Snowshill Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Snowshill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created early from a chapelry in Stanton Parish.

Parish church: St. Barnabas

Parish registers begin: 1732

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Snowshill

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Snowshill, a parish, with a village, in Winchcombe district, Gloucester; 6 miles SW of Campden r. station. Post-town, Broadway. Acres, 2,294. Real property, £1,882. Pop., 235. Houses, 58. The manor belongs to T. Wynniatt, Esq. the living is a p. curacy, annexed to Stanton. The church was rebuilt in 1865.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Snowshill, a parish, in the union of Winchcomb, Lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6 miles (N.E.) from Winchcomb; containing 298 inhabitants. The living is annexed to the rectory at Stanton.

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.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Snowshill, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, county of Gloucester, 6 miles (N. E.) from Winchcombe, containing 301 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Stanton, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

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Marriages at Snowshill 1593 to 1603

The following Marriages are contained in a separate section of the oldest Register Book of Stanton; the later Marriages are intermingled with those that took place in the Mother Church.  For further particulars see under the heading Stanton.

 

Transcriptions

Marriages at Snowshill 1593 to 1603

Note. – The following Marriages are contained in a separate section of the oldest Register Book of Stanton; the later Marriages are intermingled with those that took place in the Mother Church.  For further particulars see under the heading Stanton.

Snowshill tempore
Laurenti Banks
Rectoris Ibidem
Anno Dni. 1591.

Roland Bull & Catharine Warne, 18 Nov. 1593

Thomas Bravell & Elizabeth Rastall, 1 June 1595

Raphe Nicholes & Margaret Cartwright, 20 July 1595

Simon Schetche & Esther Davis, 2 Oct. 1595

Thomas Walshe & Margerie Addice, 6 Oct. 1595

Dane Evanes & Margerie Cotterell, 1 Feb. 1595

John James & Mary Warner, 4 May 1601

Thomas Newman & Maude Clarke, 25 Jan. 1601

Thomas Farmer & Mary Hampton, 5 July 1602

Richard Heyward & Margret Godward, 10 Feb. 1602

John Gray & Alice Staples, 25 June 1602

James Tysoe & Alice Tombes, 10 Oct. 1603

Robert Varnon & Anne Fielde, 1 Nov. 1603

Richard Carpenter & Joane Joynes, 22 Jan. 1603

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

Snowshill Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Snowshill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Snowshill is a township, village, and parish, 9 miles from Evesham station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton railway, 2 from Broadway, 24 from Gloucester, and 88 north-west from London, in the lower division of the Hundred of Kiftsgate, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, Winchcomb Union. The church is a plain stone building, having a tower, nave, aisle, and 1 bell. The living is attached to Stanton; the Rev. William Henry Bloxsome is the rector, and the Rev. William Powell in curate. The acreage contained in the parish is 2,523 acres, and the rateable value £1,704. Thomas Wynniatt, Esq., is lord of the manor. The population, in 1851, was 303.

Brockhampton is a farm.

Traders
Beard Anthony, shoemaker
Busting Joseph, shopkeeper
Hiatt Thomas, farmer
Kilby Thomas, farmer, Brockhampton
Marshall John, farmer
Marshall John, farmer, Snowshill hill
Meadows John, farmer, Small Thornes
Skeye Edward, maltster
Stanley John, blacksmith
Turner Edward, carpenter
Woodward William, shopkeeper

Letters are received through Broadway, 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.

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Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Winchcomb
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Winchcombe
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury