Shipton Oliffe, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Shipton Oliffe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places included in the parish: Hampen (also partly in the parish of Sevenhampton)

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1666

Nonconformists include: Strict Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Shipton Oliffe

  • Withington
  • Haselton
  • Compton Abdale
  • Shipton Sollars

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIPTON-OLIFFE, a parish, with a village, in Northleach district, Gloucester; 7 miles ESE of Cheltenham r. station. Post town, Andoversford, under Cheltenham. Acres, 1,050. Real property, £1,683. Pop., 255. Houses, 56. The manor belongs to G Fletcher, Esq. Limestone is plentiful. The living is a rectory, united with Shipton-Sollars, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £450. Patron, W. Peachy, Esq. The church is Norman and good. There is a free school.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shipton-Oliffe, a parish in the hund. of Bradley, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 5½ miles north-west by west of Northleach. Living, a rectory with that of Shipton-Sollars, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £7 5s. 9d.; gross income £412. Tithes commuted in 1791. Patron, in 1841, W. G. Peachey. Here is a Sunday school. Acres 1,050. Houses 44. A. P. £1,336. Pop., in 1801, with Shipton-Sollars, 239; in 1831, exclusive of Shipton-Sollars, 229. Poor rates, in 1838, £78 16s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

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England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

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Military Records

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Hampen Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Hampen is a small hamlet, partly in the parish of Sevenhampton, and partly in that of Shipton Oliffe, distant about 2 miles east of Andoversford, and 5 west from Northleach, and consists of the residence of T. B. Browne, Esq., and a flax and bone mill and one farm.  The population is about 80.  T. R. Browne, Esq., is owner of the soil.

Browne Thos. Beale, esq. Hampen ho
Handy Thomas, farmer, Hampen farm
Browne Thomas Beale, flax & bone mills

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

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.


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