Avening Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Avening is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Aston, Bell Street, Forest Green, Windsors Edge, Tetbury Hill, West End, and Freeholds and part of the chapelry of Nailsworth.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1557

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Avening

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Avening, a parish in Stroud district, Gloucester; 3 ½ miles S of Brimscombe r. station, and 6 SSE of Stroud. It lies within the parliamentary borough of Stroud; has a post-office under that town; and includes the hamlets of Aston, Forest-Green, Freeholds, West-End, Bell-Street, and Windsors-Edge, and part of the chapelry of Nailsworth. Acres, 4,428. Real property, £5,448. Pop., 2,070. Houses, 479. The manor belonged anciently to the nunnery of Caen in Normandy; and passed to the Shepheards. A large tumulus, known as the Longstone and supposed to be the sepulchre of a Danish chief, occurs in a field near Gatcombe Park; and there are several barrows in which human skeletons have been found. A small manufacture of woollen cloth is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £769. Patron, the Hon. L. H. Harman. The church is thought to have been erected by an abbess of Caen. The p. curacy of Nailsworth is a separate charge. There are three dissenting chapels, a school with £22 a-year from endowment, and other charities £9.

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

Avening, 2 m. S. Minchinhampton. P. 2227

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Avening, a parish in the hund. of Longtree union of Stroud, Gloucestershire; 3 ½ miles north by west from Tetbury, and within the parliamentary boundary of Stroud. It includes a part of the chapelry of Nailsworth. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £24; gross income £811. Patrons, in 1835, the heirs of the late Dr Brooke. A Baptist church was formed here in 1818; Upper Forest Green Independent church in 1822; and Nailsworth Independent church in 1687. Here is a free school supported partly by an endowment of £17 per annum, bequeathed by S. Sandford in 1710, and partly by subscription. There are other five daily schools. Other charities connected with the parish produce about £13 a-year. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of cloth. Pop., in 1801, 1,509; in 1831, 2,396. Houses 500. Acres 4,660. A. P. £4,279. Poor rates, in 1837, £359. In this parish are several barrows in which human skeletons have been found. In a field near Gatcombe park there is a large tumulus, with a stone at each end, and a large one on the summit, known by the name of Longstone, and regarded as a monument to the memory of Long, a Danish chieftain.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Avening, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Tetbury (99) 3¼ m. N b W. Pop. 1118.

A parish in the hundred of Longtree, including a part of the chapelry of Nailsworth. The living is a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; charged in K. B. 24l.; patron and incumbent (1829) Rev. Dr. Brooks. The church, which is ded. to St. Mary, is built upon a rising ground, in the form of a Norman cross, with a tower in the centre. The chief part of the inhabitants are in the clothing line. There are several barrows in this parish in which human skeletons have been found, and in a field adjoining Gatcombe Park is a large tumulus, with a stone at each end and a huge one at the summit, called Longstone, regarded by tradition as a monument to the memory of Long, a Danish chieftain.

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

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Avening Marriages

Marriages at Avening 1557-1812

Marriages at Avening 1557-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Avening Gloucestershire Marriages 1805 to 1812

