Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

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

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-Edge

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

Adams Adam, surgeon

Adey Wm. Esq.

Adey Miss E. Bradley street

Austin Edward, woollen manufacturer, Chopping

Austin Anthony Esq., Long street

Austin Mrs. Thomas, Old Town

Baldwin Robert, butcher, Market street

Ballen Samuel, silversmith, Market-place

Bailey John, shopkeeper, Market-street

Bailey Robert, surgeon, Haw street

Beadey John, Woollen manufacturer

Bempasher Mrs. Ann

Bennett Thomas, brick maker, Bradley street

Bletchly Michael, Haw street

Blizard Robart, Star Inn and Commercial House, brandy merchant, Market place

Bowen David, surgeon, Long street

Bracey James, agent to the Royal Exchange Fire Office

Brown Thomas, shopkeeper, Long street

Bruton Daniel, woollen manufacturer, Long street

Bushell Samuel, pawnbroker, Pound’s ground

Cary Samuel, grocer, Long street

Cary Thomas, victualler, Falcon, Church street

Chaffin Charles, Swan Inn and Traveller’s House, market st.

Chapman Thomas, shopkeeper, Long street

Clark Thomas, glover and breeches maker, Market place

Coal John, hat manufacturer, Bradley street

Cook Charles, victualler, Glazier’s Arms

Cook Charles, engineer, Bradley street

Cooper John, Woollen manufacturer, High street

Cooper, Owen, and Co. woollen manufacturers, High street

Cornwall Rev. P. M.

Cornwall Richard, butcher, Bear lane

Cossens John, woollen manufacturer, Haw street

Cossens John, shopkeeper, Market street

Cother Benjamin, shopkeeper, Long street

Dauncey Samuel, woollen manufacturer, Long street

Derrett Joseph, shopkeeper, Church street

Downs Thomas, shoemaker, Church street

Dunn James, tailor and draper, market street

Dutton John, salesman and shopkeeper, market street

Dutton Elizabeth, straw hat manufacturer, market street

Dyer H. W. woollen manufacturer, Bradley street

Dyer Samuel, woollen manufacturer, Combe

Eastmead Charles, tailor, near the Blue School

Ellis John, cabinet maker, Long street

Evans Mary, grocer, Long street

Farthing Benjamin, shoemaker, Long street

Foxwell Thomas, gent. Long street

Foxwell John, tailor, Long street

Fry Wm. baker, Pound’s Ground

Gardner Charles, shopkeeper, Dyer’s brook

Gardner Wm. Bristol carrier, haw street

George Samuel, carpenter, Pound’s Ground

Gwynn Edward, victualler, Shear Man’s Arms

Harding Mary, cooper, Long street

Halloway, Samuel, bricklayer, Church street

Harmer John, linen draper and hosier, Long street

Harris Mrs. Mary Ann Lloyd, Chipping

Hathway Edward, blacksmith, Long street

Heskins Frances, brush maker, Long street

Hill Rev. Rowland

Hale J. B. gent. Long street

Hine John, gardener and seedsman, Church street

Hook Richard, butcher, Long street

Hopkins Ann, shopkeeper, Church street

Hopkins Aaron, clothier, Church street

Howell Ann, tallow chandler and baker, Long street

Hunt John, cabinet maker and upholsterer, Long street

Hunt J. H. estate agent, auctioneer, appraiser, undertaker, and agent to the Norwich Union Fire Office

