Withington, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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

Withington, Gloucestershire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bradley
County Gloucestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Northleach
Registration District Northleach
Records begin
Parish registers: 1609
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Winchcombe
Diocese Pre 1836 - Gloucester; Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Withington
Location of Archive
Gloucestershire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WITHINGTON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of North leach, hundred of Bradley, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6 miles (W.) from Northleach. [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]

Withington, 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]
FHSO = FHSOnline - (£)[6]
FREG = FreeReg.org.uk


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1600-1812 1600-1812 1600-1753 1600-1753 1600-1812 1600-1812
AC 1813-1911 1813-1911 1813-1938 1813-1938 1813-1981 1813-1981
FHSO 1800-1837
FREG 1609-1901 1615-1837 1610-1871
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.

Withington was a peculiar under the Bishop of Gloucester.  For information about probate records in England, click here

  • Click here for information about the Court of the Peculiar of Withington and its probate records. 
  • Index: click here for an alphabetical list of the 97 persons whose wills were proven in the peculiar court between 1622 and 1776.


  • Look in the index to the Court of the Peculiar of Withington by clicking on the link above.
  • If you find reference to a will of interest to you, click on the link above for information about the probate court's records.
  • Obtain a copy of the will, either by writing to England or by viewing it on microfilm.  Click here for more information.
  • If no reference of interest is found, search the records of the Court of the Bishop of Gloucester. If you are looking for a will after 1776, you should also check the Bishop's court.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]