Berkeley, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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

Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Berkeley
County Gloucestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Thornbury
Registration District Thornbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1562; Separate registers exist for Stone beginning 1594
Bishop's Transcripts: 1571; Separate records exist for Stone beginning 1578
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dursley
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]

BERKELEY (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, in the union of Thornbury, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 17 miles (S. W.) from Gloucester, 19(N. E.) from Bristol, and 114 (W. by N.) from London;comprising the tythings of Alkington, Breadstone, Ham, Hamfallow, and Hinton, and the chapelry of Stone. [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]

Berkeley, 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]
BOYD= Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) (£)[6][7]
DEAN = Forest of Dean Family History Trust - free[8]
FHSO = FHSOnline - (£)[9]
GOOG = Google Books - free[10]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[11]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[12]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1558-1812 1558-1812 1558-1753 1558-1753 1558-1812 1558-1812
AC 1813-1913 1813-1913 1754-1790, 1813-1938 1754-1790, 1813-1938 1813-1967 1813-1967
BOYD 1571-1837 (gaps)
FHSO 1800-1837
GOOG 1653-1677 1653-1662 1653-1677

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

STONE PARISH Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1578-1812 1578-1812 1578-1753 1578-1753 1578-1812 1578-1812
AC 1754-1938 1754-1938 1813-1891 1813-1891

DEAN 1813-1883 1838-1932 1813-1891
FREG 1594-1812



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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 210-214. Date accessed: 30 April 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. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,', accessed 1 December 2012.
  7. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  8. 'Transcript Summary,' Forest of Dean Family History Trust, accessed 22 July 2016. The Forest of Dean Family History Trust's 'policy is not to show records within the following cut off years - Baptisms 90 years, Marriages 70 years, Burials 30 years.'
  9. 'Coverage for the Gloucestershire Marriages database,' FHS Online, accessed 5 May 2014.
  10. Frederick Arthur Crisp, The Parish Register of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, 1653-1677 (1897). Digitised by Google Books - free.
  11. 'Gloucestershire Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 18 April 2014.
  12. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.

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