Abbots Leigh, Somerset Family History Guide
Abbots Leigh is a chapelry of Bedminster St John the Baptist Ancient Parish in Somerset.
Parish registers begin: 1656
Parishes adjacent to Abbots Leigh
- Long Ashton
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840
ABBOTS-LEIGH, a parish in the hund. of Portbury, union of Bedminster, Somersetshire. Living, a curacy not in charge, annexed to the vicarage of Bedminster, in the archd. of Bath and dio. of Bath and Wells; gross income £78. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Sarum. Pop., in 1801, 292; in 1831, 360. Houses 44. Acres 2,150. A. P. £4,170. Poor rates, in 1837, £115 In the church-yard are the remains of an ancient stone-cross. The prefix to the name is derived from the circumstance of the manor having formerly been the property of the abbot of St Augustine in Bristol. The manor-house gave shelter to Charles II. after the battle of Worcester. On the same site has been erected Leigh-house, an elegant structure, commanding beautiful views, and containing a superb collection of paintings.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.
A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom 1808
Abbottsleigh, a hamlet to Bedminster, in the hundred of Portbury, Somerset, 121 miles from London; contains 44 houses and 292 inhabitants
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.
Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807
Abbots Leigh (Somers.) a village about 3 miles distant from Ilminster, and 4 from Bristol. This parish contains a venerable mansion, which afforded an asylum to Charles II. after the unfortunate battle of Worcester in 1651
Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807
- County: Somerset
- Civil Registration District: Bedminster
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bristol in the Deanery of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Pre-1845 – Bath and Wells, Post-1844 – Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Redcliffe and Bedminster, Post-1844 – Bristol
- Poor Law Union: Bedminster
- Hundred: Portbury
- Province: Canterbury