Joseph Orum & Elizabeth Wigmore, 15 Apr. 1805

Thomas Wheeler & Elizabeth Bowley, 29 Jan. 1805

Samuel Humphries & Elizabeth Crowe, 10 Feb. 1805

William Hopkins & Elizabeth Holbrow, 4 Mar. 1805

Daniel Saunders & Ann Webb, 15 Apr. 1805

Daniel Manning & Ann Stephens, 3 June 1805

Thomas Blackwell & Priscilla Warner, 8 July 1805

David Greenland & Abigail Gardiner, 21 July 1805

William Penley & Ann Hunt, 22 July 1805

Nathaniel Hinton & Mary Marchant, [sic] 12 Apr. 1805

Richard Clifford & Hester Smith, 11 Sept. 1805

Robert Claydon & Catherine Bosley, 14 Oct. 1805

Samuel Gill & Susanna Clarke, 17 Oct. 1805

Daniel Cull & Elizabeth Banfield, 18 Oct. 1805

Benjamin Teakel & Elizabeth Rachley, 5 Nov. 1805

Stephen Dangerfield & Ann Beard, 5 Mar. 1806

Charles Hockford & Tema Teakle, 17 Apr. 1806

Jacob Burford & Sarah Swain, 26 June 1806

William Wright & Mary Gill, 10 July 1806

Joseph Dee & Sophia Pearce, 10 Aug. 1806

Erastus Ferris Hornblower & Elizabeth Saunders, 19 Aug. 1806

Luson Flucks & Elizabeth Mills, 14 Oct. 1806

William Hunt & Elizabeth Cullis, 15 Oct. 1806

John Singleton & Priscilla Hunt, 23 Oct. 1806

Benjamin Frankis & Ann Parker, 20 Nov. 1806

Jacob Burford & Elizabeth Guy, 26 Jan. 1807

John Dee & Mary Coxe, 5 Feb. 1807

Abraham Evans & Mary Flight, 28 Mar. 1807

Thomas Caudle & Eleanor Smith, 2 Apr. 1807

John Evans & Mary Marment, 2 Apr. 1807

Henry Smith & Amy Hunt, 5 Apr. 1807

Samuel Clark & Lydia Evans, 3 May 1807

James Horlick & Mary Clarke, 25 May 1807

Thomas Darby & Martha Thomas, 15 June 1807

William Woodman & Sarah Blake, 6 July 1807

William Beard & Catharine Vizard, 9 Aug. 1807

John Clinch & Hannah George, 16 Sept. 1807

Joseph Fletcher & Martha Niblett, 8 Oct. 1807

Richard Freeman & Elizabeth Clarke, 28 Oct. 1807

Edward Whiting & Ann Sparrow, 17 Dec. 1807

William Farmilo & Susannah Watts, 8 Feb. 1808

John Giffin & Sarah Thomas, 28 July 1808

Enoch Lloyd & Keziah Gill, 21 Aug. 1808

John Antill & Sarah Sansom, 29 Aug. 1808

Thomas Cook & Mary Evans, 5 Sept. 1808

George Sprat & Martha Barret, 30 Oct. 1808

Daniel Hall & Sarah Matthews, 12 Dec. 1808

John Watts & Elizabeth Woodward, 28 Dec. 1808

William May & Margaret Hudson, 23 Jan. 1809

Luke Robins & Ann Saunders, 30 Jan. 1809

Samuel Risbey & Ann Boyce, 9 Feb. 1809

William Gerum & Jane Crew, 29 May 1809

John Hill & Sarah Keen, 1 Aug. 1809

William Hopkins & Sarah Jones, 1809

William Wix & Ann Woodward, 14 Aug. 1809

Stephen Paine & Maria Warner, 14 Sept. 1809

John Deacon & Ann Sevens, 21 Sept. 1809

Samuel Wood & Ann Cratchley, 30 Oct. 1809

Robert Hall & Elizabeth Boyce, 20 Nov. 1809

John Blackwell & Mary Saunders, 22 Dec. 1809

Robert Bubb & Elizabeth Ind, 6 Feb. 1810

John Niblet & Mary Hopkins, 29 Feb. 1810

David Wall & Hanna Baylee, 22 Apr. 1810

Richard May & Sarah Rowland, 23 Apr. 1810

Joseph Sadler & Deborah Close, 3 July 1810

Samuel Stafford & Elizabeth Cosburn, 12 July 1810

John Davis & Mary Hinton, 10 Sept. 1810

Robert Dee & Sarah Sparrow, 2 Dec. 1810

Samuel Fletcher & Jane Clifford, 25 Dec. 1810

Jacob Pool & Millicent Smith, 25 Dec. 1810

John Townsend & Elizabeth Wheeler, 9 Jan. 1811

Daniel Gilman & Elizabeth Tilly, 13 Feb. 1811

Thomas Gregory & Deborah Day, 25 Feb. 1811

Thomas Cook & Lydia Clark, 23 June 1811

Richard Coxe & Ann Underwood, 19 Aug. 1811

Richard Bishop & Hannah Blick, 25 Aug. 1811

Thomas Turner & Jane Robins, 26 Sept. 1811

Thomas Cave & Elizabeth Teakle, 30 Sept. 1811

Abel Gay & Hester Walker, 13 Oct. 1811

Moses Evans & Margaret Weight, 19 Nov. 1811

Daniel Day & Catharine Bathe, 1 Jan. 1812

Thomas Steete & Mary Ann Pitt, 19 Jan. 1812

Matthew Saunders & Elizabeth George, 6 Feb. 1812

Isaac Ketherell & Rachel Bloodworth, 21 Apr. 1812

John Oram & Hannah Wigmore, 22 June 1812

Benjamin Smart & Mary Earle, 17 Aug. 1812

Philip Sharp & Sarah Deane, 18 Sept. 1812

Abraham Harding & Rachel Patchet, 23 Oct. 1812

Richard Evans & Sarah Clarke, 14 Jan. 1813

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol X. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905.

