Wotton-under-Edge

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire Family History

Wotton under Edge is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Symonds Hall and Combe, Wortley, Sinwell and Bradley, Simond’s Hall and Combe, and Huntingford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1571

Nonconformists include: Calvinistic Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wotton-under-Edge

  • Ozleworth
  • Kingscote
  • Newington Bagpath
  • Kingswood
  • North Nibley
  • Owlpen
  • Alderley
  • Uley
  • Hillesley

Historical Descriptions

Wotton-under-Edge

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wootton-under-Edge, 108 miles S.W. London. Mrkt. Friday. P. 4702

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

Bradley

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bradley, included in Wootton-under-Edge.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Bradley, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Wootton-under-Edge (109) ½ m. WSW. Pop. with Pa.

A tything with Sinwell, in the parish of Wootton-under-Edge and hundred of Berkeley

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

Combe

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Combe, incl. in Wootton-under-Edge.

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

Sinwell

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Sinwell, with Bradley, a tything, in the parish of Wotton-under-Edge, union of Dursley, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W division of the county of Gloucester; containing 2504 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.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Sinwell, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Gloucester (104) 19 m. SSW. Pop. with Pa.

A tithing in the parish of Wotton-under-Edge and upper division of the hundred of Berkeley.

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.

Symonds Hall with Combe

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Symondshall, included in Wootton-under-Edge1)

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Symond’s-Hall, with Combe, a tything, in the parish of Wotton-under-Edge, union of Dursley, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 3 miles (NE by E), from Wotton; containing 576 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.

Wortley

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wortley, inclu. in Wootton-under-Edge

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

Directories

Wotton-Under-Edge Gell and Bradshaw Directory 1820

Administration

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