Staunton, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Staunton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STAUNTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Newent, and county of Worcester; 8 miles NNW of Gloucester r. station. It has a post-office under Gloucester. Acres, 1,447. Real property, £3,097. Pop., 507. Houses, 123. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £404. Patron, J. F. Sevier, Esq. The church is early English, and was recently repaired. There are a national school, and charities £60.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Staunton – a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 9 miles S.W. from Tewkesbury, and 113 from London; containing 55 inhabited houses; on the borders of Gloucestershire. It is a rectory; Rev. Thomas Hill, incumbent; instituted 1799; patron, Joseph Hill, Esq. Population, 1801, 300 – 1811, 299 – 1821, 308.

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.

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Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Staunton 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Staunton (with the Hamlet of Downing) Billings Directory 1855

Staunton is a village and parish, 7 miles from Tewkesbury, and about 6 from Newent, containing in 1841 a population of 402, and 559 in 1851, the increase being attributable to the introduction of the National Land company’s operation at “Snigs End,” where they have erected a great number of cottages.
Downing is situate about half a mile W. of the village, and contains only a few farm houses; the population is returned with the parish.
The Church, dedicated to St. James, is partly in the decorated and partly in the later style of English architecture, and has a tower, containing a peal of six bells. The living is a Rectory, worth about £360 per annum. Rev. Thomas Hill, Rector; Mr. Samuel Bundy, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There is a small Methodist Chapel in the village. No stated minister. Service – 2 and 6 p.m.

DIRECTORY

Hill Rev. Thomas, Rector, Rectory
Axford Charles J., surgeon
Barnes William, shoe maker
Bowyer James, farmer
Bradley Thomas, farmer, Stone Walls Farm
Bray John, tailor
Broadstick William, blacksmith
Bundy Samuel, mason and Parish Clerk
Butt John, farmer
Cook William, farmer and miller
Davis William, stocking weaver
Fowler John, cooper
Fuller Frederick, farmer, Hill Farm
Halford John, farmer
Halford Mrs., farmer
Hawkins Jeremiah, farmer, Staunton Court
Hawkins William, farmer, Vine Farm
Hobbs John, wheelwright
Hooper Thomas, surgeon
Hooper William, farmer
Hounsley Alexander, farmer
Jell William, farmer
Lloyd Thomas, victualler, and licensed to let horses, Swan
Panting Robert, draper and grocer
Russell John, miller, Pitts’s Mill
Shopland John, farmer
Walker John, shoe maker

Downing

Hawkins Frances, farmer, Ellis Place
Purser Samuel, farmer
Robinson George, farmer

The Post Office is in Corse parish – Mr. R. J. Streather, Sub-Postmaster. Arrival, 11 a.m.; despatch, 3 30 p.m.

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Staunton Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Attwood Ann, widow
Clinton William, farmer
Davis James, farmer
Fluck John, butcher
Halford John, farmer
Hawkins Thomas, farmer
Hill Rev. Thomas
Hooper Charles, farmer
Lane Thomas, farmer
Lane Mary, farmer
Palmer John, farmer
Shipston Joseph, farmer
Walker John, farmer
Weather John, jun. farmer

Source: S Lewis Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory for 1820.

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Newent
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Powyke
  • Poor Law Union: Newent
  • Hundred: Pershore
  • Province: Canterbury