Avening Gloucestershire Marriages 1800 to 1804

William Hinton & Jane Barnfield, 14 Jan. 1800

Stephen Bruton & Mary Harrison, 11 Feb. 1800

Richard Lucas & Elizabeth Harmar, 10 Mar. 1800

John Sheppard & Mary Street, 12 May 1800

Benjamin Moore & Elizabeth Williams, 13 May 1800

Robert Bubb & Anne Watts, 20 May 1800

Joseph Caudle & Esther Matthews, 27 May 1800

Mark Organ & Catharine Biggs, 3 June 1800

Thomas Fletcher & Rebecca Marment, 5 Oct. 1800

John Holmes & Mary Kirby, 20 Oct. 1800

Peter Blackwell & Ann Saunders, 10 Dec. 1800

Richard Waight & Susannah Stephens, 29 Dec. 1800

Aeneas Smith & Mary Saunders, 3 Feb. 1801

William Gough & Elizabeth Arch, 9 Mar. 1801

Richard Tilling & Sarah Boys, 7 Oct. 1801

William Sutton & Susanah Barnfield, 25 Oct. 1801

George Stockwell & Mary Dee, 23 Nov. 1801

Philip Barnfield & Susannah Stevens, 25 Dec. 1801

James Fletcher & Jane Parsons, 25 Dec. 1801

Joseph Arundel & Susannah Coxe, 6 Jan. 1802

Edward Perrin & Mary Oakey, 19 Jan. 1802

Thomas Matthews & Elizabeth Ayres, 12 Feb. 1802

William Fletcher & Susannah Webb, 25 Apr. 1802

Paul Tuffley & Ann Whiting, 19 May 1802

William Deacon & Martha Lock, 30 May 1802

William Humphries & Christian Ind, 5 July 1802

William Clarke & Esther Pride, 14 July 1802

William Rogers & Martha Rotten, 4 Aug. 1802

Charles Ginning & Rachel George, 9 Aug. 1802

William Clissold & Hannah Shurmur, 15 Sept. 1802

John Risby & Mary Giffen, 26 Sept. 1802

Isaac Harrison & Sarah Clarke, 14 Sept. 1802

Peter Cox & Esther Ind, 21 Oct. 1802

Thomas Garn & Elizabeth James, 17 Nov. 1802

Joseph Keene & Sarah Smith, 14 Feb. 1803

Thomas Clinch & Sarah Lugg, 27 Mar. 1803

Robert Ball & Hannah Lewis, 27 Mar. 1803

Thomas Vevers & Ann Turk, 29 May 1803

John Antill & Esther Corver, 5 June 1803

John Essex & Sarah Avery, 29 June 1803

Jonathan Ind & Christian Matthews, 1 July 1803

William Phillips & Elizabeth Giffen, 2 July 1803

Samuel Hemmings & Judith Eddols, 14 July 1803

William Close & Mary Truman, 24 July 1803

Abraham Flint & Mary Shurmur, 26 July 1803

John Coxe & Jane Barnfield, 7 Aug. 1803

John Bird & Mary Penley, 11 Aug. 1803

William Wilkins & Sarah Coxe, 22 Sept. 1803

Samuel Thomas & Ann Smith, 2 Sept. 1803

William George & Margaret Dyer, 6 Oct. 1803

Joshua Wilkins & Margaret Eddels, 20 Oct. 1803

Thomas West & Hannah Gardner, 30 Oct. 1803

George Wilkins & Sarah Saunders, 3 Nov. 1803

John Verebey & Ann Weight, 13 Nov. 1803

George Slade & Elizabeth George, 17 Nov. 1803

Henry Brown & Hannah Thomas, 11 June 1804

Robert Teakle & Rachel Osburne, 12 July 1804

James Tovey & Mary Close, 27 Aug. 1804

William Sealy & Elizabeth Nickols, 11 Sept. 1804

William Parker & Betty Guest, 10 Oct. 1804

John Harmer & Susannah Bainfield, 19 Nov. 1804

Thomas Clifford & Jane Williams, 4 Dec. 1804

Thomas Sharpe & Ann Stephens, 25 Dec. 1804

Giles Coates & Hannah Close, 30 Dec. 1804

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol X. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905.

