Staverton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Staverton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Boddington is a chapelry of Staverton.

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Staverton with Boddington

Parish church: St. John the Baptist; St Catherine

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Staverton

  • Badgeworth
  • Boddington
  • Down Hatherley
  • Cheltenham
  • Churchdown

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STAVERTON, a parish, with a village, in Cheltenham district, Gloucester; 4 miles W of Cheltenham r. station. Post town, Cheltenham. Acres, 720. Real property, £1,682. Pop. 315. Houses, 68. S. Court is the seat of Capt. J. L. St. Clair; and S. House, of H. Sheldon, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with Boddington, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £436. Patron, Mrs. Blagdon. The church is early English.

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

Poll Books

Staverton Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Staverton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Staverton is a parish and village in the lower division of the Hundred of Deerhurst and Union of Cheltenham, 4 ¾ miles west-by-north from Cheltenham. The population, in 1851, was 278. The living is a vicarage, annexed with Boddington, income £436, in the patronage of John Locke Blagdon, Esq.; the Rev. Thomas Purnell is the vicar. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient building, in the early style of English architecture. Acreage, 770.
Staverton House is the residence of Henry Sheldon, Esq., and Staverton Court of Captain St. Clair.

Haydon is a hamlet.


Purnell Rev. Thomas, B.A., [vicar]
St. Clair Capt. Staverton court
Sheldon Henry, esq. Staverton house

Arkell John, farmer & cattle dealer
Bowles George, sexton & parish clerk
Cavell James, coal dealer
Cavell John, farmer
Drew Thomas, grocer
Fisher John, ‘Pheasant,’ & grocer, Golden valley
Harris Benjamin, butcher
Harris John, farmer, Vicarage farm
Harris Hannah Elizabeth (Miss), postmistress
Hyde William, farmer
Lane William, ‘Plough,’ & wheelwright
Stroud William, grocer, Golden Valley
Welch Walter, tailor
Withers Isaac, beer retailer

Post Office – Miss Hannah Eliza Harris, postmistress. Letters received through Cheltenham at ¼ to 9 a.m.; dispatched 5 p.m. summer & ¼ to 4 p.m. winter. Cheltenham is 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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  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cheltenham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Winchcombe
  • Poor Law Union: Cheltenham
  • Hundred: Deerhurst
  • Province: Canterbury