug. 1776

Robert Franklin & Teresia Leadbeater, w., lic., 10 Apr. 1776

Joseph Oaks & Sarah Harbutt, 31 Oct. 1777

Samuel Hunt & Deborah Marshall, of Alscot, 2 Mar. 1778

Samuel Jackson & Camilla Younge, 23 Nov. 1778

Samuel Archer & Elizabeth Hitchcox, 12 Feb. 1779

Richard Guest & Anne Hawker, 8 June 1779

John Mealins & Hannah Bennett, 12 Oct. 1779

William Franklin & Elizabeth, dau. of David Malins, jun., lic., 18 Oct. 1779

William Stanley & Anne Malins, 6 Mar. 1780

Samuel Allen & Elizabeth Sadler, 22 May 1780

John Alliborne & Catherine White, 12 Oct. 1780

Richard Wyatt, of Todenham, & Susannah Smith, lic., 13 Oct. 1780

William Johnson, of Long Marston, & [blank] Garfield, 16 Oct. 1780

John Smith, yeo., & Susanna Prentise, 28 Nov. 1780

Arthur Green & Mary Bennett, lic., 2 Jan. 1781

Matthew Blachford & Susanna Oaks, 19 Nov. 1782

John Rouse & Mary Gazey, 22 Nov. 1784

John Percox & Martha Rouse, 3 Feb. 1785

Thomas Salmon & Mary Malins, 27 Oct. 1785

John Pardy & Susanna Angel, 3 Feb. 1789

[Those entries to which an asterisk is affixed also appear in Volume III. of the original Register but have not been included in the transcription to avoid repetition.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Preston Upon Stour Marriages 1687 to 1749

Volume II.

John Stanly & Rebecca Ladbrooke, 27 Feb. 1687

William rose & Elizabeth Yeate, 17 Sept. 1689

John Watton, of Atherston, & Elizabeth Smith, 9 Oct. 1694

Thomas Timbrell & Elizabeth Smith, 20 Oct. 1695

William Freeman, of Todenham, & Martha Smith, 23 Sept. 1697

Henry Mander, of Blackwell, & Elizabeth Simkins, 9 June 1698

John Smith & Alise Smith, of Alveston, 25 Oct. 1698

Thomas Mansell & Margaret Smith, 13 Feb. 1698

Edward Wells, of Old Stratford, & Joan Keck, 1 May 1699

Edward Marshall & Mary Compton, 25 July 1699

Mr. Vincent Lowe, of Denby, & Mrs. Theodosia Marriett, 17 Aug. 1699

Thomas Salmon & Katherine Plastow, 21 Nov. 1699

John Compton & Margaret Ashby, 27 June 1700

John Dunning, of Alveston, & Elizabeth Haughton, of Queinton (Quinton), 11 July 1701

John Bevington & Ann Johns, 29 Sept. 1701

Thomas Hood & Hannah Fletcher, 19 Oct. 1701

Thomas Phipps, of Campden, & Mary Phipps, 4 Jan. 1701

Henry Beesly & Joan Richman, 30 Apr. 1702

Samuel Kilby & Rebecha Turner, 1 May 1703

Hugh Maides & Rachel Whitehead, of Mickleton, 14 Sept. 1703

Edward Keyte & Jane Underhill, b. of Admington, 4 Sept. 1704

John Hieron & Elizabeth Allbright, 17 Feb. 1704

James Smith & Anne Whately, 11 Aug. 1706

Thomas Walford de Wimbston & Anne Smith, lic., 2 May 1708

William Blackwell, of Campden, & Mary Phipps, “Juncti fuerunt in sacris matrimonii vinculis, lic., 5 May 1709

John Garfield & Sara Jones, lic., 8 Jan. 1710

William Halford, of Stratford-upon-Avon, & Mary Yeates, 6 Jan. 1719

Nathan Jones & Mary Reade, of Stratford, 23 May 1720

David L[illegible] & Sarah Kilbee, 29 [-] 1720

John Bidge & Mary Nulard, 30 Sept. 1731

John Smith & Hannah Hodson, 10 Sept. 1732

John Wilson & Alice Cox, 2 Oct. 1733

Richard Hartwel & Ann Blackford, 19 Jan. 1735

Joseph Hines & Mary Clayes, 30 Sept. 1736

William Lloyd & Mary Handy, 21 Feb. 1736

The Rev. Mr. Joseph Greene, Minister of this Parish, & Cecilia, d. of Richard Bartlett, apothecary, of Stratford-on-Avon, by Cecilia h. w., 17 June 1737

Thomas Smith & Mary Lee, 26 Dec. 1737

Richard Berry & Ann Freeman, 10 Jan. 1737

Richard Hunt, of Littleton, & Sarah Hickson, [blank]

Joseph Stanley & Hannah Ballard, 2 Oct. 1740

Mr. Robert Cooper, of Pebworth, & Miss Hannah Underhill, of Ilmington, lic., 17 May 1740

William Harbon & Sarah Jelkes, 30 Sept. 1746

Thomas Ward & Jane Parrett, 5 July 1747

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 36, Essex Street, Strand, London. 1898.

Poll Books

Preston on Stour Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • 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: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Deerhurst
  • Province: Canterbury