Randwick

Randwick, Gloucestershire Family History

Randwick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Standish Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Oxlinch.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1662

Nonconformists include: Countess of Huntingdon Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Randwick

  • Standish
  • Moreton Valence
  • Cainscross
  • Whiteshill

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Randwick, a parish in the upper division of Whitston hund., union of Stroud, county of Gloucester; 2 miles north-west by west of Stroud. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; certified at £8 8s., returned at £90 8s.; gross income £128. Patron, the rector of Standish. Here are a Huntingdonian Methodist church, formed in 1796; and 2 daily schools, one of which, a National school, is endowed with £30 per annum. Other charities, in 1826, £14 15s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £238 14s. Acres 1,260. Houses 203. A. P. £1,616. Pop., in 1801, 856; in 1831, 1,031.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Randwick, 2 m. N.W. Stroud. P.979

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Randwick, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Stroud (101) 2 m. NW b W. Pop. 984.

A parish in the upper division of the hundred of Whitston, through which passes the Thames and Severn Canal. The manufacture of woollen cloth is carried on here. The living is a curacy subordinate to the vicarage of Standish, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; certified value 8l. 8s.; ann. val. P. R. 90l. 8s.; patron, the rector of Standish. The church has been recently enlarged, by the aid of the Incorporated Society for building and enlarging churches. Here are an endowed school for the education of forty children and a small parochial library, and places of worship, both for Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodists.

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.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stroud
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Stroud
  • Hundred: Whitstone (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury