Ampney St Mary Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Ampney St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Ashbrook

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1602

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ampney St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMPNEY-ST. MARY, or Ashbrook, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on Ampney brook, 4 miles E of Cirencester r. station. Post Town, Cirencester. Acres, 1,170. Real property, £2,552. Pop., 125. Houses, 28. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £71. Patron, M. H. Beach, Esq. The church is an ivy-clad, quaint-looking, very ancient edifice, recently repaired.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Amphney [sic] (St. Mary), or Ashbrook, 1½ mile E. Cirencester. P. 121

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ampney (St. Mary), or Ashbrooke, a parish in the same hund. and union; 4 miles east by south from Cirencester; on the post-road to Fairford. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £5 3s., in the parliamentary returns at £56; gross income £71. The chapel is an old building in the early English style. For commutation of tithes, see Ampney-Crucis. Pop., in 1801, 176; in 1831, 115. Houses 27. Acres 1,170. A. P. £1,672. Poor rates, in 1837, £74.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ampney, St. Mary, or Ashbrook, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Cirencester (89) 4 m. E b S. Pop. 130.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety; living, a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; certified value 5l. 3s.; ann. val. P. R. 56l.; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

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.

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

 

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Poll Books

Ampney St Mary Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Ampney Saint Mary or Ashbrook Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ampney Saint Mary (or Ashbrook) is a village in Cirencester union, containing, by the census of 1861, 125, and in 1871, 99 inhabitants, and 1156 acres; in the deanery of Cirencester, archdeaconry of Bristol, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Crowthorne and Minety, East Gloucestershire; 3 ½ miles east from Cirencester, on the road thence to Fairford, from which it is 4 ½ miles. The living is a vicarage in the incumbency of the Rev. Lawrence Latham, valued at £72 per annum, with 63 acres of glebe land, and in the patronage of Sir M. H. Beach, Baronet. The church is a small ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Mary. There are charitable bequests producing £3 12s. per annum. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The rateable value of the parish is £1705.

Trades and Professions

Cole Henry, farmer, Somerfield farm

Cole Richard, farmer, Can Court farm

Harris James, baker and shopkeeper

Lane William, parish clerk

Letters through Cirencester, which is the nearest money order office

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Ampney St. Mary Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ampney St. Mary, or Ashbrook, is a parish and village, 3½ miles east from Cirencester, and 4½ from Fairford, in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety, Cirencester union, county court district and rural deanery, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric, East Gloucestershire. It is situated near the road between Cirencester and Fairford. The church of St. Mary is a small and ancient building, without any architectural pretensions whatever; it contains a very old font: for a long period there was no service held here, and the building became much dilapidated, but it has been put into a state of repair. The living is a perpetual curacy, annual value £72, with 63 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Sir M. H. Beach, Bart., and held by the Rev. Lawrence Latham. The population in 1861 was 125; the acreage is 1,140. The soil is light clay and stone brash; the subsoil, clay and limestone rock. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor and principal landowners. There are charities of £3 12s. annual value.

Parish Clerk, William Lane.

Bedford Thomas, farmer, Can Court farm

Cole Henry, farmer

Hughes Charles, wheelwright

Telling Joseph, baker & shopkeeper

Letters through Cirencester, which is the nearest money order office.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

Ampney St Mary or Ashbrook Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Ampney St. Mary, or Ashbrook, is a township, parish, and village, 3½ miles east of Cirencester, and 4½ from Fairford. It is the Hundred of Crowthorne and Minety, Cirencester Union, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric, East Gloucestershire. It is situated near the road between Cirencester and Fairford; its extent is 1,140 acres, and the population at the census, in 1851, was 125. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of William Beach, Esq., and the incumbency of the Rev. Lawrence Latham; the annual value is £72 with 63 acres of glebe land attached. The church of St. Mary is a small and ancient building, without any architectural pretensions whatever; it contains a very old font. For a long period there was no service held here, and the building became very dilapidated, and completely over-grown with ivy; but it has since been put into a state of repair. The soil is light clay and stone-brash; the subsoil, clay and limestone rock. William Beach, Esq.,is lord of the manor, and principal landowner. There are charities of £3 12s. annual value.

Can Court is a farm.

Bedford Thos. farmer, Can court farm
Cole Joseph, farmer
Creed John, farmer
Hughes Charles, wheelwright

Letters through Cirencester, which is also the nearest money order office.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

Administration

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