Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Brimpsfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Birdlip, Caudle Green, and Candle Green.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1587

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Table of Contents

Parishes adjacent to Brimpsfield

  • Winstone
  • Cranham
  • Great Witcombe
  • Cowley
  • Elkstone
  • Bisley
  • Miserden
  • Syde

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRIMPSFIELD, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on Ermine-street, 6½ miles S of Cheltenham r station. It includes the hamlets of Birdlip and Candle-Green; and has a post office under Stroud. Acres, 2,611. Real property, £3,239. Pop., 1,261. Houses, 276. The property is divided among a few. A castle belonging to the Giffards stood here, and was destroyed by Edward II. A Benedictine priory also was here, a cell to Fontenay Abbey in Normandy; and was given by Henry VI. to Eton college. The living is a rectory, united with Cranham, in the diocese of G. and Bristol.-Value, £410. Patron, J. Goodrich, Esq. The church is very good. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

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

Brimpsfield, 6 miles N.E. Stroud. P. 417.

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

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

Brimpsfield Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Birdlip Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Birdlip is a hamlet, forming a portion of the parishes of Cowley, Brimpsfield and Witcomb, 5 miles from Painswick, 7 from Gloucester, and 6 south-west from Cheltenham, in Cheltenham county court district and Cirencester union. Fairs are held here for sheep and cattle the last Tuesday in April, and the Tuesday before the last Thursday in September. A Baptist chapel was erected in 1841.

Blacklanes is a farm.

Beman James, esq

COMMERCIAL.

Baylis James, saddler & harness maker

Caperton Henry, yeoman

Dancer Thomas, cattle dealer

Fewings John, George inn, & brewer & farmer

Finch John, yeoman, Birdlip hill

Franklyn William, mason

Hannis Charles, grocer & wheelwright

Hulbert William, stonemason

Lane Charles, turner

Lane Joseph, bowl turner

Merratt Joseph, blacksmith

Merratt Raymond, blacksmith

Newman William, King's Head

Pinching William, Black Horse

Sadler Isaac, farmer

Sidgwick William, farmer

Tuffly Richard, Air Balloon, & brewer & farmer

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

Carriers :—

Henry Merchant, every Saturday, from Brimpsfleld, calling at the 'George,' to the Lamb inn, Cheltenham, returning same day

Joseph Wood, every tuesday & thursday, to the Crown inn, Cheltenham, returning same days; & every Saturday to 'Spread Eagle,' Gloucester, returning same day

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.

Birdlip Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Birdlip is a hamlet, forming a portion of the parishes of Cowley, Brimpsfield and Witcomb, 5 miles from Painswick, 7 from Gloucester, and 6 south-west from Cheltenham. A fair is held here the last Tuesday in April for sheep and cattle. A Baptist chapel was erected in 1841.
Blacklanes is a farm.

Caperton Mr. Henry
Whalley Capt. George B.

Traders.
Archer John, farmer, Blacklanes farm
Baylis James, saddler & harness maker
Dancer Thomas, cattle dealer

Driver Martin, grocer
Fewings John, George inn, brewer & farmer
Hannis Charles, grocer & wheelwright
Hulbert William, stonemason
Lane Charles, turner
Lane Joseph, bowl turner
Merratt Joseph, blacksmith
Newman William, farmer
Pinching William, ‘Black Horse’
Tuffly Richard, ‘Air Balloon’, brewer & farmer
Wheeler Henry, ‘King’s Head’

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

Carriers:-
Henry Merchant, every Tuesday & Thursday, from Brimsfield, calling at the ‘George’, to the Crown inn, Cheltenham, returning same day.
Daniel Merrett, every Tuesday & Thursday, to the ‘Old Swan,’ Cheltenham, returning same day, & every Saturday to ‘Spread Eagle,’ Gloucester, returning same day.

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: Stonehouse
  • Poor Law Union: Cirencester
  • Hundred: Rapsgate
  • Province: Canterbury