Alstone Gloucestershire & Worcestershire Family History Guide

Alstone is part of the parish of Overbury with Alstone, Teddington and Little Washbourne partly in Gloucestershire and partly in Worcestershire. The Gloucestershire parts are Alstone and Little Washbourne. Alstone is a chapel of ease to Overbury.

Alstone was transferred to Gloucestershire in 1844 by the Act of the 7th and 8th Vic. Chap. 61.

Church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1546

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Parishes adjacent to Alstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Alstone, a chapelry in Overbury parish, Gloucester; 3½ miles ESE of Tewkesbury r. station, and 4½ NW of Winchcomb. Post Town, Tewkesbury. Acres, with Little Washbourne, 1,060. Rated property, £690. Pop., 96. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. The living is a curacy, united to the vicarage of Overbury, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is very dilapidated.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alstone, 5 m. E. by S. Tewkesbury. P. 89
Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Alstone, a chapelry, in the parish of Overbury, Middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 6½ miles (E. by S.) from Tewkesbury; containing 89 inhabitants. It forms part of a detached portion of the parish, surrounded on all sides, except the north-west by the county of Gloucester. The chapel is dedicated to St. Margaret.
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.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Alstone, a chapelry in the parish of Overbury, union of Winchcomb, Worcestershire; 5 miles east by south from Tewkesbury. Pop., in 1801, 83; in 1831, 78. Houses 18. A. P. £892. Poor rates, in 1837, £56.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Alstone – a hamlet and chapelry to the township of Teddington, in the parish of Overbury, hundred of Oswaldslow, middle division, 7 miles S.E. from Tewkesbury, and 101 from London; containing 18 inhabited houses, isolated in Gloucestershire. Population, 1801, 83 – 1811, 83 – 1821, 79.
Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Marriages at Alstone 1550 to 1805

Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.
Vol I. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.
Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed
Note. – There is a tradition to the effect that the Register of this parish began in the year 1515, but there are no entries at present existing before 1550, though many leaves appear to have been torn out. The Rev. W. H. Staunton, Rector of Toddington, states that many years ago he took early extracts, but cannot find his note books. The oldest existing volume contains all the entries from 1550-1748, and consists of 40 leaves of parchment, measuring 12 by 6 inches. Vol. II contains the remaining weddings up to 1812. There extracts have been made by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, with consent of the Rev. C. Glynn, Rector of Overbury.

Transcriptions

Alstone Marriages 1756 to 1805

Volume II.
Richard Cardell & Esther Atkins, 14 Feb. 1756
Francis Viccus & Mary Such, 15 Apr. 1756
Robert Sexty & Mary Speirs, 11 Oct. 1756
Samuel Perks, of Little Washborne, & Sarah Andrews, 11 Oct. 1757
James Wallis, of Alderton, & Ann Taylor, of Little Washborne, 25 Feb. 1759
Thomas Cardwell & Mary Pert, 18 Mar. 1759
John Jackson & Mary Webb, 18 Oct. 1760
John Briscoe, of Winchcomb, & Mary Cardell, w., 5 May 1761
Thomas Slatter, of Little Washborne, & Mary Skinner, 29 Nov. 1761
Thomas Drinkwater & Mary Such, 3 July 1762
William Vernon, of Little Washborne, & Mary Reeve, 5 Nov. 1764
Thomas Washborn & Eleanor Tyler, 27 Dec. 1765
David Lee, of Buckland, & Mary Perks, 1 Feb. 1768
Thomas Phips & Sarah Lane, 7 Apr. 1774
Isaac Roberts & Mary Small, 4 Feb. 1775
Isaac Pert & Mary Fouch, 28 Aug. 1778
John Lynall, of Bishop’s Cleeve, & Mary Cole, 5 Feb. 1781
John Drinkwater & Martha Pecks, 4 Nov. 1781
William Lloyd & Sarah Gregory, 18 Oct. 1784
John Hancock & Kezia Cormell, 13 Feb. 1785
Thomas Ashill & Ann New, 15 Oct. 1786
John Hampton & Ann Kear, 26 Mar. 1788
Samuel Davidson & Betty Kean, both of Little Washborne, 14 Aug. 1788
William Cambridge & Elizabeth Roff, 14 Oct. 1788
Charles Wilkes & Elizabeth Porter, both of Little Washborne, 5 Jan. 1790
John Finch & Hannah Ewins, 5 May 1790
Samuel Clarke & Sarah Pirks, 15 Aug. 1790
George Collins, of Little Washborne, & Sarah Reen,11 May 1792
Richard New, of Beckford, & Elizabeth Coles, 27 Nov. 1793
John Wells, of Beckford, & Mary New, 4 Oct. 1796
Samuel Vernon, of Toddington, & Sarah Cowley, 9 Oct. 1796
James Roberts, of Little Washborne, & Ann Widdowes, 31 Oct. 1796
Thomas Cardwell & Hannah Arsel, both of Overbury, 27 Mar. 1797
Thomas Gelder & Betty Washburne, 8 Nov. 1797
Thomas Marshall & Sarah Jeenes, 11 Oct. 1798
William Davies & Eleanor Franklin, 14 Oct. 1803
John Edwards, of Langelby, co. Mon., & Hannah New, 28 Mar. 1803
William Cook, of Beckford, & Sarah Pain, 22 Dec. 1803
Joseph Ryland & Sarah Mann, 15 Apr. 1805

