Whittington Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Whittington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Syreford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Whittington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITTINGTON, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; 4½ miles ESE of Cheltenham r. station. Post town, Cheltenham. Acres, 1,422. Real property, £1,747. Pop., 217. Houses, 36. W. Court is the seat of F. S. Waller, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £376. Patron, H.-Wright, Esq. The church is partly Norman. There is an endowed school with £32 a year.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Silvester Thomas, Whittington, Gloucestershire, horse dealer, April 17, 1827.


Whittington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Whittington, is a township, parish, and village, in Bradley Hundred, and Northleach Union, 4 ½ miles east-south-east from Cheltenham. The living is a rectory, in the Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric; income, £279; incumbent, the Rev. William Hicks, M.A.; the Rev. Thomas Charles Griffith, M.A., is his curate, who resides at the Rectory. The church is a small old building in the Norman style, with some additions of later years; it has a small gallery, chancel, and 1 bell, with several figures of Crusaders, and mural tablets to the Tracy and other families; patron, H. Wright, Esq. A school for boys and girls, was endowed and erected in 1830 by the late Mrs. Lightbourne, of Sandywell Park. The population, in 1851, was 233; the acreage is 1,422.

Syreford is a hamlet 1 mile south-east. .

Griffith Rev. Thomas Charles, M.A.

Boyce Samuel, farmer, Court farm
Caudle Benjamin, carpenter
Greening John, baker
Dyer Samuel, baker & miller, Mill, Syreford
Handy Edward, former, Syreford
Winstone Wm. parish clerk & school-master
Lovesy Justinian, farmer, Walley farm
Wood Edward, cattle dealer

Letters are delivered though Cheltenham, which is the nearest money order office.

School, Wm. Winstone, master; Mrs. J. Winstone, mistress

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: Winchcombe
  • Poor Law Union: Northleach
  • Hundred: Bradley
  • Province: Canterbury