Tortworth, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Tortworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1592

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Tortworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TORTWORTH, a parish in Thornbury district, Gloucester; 2 miles NNW of Charfield r. station, and 3½ W of Wotton-under-Edge. It has a post-office under Wotton-under-Edge. Acres, 1,551. Real property, £3,037. Pop., 235. Houses, 38. The manor, with T. Court, belongs to Earl Ducie. A Roman camp is in the park; and Roman relics have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £428. Patron, Earl Ducie The church was repaired and decorated in 1852. There are a British school, and charities £16.

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


Marriages at Tortworth 1620 to 1812

Note. – These Marriages are contained in two Registers. Volume I, from 1620 to 1786, is on parchment, with pages 15 in. by 5 in., with a cover also of parchment, having the remains of a small strap to keep it closed. On the title page is written:- “This Booke was bought at Lundon, Anno Dom. 1619. The same year John Mathewe our Parson was inducted into the Parsonage. Robert Roach, William Hicks, Churchwardens.”

On the first page is a note by Jo. Edwards, Rector, 1669 to 1707, to the effect that “when Mr. Audly was Rector here, viz., from 1636 to 1644, most (if not all) of the Marriages and Burials are inserted among the Christenings”, otherwise they are entered separately.

Volume II is on paper, bound in leather, 14 ½ in. by 9 ½ in. On the title page is :- “Tortworth Marriage Register, 1786, Wm. Thomas, Rector; Thomas Hickes, Curate.” This volume consists of printed forms, of which there are five on a page. Only ten pages of this have been used. At the other end of it are forms for publication of Banns, ten pages of which have been used.

These Marriages have been transcribed by the Rev. E. R. Mosley, Rector of Tortworth, and are now printed by his leave after collation with the originals by the Rev. W. Symonds

Marriages at Tortworth 1620-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Tortworth Marriages 1787 to 1812

Volume II.

William Trotman & Margaret Shearman, of Wickwar, lic., 4 Jan. 1787

Solomon Rendall & Martha Luce, 23 May 1787

Stephen Barber, of Wickwar, w., & Elizabeth Cullimore, w., lic., 23 Oct. 1787

John Fowler, of Charfield, & Elizabeth Guy, 14 June 1789

James Till & Susannah Barton, lic., 24 June 1789

Edward Wicks & Ann Daniel, lic., 7 July 1789

John Burge, of Henbury, w., & Elizabeth Daniel, lic., 7 July 1789

Thomas Lewis & Betty Surgeon, 25 Sept. 1789

Thomas Olive & Mary Ford, 27 Sept. 1789

Thomas Withers & Lucy Roberts, 18 Oct. 1789

John Stock & Hannah Wicks, lic., 7 Feb. 1790

Richard Selman, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Betty Till, lic., 30 May 1790

Thomas Roberts & Elizabeth Lee, 19 July 1790

Thomas Shipway & Christian Fisher, 22 Nov. 1790

James Ford & Hannah Stock, lic., 5 June 1791

James Tilley, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Elizabeth Hale, 14 Nov. 1791

Josiah Kendall & Lucy Bryan, 26 May 1792

Joseph Wicks & Hannah Downs, lic., 2 Dec. 1792

Isaac Bishop, of Wickwar, & Hester Masters, 4 Feb. 1793

Reuben Witts & Elizabeth Griffiths, 26 Dec. 1793

Daniel Baker & Elizabeth Stock, 3 May 1795

John Hall & Martha Price, 27 Mar. 1797

Richard Barton, of North Nibley, & Mary Till, lic., 5 Oct. 1799

Thomas Gibbins, w., & Ann Croome, w., 31 Aug. 1801

James Smith & Ann Morefield, 13 Apr. 1803

Richard Hooper, of North Nibley, & Keturah Daniell, lic., 23 June 1803

James Gough, of Thornbury, & Hannah Bell, 10 Sept. 1803

Thomas Till, w., & Ann Fryer, lic., 9 Jan. 1804

Charles Gardiner, of Cromhall, & Hannah Young, of Charfield, 24 Mar. 1805

Charles Hopkins, of Kingswood, co. Wilts, & Elizabeth Cullimore, lic., 16 May 1805

John Jones, of Berkeley, & Mary Hill, 8 Aug. 1805

Daniel Chappel, of North Nibley, & Hannah Gibbins, lic., 21 Sept. 1805

James Draisey & Frances Swan, 7 Aug. 1806

Jonathan Diddams & Elizabeth Brown, 21 Dec. 1806

James Pearce, of Charfield, & Hester Cullimore, lic., 13 June 1808

Thomas Clark, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Hester Sims, 20 Feb. 1809

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1906.


  • 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: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Thornbury
  • Hundred: Grumbald's Ash
  • Province: Canterbury