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1700 to 1779

Thomas Phipps & Hannah Wood, 1 Apr. 1700
John George & Mary Wood, 5 May 1701
Joseph Wood, of Prescott, & Elizabeth Roberts,11 Apr. 1703
John Roberts, of Teddington, & Elizabeth Attwood, 5 Feb. 1704
William Darke, of Bengrove, & Lucy Darke, 10 Apr. 1707
John Richerson & Ann Harris, 29 Sept. 1707
Edward Freeman & Mary Farmer, 16 Feb. 1707
Richard Darke, of Teddington, & Elizabeth Wodd, of Coveston, 16 Nov. 1710
George Phipps & Hester Pearte, 12 June 1712
Richard Smith & Elizabeth Roberts, 25 July 1713
The following five entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.
Thomas Beach & Mary Whit, 1 Oct. 1715
William Noakes & Elizabeth Penrin, 3 Oct. 1715
Walter Wilkes & Ann Newman, 28 Dec. 1715
Walter Symmons & Mary Drinkwater, 30 Sept. 1716
John Taylor & Hannah Gilks, 18 Jan. 1716
Giles Eakins & Alice Finch, 9 Apr. 1717
Anthony Martin & Elizabeth Chadborn, 6 Feb. 1721
William Noakes & Mary Razer, 17 Feb. 1722
Laurence Crump & Lucinda Baugh, 3 June 1723
Martin Walker & Sarah Atrelf, 6 Nov. 1723
The following two entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.
John Russell & Margaret Wood, 13 Oct. 1724
Robert Moyle, of Winchcomb, & Ann Booker, 1 Nov. 1725
Henry Smith & Mary Taylor, of Teddington, 3 July 1726
The following two entries were married at Little Washborne Chapel.
William Perks & Elizabeth Lankeston, 18 Oct. 1726
William Clark, of Ashchurch, & Ann Miles, 16 Jan. 1726
William Matthews, of Oversbury, & Rebecca Athrelfoe, of Bredon, 9 Oct. 1727
John Skinner & Joane […] of Oxenton, 30 Sept. 1729
Stephen […] & Mary Pert, 8 Feb. 1729
John Wall & Elizabeth Winter, both of Great Washborne, 10 Feb. 1729
John Dixton, of Kemerton, & Elizabeth Bromidge, 13 Sept. 1730
John Athrelfoe, of Aston-upon-Charrom, & Eleanor Lunn, 29 Sept. 1731
John Jackson & Elizabeth Cardall, 22 Feb. 1731
Charles Hay & Ann Reeve, 1 June 1779

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1650 to 1699

Richard Dabenny & Barbarah [———] .. [— —] 1650
Richard Darke & Margaret Atwood .. 9 Nov. 1650
John Meadow-Court & Anne Carpenter .. 18 June 1661
John Stranger & Anne Andrewes .. .. 12 Sept. 1662
Richard Darke & Mary Adams .. .. 21 Feb. 1665
John Lane & Elizabeth Wooloms .. 30Apr. 1666
William Hide & Elizabeth Blizzard .. 25 Oct. 1669
William Whiteorne & Sarah Phipps .. 7 Feb. 1669
William Collett & Elizabeth Worley .. 24 June 1670
Simeon Taylor & Margaret Baylis .. 25 July 1670
George Phips & Jane Cooke .. .. 2 July 1671
William Bird & Mary Jones .. .. 5 Oct. 1673
Hum. Smith & Sarah Cowles .. .. 21 Nov. 1673
Thomas Style & Mary Pearte .. .. 22 May 1675
James Bowles & Elizabeth Reeve .. .. 27 Aug. 1676
William Spelsbury & Elizabeth Shefly .. 13 June 1681
William Clarke & Mary Blizard .. .. 26 Oct. 1681
Jonathan Cowley & Elner Rutter .. .. 6 July 1682
Thomas Merrit & Frances Attwood .. 28 Apr. 1684
James Winston & Hannah Booth . .. 12 June 1684
Jacob Wood & Susanna Phips .. .. 30 June 1684
Edward Roberts & Elizabeth Powell .. 29 Sept. 1685
Richard Paine & Mary Newman .. .. 2 May 1686
Nicholas George & Mary Winstone .. 8 June 1686
John Carpenter & Elener Shekell .. .. 22 July 1686
Edmund Attwood & Elizabeth Juggins .. 25 Feb. 1687
Thomas Skinner & Sarah Simmons .. 8 Oct. 1692
Richard Pearte & Hester Bevans .. .. 23 May 1693
Richard Phillips & Ann Reeve .. .. 18 Sept. 1693
Thomas Ricketts & Elizabeth Reade .. 16 July 1696

