Newent

Newent, Gloucestershire Family History

Newent is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Malswick, Compton, Boulsdon and Killcott, and Cugley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1672

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Newent

  • Linton
  • Taynton
  • Rudford
  • Longhope
  • Tibberton
  • Aston Ingham
  • Oxenhall
  • Much Marcle
  • Dymock
  • Pauntley
  • Upleadon

Historical Descriptions

Boulsdon

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Boulsdon, included in Newent par.

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

Compton

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Compton, 2 miles N. Newent. P. 460.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Compton, a tything in the parish of Newent, county of Gloucester; 9½ miles north-west of Gloucester. Houses 95. Pop., in 1821, 403; in 1831, 448. Other returns with the parish.

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

Cugley

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cugley, incl. in Newent parish.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Cugley, a tything, in the parish and union of Newent, hundred of Botloe, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 8 miles (W. N. W.) from Gloucester; containing 490 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Malswick

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Malswick, in Newent parish. P. 248

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

Directories

Newent Universal British Directory 1791

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
  • Province: Canterbury