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Gloucestershire Marriage Index, Vol. 1

By : Gloucestershire FHS

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The Gloucestershire Marriage Index contains details of all the marriages that took place in the Gloucester Diocese during the period from 1800 to June 1837 and includes over 60,000 marriages.

It does not cover marriages in those parishes in the far south of the county which fall within the Diocese of Bristol.

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Gloucestershire Marriage Index, Vol. 2

By : Gloucestershire FHS

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The Gloucester Diocese Marriage Index contains a transcription of most of the marriage registers between 1754 and 1799.

It does not cover those parishes in the far south of the county which fall within the Diocese of Bristol.

Marriages from the following parishes are covered …

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1. 1754 to 1799 2. 1701 to 1799
(from GLS-PR01)
3. Pre 1800
Adlestrop
Alderton
Aldsworth
Ampney S.Peter
Ampney St.Mary
Badgeworth
Bagendon
Barnsley
Barnwood
Baunton
Bibury
Bisley
Bledington
Blockley
Boddington
Brimpsfield
Brockworth
Chipping Campden
Churchdown
Coates
Colesbourne
Coln St. Aldwyn
Compton Abdale
Cowley
Cranham
Daglinworth
Dowdeswell
Down Ampney
Down Hatherley
Driffield
Dumbleton
E.Leach Martin
E.Leach Turville
Elmstone Hardwick
Evenlode
Farmington
Gloucester .St. Aldate
Gloucester St. John Baptist
Gloucester St. Mary de Crypt
Gloucester St. Michael
Great Washbourne
Hampnett
Harnhill
Hawling
Kemble
Kempsford
Lechlade
Leckhampton
Longborough
Longney
Maiseyhampton
Miserden
North Cerney
Northleach
Norton
Oxenton
Pitchcombe
Poole Keynes
Preston
Quenington
Randwick
Rangeworthy
Rodborough
Rodmarton
Salperton
Sandhurst
Sapperton
Sherborne
Shorncote
Shurdington
Siddington St. Mary
Siddington St. Peter
Somerford Keynes
South Cerney
Stanway
Stow on the Wold
Stratton
Sudeley
Upton St. Leonard
Winson
Wotton under Edge
Yanworth
Cam
Coaley
Dursley
Nympsfield
Owlpen
Slimbridge
Stinchcombe
Uley
Wotton
Arlingham 1661-1799
Berkeley 1624-1799
Charfield 1666-1799
Cromhall 1670-1799
Daylesford 1624-1799
Elmore 1662-1799
Fretherne 1671-1799
Hardwicke1791-1799
Hewelsfield 1795-1799
Lasborough1843-1844
Little Compton 1589-1799
Little Sodbury 1661-1799
Longney 1662-1799
Maisemore 1798-1840
Matson 1750-1799
Moreton Valance 1665-1799
Newnham 1661-1799
North Nibley 1617-1799
Painswick Quaker1658-1776
Poulton 1703-1781
Rangeworthy 1678-1799
Rockhampton 1672-1799
Saul 1661-1799
Syde 1790-1797
Tytherington 1662-1799
Whitminster 1680-1799
Widford 1606-1797
Wotton/Edge 1660-1799
Wyck Rissington 1838
Yate 1661-1799

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Gloucestershire Memorial Inscription Index: Download

Over 125,000 entries and details of where to find them.

 

This is the  download version. A CD is available here

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Index of Cremations in Gloucester Crematorium Vol. 4. 1998- 2012 Download

Index of Cremations Gloucester Crematorium Vol. 4 1998-2012. Transcribed by Barbara Osborne and her team of society volunteers

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A History of the County of Gloucester Vol 4 states that in 1856 a cemetery of 13 acres was laid out at Tredworth but was not opened until 1857 when the old city churchyards ceased.

A second city cemetery at Coney Hill was laid out in 1934 but was not opened for burials until 1939 with the first interment taking place 10 May 1939. This cemetery is still used today.

A Crematorium was built in the grounds of the Coney Hill cemetery and the first cremation took place there on the 7 January 1953. Many ashes were then either scattered or interred in or on Graves in both cemeteries.

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Memorial Inscriptions St. Matthews Church, Twigworth: Download

Compiled by Tim Randles for G.F.H.S.

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Survey of Memorials in St Matthew’s Church and Churchyard, Twigworth    2016-17.

Introduction. The output of this survey comprises a set of 5 ‘plans’ of the graveyard, a ‘Word’ tabulation of the individual memorial inscriptions and photographs of every memorial. The survey was carried out by physical inspection and photographic recording over the 18 month period between March 2016 and October 2017.

The layout plans. There was no plan of the churchyard available so, for the purpose of this survey, I assumed a crude grid across the whole churchyard and assigned a grid reference to each memorial. The grid squares run from ‘AA’ to ‘BY’ south – north along the road frontage and numbers 01-30 from front to back of the churchyard. It has subsequently been drawn to my attention that the lettering seems back to front when viewed on plan or from the road but it made sense to me when I was working inside the churchyard, starting at the southern end  and using the road frontage as a datum line! The grid is only approximate because the churchyard is not rectangular and many graves are not actually in straight lines.  There are 4 ‘plans’ (actually ‘Word’ tabulations) to cover the whole churchyard. They are certainly not to scale; indeed they are very distorted, but nevertheless they are very helpful for locating the memorials. There is a 5th plan which covers the Ashes Garden which lies at the northern end of the churchyard. Again, it is a ‘word’ tabulation of a separate grid system which runs from CA to CS on its south to north axis, and from 01-15 on the west to east axis. I have not marked the location of the memorials within the church on any plan but they were recorded in order walking around the inside of the church in a clockwise direction.

