Source Information Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Gloucestershire Anglican Parish Registers. Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire, England.

About Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913

This data collection contains records of baptisms in Church of England parish registers from parishes in Gloucestershire.

Parish records are the best source of vital record information before Civil Registration began in 1837. Both the British government and the church had an interest in record keeping, and a 1538 Act of Parliament required ministers in the Church of England to record baptisms, marriages, and burials. After 1812, George Rose’s Act called for preprinted registers to be used as a way of standardizing records. These are the records appearing in this collection.

See the browse to determine which parishes are included in this collection and the date coverage for each parish.

What You Can Find in the Records

Children were usually baptized within a few days or weeks of birth. Records are typically arranged in chronological order and contain the following information:

  • child’s name
  • baptism or birth date
  • mother’s name
  • father’s name and occupation
  • residence