Saintbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St Nicholas

Parish registers begin: 1561

Parishes adjacent to Saintbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAINTBURY, a parish in the district of Evesham and county of Gloucester; 1½ mile N E by N of Broadway, and 3¾ S of Honeybourne r. station. Post-town, Broadway. Acres, 1,336. Real property, £2,288. Pop., 121. Houses, 27. The manor was anciently called Suineberie, after King Sweyne; and belongs now to Sir J. M. Steele-Grave, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese o Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £415. Patron, J. R. West, Esq. The church is good, and has a spire. Charities, £6.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Saintbury (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Evesham, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E division of the county of Gloucester, 2 ¼ miles (W) from Chipping-Campden; containing 133 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1336a. 22p.; the surface is diversified with hills; the soil in the lower grounds is a strong clay, and in the upper of lighter quality; in the valleys are some good meadows, and the remainder is productive arable land. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £19. 9. 4½.; net income, £415; patron, J. R. West, Esq. The church has undergone various alterations, but there is still a Norman door remaining. Castle Bank, an ancient camp in the parish, is ascribed to the Danes, and supposed to have been dependent upon a larger one upon the summit of the same hill, in the adjoining parish of Willersey.

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.

Parish Records

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Marriages at Saintbury 1585 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.


Saintbury Marriages 1755 to 1812

Vol. II. – 1755 – 1812.

Thomas Penson & Mary Calver, 14 Dec. 1755

John Durham & Elizabeth Minshin, 14 Oct. 1756

Thomas Hornyblow & Mary Purcocks, 11 Apr. 1757

John Hoskins & Elizabeth Linell, lic., 5 July  1757

William Davis, of Stratford, & Eleanor James, 7 Nov. 1757

John Hall & Ann Page, of Cherrington, 19 Feb. 1759

George Bird & Sarah Smith, 8 Oct. 1759

William Hartwell & Mary Calvert, 19 May 1760

Robert Hawker & Dorothy Willacks, of Wornington, 4 Nov. 1760

Richard Tayler & Elizabeth Avis, 13 Oct. 1761

James Clark & Elizabeth Farr, 7 Sept. 1776 [sic]

Samuel Syt, of Washborne, & Sarah Wakefield, 14 Oct. 1762

William Hiron & Esther Grummit, of Weston (Subedge), 14 May 1762

Richard Pitteway, of Locksley, & Hester Hemmings, 21 Mar. 1764

James Wakefield & Mary Durham, 18 Oct. 1764

John Windson & Elizabeth Seabright, 29 Jan. 1766

William Berry, w., & Alice Freeman, 26 Dec. 1767

Thomas Marshall & Hannah Lampit, 28 June 1771

William Tisoe, of Longborough, & Betty Rouse, 12 Jan. 1772

John Freeman, of Stratford, & Celia Kenwrick, lic., 21 Jan. 1773

William Renards & Ann Grove, of Binton, 17 Feb. 1775

Thomas Timms & Mary Stanley, lic., 18 Feb. 1775

William Hudson, of Stretton, & Anne Phillips, lic., 27 Mar. 1775

Frances Hodgkins & Mary Hodgkins, 3 Nov. 1776

William Horne, of Weston Subedge, & Mary Penson, 25 Sept. 1777

Thomas Tracey, of Quinton, & Elizabeth Rise, 13 Oct. 1777

George Hawker & Mary Agg, lic., 10 Dec. 1777

John Stow, w., of Stanton, & Hannah Stanley, lic., 11 June 1779

John Taylor, w., & Ann Hodgekins, 7 June 1780

Joseph Richards & Catherine Darby, 17 Oct. 1780

Richard White, of Bengeworth, & Ann Robins, 4 Nov. 1780

Richard Winter, of Weston Subedge, & Mary Freeman, of Bourton-on-the-Hill, lic., 30 Apr. 1784

