- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
King's Stanley is a village in Gloucestershire, England, situated southwest of the town of Stroud. The village is part of what is known locally as 'The Stanleys', along with its neighbours Leonard Stanley and Stanley Downton [redirected to Leonard Stanley in WeRelate). An important local family were the Marlings who helped found Marling School, which is now in the care of the Marling Trust. The village is overlooked by Selsley [village] common. The village is home to the oldest Baptist Church in Gloucestershire (first meeting 1640). In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as held by Turstin FitzRolf.
The 12th century parish church of St George is a grade I listed building.
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on King's Stanley, available online on the website British History Online.
- 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