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'''Gloucestershire or Gloucester County is an inland but partly a maritime county located in the western [[England|England]].  It borders on Monmouthshire, [[Wales|Wales]].'''
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}} '''Gloucestershire''' is an inland but partly a maritime county located in South West [[England]]. It borders on [[Monmouthshire, Wales|Monmouthshire]] to the west.
*[[Gloucestershire History|History]]  
 
*[[Gloucestershire Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
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“GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester, an inland, but partly maritime, county of England; bounded, on t he NW, by Herefordshire and Worcestershire; on the N, by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; on the E, by Oxfordshire; on the SE, by Berks and Wilts; on the S, by Wilts and Somerset; on the W, by the Severn's estuary and by Monmouthshire... and its area is 805,102 acres... The hill section extends from end to end of the county; is, in some parts, 8 miles broad; bears the name of Cotswolds...
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“The county contains 356 parishes or quasi-parishes, parts of 5 others, and 10 extra-parochial tracts...
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“Gloucestershire is governed by a lord lieutenant, about 60 deputy lieutenants, and about 390 magistrates. It is in the Oxford judicial circuit, and in the Home military district. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Gloucester... The entire county is in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol... The places of worship in the political county, in 1851, were 433 of the Church of England, 96 of Independents, 102 of Baptists, 12 of Quakers, 7 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 144 of Wesleyan Methodists, 30 of Primitive Methodists, 7 of Bible Christians, 3 of the Wesleyan Association, 30 of Wesleyan Reformers, 11 of Calvinistic Methodists, 1 of the New Church, 8 of Brethren, 16 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, 14 of Roman Catholics, and 2 of Jews.
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“Population in 1801 was 250,723; in 1821, 336,190; in 1841, 431,495; in 1861, 485,770.”
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The above extract comes from: John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales ''(1870-72). To see the full version, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=783060&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Gloucestershire.
  
=== Parishes ===
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==== Civil Districts ====
  
Here is an alphabetical list of the historic Gloucestershire parishes beginning with letters A through L.&nbsp; To see the parish list for letters M through Z, click here.  
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Gloucestershire was divided into civil districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of civil districts and the parishes they contain, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/gls.htm here].  
  
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*Abenhall
 
*Acton Turville
 
*Adlestrop
 
*Alderley
 
*Alderton
 
*Aldsworth
 
*Almondsbury
 
*Alveston
 
*Alvington
 
*Ampney Crucis
 
*Ampney St Mary
 
*Ampney St Peter
 
*Arlingham
 
*Ashchurch
 
*Ashleworth
 
*Ashton under Hill
 
*Aston Blank
 
*Aston Somerville
 
*Aston sub Edge
 
*Aust -- see Henbury
 
*Avening
 
*Awre
 
*Aylburton
 
*Badgeworth
 
*Badminton -- see Great Badminton
 
*Bagendon
 
*Barnsley
 
*Barnwood
 
*Barrington -- see Great and Little&nbsp;Barrington&nbsp;
 
*Batsford
 
*Baunton
 
*Beckford
 
*Berkeley
 
*Beverston
 
*Bibury
 
*Bishop's Cleeve
 
*Bisley
 
*Bitton
 
*Blaisdon
 
*Blakeney -- see Awre
 
*Bledington
 
*Boddington
 
*Bourton on the Hill
 
*Bourton on the Water
 
*Boxwell with Leighterton&nbsp;
 
*Bream
 
*Brimpsfield
 
*Bristol All Saints
 
*Bristol Castle Precincts
 
*Bristol Cathedral [Abbey Church of St Augustine]  
 
*Bristol Christ Church with St Ewen
 
*Bristol Holy Trinity
 
*Bristol St Augustine
 
*Bristol St Barnabas
 
*Bristol St George&nbsp;
 
*Bristol St James
 
*Bristol St John the Baptist
 
*Bristol St Jude
 
*Bristol St Mary le Port
 
*Bristol St Michael and All Angels
 
*Bristol St Nicholas with St Leonard
 
*Bristol St Paul
 
*Bristol St Peter
 
*Bristol St Philip and St Jacob
 
*Bristol St Simon
 
*Bristol St Stephen
 
*Bristol St Thomas
 
*Bristol St Werburgh
 
*Broadwell
 
*Brockworth
 
*Bromsberrow
 
*Brookthorpe
 
*Buckland
 
*Bulley
 
  
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Ashton, Cold
 
  
Bicknor, English
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Here is an alphabetical list of the historic [[Gloucestershire Parishes|Gloucestershire parishes]], with links to their own pages.
  
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Before 1858, every town and parish&nbsp;in Gloucestershire was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.&nbsp; To&nbsp;see a list of&nbsp;Gloucestershire parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them,&nbsp;go to [[Gloucestershire_Probate_Records#Court_Jurisdictions|Gloucestershire Probate Jurisdictions]].
  
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Abstracts of Wills.&nbsp; Article is a collection of Abstracts of Wills gathered from many sources covering 1654-1837 and includes Courtland SCHUYLER, formerly of Cheltenham, Co. Gloucester, but late of Cove, near Cork, Ireland dated 21 Sept. 1819 - Will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 26 March 1822.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970, pages 117-127, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
  
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Gloucestershire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/gloucestershire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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Gloucestershire is an inland but partly a maritime county located in South West England. It borders on Monmouthshire to the west.

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“GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester, an inland, but partly maritime, county of England; bounded, on t he NW, by Herefordshire and Worcestershire; on the N, by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; on the E, by Oxfordshire; on the SE, by Berks and Wilts; on the S, by Wilts and Somerset; on the W, by the Severn's estuary and by Monmouthshire... and its area is 805,102 acres... The hill section extends from end to end of the county; is, in some parts, 8 miles broad; bears the name of Cotswolds...

“The county contains 356 parishes or quasi-parishes, parts of 5 others, and 10 extra-parochial tracts...

“Gloucestershire is governed by a lord lieutenant, about 60 deputy lieutenants, and about 390 magistrates. It is in the Oxford judicial circuit, and in the Home military district. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Gloucester... The entire county is in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol... The places of worship in the political county, in 1851, were 433 of the Church of England, 96 of Independents, 102 of Baptists, 12 of Quakers, 7 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 144 of Wesleyan Methodists, 30 of Primitive Methodists, 7 of Bible Christians, 3 of the Wesleyan Association, 30 of Wesleyan Reformers, 11 of Calvinistic Methodists, 1 of the New Church, 8 of Brethren, 16 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, 14 of Roman Catholics, and 2 of Jews.

“Population in 1801 was 250,723; in 1821, 336,190; in 1841, 431,495; in 1861, 485,770.”

The above extract comes from: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). To see the full version, go to Vision of Britain.


Research Tools

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Gloucestershire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Gloucestershire was divided into civil districts, each containing several parishes.  To see a list of civil districts and the parishes they contain, click here.

Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

Here is an alphabetical list of the historic Gloucestershire parishes, with links to their own pages.

Probates

Before 1858, every town and parish in Gloucestershire was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.  To see a list of Gloucestershire parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, go to Gloucestershire Probate Jurisdictions.

Abstracts of Wills.  Article is a collection of Abstracts of Wills gathered from many sources covering 1654-1837 and includes Courtland SCHUYLER, formerly of Cheltenham, Co. Gloucester, but late of Cove, near Cork, Ireland dated 21 Sept. 1819 - Will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 26 March 1822.  Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970, pages 117-127, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i

Web Sites

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Gloucestershire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.

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