WOOLSTON-PARVA, in the hundred and deanery of Newport, lies near Woolston-Magna, a little more than three miles south of Newport-Pagnell, on the road to Fenny-Stratford. The manor was successively in the families of Paganell, Somery, Coudray, Tyringham, and Broughton. In 1575 it was purchased by the Duncombes, in whose family it continued nearly two centuries: it now belongs to Mr. Smith. Another manor, which was successively in the Giffards, Clares, and Staffords, being part of the honor of Gloucester, was some years ago in the family of Neale: It has since been the property of Sir John Riddell, and now belongs to Mr. Hanscomb of Newport.
The advowson of the rectory belonged formerly to the priory of Cumbwell, in Kent: it is now in the crown. This parish has been inclosed by an act of parliament, passed in 1791: the lands were not exonerated from tithes.