Frocester, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Frocester is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Frocester

  • Leonard Stanley
  • Eastington
  • Nympsfield
  • Frampton on Severn
  • Coaley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FROCESTER, a village and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The village stands under Camley Pike, adjacent to the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 5 miles W by S of Stroud; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stonehouse. The parish comprises 1,833 acres. Real property, £5,938; of which £1,386 are in railways. Pop., 262. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Huntleys; and belongs now to the Earl of Ducie. The manor-house, Frocester Court, is of the time of Elizabeth; and it gave that sovereign a night’s lodging in 1574. A grand residence of the abbots of Gloucester was in the parish; and an ancient conventual barn, 210 feet, is still standing. Camley Pike, in the vicinity of the village, is a conical hill, commanding an extensive and very fine view. The living is a vicarage, with Chapel, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Valne, £229. Patron, the Rev. H. W. Bloxsome. The church is modern, and has a neat tower. Charities, £5.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Marriages

Marriages at Frocester 1559-1837

Marriages at Frocester 1559-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Frocester Marriages 1814 to 1837

Frocester Marriages 1800 to 1812

Frocester Marriages 1785 to 1799

Frocester Marriages 1775 to 1784

Frocester Marriages 1754 to 1774

Administration

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