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1600 to 1649

Thomas Haines & Elizabeth Palmer .. .. 2 May 1600
John Mathewes & John [sic] Jones .. .. 20 Oct. 1600
Henry Carver & Katharine Johnes .. .. 14 Nov. 1603
Oliver Reeve & Margaret Wright .. .. 16 Jan. 1603
William Barstowe & Alice Hunt .. .. 22 Oct. 1605
John Marche & Elinor Crosse .. .. 14 June 1609
John Stevenson, alias Cowles, & Alice Roberts .. .. 23 Oct. 1610
James Winstone & Ann Reeve .. .. 23 May 1611
William Smallman & Margaret George .. .. 29 Sept. 1611
Edward Razer & Rebecka Stevenson .. .. 3 Aug. 1612
Richard Pearte & Susanna George .. .. 10 July 1614
Richard Hobbes & Jone Cole .. .. 5 June 1615
William Stevenson & Mary George .. .. 7 Oct. 1616
Edward Randolphe & Dorithe Izode .. .. 4 Mar. 1616
James Style & Elinor Hawkes .. .. 10 Aug. 1617
Robert Cookes & Anne Cotterell .. .. 2 Oct. 1620
John Fisher & Joane Dark .. .. 19 Dec. 1622
Richard Winton & Alice Reeve .. .. 10 Nov. 1623
Francis Perk & Jone Hartwell .. .. 5 Apr. 1624
William Reeve & Sara Roberts .. .. 9 Nov. 1628
John Collett & Joane Jenkins .. .. 16 Feb. 1628
Armwell Shewell & Ann Roberts .. .. 30 Apr. 1630
Conan Dabenny & Joane Booth .. .. 5 Feb. 1631
William Mumford & Margaret Pert .. .. 29 Sept. 1631
William Cruche & Joane Bags .. .. 29 Sept. 1632
Richard Charlock & Joane Camden .. .. 6 Oct. 1632
Francis Peart & Margery Martin .. .. 9 Sept. 1637
James Hale & Joane Leadington .. .. 9 June 1640
William Addams & Ursula Athrelpho .. 11 June 1640
Richard Best & Jane Brasier .. .. 23 May 1641
Thomas Taynton & Mary Robberts .. .. 23 June 1641
Thomas Phipps & Sarah Peart .. .. 21 Oct. 1644
William Haines & Mary Darcke .. .. 25 Sept. 1645
Henry Winston & Margaret Newman .. .. 25 Sept. 1645
Thomas Stevenson & Sarah Wood .. .. 7 Jan. 1646
Anthony Bushell & Elizabeth Jordan .. .. 14 Aug. 1647

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Alstone Marriages 1550 to 1599