Edward Bryan & Sarah Fisher, lic., 13 Oct. 1785

Thomas Mathon & Elizabeth Clisset, 16 Oct. 1788

Joseph Tandy & Betty Deavis, 22 Feb. 1790

James Herbert Barnes, of Mickleton, & Elizabeth Read, lic., 8 Dec. 1790

John Bloxham, of Broadway, & Alice Smith, 7 Nov. 1790

Thomas Joinier & Elizabeth Lawton, 29 Dec. 1792

William Castle & Hannah Printice, 10 Nov. 1793

David Bily, of Stanton, & Mary Bishop, 1 Dec. 1793

Edward Dolman, cooper, of All Saints, Evesham, & Mary Cooper, lic., 9 Oct. 1793

William Dowler & Mary Gisbourne, 7 Nov. 1803

William Bradshaw, of South Littleton, & Rebecca Newman, 25 Dec. 1806

James West, Esquire, of Alscot, & Miss Ann Roberts, lic., 31 Mar. 1808

Charles Bill, of Peopleton, & Hannah Bashet, of Badsey, – May 1812

Thomas Breechey, of Stanway, & Elizabeth Cooke, 25 Aug. 1812

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.

Saintbury Marriages 1699 to 1746

Henry Jones & Mary Green, of Ragley, 25 June 1701

William Jones & Ann Covert, of Hook Norton, co. Ox., 7 Jan. 1701

John Hale, of Campden & Mary Clark, 24 Jan. 1699 [sic]

Richard Lidsey & Mary Powel, 21 Feb. 1699 [sic]

Thomas Rose, of Broad Campden, & Mary Banks, 13 Apr. 1702

Robert James & Mary Wood, of Broadway, 30 Mar. 1702

Joseph Archer, of Salford, gent., & Ann Brawn, lic., 8 Oct. 1703

John Freeman & Mary Roper, of Willersey, 10 Feb. 1703

John Cotterell, of Abbotts Norton, & Elizabeth Hopkins, lic., 9 Dec. 1704

Richard Longstone, of Chipping Campden, & Mary Evans, 25 May 1704

John Davies & Martha Best, b. of Broadway, 7 Oct. 1705

Robert Hawker, of Wincom (Winchcombe), & Katherine Carelis, 23 Aug. 1705

Samuel Cromwell, of Aswin & Hashuale Gibbs, 2 Oct. 1707

Elbrighte Clarke, of Campden, & Elizabeth Compier, 11 Apr. 1708

John Bateman, of Compton Abdale, & Ann Pernier, of Hazelton, lic., 10 May 1708

William Jones, of Wickamford, & Alice White, lic., 15 Jan. 1708

Edward James, of Ragley, & Mary Batch, of Church Honiborne, 24 Mar. 1711

Rolland Smith & Mary Benwick, of Tedington, lic., 27 July 1711

William Scrimshaw, of St. Clement Danes, London, & Elizabeth Smith, of Campden, lic., 27 Aug. 1711

John Carter & Mary Goodwin, lic., 22 June 1712

Sir John St. Barb, of Broadlands, Hants, & Alviva Horne, lic., 13 Sept. 1712

John Sanford & Ann Reen, lic., 1 Nov. 1712

Michael Sanders, of Hampton, & Mary Harrison, 11 Aug. 1713

Thomas Nicholas, of Weston Subedge, & Mary Hunt, 29 Mar. 1714

William Saunders & Jane Davies, b. of Borton-on-the-Hill, 30 Mar. 1714

James White, of Broad Campden, & Rebeccah Hastings, 1 Apr. 1714

Anthony Richardson, of Buckland, & Mary Fleman, lic., 28 Nov. 1715

Henry James & Mary Kiton, of Campden, 17 Oct. 1715

Edward Sanford & Eleoner Freeman, 21 Dec. 1715

John Smith, of Christ Church, London, & Sarah Keyte, of Campden, lic., 5 May 1716

George Bickerstaff, of Campden, & Ann Rastoll, 26 July 1717

Anthony Smith & Ann Darwin, 9 Jan. 1717

Joseph James & Mary Reding, of Campden, 12 Apr. 1718

William Walker & Ann Yeat, of Weston-upon-Avon, 5 Oct. 1718

Frances Cowley & Rebecca Widdows, b. of Salford, 4 Dec. 1718

William Knight & Sarah Alderton, 28 Oct. 1719

Richard Slait, of Broadway, & Susannah Nobbs, 1 Mar. 1719

John Taylor, of Campden, & Elizabeth Carter, 25 Sept. 1720

William Strudley, of Broadway, & Katherine James, 21 Oct. 1720

James Baldwyn, of Ashton-under-Hill, & Sara Robbines, of Michleton, lic., 1 Jan. 1720

