Barnsley Gloucestershire Family History Guide

St. Mary's Barnsley Gloucestershire
St. Mary’s Barnsley Gloucestershire. The copyright on this image is owned by Derek Meek and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Barnsley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Barnesley

Parish church: St. Mary.

Parish registers begin: 1574

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Barnsley

  • Winson
  • Ampney Crucis
  • Meysey Hampton
  • Ampney St Mary
  • Bibury
  • Coln Rogers
  • Poulton

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Barnsley, 4 miles E. Cirencester. P. 305

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Barnsley, a parish in the hund. of Brightwell’s Barrow, union of Cirencester, county of Gloucester; 4 miles east-north-east of Cirencester. Living, a rectory in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, within the peculiar jurisdiction of the vicar of Bibury; valued at £13 15s. 5d.; and in 1829, in the patronage of the Misses Perrot. There are a Sunday and two daily schools here, and a Roman Catholic chapel. There are several small charities in this parish producing about £18 annually. Pop., in 1821, 271 ; in 1831, 318. Houses 70. Acres 2,050. A. P. £2,578. Poor rates, in 1837, £169

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Poll Books

Barnsley Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Barnesley Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Barnesley Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cirencester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Bibury
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Fairford
  • Poor Law Union: Cirencester
  • Hundred: Brightwells Barrow
  • Province: Canterbury