Sutton under Brailes Warwickshire & Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Cottages at Sutton-under-Brailes. A row of thatched cottages beside the lane approaching the villages from the west near the church.
Cottages at Sutton-under-Brailes. A row of thatched cottages beside the lane approaching the villages from the west near the church. The copyright on this image is owned by David Stowell and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Sutton Under Brailes is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. It was formerly a detached parish of Gloucestershire which was transferred to Warwickshire in 1844.

Parish church: St. Thomas à Becket

Parish registers begin: 1715

Parishes adjacent to Sutton Under Brailes

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Sutton-under-Brails, a parish in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwick; 7 ¼ miles NE by E of Moreton r. station. Acres, 1,135. Rated property, £1,651. Pop., 227. Houses, 47. The manor belongs to Sir P. V. Pole, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £313. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is good.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sutton-under-Brails (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Shipston, Upper division of the hundred of Westminster, county of Gloucester, though locally in the hundred of Kington, county of Warwick, 5 miles (SE) from Shipston; containing 232 inhabitants. The parish, for electoral purposes, is wholly annexed to the southern division of Warwick. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £13. 13. 4.; net income, £313; patron, the Bishop of London. The tithes were commuted for land and an annual money payment in 1804; there is a rectory-house, built in 1825, and the glebe contains about 180 acres.

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.

Parish Records

Gloucestershire

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records and Census records – Free

Warwickshire

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

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578 to 1812

Note. – The Marriages in this Parish are contained in four small Volumes, Unfortunately, however, those registered from 1599 to 1716 inclusive are missing.

The oldest Volume is a small book of parchment, the outer leaf left blank and ending abruptly at its eighth page.  It measures 7.75 by 5.5 inches, and has as a heading –

The Register Booke of
Sutton-under-Brailes in
The Countie of Glouc. beginninge
In the year of our Lord God, 1577.

Volume II is of parchment bound in a cover of the same material.  It measures 16.5 by 7.5 inches, and contains Baptisms, Burials and Marriages.  It is in good condition, and some of the latter are entered in the 3rd Volume.

Volume III is of paper and consists of 25 pages, measuring 8.5 by 6.5.  The paper has the Britannia Watermark.

Volume IV is an official folio.

The Marriages have been extracted by the Rev. J. H. Bloom and printed under his supervision with the consent of the Rev. J. C. Bradley, Rector.

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578 to 1812 - Archive.org

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1578-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1578 to 1598

Volume I.

Thomas Eddon & Brigite Wincote, 1 Feb. 1578

John Hues & Elizabeth Davies, 24 May 1578

Richard Hodgekins & Katharine Croft, 5 Oct. 1578

Richard Tymes & Fraunces Eedes, 28 Nov. 1578

John Warner & Isabell Eddon, 5 Apr. 1580

William Hickockes & Marie Slatter, - 1583

Richard Medowes & Johan Tailer, 4 Feb. 1584

John Hauten & Elizabeth Tymes, 18 Oct. 1585

Thomas Newey & Marie Buller, 17 Jan. 1586

Richard Farmer & Anne Sanforde, 2 Oct. 1586

Richard Eddon & Dorathy Baker, 2 Oct. 1586

William Berrie & Marie Croft, 21 Sept.? 1586

William Ludyate & Marian Tymes, 1 Aug. 1592

John Garner & Katharine Barrington, 2 Oct. 1592

John Coxe & Anne Billinge, 14 May 1593

Edward Falkener & Katherine Baker, 14 May 1593

George Bucher & Tybbalks Gibbes, 24 Nov. 1595

Robert Carpenter & Johan Billings, 19 Aug. 1596

Symon Gurman & Katherine Eddon, 25 Oct. 1596

Richard Tailer & Martha White, 23 Dec. 1596

Humpry Cooke & Alice Slatter, 24 Jan. 1596

Robert Curties & Anne Warne, 20 Apr. 1598

[All Marriages from this date to 1718 are missing.]

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.

Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1754 to 1766

Volume III.

