- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Donnington is a small village and civil parish in the Cotswold District Council area of Gloucestershire, England, near the Roman Fosse Way. It is notable for its Cotswold stone houses.
As Wilson states below, Donnington was a hamlet in the parish of Stow-on-the-Wold. It became a parish in its own right in 1866. Until that date both parish records and civil registration data for Donnington will be found under Stow-on-the-Wold.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Donnington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "DONNINGTON, a hamlet in Stow-on-the-Wold parish, Gloucester; 1½ mile N of Stow-on-the-Wold. Real property: £1,776. Population: 141. Houses: 40. The royalists under Lord Aston were defeated here, in 1645, by Colonel Morgan."
Stow-on-the-Wold (1837 - 1937)
North Cotswold (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- Stow-on-the-Wold A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online has many references to Donnington
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county