Rudford, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Rudford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Highleadon and High Leadon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1729

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Rudford

  • Tibberton
  • Hartpury
  • Highnam
  • Newent
  • Upleadon

Historical Descriptions

Rudford

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Rudford, 4m. S.E. Newent. P. 225

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Rudford, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Newent (112) 4m. SE b E. Pop. 189.

A parish in the hundred of Batloe; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Hereford and diocese of Gloucester; valued in K. B. 10l.; church ded to St. Mary; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The Gloucester and Ledbury Canal passes through this parish.

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

Highleadon

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

High-Leadon, 7 m. N.N.W. Gloucester. P. 105

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Leadon, High, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Newent (112) 4½ m. ESE. Pop. 99.

A hamlet in the parish of Rudford and lower division of the hundred of Dudstone and Kingsbarton

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

Poll Books

Highleadon Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Newent
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Newent
  • Hundred: Botloe; Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury
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