Avening Gloucestershire Marriages 1795 to 1799

Robert Wheeler & Ann Hughes, 15 Feb. 1795

Michael Jones & Elizabeth Lucas, 13 Apr. 1795

John Crew & Mary Niblett, 31 May 1795

Daniel Vivers & Sarah Coxe, 9 Aug. 1795

William Millard & Catherine Hellyer, 1 Oct. 1795

John Frape & Mary Lawrence, 18 Oct. 1795

Thomas Avery & Martha Hitchings, 20 Nov. 1795

James Teakle & Sarah Essex, 29 Nov. 1795

Timothy Day & Hannah Stevens, 27 Dec. 1795

William Marment & Deborah Osborne, 23 May 1796

Samuel Woodward & Sarah Bruton, 20 June 1796

Thomas Browne & Mary Teakle, 27 June 1796

Matthew Cox & Ann Niblett, 17 Aug. 1796

John George & Mary Howard, 4 Sept. 1796

Thomas Dickes & Margery Lucas, 12 Sept. 1796

Joseph Bubb & Ann Clinch, 12 Oct. 1796

Richard Brunson & Mary Gardner, 30 Oct. 1796

John Woodman & Esther Gardner, 30 Oct. 1796

John Wicks & Esther Ayliff, 20 Nov. 1796

John Bowen & Harriett Smart, 19 Dec. 1796

Charles Bick & Elizabeth Cornock, 29 Dec. 1796

Edmund Young & Hester Smith, 29 Dec. 1796

Joseph Hillier & Sarah Werner, 9 Jan. 1797

Aaron Whitlee & Hannah March, 26 Mar. 1797

Thomas Wilkins & Martha Flight, 16 Apr. 1797

Jonathan King & Elizabeth Webster, 23 Apr. 1797

John Smith & Mary Bowley, 8 May 1797

Thomas Burd & Hester Stephens, 9 May 1797

William Whiting & Sarah Stafford, 12 May 1797

Thomas Smith & Elizabeth Jenkins, 12 June 1797

Philip Cane & Elizabeth Osborne, 12 June, 1797

Shadrach Stafford & Mary Whiting, 14 June 1797

Isaac Teakle & Sarah Woodman, 15 June, 1797

Thomas Stephens & Jane Weight, 24 July 1797

Thomas Fletcher & Elizabeth Underwood, 20 Aug. 1797

William Avery & Hannah Caudle,2 Sept. 1797

Jacob Burford & Olive Flight, 10 Sept. 1797

Richard Kilmaster & Ann Whittey, 18 Sept. 1797

James Smart & Elizabeth Cox, 1 Oct. 1797

Sampson Sansum & Hannah Fletcher, 4 Oct. 1797

Edward Atherley & Dinah Crew, 4 Nov. 1797

John Stafford & Ann Cleaver, 11 Nov. 1797

James Pinnock & Jane Pocket, 26 Nov. 1797

Richard Essex & Elizabeth Parsons, 24 Apr. 1798

William Briggs & Hannah Evans, 2 July 1798

Henry Bubb & Mary Clifford, 12 Aug. 1798

Thomas Innell & Mary Harrison, 29 Sept. 1798

Joseph Ready & Mary Osborne, 18 Oct. 1798

William Barnfield & Mary Gillman, 28 Oct. 1798

Abraham Bird & Mary Jenkins, 31 Oct. 1798

William Avery & Hester Stafford, 12 Nov. 1798

Robert Alden & Esther Hopkins, 11 Mar. 1799

William Franklin & Ann Bower, 25 Dec. 1798 [sic]

James Daw & Mary Blanton, 25 Dec. 1798 [sic]

Charles Cave & Martha Hitchings, 30 Dec. 1798 [sic]

Thomas Barnfield & Elizabeth Saunders, 14 Apr. 1799

George Earl & Deborah Ball, 19 Nov. 1798

Matthew Thomas & Elizabeth Earle, 22 Apr. 1799

Robert Coxe & Martha Andrews, 6 May 1799

Richard Ayers & Mary Ball, 26 May 1799

James Rowland & Sarah Dee, 4 Sept. 1799

John Adams & Martha Boulton 23 Sept. 1799

William Ricketts & Martha Earle, 29 Sept. 1799

William Pearce & Martha Saunders, 30 Sept. 1799

John Barret & Martha Iddles, 10 Oct. 1799

James Smith & Sarah Lawrence, 10 Oct. 1799

James Norton & Elizabeth Briggs, 14 Oct. 1799

Thomas Smith & Mary Scrogg, 18 Nov. 1799

John Lewis & Hannah Powell, 25 Dec. 1799

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol X. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905.

Directories

Avening Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Avening Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Administration

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