Jannarnis Sely & Elizabeth [—-], 21 Sept. 1721

Giles Berks, of Norton, & Mary Brooks, 4 Oct. 1722

John Hunt & Ann Curteis, b. of Bradforton, 7 Nov. 1723

Phillip Rock, of Norton, & Catherine Brooks, 27 Dec. 1733

Thomas Day & Sarah Vinson, of Arrow, 7 Jan. 1734

John Calvert & Jane Careless, 9 Oct. 1734

Thomas Taylor, of Mickleton, & Mary Curteis, 10 Oct. 1734

Anthony Smith & Elizabeth Corm, 9 Nov. 1731

John Field, of Longborough, & Elizabeth Daniel, 13 Nov. 1731

Samuel Sanson, of Aston Subedge, & Ann Bennit, 14 Oct. 1733

John Loe, of Buckland, & Elizabeth Francklyn, 4 Oct. 1737

Luke Lamley & Mary Hale, w., 26 Sept. 1738

Robert Roberts & Elizabeth Russel, of Broadway, 5 Oct. 1739

John Yeate, of Campden, & Sarah Knight, lic., 14 July 1740

Thomas Attkins, of Campden, & Sarah Yeats, lic., 8 Sept. 1743

Thomas Taylor, of Brugeworth, & Sarah Dyde, 22 Mar. 1743

Joseph Evits, of Shipston, & Ann Smith, lic., 24 Feb. 1746

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

Saintbury Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Saintbury Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Saintbury is a small village and parish in Evesham union, Worcestershire, containing by the census of 1861, 121, and in 1861, 135 inhabitants, with 1336 acres; in the deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, the upper division of Kiftsgate hundred, East Gloucestershire; 3 ¼ miles from Honeybourn Station on the West Midlands section of the. Great Western Railway, 3 west from Chipping Campden, 7 south-east from Evesham, 30 north-east from Gloucester, and 91 from London. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Charles Walker Simons, M.A., is valued at £415 per annum, with residence, and is in the patronage of James Roberts West, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, consists of north and south aisles and chancel, with tower surmounted by a spire containing 6 bells. There are National Schools for children of both sexes. In the village is an ancient cross having a sun-dial near the top. The representatives of the late Sir John Maxwell Steelegrave, Bart., are lords of the manor. The rateable value of this parish is £2197.

Simons Rev. Charles Walker, M.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions

Bloxsidge John, farmer, Newcombe
Drury James, farmer
Rimell John, farmer
Smith Thomas, farmer, Lower farm
Ward Caleb, farmer, Saintbury grounds

Letters through Broadway, which is the nearest money order office.

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Saintbury Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Saintbury is a small village and parish, 4 miles from Church Honeybourne station on the West Midland line of railway, 30 from Gloucester, 7 from Evesham, 3 from Campden, and about 91 north-west from London, in the hundred of Upper Kiftsgate, division of Moreton, rural deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Evesham union and county court district. The church of St. Nicholas is a stone building, having a spire, aisles, chancel, and 6 bells.

The living is a rectory, annual value £415, with residence, in the gift of James Roberts West, Esq., of Alscot house, near Stratford-on-Avon; the Rev. William Barrett is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 121; the acreage of the parish is 1,336; rateable value, £1,910. Sir John Maxwell Steele-Grave, Bart., is lord of the manor.

Parish Clerk, William Smith.

Barrett Rev. William [rector]
Nightingale Mrs


Ellis Daniel, farmer
Rimell John, farmer
Stanley William, carrier
Ward Caleb, farmer, Saintbury grounds
Ward Edward, farmer
White Stephen, plasterer

Letters are received through Broadway, which is the nearest money order office.

National School, Mrs. Ann White, mistress.

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: Evesham
  • 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: Evesham
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury

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