Richard Bartlams, of Weston-upon-Avon, & Susanna Humphreys, 30 Nov. 1754

Thomas Avery & Mary Chater, 17 Feb. 1754

John Bishop & Ann Smith, 23 Dec. 1755

John Tapping, of Whichford, & Sarah Eden, 1 Mar. 1756

Richard Bryan & Hannah Randal, 20 Nov. 1757

Francis Powel & Martha Ankhorne, 21 Nov. 1757

Thomas Ankhorne & Ann Rouse, 5 July 1758

Thomas Jennings, of Whatcott, & Mary Towney, 23 Oct. 1758

Thomas Boscott & Elizabeth Nix, 15 Oct. 1759

Thomas Ashfield, of Shipston, & Catherine Humphreys, 22 Jan. 1760

Richard Aukhorn & Elizabeth Whatcot, of Compton Winyate, lic., 12 June 1761

Edward Anker & Elizabeth Auker, lic., 29 Feb. 1764

John Dinnis, of Stonesfield, co. Ox., & Mary Charlott, 30 Oct. 1764

Joseph Janett, of Cherington, & Jane Biggarstaff, 29 Nov. 1764

George Pichard & Elizabeth Nason, 12 July 1766.

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.

Sutton under Brailes Marriages 1718 to 1779

Volume II.

John Boscott & Hannah Thornitt, 15 June 1718

Henry Busby & Mary Smith, 30 Dec. 1718

Nicholas Rainbow & Frances Sumner, 9 Feb. 1718

Mr. Sebastian Rainbow & Mary Loggin, 29 May 1722

Thomas Widdows & Elizabeth Corteril, [blank] 1722

Richard Durran & Mary Carter, 10 Nov. 1723

John Nicholls & Mary Baker, 9 Nov. 1724

Thomas Hauten & Eleanor Hind, 3 Apr. 1727

James Harris & Anne Freeman, 23 Apr. 1728

Thomas Haines & Sarah Eden, 21 July 1728

Richard Tomlins & Sarah Hains, 29 Nov. 1729

William Newman & Alice Davis, 4 Apr. 1730

William Wells, & Mary Preston, 24 May 1730

Benjamin Lamb & Sarah Oti, 4 Oct. 1730

George Elmes & Alice Warner, 6 Oct. 1730

George Castle & Elizabeth Brewer, 2 Feb. 1730

Thomas Pidgeon & Mary Reason, 20 May 1731

Mr. Joseph Waring & Mrs. Elizabeth Loggin, 22 Feb. 1731

Thomas Hitchcox & Sarah Plester, 30 Sept. 1732

Thomas Nix & Susanna Trolly, 25 Mar. 1733

John Hadley & Sarah Spicer, 30 Sept. 1733

William Eden & Elizabeth Harris, 2 Dec. 1733

John Walton & Sarah Coley, 26 Dec. 1733

Benjamin Charlott & Mary Harris, 2 Oct. 1737

William Smith & Mary Widdows, 24 May 1738

Humfrey Hewins & Elizabeth Thornitt, 21 Jan. 1738

Thomas Jennings & Mary Claridge, 7 Nov. 1742

John Smith & Phillipa Anthorn, 1 Jan. 1742

Richard Rainbow & Mary Savage, 10 Feb. 1745

Richard Charles & Frances Allen, both of Stow, lic., 27 Nov. 1747

John Hone & Mary Penn, 14 June 1752

Thomas Guest & Mary Sims, 25 Dec. 1752

Samuel Huckfield & Elizabeth Davis, 13 Sept. 1752

Nicholas Rainbow & Ann Prestage, 4 Nov. 1752

[For Weddings from this date to 1767 see Vol. III and Vol. IV.]

*James Phipps, of Cherington & Joanna Balscott, 22 May 1768

*William Hopkins & Catherine Wilks, lic., 3 June 1768

Richard Clifton & Mary Walker, lic., 9 Oct. 1769

William Beck & Ann Bickerstaff, 1 Feb. 1770

John Hawkins & Susanna Gregory, 26 Aug. 1770

John Lockley & Mary Bowers, 9 Sept. 1770

Thomas Smith & Elizabeth Weston, 30 Jan. 1771

Thomas Sutton & Sarah Endall, 25 Nov. 1772

*John Thornett & Sarah Hiron, 27 July 1774

John Bayliss & Mary Salis, 5 June 1775

John Rouse, of Stourton, & Betty Baker, lic., 25 June 1775

John Crossley & Hannah Rainbow, 17 Apr. 1775

Jeremiah Jacques, of Whichford, & Ann Sturch, 27 Nov. 1775

Thomas Pitcher & Mary Gibbs, 11 Feb. 1776

Francis Hall, of Brails, & Mary Thornett, 18 Nov. 1776

Nathaniel Cross & Hester Savage, lic., 8 Apr. 1778

William Rainbow & Catherine Sharp, 30 Oct. 1778

Thomas Hiron & Elizabeth Thornett, 25 May 1779

*These Weddings are entered in both Volume II and Volume IV.

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.

Marriages at Sutton under Brailes 1767 to 1812

Volume IV.

