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Gloucestershire Look-up Exchange

The following is a list of reference works on Gloucestershire which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. Volunteers are not able to assist beyond the specifics listed by their name.

To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.

To ensure that your message receives prompt attention please use the words Gloucestershire Lookups in your subject line. Many volunteers work on several projects at once and it can be hard for them to try and guess which one you are responding to. Failure to do so could result in your request being overlooked.

If you are new to The Look-up Exchange or unfamiliar with the records of the British Isles please visit the help page for vital information. Not only will you find the material extremely informative, but it will help you avoid wasting your own time, and that of our volunteers, on fruitless searches. The more you know, and the more specific you can be, the better we can help you. Blanket requests will almost certainly be met with "I'm sorry but...." Help us to help you - BE SPECIFIC.

Many of the sources used for these lookups are the result of the dedication and hard work of a family history society. Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research. You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society.

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Census Information  
Link to the 1881 British Census 'on-line',  where you can do your own lookup.

Enter Here

Link to the 1901 British Census 'on-line',  where you can do your own lookup.

Enter Here

1881 Census "on disc". Please include the following in your request

Surname and first name(s)
Date of birth (approximate)
Place (County) of birth
Place of Census
Name of spouse if known
Occupation if known

1851 Census for Gloucestershire
1841 Gloucestershire Census Name Index (note - name index only, and not all villages are covered)
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Census for Gloucestershire
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Census for Gloucestershire
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 Census for Horsley hamlets of
Newmarket and Walkley Wood/Shortwood
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Census for Gloucestershire
Parish Registers, Baptisms, Burials, Marriages, etc
Chaceley marriages 1540-1714 and 1755-1837
Chipping Camden marriages 1717-1837
Coberley marriages 1780-1812
Leigh marriages 1560-1837
Leigh Baptisms 1569-1732
Leigh Burials 1560-1704 and 1711-1733
Leonard Stanley marriages 1570-1870
Leonard Stanley Baptisms 1575-1869
Leonard Stanley Burials 1571-1876
Rodborough marriages 1620-1837
Sapperton marriages 1662-1754 and1813-1837
Saul marriages 1574-1837
Woodchester marriages 1564-1837
Clutterbuck extracts for Baptisms, Burials and marriages of the following parishes:
Beverston, Cheltenham, Hampnett, Hawesbury, Kings Stanley, Matson, Offenham, Stonehouse, Tetbury and Wells
Phillimore parish marriage records volumes 1 to 17 covering the majority of parishes in Gloucestershire.
North Nibley Indexed Records up to 1837
Winchcombe Church Records
Gloucestershire Burials Index
Tidenham (nr Chepstow) Parish Registers 1708-1731
Down Ampney - Baptisms 1603-1995; Marriages1603-1996; Burials 1603-1937
Chipping Sodbury - Baptisms 1861-1935
Old Sodbbury - Marriages 1813-1837
Thornbury Parish Registers
Christenings 1813-1972
Banns l8O3-l9O2,    
Marriages l837-l95l and l957-1967
Tetbury St. Mary Parish Registers
Christenings 1832-185O  and 1875-1963
Marriages 1838-1976
Longhope transcribed available Parish Record entries 1700 to 1905.
The Register for Baptisms after 1843 are not available.
Monumental Inscriptions
North Cerney pre 1841
Charlton Kings. (It is very limited (not complete) and mainly has Irish immigrants and some of the larger/prominent graves)
Reference Books
Phillimore's Marriages up to 1812 for Gloucestershire
Miscellaneous Resources
Transciptions of all Inquests from the Gloucester Journal 1722
to 1838
Extracts from Gloucestershire Summary Convictions Registers 1853-1879
Bastardy cases from Recognizances Registers 1797-1809
Extracts from Littledean Registers and Punshiment Books 1791-1828
Juvenile Prisoners in Litteldean House of Correction 1791-1828
Jevenile Prisoners from northleach house of Correction 1792-1816

City of Gloucester Index to:
Register of Prisoners and Register of Debtors 1810-1852
Register of Prisoners and Rogues and Vagabonds 1816-1819
Index of Out of County next of Kin Family or friends from
Gloucestershire Summary Convictions Registers 1861-1879
Rodborough Settlement Certificates index 1707-1799
Stroud Bastardy Orders index 1725-1839
Stroud Settlement Examinations index
Bourton on the Hill Parish Burial Registers 1817-1917
Stonehouse Settlement Certificate index 1733-1830
North Cerney - database of events, wills, families 1700-1901
Database family's in Tetbury
Cheltenham Probate Records 1660-1740
Cheltenham Settlement Examinations 1815-1826
Transcripts relating to Horsley/Nailsworth (some partial):
Shortwood Burial Book [Baptist]
Shortwood Members' Book
Land Tax Records for 1810
Extracts from the books of the Overseers of the Poor for
some years at the end of the eighteenth century
Poor Rates paid by residents of Horsley PGloucestershire Lookup Exchangearish in 1810
Transcripts (partial) of wills, & marriage licences relating to the HESKINS family, & the documentation from the deeds of some houses.
Lists of names of the Horsley and Tetbury Volunteers for three separate years and the South Gloucestershire Militia 1810/11
SEABOURNE Database - contains references for this surname in Gloucestershire. This is a quid pro quo look up - all Ian asks in return is details of any Seabourne's you have in your own data to add to his own.

Ian Paton

BUDDING Database - contains hundreds of references for this surname in Gloucestershire. This is a quid pro quo look up - all Kathleen asks in return is details of any Buddings you have in your own data to add to her own.

Kathleen Maxwell

Bradley UK Database - contains thousands of references for this surname in the UK. This is a quid pro quo look up - all John asks in return is details of any Bradleys you have in your own data to add to his own. All emails to have a subject line containing BRADLEY [NAME OF LOCATION OR LOCATIONS]

 

Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may wish to consider purchasing your own copy of relevant resources to aid your research.
There are three Societies which relate to Gloucestershire. For details of membership and lists of publications available you can visit their sites at:

Bristol & Avon FHS
Gloucestershire FHS

!!Volunteers Needed!!
Can you help?

This web page is maintained by Colin Pratt. Please email if you are willing to include
your name on this list.

Give the full title's of any reference you are prepared to check. Examples of suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc.

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This page last updated 05-Oct-2010