Sherborne, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Sherborne, Gloucestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Sherborne, Gloucestershire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Slaughter
County Gloucestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northleach
Registration District Northleach
Records begin
Parish registers: 1572
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Northleach
Diocese Pre 1836 - Gloucester; Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Gloucestershire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SHERBORNE (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish,in the union of Northleach, Lower division of the hundred of Slaughter, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6 miles (N. W. by W.) from Burford. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Sherborne, Gloucestershire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3][4][5]
IARC = Internet Archive - free[6]
Sherborne, Gloucestershire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1570-1812 1570-1812 1570-1753 1570-1753 1570-1812 1570-1812
AC 1813-1913 1813-1913 1754-1938 1754-1938 1813-1891 1813-1891
IARC 1570-1733 (gaps) 1570-1733 (gaps) 1570-1733 (gaps)
Non-conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Gloucestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 69-74. Date accessed: 22 July 2013.
  2. 'Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813,' Ancestry, accessed 17 June 2016.
  3. 'Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1913,' Ancestry, accessed 22 June 2016.
  4. 'Gloucestershire, England, Marriages, 1754-1938,' Ancestry, accessed 21 June 2016.
  5. 'Gloucestershire, England, Burials, 1813-1988,' Ancestry, accessed 26 June 2016.
  6. 'Sherborne Parish Registers, 1570-1733,' in Gloucestershire Notes and Queries, Vol. 1 (1881):259-261. Digitised by Internet Archive - free.