Rockhampton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Rockhampton is a parish and village, 6 miles from Berkeley-road station on the Birmingham ami Bristol railway, 3 from Thornbury, and 4 from Berkeley, in West Gloucestershire, Langley and Swinehead hundred, Thornbury union and county court district, rural deanery of Dursley. Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Oswald, a stone building, has tower, aisle, porch, chancel, 1 bell, 2 tablets, and font. The nave was rebuilt in 1802 by voluntary contributions, at a cost of £700. The living is a rectory, value £289 2s. yearly, with residence and 15 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Mrs. Coates, of Clifton; the Rev. William Unett Coates, M.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge, is rector. There is a school for boys and girls. The population in 1861 was 248; the area is 1,100 acres. The soil is marl, sand, and clay. Major Peach is lord of the manor. There are charities of £13 15s. yearly value.

Brooks Frederick, esq. Rockhampton ldg

Cloates Rev. Wm. Unett, M.A. [rector]

Jones William, esq


Adams Ruth (Mrs.), farmer, Newton

Adams Thomas, farmer

Childs William, farmer

Collins John, farmer, Newton

Cooper Thomas, farmer, Newton

Cullimore James, farmer

Ford Matthew, farmer, Court farm

Jenkins William, farmer

Limbrick John, mason

Long Daniel, farmer, Newton

Pinnell Wm. farmer, Brickhouse farm

Ponting Charles, farmer, Newton

Ricketts Elias, grocer

Ricketts William, farmer

Riddiford Daniel, farmer

Smith Elizabeth, shopkeeper

Workman Leonard, farmer

Letters through Thornbury, which is also the nearest money order office.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.


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