Quinton Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Quinton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Quinton was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1935. It is generally now referred to as Lower Quinton.

Other places in the parish include: Admington, Admington and Lark Stoke, Upper Quinton, and Lower Quinton.

Parish church: St Swithin

Parish registers begin: 1547

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parishes adjacent to Quinton

Historical Descriptions



QUINTON, a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour and county of Gloucester; under Meon hill, and adjacent to Warwickshire, 1 ¾ mile E. by S. of Long Marston r. station, and 5½ S by W of Stratford-on-Avon. It contains the village of Lower Q, and the hamlets of Upper Q. and Admington; and its post town is Long Marston, under Stratford-on-Avon. Acres, 4, 800. Real property, £7, 239. Pop., 557. Houses, 134. The manor belongs to Magdalen college, Oxford. Q. House is the seat of J. Hyatt, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £70. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church is a stone edifice with tower and spire. There are a national school, and charities £16.

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



Admington, or Adderminton, a hamlet in Quinton parish, Gloucester; 6 miles NE of Chipping-Campden.

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


Admington, in Quinton par. P. 196.

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


Admington, a hamlet, in the parish of Quinton, union of Shipston, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E division of the county of Gloucester, 6¼ miles (NE by N) from Chipping-Campden; containing 197 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


Admington, or Adderminton, a hamlet in the parish of Queinton, Gloucestershire; 6 ¼ miles north-east from Chipping-Camden. Pop., in 1801, 147; in 1831. 177. Houses 39.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Poll Books

Quinton Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Admington and Lark Stoke, Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Admington and Lark Stoke, Poll Book 1834

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of August 1834 between Christopher William Codrington, Esquire, and Charles Hanbury Tracy Leigh, Esquire.

Poll Book of the Election, August 1834 for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester.

Campden Polling District

Admington and Lark Stoke in Quinton Parish

NameResidenceQualificationWhere Situate
Eden, WilliamAdmington50/. renterAdmington
Fletcher, RobertStokedittoStoke
Holland, CorbettBricklehamptonrents of landAdmington
Hughes, RichardAdmington50/. renterditto
Slatter, JosephIlmingtondittoditto
Smith, RobertAdmingtondittoditto
Solloway, Williamdittodittoditto
Walford, Edwarddittodittoditto
Walford, Johndittodittoditto


Marriages at Quinton 1548 to 1812

Note. – The Register books of this parish form an interesting series. The Marriages are contained in five volumes. The oldest of these is a parchment, in a flexible binding, and consists of 68 ½ leaves, measuring 13 by 1.8 inches. It is very beautifully written in the handwriting of Henry Hornby, Vicar 1538-1634. The gaps are very few, and the entries in English. They include several documents, including more than one licence to eat meat in Lent. Records of the rehanging and recasting of the bells in 1621, releading the “centre ile” 1624, other repairs to roof and windows 1629, and copies of a deed of Dorothy, Abbess of Powliesworth, giving particulars of the building and enfeofment of the Vicarage house, temp. Henry VI and another deed relating to certain church lands in the common fields, dated 1 June 1628.

Volume II, is, like the above, a parchment book in a flexible binding, and consists of eighteen leaves, measuring 12.5 by 7.75 inches. The leaves are many of them loose, but otherwise it is in good condition, though in places the ink is faded.

Volume III, is, like the last, of parchment, and contains the Marriages from 1705-41. It has 26 leaves and two small portions of leaves, and measures 14 by 6 inches. The handwriting is in places peculiar, and here and there much faded.

Volume IV, is, like the last, of parchment, and also resembles it in having a stiff cover. It contains but few Marriages, 1742-54.

Volumes V and VI are official folios, of paper.

The manors, hamlets, etc. of Quinton Parish are Admington, Meon, Over and Nether Quinton, and Radbrooke, all of which will be found mentioned in the Register.

The Marriages have been transcribed by the Rev. J. H. Bloom, and are now printed under his supervision by permission of the Rev. Edmund Cumberland, vicar.

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. 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 Quinton 1802 to 1812

Volume VI.

Samuel Keeley, of Ilmington, & Elizabeth Coldicott, 25 Feb. 1802

James Batchelor & Elizabeth Hawkes, 2 Mar. 1802

Joseph Sabins & Anna Salmon, 18 July 1802

William Walker & Betty Field, 10 Aug. 1802

Samuel Turser & Elizabeth Castle, 23 Aug. 1802

Thomas Terrgu & Mary Garrot, 12 Oct. 1802

Thomas Lively & Mary Neal, 20 Nov. 1802

John Shuter & Ann Rogers, 22 June 1804

John Edwards & Anne Abel, 24 Sept. 1804

Thomas Ashfield & Ann Emms, lic., 18 Oct. 1804

Thomas Hughes & Mary Payn, 18 Oct. 1804

Thomas Batsford & Mary Ballard, 20 Dec. 1804

William Mosely & Rebecca Smith, lic., 25 Feb. 1805

John Dowler & Mary Southam, 2 Oct. 1805

William Kensil, of Tredington, & Elizabeth Wakeham, 17 Feb. 1806

John Smith, w., & Eleanor Ballinger, of Preston-upon-Stour, 11 Oct. 1806

William Handley & Hannah Bradley, 17 Oct. 1806

Lee Davis, of Weston-upon-Avon, & Ann Cluff, 20 July 1807

Richard Rogers & Martha Hughes, 25 July 1807

George Taylor, of Eatington, & Mary Hewins, 19 Oct. 1807

Robert Best, w., of Pebwash, & Elizabeth Cross, 20 Sept. 1808

John Days & Mary Ballinger, 20 Dec. 1808

Thomas Davies, of Tsading, co. Monmonth, & Ann Evans, lic., 10 Feb. 1809

John Cluff, w., & Charlotte Edwards, 1 Jan. 1810

John Kettle & Mary Russell, 17 Mar. 1810

Joseph Edwards & Anne Edwards, 28 Sept. 1810

William Harries & Ann Gardener, 1 Jan. 1811

Daniel Clifford, of Ilmington, & Lucy Hughes, 24 Aug. 1811

Joseph Hemming & Esther Edwards, 16 Apr. 1812

William Bennett Walton, w., of Welshburn, co. War., & Mary Rouse, w., 6 June 1812

