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Barnsley, Gloucestershire Family History

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