Twyning Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of Twyning church The church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, viewed from the south-west
Photo of Twyning church The church is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, viewed from the south-west by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Twyning is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Twining

Parish church: St Mary Magdalene

Parish registers begin: 1648

Parishes adjacent to Twyning

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Twining, a parish, with a scattered village, in Tewkesbury district, Gloucester; 2 miles N of Tewkesbury r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of T. Green, under Tewkesbury. Acres, 3,155. Real property, £8,049. Pop., 992. Houses, 216. The manor belongs to Mrs. Stocker. Puckrup Hall is the seat of J. I. Pocock, Esq. An ancient camp is at Towbury. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £230. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church is old. There is a national school.

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


WHEREAS a Petition of James Dudfield at present and for fourteen years last past residing in the parish of Twyning near Tewkesbury in the county of Gloucester of no profession trade or business and for fifteen years previously residing in the same parish and being a Farmer an insolvent debtor having been filed in the County Court of Gloucestershire at Tewkesbury and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said James Dudfield under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided the said James Dudfield is hereby required to appear before the said Court on the 13th day of February next at ten in the forenoon precisely for his first examination touching his debts estate and effects and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said James Dudfield or that have any of his effects are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr Robert Wilton Clerk of the said Court at his office at Tewkesbury the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent. - The London Gazette 1851 

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Marriages at Twining 1674 to 1812

Note. – The Register of the Parish of Twining or Twyning, in the County of Gloucester, is contained in three volumes.

Volume I contains :- Baptisms, 1648 to 1775; Marriages, February 4, 1674 to June 20, 1765; Burials, 1656 to 1775. It is written on vellum (with two pages of paper containing a list of briefs from 1682 to 1706). The Baptisms begin on the first page. The Burials begin at the other end of the book, but throughout the entries are much confused. The part from 1724 to 1748 is loose from the cover, and apparently was never bound up with the rest. The covers measure 13 ½ in. by 7 ½ in.; the leaves of the book originally were 13 ½ in. by 6 ¼ in. The part which has been inserted loose measures 13 ½ in. by 7 ½ in. There seem to be no erasures, and no part missing.

Volume II is the printed official form containing the Register of Banns and Marriages. The Banns commence in 1770; the Marriages begin in 1762, and go on till 1778, numbered from 1 to 94, on 24 pages. It is bound in vellum, 15 in. by 9 ¼ in.

Volume III, of similar character, contains the Marriages from 1778 to 1812.

These extracts have been made by the Rev. E. R. Dowdeswell and Mr. J. W. Rusling, and are now printed by leave of the Rev. W. Wordsworth Hoyland, Curate-in-charge of Twining.

Marriages at Twining 1674 to 1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Twining Marriages 1800 to 1812

John Pearce & Mary King, 6 Feb. 1800

William Parker, p. Longdon, & Charlotte Allard, lic., 11 May 1800

James Martin & Ann Dauncey, p. Uley, 12 May 1800

Benjamin Ealey & Charlotte Lewis, 23 Dec. 1800

Thomas Allen, b., & Elizabeth Firkins, s., 14 Sept. 1801

Isaac Cotton, b., & Elizabeth Pudg, s., 15 Oct. 1801

John Pye, b., & Hannah Tomblins, s., 14 Dec. 1801

Samuel Allen, b., & Elizabeth Fisher, s., 17 Dec. 1801

Thomas Davis, b., & Mary Patrick, s., lic., 24 Dec. 1801

The Rev. William Toy Young, w., p. S. Martin, Birmingham, & Anne Maxwell, s., lic., 1 Mar. 1802

Samuel Handy & Mary Allen, 5 July 1802

William Barnett, b., & Elizabeth Hatch, s., lic., 7 July 1802

William Ellis & Nancy Ellis, 17 Aug. 1802

John Turner, b., p. Hill Croome, & Ann Barnes, lic., 29 Aug. 1802

Richard Whaley & Nancy Whar, 25 Oct. 1802

Edward Walton & Ann Hockins, 31 Oct. 1802

Michael Caudle & Ann Hone, 3 Nov. 1802

John Walker, b., & Martha Harber, s., 15 Nov. 1802

John Dee, b., & Lydia Heath, s., lic., 25 Jan. 1803

John Clifford, b., & Mary Thomas, s., 12 Apr. 1803

James Powell, p. Eckington, & Sarah Patrick, lic., 9 June 1803

Nathaniel Price, b., p. S. Margaret’s, Hereford, & Mary Steight, s., lic., 29 Aug. 1803

