Rockhampton Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Rockhampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Oswald

Parish registers begin: 1565

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Rockhampton

  • Berkeley
  • Thornbury
  • Falfield
  • Hill
  • Oldbury-on-Severn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROCKHAMPTON, a parish, with a village, in Thornbury district, Gloucester; 2 miles N N E of Thornbury, and 4¾ W by N of Charfield r. station. Post-town, Thornbury, under Bristol. Acres, 1,206. Real property, £2,740. Pop., 248. Houses, 50. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Major Peach. R. Lodge is the seat of F. Brooks, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £289. Patron, Mrs. Coates. The church was partly rebuilt in 1862. Charities, £14.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Rockhampton, 1 m. N. Thornbury. P. 208

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

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

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Rockhampton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Rockhampton is a parish and village, 6 miles from Berkeley-road station on the Birmingham ami Bristol railway, 3 from Thornbury, and 4 from Berkeley, in West Gloucestershire, Langley and Swinehead hundred, Thornbury union and county court district, rural deanery of Dursley. Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Oswald, a stone building, has tower, aisle, porch, chancel, 1 bell, 2 tablets, and font.

The nave was rebuilt in 1802 by voluntary contributions, at a cost of £700. The living is a rectory, value £289 2s. yearly, with residence and 15 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Mrs. Coates, of Clifton; the Rev. William Unett Coates, M.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge, is rector. There is a school for boys and girls. The population in 1861 was 248; the area is 1,100 acres. The soil is marl, sand, and clay. Major Peach is lord of the manor. There are charities of £13 15s. yearly value.

Brooks Frederick, esq. Rockhampton ldg

Cloates Rev. Wm. Unett, M.A. [rector]

Jones William, esq


Adams Ruth (Mrs.), farmer, Newton

Adams Thomas, farmer

Childs William, farmer

Collins John, farmer, Newton

Cooper Thomas, farmer, Newton

Cullimore James, farmer

Ford Matthew, farmer, Court farm

Jenkins William, farmer

Limbrick John, mason

Long Daniel, farmer, Newton

Pinnell Wm. farmer, Brickhouse farm

Ponting Charles, farmer, Newton

Ricketts Elias, grocer

Ricketts William, farmer

Riddiford Daniel, farmer

Smith Elizabeth, shopkeeper

Workman Leonard, farmer

Letters through Thornbury, which is also the nearest money order office.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Thornbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Dursley
  • Poor Law Union: Thornbury
  • Hundred: Berkeley (Gloucestershire); Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury