The County of Gloucestershire

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Gloucestershire is bounded, North by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; East by Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire; South by Somersetshire; and West by the Severn, by Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. It is 65 miles long, and 25 broad, and is divided into 27 hundreds, namely, Berkeley, Bisley, Bledesloe, Botloe, Bradley, St. Briavells, Brightwell Barrow, Cheltenham, Cleeve, Crowthorn, Deerhurst, Dudstone and Kingsbarton, Grimbalds Ash, Henbury, Kiftsgate, Duchy of Lancaster, Langley and Swineshead, Longtrees, Puckle-Church, Rapsgate, Slaughter, Tewkesbury, Thornbury, Tibaldstone, Westbury, Westminster, and Whitestone. Rivers: the Frome, the Isis, the Severn, and the Wye. It has one city, and 27 market towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, chiefly in the Diocese of Gloucester, but partly in that of Bristol; and is in the Oxford Circuit. Area 1,256 square miles, or 803,840 acres. Population, 431,383.

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

Gloucestershire Parishes

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Cirencester Gloucestershire – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Cirencester, si-ren-ses-ter, commonly pronounced sis-is-ter, a market and post and parliamentary borough of Gloucestershire, on the Churn, 16 miles S. E. from Gloucester. There are three churches in Cirencester, of which the parish church is a magnificent building, with a fine porch house, several mortuary chapels, and an embattled tower. It was restored and thoroughly repaired in 1867. The town possesses several chapels for nonconformists, a new public hall, a museum, a hospital, a free grammar-school and a public library, and there is the Royal Agricultural College in the neighbourhood, an institution of considerable importance. Of the abbey, built by Henry 1., nothing remains except an ancient gateway. Manf. Chiefly agricultural implements. Mar. D. Mon. and Fri. Pop. 6336. It is a telegraph station, and the terminus of a small branch of the Great Western Railway, joining the main line at Tadbury Road, between Stonehouse and Swindon.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

Nathaniel Strode, Saddler of the city of Bristol Gloucestershire – London Gazette 1850

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WHEREAS by an Order of the High Court of Chancery made in a cause of Gould v. Gould, it was among other things referred to Richard Richards, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, to enquire and state to the Court who was or were the next of kin of Nathaniel Strode, late of the city of Bristol, Saddler (and who died about June or July in the year 1794 or 1795, on his passage from the Island of Saint Croix, in the West Indies, to England), living at his death, also to enquire and state to the Court who was or were the next of kin of Jane Strode, formerly Jane Martinborough, the wife of the above-named Nathaniel Strode (who was married in the Island of Saint Christophers, in the West Indies, and who died on or about the 18th day of June 1805, and was buried at Saint Pauls, in the city of Bristol, in England), living at the death of the said Nathaniel Strode, and in case any of them had since died who was or were the personal representative or representatives of him, her or them, so dying; and also to enquire and state to the Court who was or were the heir or heirs-at-law and next of kin of Jane Strode the younger (daughter of the said Nathaniel Strode and Jane, his wife), late of the city of Bristol, Spinster (who died on or about the 28th December 1813), living at the time of her death, and who is or are now such heir or heirs at law and next of kin; Continue reading “Nathaniel Strode, Saddler of the city of Bristol Gloucestershire – London Gazette 1850”

William Cox Buchanan Bankruptcy – Dursley Gloucestershire – London Gazetter 1850

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THE creditors who have proved and shall have proved their debts under a Fiat in Bankruptcy awarded and issued against William Cox Buchanan, of Dursley, in the county of Gloucester, Money Scrivener, Dealer and Chapman, are desired to meet on the 10th day of May next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, at the Court of Commissioners of Bankruptcy for the Bristol District, at Bristol, to decide upon accepting or refusing any offer of composition then and there to be made to them by the said William Cox Buchanan or his friends.

Edward Lord and William Archer – Painswick Gloucestershire – London Gazette 1850

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WHEREAS the Court, authorized to act in the prosecution of a Fiat in Bankruptcy, issued and now in prosecution against Edward Lord and William Archer, of Painswick, in the county of Gloucester, Millers and Corn Factors, Dealers, Chapmen, and Copartners, bearing date the 28th day of August 1849, has, on the application of the said bankrupts, appointed a public sitting under such Fiat to be held before Henry John Stephen, Serjeant-at-Law, one of Her Majesty’s Commissioners of the Court of Bankruptcy, on the 22nd day of May next, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Bristol District Court of Bankruptcy, in the city of Bristol, for the allowance of the Certificate of the said bankrupts conformity to the laws now in force concerning bankrupts, according to the form and subject to the provisions of the Statute, passed in the Parliament holden in the twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849;” this is to give notice, that such Court will sit, at the time and place above mentioned, for the purpose aforesaid; when and where any of the creditors of the said bankrupt, who shall have given due notice of his intention to oppose, may be heard against the allowance of such Certificates, and the same will be allowed, unless cause be then and there shewn to the contrary, or such other order will be made therein as the justice of the case may require.

Sarah Dancocks – Worcester Worcestershire & Ledbury Herefordshire & Bristol, Kempley & Dymock Gloucestershire – London Gazette 1850

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WHEREAS a Petition of Sarah Dancocks, at present and for eleven months or thereabouts last past, residing in Green Hill-terrace, Bath-road, in or near the city of Worcester, and being a Widow, and out of business and employment, previously staying at Dingwood-park, near the town of Ledbury, in the county of Hereford, previously staying in and near the city of Bristol, previously staying at the Stonehouse-farm, in the parish of Kempley, Continue reading “Sarah Dancocks – Worcester Worcestershire & Ledbury Herefordshire & Bristol, Kempley & Dymock Gloucestershire – London Gazette 1850”