The database  This has nine columns: 1. A unique number for each physical memorial and which has been generated solely for convenience in preparing this database. Where more than one life is commemorated on a single headstone then they will both have the same number. Where a memorial has more than one side, or where the tomb consists of a series of plaques then they will each have a, b etc after the memorial number. 2. A ‘Grid reference’ (see above). This is unique to any one memorial, except in a very few cases where the graves are unusually close together. 3. Surname. Where a married woman’s maiden name is also given on the memorial  then she is entered twice in the list, using both surnames. 4. First names, taken from the memorial. In a few cases, where only nicknames or initials are recorded on the memorial,  this may be supplemented with information from the burial register in order to facilitate searches of the database. 5. Date of death, from the memorial. In a few cases where the date was not legible or available I may have quoted the year from the burial register. 6. Age at death, from the gravestone. Where this was not available the age may have been taken from the burial register. 7. A transcript of the memorial inscription. Unreadable sections are shown by [   ]. 8. The burial date, taken from the Church Burial register.  9. Any other information.

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Memorials and Citizens of Gloucester by H. Y.J. Taylor (1826-1906)

By : Gloucestershire FHS

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For more than fifty years H.Y.J. Taylor wrote articles about various aspects of Gloucester history and its citizens. Includes some Memorial Inscriptions.

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Miscellaneous Gloucestershire Collection.

By : Gloucestershire FHS

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A collection of items previously only available separately, includes all of the following

  • Indexes to  Gloucester Prisoners 1815-1879
  • Gloucestershire Electoral Roll Book 1831-1832
  • Gloucestershire Poor Law Index;
  • Gloucestershire Owners of Land 1873
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Monumental Inscriptions for Removed Headstones Tredworth: Download

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Between 1976 and 1987, some 5,500 headstones were removed from the Old Cemetery Tredworth Road, Gloucester.

This Index lists those inscriptions and the 15,000 names associated with them.

Note – Now available on a CD see here

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Monumental Inscriptions for St. Andrew’s Miserden: (Less photographs)

Survey of Memorials in St Andrew’s Church and Churchyard, Miserden.

Introduction.

This database of Memorials is based mainly on their physical inspection and photographic recording over the 12 month period between July 2014 and July 2015. However, it does also refer to four other documents.

1. A hand-written set of indexes of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials at Miserden from 1574 to 1974 which is currently held by the church. I understand that this was probably prepared by a church-warden who extracted the information from the Parish registers. They are remarkable documents, neatly written and organised by date and surname – not a simple task before computerisation. Where relevant I have given the burial date from this index as well as the date of death from the gravestone. They don’t always tally and researchers should always check the original Parish registers to minimise any transcription errors.

2. The “Record of Church furnishings” for St Andrew’s Church prepared 1995-97 by The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). This provides enormous detail of the Memorials inside the church, including the stained glass windows. A few of the older inscriptions are in latin and, in most of these cases, an English translation is contained in the NADFAS report.

3. Ralph Bigland’s “Historical, Monumental, and Genealogical Collections relative to the County of Gloucester”. This was first published at the end of the eighteenth century but was reissued in the 1990s by Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. Three pages of this relate to the Miserden inscriptions and they, in theory, list the gravestones existing in the churchyard c1790, but it appears far from comprehensive: there are many current gravestones which pre-date 1790 but which are not listed by Bigland. However there are many listed in his book which no longer exist and, for the sake of completeness, I have included all these in this database. For copyright reasons, in these cases, I have only used the name and year of death (supplemented by the burial date from the register index) and researchers will need to refer to Bigland to see what, if any, further information is available.

Tim Randles. June 2016

A CD version  is available; please note photographs (approx. 360) of Memorial Inscriptions where available are only on the CD version, Not the download version (due to Web Site upload constraints.

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Monumental Inscriptions for St. Katherine’s, Matson.

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Survey of Memorials in St Katharine’s Church and Churchyard,

Matson, Gloucester. 2015-16.

Introduction.

This database of Memorials is based mainly on their physical inspection and photographic recording over the period between July 2015 and May 2016. However, it does also reference the following documents:

1. The Church burial registers and their transcriptions. It should be noted that there are occasionally discrepancies between the information in the register and that written on the memorials. The registers do contain information in some cases about the location of the grave, cross referenced to the churchyard layout plans (see below).

2. Ralph Bigland’s “Historical, Monumental, and Genealogical Collections relative to the County of Gloucester”. This was first published at the end of the eighteenth century but was reissued in the 1990s by Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. Two pages of this relate to the Matson inscriptions and they, in theory, list the gravestones and memorials existing in the churchyard c1790, but it may be far from comprehensive. There are many listed in his book which are no longer apparent and, for the sake of completeness, I have

included all these in this database. For copyright reasons, in these cases, I have only used the name and year of death (supplemented by information from the burial register) and researchers will need to refer to Bigland to see what, if any, further information is available.

3. A plan of the old churchyard originally “revised and renumbered” in Easter 1940 by the Rector, Francis H Charles and subsequently updated through the years, although it has become clear that some of the subsequent additions have not been plotted with any accuracy.

4. Other sketch plans, supplied by the church, of the location of modern graves, using the
modern burial register number.

Tim Randles. June 2016

There is a CD version available and photographs (approx. 800) of Memorial Inscriptions where available are only on the CD version not this download version (due to Web Site upload constraints)

 

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