If your ancestors had connections with Gloucestershire’s coastal parishes from Slimbridge to Shirehampton between 1583 and 1642 – READ ON!
Rose Hewlett’s edited transcription of the records associated with land drainage and sea defence along the Severn Estuary’s east bank contains more than 600 surnames plus variants. The people (male and female) come from all walks of life, and a large proportion can be identified to their tithing or parish. You may even be able to discover exactly where they lived and the fields they owned or rented. More details