George Bunn, b., & Ann Morriss, s., 17 Oct. 1803

John King & Elizabeth Garner, 18 Oct. 1803

Joseph Cole & Rachel Smith, 27 Oct. 1803

John Pinnock & Mary Mayrick, 28 May 1804

James Man & Sarah Bullock, 21 June 1804

Thomas Merriman & Betty Taylor, 11 Sept. 1804

Thomas Smith & Anne Steight, 20 Sept. 1804

William Jones & Mary Jones, 30 Sept. 1804

James Turner & Ann Wright, 15 Oct. 1804

William Ricketts, b., p. Tewkesbury, & Sarah Tomkins, s., 15 Nov. 1804

Richard Jaines, b., p. Boddington, & Sarah Holder, s., 29 Nov. 1804

Thomas Dee, b., & Elizabeth Farmer, s., lic., 16 Sept. 1805

George Clifford, b., & Hannah Rogers, s., 25 Nov. 1805

John Moss, b., & Elizabeth Hooper, s., 25 Nov. 1805

John Davies, b., p. Longworth, co. Berks, & Catharine Salisbury, s., lic., 19 Dec. 1805

Charles Allen, b., & Ann Caudle, s., 2 Jan. 1806

William Clemmings, b., & Ann Forty, s., 10 Feb. 1806

William Green, b., & Sarah Rudge, s., 25 Feb. 1806

George Gardiner, b., & Mary Davis, s., 19 May 1806

Thomas Underwood, b., & Sarah Showell, s., 30 June 1806

John Barnett, b., & Ann Firkins, s., lic., 16 Sept. 1806

William Penrose, b., & Hannah Owen, s., 12 Oct. 1806

John Jenkins, b., p. Tewkesbury, & Margaret Combes, s., 25 Nov. 1806

William Field, b., & Mary Ann Moody, p. Hartpury, s., lic., 17 Mar. 1807

John Bromage, b., & Mary Tomkins, s., 15 Oct. 1807

Benjamin Glover, b., & Elizabeth Allen, s., 12 Nov. 1807

John Mann, b., & Susanna Taylor, s., 26 Nov. 1807

Thomas Wiltshire, b., & Mary Gittins, s., 20 Feb. 1809

John Leman, b., & Ann Tustin, s., 25 June 1809

William Fletcher, w., p. Tewkesbury, & Phoebe Glover, s., lic., 24 Aug. 1809

James Hill, b., & Elizabeth Pearce, s., 28 Sept. 1809

John White, w., p. Ripple, & Elizabeth Freeman, w., 1 Oct. 1809

William Glover, b., & Sarah Tolley, s., lic., 24 Oct. 1809

Samuel Cakebread, b., p. Cheltenham, & Ann Mathews, s., 8 Jan. 1810

Robert Summers, b., & Ann Wood, s., 15 Jan. 1810

Isaac Bloxham, b., & Anne Davis, s., 19 Nov. 1810

William Slater, b., & Elizabeth Good, s., 7 Feb. 1811

William Pudge, b., & Patience Pearce, s., 18 Mar. 1811

James Sutton Olive, p. Newnham, co. Glos., & Betsy Phelps, lic., 6 Apr. 1811

Charles Prior, b., & Mary Phelps, s., lic., 1 May 1811

Thomas Bennett, b., p. Benthall, co. Salop, & Elizabeth Giles, s., 8 June 1811

Charles Turner, b., & Elizabeth Davis, s., p. Chaseley, 17 July 1811

John Hobbs, w., & Sarah Glover, w., lic., 3 Aug. 1811

Michael Hochkins, b., & Mary Prosser, s., 9 Oct. 1811

William Huntley, w., p. Tewkesbury, & Ann Kings, s., 14 Oct. 1811

James Witford, b., & Mary Havard, s., 14 Oct. 1811

John King, w., & Ann Russell, s., 18 Nov. 1811

Samuel Purser, w., & Nancy Allen, s., lic., 13 Apr. 1812

Joseph Best, b., & Hannah Smith, s., 12 Oct. 1812

John Turner, b., & Elizabeth Tolley, s., lic., 2 Nov. 1812

John Wood, b., & Mary Clay, 15 Dec. 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908.


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