William Lovett, of Kempton Lovett, co. Worc., & Hannah Wheeler, 28 Aug. 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Quinton Marriages 1790 to 1801

John Parnell, of Ebrington, & Mary Hobday, 15 Feb. 1790

George Alcock, of Welford, & Lydia Edwards, lic., 22 Mar. 1790

Daniel Baughan, of Long Compton, & Eleanor Prentice, lic., 11 June 1790

George Wormington & Hannah Kings, 11 July 1790

William Walton & Elizabeth Williams, 21 Nov. 1790

Richard Perkins, of Sambourne, co. War., & Honorah Adams, 3 Jan. 1790

James Cottrell & Sarah White, 23 June 1791

Thomas Cox & Rosanna Gibbs, 25 June 1791

Major Solloway & Mary Smith, 29 June 1791

John Walford, of St. Pancras, & Elizabeth Corbett, lic., 6 Sept. 1792

Thomas Young & Elizabeth Bradley, 17 Oct. 1792

William Emms & Mary Coldicott, lic., 23 Jan. 1793

Thomas Perkins, of Bledington, & Elizabeth Cotterell, lic., 29 Aug. 1793

Robert Haines, of All Saints, Evesham, & Katherine Barlow, lic., 3 Oct. 1793

George Hughes & Elizabeth Stone, lic., 11 Apr. 1794

Thomas Hobbes & Ann Wakefield, lic., 26 May 1794

John Tarplet & Anne Weston, of Long Marston, 19 June 1794

Francis Partlow & Hannah White, 1 Dec. 1794

Thomas Cowley & Martha Standley, 18 Dec. 1794

William Gale & Mary Such, 7 Sept. 1795

William Stanley & Elizabeth Barlow, 17 Sept. 1795

Thomas Mealings, of Charndon, & Hester Prentice, lic., 3 May 1796

William Solloway & Sarah Lively, lic., 7 Oct. 1796

John Coldicott & Alice Pain, 14 Nov. 1796

William Belcher & Sarah Barlow, 21 Feb. 1797

William Yewins & Susanna Greg, 16 July 1797

Richard Halford, of Stretton, & Sarah Edwards, lic., 19 Aug. 1797

Robert Collett & Ann Hughes, 31 Oct. 1797

Edward Rouse & Hannah Savage, 11 Nov. 1797

Bernard McHenry, of Chipping Norton, & Hannah Smith, lic., 23 Nov. 1797

Semour Booker, of Ebrington, & Ann Harbourne, 19 Feb. 1798

William Robbins & Mary King, lic., 4 Mar. 1798

Charles Hiatt & Ann Batchelor, 3 July 1798

George Hughes & Elizabeth Hughes, 12 Oct. 1798

John Nicols & Sarah Kinchen, 3 Dec. 1798

William Weston & Nanny Jackson, 28 Dec. 1798

James Careless, of Morton, & Mary Somers, 31 Dec. 1798

John Baylis, of Watford [sic], co. Worc., & Jonah [sic] Mathews, 22 Oct. 1799

Richard Higgings & Mary Field, 17 Dec. 1799

Richard Collicutt & Susanna Smith, 7 June 1800

William Sale & Mary Robins, 30 June 1800

John Days & Mary Skey, 20 Oct. 1800

William Pety, of Pillerton, & Ann Pardor, 31 Dec. 1800

Richard Hughes & Elizabeth Bromley, 3 Aug. 1801

John Leonard, of Clifford, & Mary Sabel, 20 Oct. 1801

John Robbins of Marston Sicca, & Sarah Paine, 16 Nov. 1801

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol VI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.


The following newspapers cover the Quinton area.

Gloucestershire Newspapers

Cheltenham Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Examiner (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Looker-On (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Mercury (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Citizen (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Echo (The British Newspaper Archive)

Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette., The (The British Newspaper Archive)

Warwickshire Newspapers

Birmingham Daily Post (The British Newspaper Archive)

Birmingham Daily Post (Findmypast)

Leamington Advertiser, and Beck’s List of Visitors (The British Newspaper Archive)

Leamington Advertiser, and Beck’s List of Visitors – Newspaper (Findmypast)

Leamington Spa Courier (The British Newspaper Archive)

Leamington Spa Courier Newspaper (Findmypast)

Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth & District Daily Circular (The British Newspaper Archive)

Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth & District Daily Circular Newspaper (Findmypast)

Worcestershire Newspapers

Berrow’s Worcester Journal (Newspapers.com)

County Express – Worcestershire (Findmypast)

County Express Worcestershire (The British Newspaper Archive)

Evesham Journal (Findmypast)

Evesham Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer (Findmypast)

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcester Herald (Findmypast)

Worcester Herald (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Worcestershire Chronicle (Findmypast)

Worcestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Research Guide: Historical Research Using British Newspapers by Denise Bates


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