Aston Somerville


Ancient Parish [25]
Gloucestershire parish transferred on 1st April, 1931 to Worcestershire [25]


O.S. Ref: SP047379
On the Gloucestershire border of the county, 3 miles south of Evesham

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry of Cheltenham & Diocese of Gloucester. [11]


Lower Kiftsgate [25]

Poor Law Union

Evesham [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Hinton on the Green; Childswickham; Buckland (Gloucestershire); Wormington (Gloucestershire);Sedgeberrow [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Microform Christenings 1813-1973 [5]
  Marriages 1759-1812 & 1933-73 [5]
  Burials 1813-1972 [5]
  Banns 1757-1812 [5]
Originals Christenings 1660-1808 [12]
  Marriages 1661-1812 [12]
  Burials 1660-1972 [12]

A fire at the church caused considerable damage to the Parish Registers [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

1617-1812, 1813-59 Gloucestershire Archives

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1660-1751
  Marriages 1664-1812
Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings 1617-39 (54%); 1753-1812 (96%)
  Marriages 1617-39


Register Copies

At Gloucestershire Archives [64]:
Christenings1660-1807; Marriages1661-89, Burials1730-1812 (fragments only)
Transcript: Marriages1661-1812
Index: Marriages1661-1812 RMI Brides & Grooms
Gloucestershire FHS marriage index: 1819-35

Marriage register 1977-2004 [Gloucestershire Archives]

Marriages1661-1812 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

At Society of Genealogists [68] :

ASTON SOMERVILLE : Marriages 1661-1812: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 6 - Gloucestershire, vol. 4 [CD-ROM] IN: Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 6 - Gloucestershire, vol. 4 PublishedLondon : Phillimore & Co Ltd, 1898

ASTON SOMERVILLE : Marriages 1819-35: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 18 [Typescript.] IN:Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 18 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (trans.) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS

ASTON SOMERVILLE : Marriages(I) 1661-1812: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Roe, E A Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd.

Monumental Inscriptions and Associated Documents

-1719 Bigland Gloucestershire Archives

War Memorials

For the names of those included on a War Memorial at St. Mary's Church see:

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of is widely available at most record offices, includingWorcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:
1851-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]
1851 Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists :
Gloucestershire 1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 24 : HO 107/2044; HO 107/2074; HO 107/2076 (parts) - North East Gloucestershire [parishes in cross county districts - Evesham, Stratford on Avon & Shipston on Stour registration districts]: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucestershire FHS, 1999
Worcestershire 1851 census index HO 107/2044 : Evesham registration district - Gloucestershire part [Microfiche.] - Published , 1997 - Author: Friend, A F (trans.)
Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Evesham registration district RG 12/2335-2337 [Microfilm.] London Public Record Office 2003

Parish Records on microform

At Worcestershire Archives [13]
Certificates for disposal of cremated remains - dates not checked

Schools Records

At Worcestershire Archives:
The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff atWorcestershire Archives:
Aston Somerville C E School
Log book, admission registers - 1882 - 1969 - Ref: BA 5485

The records of schools and other educational establishments in this parish are detailed in a handlist available at Worcestershire Archives. The list refers to original documents so you will need to note the reference number and contact staff.

Other Sources

At Gloucestershire Archives:
PCC minutes (3 volumes,one including vestry minutes) - 1917-1985


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

ASTON-SOMERVILLE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of KIFTSGATE, county of GLOUCESTER, 7¼ miles (N. by E.) from Winchcombe, containing 110 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £9. 3. 4., and in the patronage of Lord Somerville. This parish, with others, is within the jurisdiction of a court leet and baron held occasionally at Winchcombe. The late Lord Somerville, who first introduced the breed of Merino sheep into this country, and author of several tracts and essays on Agriculture and Rural Economy, was born here, in 1765.

Last Updated: 06/10/2016