Descriptive Notes

Sometimes Chaseley [57]


Chapel in Longdon Ancient Parish. It had separate civil identity early. It was a separate Ecclesiastical Parish in 1760. Transferred in 1931 from Worcestershire to Gloucestershire. [25]


O.S. Ref: SO855306
3 miles S.W. of Tewkesbury

Parish Church

St.John the Baptist

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Archdeaconry & Diocese of Worcester until1919, Archdeaconry & Diocese of Gloucester (1919 - *) [1] [25]


Lower Pershore [15] [11] [25] [28]

Poor Law Union

Tewkesbury [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Forthampton (Gloucestershire); Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire); Deerhurst (Gloucestershire); Tirley (Trinley)(Gloucestershire); Eldersfield [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

[Contact details]

    Coverage Source
Transcripts General 1538-1718 [27]


The original registers are at Gloucestershire Archives

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1613 Worcestershire Archives [22]

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Parish Registers Births / Christenings 1613-1833
  Marriages 1540-1812

Register Copies

Christenings 1538-1900 Marriages 1540-1978 Burials 1704-1812 Gloucestershire Archives

CHACELEY : Marriages(Index) 1540-1837: Boyd's marriage index [Typescript.] IN: Boyd's marriage index Published , 1925-55 Author Boyd, Percival ed. Source D: P Boyd. Society of Genealogists [68]

At [FreeREG]
Free Internet searches of baptism, marriage and burial records, transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K., are available at:

FreeREG is a new project. The database currently contains a few million records only, so you should not expect to find all your ancestors in the database.

The coverage for this parish currently stands at: Christenings: 1538-1900 Marriages: 1538-1873 Burials:1538-1873

Further records may have been added since this posting


Methodist Circuit Records: Christenings 1907- 65 Gloucestershire Archives

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, and 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, including Worcestershire 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:

1841 1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 1861-91 at Gloucestershire Archives

At Society of Genealogists:-

1851 Census index & transcription, vol. 19 : HO 107/1974 - [Tewkesbury registration district] Deerhurst & Overbury sub-districts - Worcestershire part: Index to the 1851 Census for Gloucestershire [Microfiche.] - Author: Gloucestershire FHS, 1999

Gloucestershire 1891 census returns: Tewkesbury registration district RG 12/2049-2050 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003

Schools Records

The following school records are original documents. Note reference number and contact staff at Worcestershire Archives:
Chaceley School
Log book - 1901-23 - Ref: BA 531/6

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

Parish Register transcripts by William Good at

Last Updated: 25/01/2016