James Wm. woollen manufacturer, Long street

James P. A. surgeon, Long street

James Isaac, victualler, King’s Arms, and pig dealer

Jones Benjamin, draper and grocer, Bradley street

Jones George, victualler, White Lion Inn

Kite Charles, tailor and draper, Long street

Knight James, baker, Bradley street

Lane Richard, fishmonger, Long street

Le Chavalier Thomas, brewer and London carrier, Lisle-house

Lewis Rev. John, Independent Minister, Old Town

Lewis John, music master, Market street

Long Henry, Market place

Lord Samuel, gardener, Long street

Lucy Wm. Boarding school

Marston James, victualler, Pack Horse, Haw street

Miles Walter, schoolmaster, Church street

Miles Wm. schoolmaster, Market place

Mills Joseph, linen draper and salesman, Long street

Moffatt Wm. shopkeeper and lodging house, Long street

Mountjoy W. W. surgeon, Long street

Mc Clean and Co. grocers, Market street

Nash John, currier, Dyer’s brook

Neale Thomas, clothier, Long street

Neale John, clothier, Long street

Oliver J. H. confectioner

Organ Edward, blacksmith, Haw street

Page Edward, hair dresser, Long street

Palser Thomas, gent. Chipping

Palser Joseph, message card maker, and agent to the Bristol Fire Office

Palser Thomas, jun. paper maker, Hack mill

Palser J. and J. smiths and farriers, Old Town

Parker Charles, basket maker, Long street

Parsons Thomas, cabinet maker, upholsterer, and undertaker

Parsons Abraham, baker, Bear lane

Parsons Jacob, boot and shoemaker, Market street

Pearce Wm. attorney, Chipping

Pearce James, boot and shoe maker, Long street

Pearce Joseph, boot and shoe maker, Long street

Peggler Samuel, gent. Long street

Peggler John, boot and shoe maker, Market street

Phillips John, plumber, glazier, and painter, Chipping

Pincot James, linen and woollen draper

Pinnell Joseph, Ram Inn

Pinnell Thomas, carpenter and shop keeper, Pound’s Ground

Pinnell Samuel, wheelwright, Haw street

Pinnell Edward, boot and shoe maker, Market place

Plomer Daniel, sen. tinplate worker, Long street

Plomer Daniel, jun. ironfounder and tin plate worker

Plomer Wm. saddler and harness maker, Market street

Plomer S. H. and E. dress makers, Long street

Plomer Samuel, woollen manufacturer, Long street

Pontan Betsy, shopkeeper, Long street

Poole Wm. boot and shoe maker, Long street

Potter John, baker, Long street

Potter Wm. watch and clock maker, Long street

Povey Wm. bookseller, printer, stationer, binder, and agent to the Phoenix Fire Office, Long street

Powell John, victualler, Mitre, Dyer’s brook

Pritchard Wm. butcher and shopkeeper, Church street

Richings John, baker and pawnbroker, Sinwell

Robins Thomas, grocer, Bradley street

Rodway Elizabeth, ironmonger, Long street

Round Edward, Gloucester carrier, Bradley street

Rowles Wm. Woollen manufacturer, Long street

Simms James, druggist, Long street

Sinderby George, ironmonger, brazier, and tinplate worker

Smith Joseph, draper and mercer, High street

Smith John, breeches maker, Market place

Smith James, tailor, Long street

Smith Isaac, shopkeeper, Long street

Sommers Mary Ann, school for young ladies

Spencer James, plasterer, Long street

Spratt John, cooper, Long street

Tate Ann, victualler, Brewer’s Arms

Tayler David, surgeon, Long street

Tattersall John, dyer, Vicarage

Thomas Rev. Thomas, Haw street

Townsend Sarah, undertaker and stamp office, Market st.

Twyford Josiah, road surveyor, Bradley street

Twyford John, printer and bookbinder, Bradley street

Twyford John, gardener, Bradley street

Vaughan Abraham, tailor and draper, Long street

Vaughan Thomas, tailor and draper, Long street

Vines Mrs. Chipping

Vines John, gardener, Church street

Vizard Samuel, boot and shoe maker, Long street

Wade Edward, leather cutter, Market street

Wallington, Wm. wine and spirit merchant, Long street

Watts John, linen draper, glass and china dealer, Market st.

Watts Samuel, tailor and draper, Market St.

Watts Edward, saddler and shopkeeper, Long street

Weerrett George, carpenter and wheelwright, Long street

White Samuel, Pound’s Ground

Wiles Richard, victular, Royal Oak Inn and maltster, Long street

Wiles Nathaniel, Victualler, Crown Inn, Market place

Wilkes William, shopkeeper, Long street

Wilkes Henry, watch and clock maker, Long street

Williams Henry, confectioner, Market street

Witt F. H. druggist and apothecary, Long street

Woodward Wm. tailor and draper, Long street

Workman Wm. wheelwright, Pound’s Ground

Source: The Gloucestershire Directory; R. Gell & T. Bradshaw; Printed by J. Roberts, Gloucester 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