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Ampney Crucis is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Hilcott End and Alcott End.

Parish church: Holy Rood

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ampney Crucis

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Amphney-Crucis, 2 miles E. Cirencester. P. 591

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

AMPNEY, or Amney-Crucis, a parish in the hund. of Crowthorne and Minety, union of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £6 9s. 0½d.; gross income £84. Patron, the Crown. All tithes, moduses, &c. or Ampney-Crucis and Ampney St Mary, the property of the lord of the manor, vicar, and curate, were commuted in 1769. Here are two daily schools, one of which is a free school, founded and endowed by Sir Robert Pleydell in 1722. The yearly revenue is £80. Pop., in 1801, 514; in 1831, 599. Houses 113. Acres 2,660. Poor rates, in 1837, £284.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ampney Crucis, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Cirencester (89). 3¾ m. E b S. Pop. 590.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne am Minety; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val in K. B. 6l. 9s. 0½d; church ded. to Holy Rood; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Poll Books

Ampney Crucis Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Directories

Ampney Crucis Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ampney Crucis Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ampney Crucis or Amney Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Ampney Crucis Marriages

Marriages at Ampney Crucis 1561 to 1837

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol XV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews.

Note. – Volume I consists of parchment folios in good preservation. This and the second and third volumes were rebound in parchment about twelve years ago. It contains Baptisms, 1566 to 1683; Burials, 1559 to 1684; Marriages, 1561 to 1683. The Baptisms of 1634-5, 1644-6, 1651-9, Burials of 1627, 1643, 1646-7, and Marriages of 1621-3, 1625-30, 1632-6, 1651-60, 1674-7, are missing. At the end of Volume I is a list of gifts to the parish poor, and a list of the Church plate. On the first page is the heading “Ampney Crucis. A Register there concerning Baptisantist, Anno 1566.”

Volume II consists of parchment folios measuring about 12 in. by 7 in., and contains Burials, 1685 to 1707; Marriages, 1685 to 1706; Baptisms, 1685 to 1707.

Volume III, also of parchment folios measuring 11 ½ in. by 5 ½ in., and contains Baptisms, 1719 to 1754; Burials, 1706 to 1753; Marriages, 1691 to 1743. They are arranged somewhat irregularly. Baptisms of 1708 to 1718, Marriages of 1708 to 1710, 1713-4, 1717 to 1720, 1744 to 1753 are missing. The first entry of the new style of date is that of February 18th, 1752.

Volume IV consists of the usual printed forms on paper measuring about 17 ½ in. by 9 ½ in., in parchment cover, and contains Banns and Marriages, 1754 to 1777, ninety-five entries.

Volume V, a book of parchment leaves measuring about 11 in. by 6 ½ in., contains Baptisms, 1754 to 1812, and Burials, 1754 to 1812, with certificates that persons were buried in woollen.

Volume VI is a book of printed forms similar to Volume IV, and contains ninety entries of Banns and Marriages, from 1777 to 1810.

Volume VII, also a book of printed forms, which measures about 17 ½ in. by 9 ½ in. and includes only seven entries of Banns and Marriages for the years 1810 – 1812.

These extracts have been made by the Rev. T. C. Johnson, Vicar of Ampney Crucis, and are now printed by his leave and under his supervision.

Marriages at Ampney Crucis 1561 to 1837 – Archive.org

Marriages at Ampney Crucis 1561-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Ampney Crucis Marriages 1825 to 1837

Ampney Crucis Marriages 1813 to 1824

Parish Records

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Newspapers

Cheltenham Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Examiner (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Looker-On (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Mercury (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Citizen (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Echo (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (The British Newspaper Archive)

Research Guide: Historical Research Using British Newspapers by Denise Bates

Postcards

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Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cirencester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Cirencester
  • Poor Law Union: Cirencester
  • Hundred: Crowthorne and Minety
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

The Martyrdom and St. Erasmus and Other Lost Wall Paintings from Holy Rood Church, Ampney Crucis by D Viner

Tracing Your Ancestors’ Parish Records: A Guide for Family and Local Historians (Family History) by Stuart A. Raymond

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records: A Guide for Family Historians by Celia Heritage

Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837 by Jonathan Oates

Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors: A Guide to Research Methods for Family Historians (A Guide For Family Historians) by John Wintrip

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