The names of all such as have been maried since the year of oure Lord 1550.
John Wills & Annis Daubney .. .. 29 Jan. 1550
Richard Willis & Katharine Halle .. .. 10 June 1552
Richard Fenntaines & Joane Yodson .. 8 Nov. 1552
Richard Robarts & Katherine Willes .. 15 Nov. 1552
Charels Perkinnes & Elinne Ferris .. 15 May 1553 [?]
John Dennes & Joane Wodd .. .. 6 July 1556
John Williss & Allis Reeve .. .. 3 Feb. 1558
John Stephenson & Allice Steward .. 10 June 1559
Richard Hanckoke & Alice Smithe.. .. 18 Jan. 1565
Thomas Kente & Parnell Wodd .. .. 12 Jan. 1566
John George & Margaret Wodd .. .. 30 Aug. 1567
Thomas George & Elizabeth Darke .. 20 Nov. 1567
Thomas Chaundler & Joane Roberts .. 29 Oct. 1571
Thomas Hawkines & Margaret Darcke .. 25 Jan. 1573
Richard Ellis & Joan Wodd .. .. 31 Jan. 1573
William Perrye & Margaret Jons .. .. 23 Sept. 1574
Thomas Lane & Katherine [———] .. 28 Aug. 1577
William Hawkines & Katherine [————] .. 2 Oct. 1577
John Stephenson & Allice Clarcke .. .. 12 Nov. 1577
Nicholas Nott & [———] .. .. 29 Sept. 1578
Jeffery Powers & Elizabeth Smith .. .. 24 Oct. 1578
Thomas Willis & Katherine Smith .. 19 Oct. 1579
Richard Longe & Elizabeth Palmer .. 3 Nov. 1579
Robert Phipps & Alice Wodd .. .. 7 Nov. 1579
Charels Atwood & Katherine Hawkines .. 23 Nov. 1579
William Joanes & Joane Dawbney .. 26 Nov. 1581
George Wodlowe & Joane Sideley .. 18 May 1584
Ancker Palmer & Margery Greenway .. 4 Oct. 1584
Thomas Wells & Joane Darke .. .. 14 Nov. 1586
Francis Style & Mary Reeve .. .. 19 Sept. 1588
James Hale & Alice Dawbney .. .. 20 Oct. 1589
John Rutter & Margaret Roberts .. .. 15 Jan. 1592
George Reeve & Ann Wodd .. .. 28 Jan. 1593
Charles Wodd & Margaret Darcke .. 22 Nov. 1596
Robert George & Margaret Wodd .. .. 28 Nov. 1596
Charles Wodd & Margaret Halle .. .. 21 Nov. 1597

Source: Worcester Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B. A. Vol. I. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 124 Chancery Lane. 1901.

Directories

Alstone Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Alstone is a hamlet of the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, in Winchcomb union, containing by the census of 1861, 96, and in 1871, 84 inhabitants, and with the hamlet of Little Washbourne, 1060 acres; in the upper division of Kiftsgate hundred, East Gloucestershire; 4 ½ miles south-east from Overbury, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb. It was formerly in Worcestershire, but by an Act of the 7th and 8th Vic. Chap. 61, it was transferred to Gloucestershire. It contains a chapel-of-ease to Overbury. Samuel Gist, Esq., is the principal owner of the soil. The rateable value of this parish is £881.

Trades and Professions.

Banning Robert, farmer
Beeve John, farmer
Peart William, farmer
Roberts Edmund, farmer

Winchcomb is the post town and nearest money order office

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Alstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Alston is a hamlet belonging to the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, from which it is distant 4½ miles south-east, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb, in the upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, and Winchcomb union and county court district. There is a chapel of ease to Overburv. The population in 1861 was 96. Alston was formerly in Worcestershire; but under the Act of 7 & 8 Victoria, cap. 61, was transferred to Gloucestershire. Samuel Gist, Esq., is the chief landowner.

Cotterell Joseph, farmer
Hyatt William, farmer
Peart Wm. shopkeeper & beer retailer
Potter William, farmer
Roberts Edmund & Henry, farmers

Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also the nearest money order office.
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Daniel Edington, Cleeve
Carrier. — Peart, to Cheltenham, thursday & Saturday; to Tewkesbury, Wednesday

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

Alstone Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Alston it a hamlet in the parish of Overbury, in Worcestershire, from which it is distant 4 ½ miles south-east, and 5 south-west from Winchcomb, in the hundred of Oswaldslow, Union of Winchcomb. There is a chapel of ease to Overbury. The population, in 1851, was 89. Alston was formerly in Worcestershire; but under the Act of 7 & 8 Victoria, cap. 61, was transferred to Gloucestershire.

Traders

Cotterell Joseph, farmer
Hyatt William, farmer
Potter William, farmer
Roberts Edmund & Henry, farmers

Letters received through Winchcomb, which is also 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.

Alstone Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Directory

Allen John, farmer
Cowles Thomas, farmer
Field Richard, farmer
New John, farmer
Trotman Edm. farmer
Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

Newspapers

County Express - Worcestershire
Worcester Herald
Worcestershire Chronicle
Worcester Journal - Findmypast
Berrow's Worcester Journal - Newspapers.com
Evesham Journal
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Winchcombe
  • Probate Court:
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Pershore
  • Poor Law Union: Tewkesbury
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury
  • County Court District: Winchcombe