Bream is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1752 from Newland Ancient Parish.
Alternative names: Breem
Parish registers begin: 1752
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Parishes adjacent to Bream
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870
Bream, or Breem, a tything in Newland parish, and a chapelry in Newland and West Dean parishes, Gloucester. The tything lies in Dean forest, 3 miles NW of Lydney r. station, and 3 ¾ SSE of Coleford. Pop., 824. Houses, 154. The chapelry was constituted in 1854; and this post-town is Lydney. Pop., 2,083. Houses, 404. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £155. Patron, the Bishop.
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
Breem, 3 m. S.E. Colford. P. 441
Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850
The people listed below were sent to the debtors prison.
Thomas Heath late of Breems Eaves near Breem in the forest of Dean Gloucestershire Labourer In the Gaol of Gloucester - Saturday the 4th day of January 1851
Before the Judge of the County Court of Gloucestershire holden at the Shirehall in the City of Gloucester on Thursday the 30th day of January 1851 at Ten o Clock in the Forenoon precisely. Thomas Heath otherwise Pritchard sued and detained as Thomas Heath late of Breems Eaves near Breem in the hundred of Saint Briavels in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire Labourer - The London Gazette 1851.
Saturday the 12th day of April 1851. Thomas Heath late of Breems Eaves near Breem in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire Labourer Insolvent No 73,256 C; Richard Morgan Assignee. - The London Gazette.
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Bream Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856
Bream is a village and chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Newland, 4 miles from Lydney station on the South Wales line of railway, 4 ½ from Coleford, 8 from Monmouth, and 15 from Ross, in the diocese of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, and parish of Newland, and the Hundred of St. Briavells. The church is a small building of stone, having a tower with cupola top, aisle, chancel, and 1 bell; the Rev. John Beverstock is curate. The population, in 1851, was 643.
Ames Thomas, grocer
Batten Rebecca (Mrs.), shoemaker
Billy Thomas, beer retailer
Ebbw Vale Coal Company (John Walkinshaw, man.), Oakwood valley
Hill Thomas, blacksmith
Hewlett George, grocer & linendraper
Hewlett Richard, farmer
Hewlett Thomas, farmer
James William, ‘Cross Keys’
Kear William, New Inn
Lucas Emmanuel, farmer
Phillips Richard, farmer
Summers William, farmer
Vimpany Amos, farmer
Letters are received through Lydney. The nearest money order office is at Coleford.
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.
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Monmouth
- Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Forest
- Poor Law Union: Monmouth
- Hundred: St Briavels
- Province: Canterbury