Nicholas Rainbow & Elizabeth Carter, 1 June 1767

Thomas Anchor & Mary Endall, 6 June 1767

Robert Harvey & Sarah Coley, 1 Nov. 1767

Edward Timmes, of Stourton, & Elizabeth Wilkes, lic., 4 Dec. 1767

James Phippes, of Cherington, & Joanna Balscot, 22 May 1768

William Hopkins & Catherine Wilks, 3 June 1768

William Pigeon & Mary French, 8 May 1777

* Thomas Thornett & Elizabeth Hiron, 7 Aug. 1780

Thomas Hands, of Cherington, & Sarah Thornet, 24 Dec. 1780

John Lester & Susanna Bostock, 4 Nov. 1782

John Rainbow & Ann Smith, 4 Nov. 1782

John Steel, of Todenham, & Ann Savage, 23 Dec. 1782

Thomas Gillet, of Banbury, & Mary Brown, 5 Mar. 1783

James Flanakin & Elizabeth Pickarell, 29 July 1783

Samuel Shepherd, of Wolford, & Sarah Brion, 22 July 1785

Richard Hobdey & Elizabeth Abbetts, 11 Oct. 1786

William Hancock & Mary Beal, 4 Nov. 1787

Richard Cotton, of Bourton-on-the-Hill, & Ann Abets, lic., 4 Dec. 1787

Richard Hemming & Elizabeth Cowley, 10 Aug. 1789

Thomas Lamb & Elizabeth Riley, 11 Oct. 1790

Richard Long, of Cherington, & Sarah Sutton, 12 Oct. 1790

John Davis, of Great Wolford, & Anne Hulls, 12 Oct. 1790

Joseph Simons, of Hornton, co. Ox., & Anne Jervis, 28 Feb. 1791

Richard Bram, of Great Wolford, & Mary Powell, 13 Feb. 1792

Thomas Hall, of Bourton-on-the-Hill, & Mary Toms, 4 Mar. 1792

John Rainbow & Anne Hyon, lic., 5 Sept. 1793

William West, of Lyneham, p. of Shipton-under-Wychwood, & Margaret Thornet, 15 Dec. 1793

Joseph Young, of Pebworth, & Elizabeth Clifton, 6 Feb. 1794

Thomas Sutton & Elizabeth Godson, 12 Oct. 1794

Richard Lamb & Anne Arnall, 8 Sept. 1795

John Collett, of Wolverton, & Mary Garrett, 14 June 1796

William Webb, of Stourton, & Elizabeth Anchor, lic., 20 Oct. 1796

Richard Padbury & Sarah Thornitt, 15 Dec. 1796

John Hawkins & Sarah Reeve, 19 Jan. 1797

Richard Bryan & Elizabeth Lamb, 12 June 1797

Charles Edkins & Anne Blakeman, 14 June 1798

Thomas Hiron & Jane Clifton, 24 July 1798

Richard Brain & Elizabeth Grimitt, 5 Aug. 1798

Benjamin Smith, of Buckland, & Elizabeth Harriss, 11 Oct. 1798

John Clifton, of Pillerton, & Mary Usher, 5 June 1799

George Fathers & Elizabeth Dier, 15 July 1799

John Day & Hurseley Potter, 15 June 1800

Eli Sutton & Mary Roberts, 4 Aug. 1800

William Wilkes & Elizabeth Garrett, lic., 9 June 1802

William Powel & Sarah Taylor, 11 Oct. 1802

William Webb, of Ilmington & Mary Alcock, 7 Apr. 1803

Joseph Hodgekins & Anne Johnson, 11 Oct. 1803

William Sheppeard & Mary Smith, 5 Feb. 1804

John Hopes, of Cherington, & Mary Sheppeard, 18 June 1804

Thomas Young, w., & Hannah Kettle, 8 Sept. 1805

John Rainbow & Sarah Hunt, 20 May 1806

James Harris, of Toddenham, & Sarah Baker, lic., 2 June 1807

Thomas Burrows & Mary Lester, 25 Aug. 1807

Thomas Thornett & Anne Boltron, of Cherrington, 19 Nov. 1807

Richard Savage, of Whichford, w., & Sarah Tilsley, 11 Oct. 1808

Thomas Thornitt, w., & Elizabeth Clark, 13 Dec. 1808

Thomas Garrett, w., & Alice Watkins, lic., 9 Feb. 1809

Edward Anchor & Elizabeth Wilkes, w., lic., 19 Sept. 1811

These Weddings are entered in both Volume II and Volume IV.
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.

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire formerly Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Shipston on Stour
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Stow
  • Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury