Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Brookthorpe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Brockthrop, Brockthorpe

Parish church: St. Swithin

Parish registers begin: 1730

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Parishes adjacent to Brookthorpe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROCKTHROP, or Brockthorpe, a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucestershire; under the wolds, adjacent to the Gloucester and Bristol railway, 1½ mile NNE of Haresfield station, and 4 S of Gloucester. It has a post office, of the name of Brockthorpe, under Gloucester. Acres, 1,009. Real property, £2,516. Pop., 180. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Whaddon, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £186. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, two turns, and Sir J. Neeld, Bart., one turn. The church is early English, in tolerable condition; and has, on the cornice of the porch, a curious inscription relating to the execution of Charles I.

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

Brookthrop, 4 miles S. Gloucester. P. 169

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

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Marriages

Marriages at Brookthorpe 1617-1812

Marriages at Brookthorpe 1617-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Brookthorpe Marriages 1757 to 1812

[1700 – 1701 none.]

Thomas Michel, gent., of Haresfield, & Mars. Bridgett Wood, 3 Sept. 1702

[1703-7 none.]

John Young, als. Leonard, & Sarah Dangerfield, both of Horsley, 4 Oct. 1708

Thomas Hayward, of Haresfield, & Margaret Force, of Standish, 20 Oct. 1709

The Worshipfull John Cocks, esq., Lord of ye Mannour, & Madm Mary Elton, both of ye City of Gloucestr, were married, 18 May 1710

John Adey & Judith King, both of Painswick, 26 Dec. 1710

John Furner, of Bisly, & Mary Viner, of Stroud, 11 July 1711

Henry Vernon, of the City of Gloucester, & Mary Cox, of the City of London, 20 Sept. 1711

John Nichols & Mary Mills, 29 Oct. 1711

John Bliss & Catherine Greenhall, of Cheltenham, 9 July 1712

Daniell Niblet, of Painswick, & Sarah Lambrack, 2 Oct. 1712

Mr. Jonathan Blagge, Rector of Harscombe, & Mary Lane, of ye same p., married at Harscombe, 11 Mar. 1712

Henry Clements, of Miserdine, & Sarah Smith, of Upton St. Leonard’s, 13 June 1713

Samuell Sparkes & Jane Hill, of ye City of Gloucester, 5 Aug. 1713

William Page & Edith Lambrack, 1 Aug. 1714

Edward Pinnell & Jane Butt, 13 Feb. 1714

Thomas Lane & Elizabeth Hadnock, 2 Oct. 1715

George Archer & Elizabeth Phelps, 27 Sept. 1716

William Morgan & Hannah Butt, 30 May 1717

Thomas Hall & Elizabeth Brown, 1 Aug. 1717

Mr. Giles Pinfold & Mrs. Elianor Gardner, 29 Aug. 1717

John Evnice [Evince ?], of Whaddon, & Mary Smith, 21 Sept. 1718

[1719 none]

John Philips & Ann Cowley, 26 May 1720

John Clift & Anne Barnfield, 29 May 1720

William Grimes & Elizabeth Thomas, 8 Sept. 1720

John Grimes & Dinah Copner, 19 Jan. 1720

John Little & Grace Beard [in B.T. for 1720], 27 Apr. 1721

John Andrews, this p., & Sarah Playne, of Stroud, 27 Dec. 1722

David Hopkins & Hester Knowls, of Painswick, 29 Jan. 1722

Richard Cole & Mary Davis, of Upton St. Leonard’s [in B.T. for 1722], 11 June 1723

Josias Randall, of the City of Gloucester, & Hannah Bradly, of Elmore, 25 Aug. 1723

Richard Packer & Mary Blisse, of Painswick, 5 Oct. 1723

William Bond, of Stroud, & Mary Duke, of Beverston, 11 Oct. 1724

George Thomas, of Whaddon, & Mary Davis, 25 Dec. 1724

[1726-8 none]

Humphry Harris, of Whaddon, & Martha Smyth, 23 Apr. 1729

Thomas Leddington & Mary Guilliams, 8 June 1730

Meshack Charleton & Abighail Wells, 27 Oct. 1730

John Window & Mary Edgecomb, 6 June 1731

John Golder & Elizabeth Nichols, 1 Oct. 1732

Samuel Wood & Sarah Mace, 2 Oct. 1732

Daniel Drake & Hester West, 16 Oct. 1732

[1733 none.]

Robert Brasington & Ann Roberts, 27 Oct. 1734

[1735-6 none.]

Robert Brasington, p. Harescomb, & Sarah Mills, 3 Jan. 1737

[1738-1744 none.]

John Niccols & Elizabeth Brown, 15 Apr. 1745

George Gingell & Jane Smith, 30 May 1745

John Harris & Rebecca Copner, 10 Mar. 1745

Giles Higgins & Sarah Eveniss were married at St. Mary de Crypt, 24 May 1746

Saml. Barnfield & Mary Knee were married at St. Mary de Crypt, 23 Dec. 1746

John Hewett & Sarah Organ, 20 Apr. 1747

John Browning & Eliz. Spring, 28 Sept. 1747

Wm. Naish & Mary Nicholls, [?2] June 1748

[1749-50 none.]

Edward Roberts & Johanna Organ, 30 May 1751

[1752-6 none.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908

Brookthorpe Marriages 1700 to 1756

[1700 – 1701 none.]

Thomas Michel, gent., of Haresfield, & Mars. Bridgett Wood, 3 Sept. 1702

[1703-7 none.]

John Young, als. Leonard, & Sarah Dangerfield, both of Horsley, 4 Oct. 1708

Thomas Hayward, of Haresfield, & Margaret Force, of Standish, 20 Oct. 1709

The Worshipfull John Cocks, esq., Lord of ye Mannour, & Madm Mary Elton, both of ye City of Gloucestr, were married, 18 May 1710

John Adey & Judith King, both of Painswick, 26 Dec. 1710

John Furner, of Bisly, & Mary Viner, of Stroud, 11 July 1711

Henry Vernon, of the City of Gloucester, & Mary Cox, of the City of London, 20 Sept. 1711

John Nichols & Mary Mills, 29 Oct. 1711

John Bliss & Catherine Greenhall, of Cheltenham, 9 July 1712

Daniell Niblet, of Painswick, & Sarah Lambrack, 2 Oct. 1712

Mr. Jonathan Blagge, Rector of Harscombe, & Mary Lane, of ye same p., married at Harscombe, 11 Mar. 1712

Henry Clements, of Miserdine, & Sarah Smith, of Upton St. Leonard’s, 13 June 1713

Samuell Sparkes & Jane Hill, of ye City of Gloucester, 5 Aug. 1713

William Page & Edith Lambrack, 1 Aug. 1714

Edward Pinnell & Jane Butt, 13 Feb. 1714

Thomas Lane & Elizabeth Hadnock, 2 Oct. 1715

George Archer & Elizabeth Phelps, 27 Sept. 1716

William Morgan & Hannah Butt, 30 May 1717

Thomas Hall & Elizabeth Brown, 1 Aug. 1717

Mr. Giles Pinfold & Mrs. Elianor Gardner, 29 Aug. 1717

John Evnice [Evince ?], of Whaddon, & Mary Smith, 21 Sept. 1718

[1719 none]

John Philips & Ann Cowley, 26 May 1720

John Clift & Anne Barnfield, 29 May 1720

William Grimes & Elizabeth Thomas, 8 Sept. 1720

John Grimes & Dinah Copner, 19 Jan. 1720

John Little & Grace Beard [in B.T. for 1720], 27 Apr. 1721

John Andrews, this p., & Sarah Playne, of Stroud, 27 Dec. 1722

David Hopkins & Hester Knowls, of Painswick, 29 Jan. 1722

Richard Cole & Mary Davis, of Upton St. Leonard’s [in B.T. for 1722], 11 June 1723

Josias Randall, of the City of Gloucester, & Hannah Bradly, of Elmore, 25 Aug. 1723

Richard Packer & Mary Blisse, of Painswick, 5 Oct. 1723

William Bond, of Stroud, & Mary Duke, of Beverston, 11 Oct. 1724

George Thomas, of Whaddon, & Mary Davis, 25 Dec. 1724

[1726-8 none]

Humphry Harris, of Whaddon, & Martha Smyth, 23 Apr. 1729

Thomas Leddington & Mary Guilliams, 8 June 1730

Meshack Charleton & Abighail Wells, 27 Oct. 1730

John Window & Mary Edgecomb, 6 June 1731

John Golder & Elizabeth Nichols, 1 Oct. 1732

Samuel Wood & Sarah Mace, 2 Oct. 1732

Daniel Drake & Hester West, 16 Oct. 1732

[1733 none.]

Robert Brasington & Ann Roberts, 27 Oct. 1734

[1735-6 none.]

Robert Brasington, p. Harescomb, & Sarah Mills, 3 Jan. 1737

[1738-1744 none.]

John Niccols & Elizabeth Brown, 15 Apr. 1745

George Gingell & Jane Smith, 30 May 1745

John Harris & Rebecca Copner, 10 Mar. 1745

Giles Higgins & Sarah Eveniss were married at St. Mary de Crypt, 24 May 1746

Saml. Barnfield & Mary Knee were married at St. Mary de Crypt, 23 Dec. 1746

John Hewett & Sarah Organ, 20 Apr. 1747

John Browning & Eliz. Spring, 28 Sept. 1747

Wm. Naish & Mary Nicholls, [?2] June 1748

[1749-50 none.]

Edward Roberts & Johanna Organ, 30 May 1751

[1752-6 none.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XIII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1908

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Directories

Brookthorpe Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Brookthorpe is a township, parish, and village, 4 miles south from Gloucester station, 4 ½ north-north-west from Stroud, 12 south-south-west from Cheltenham, and 2 ½ north-west from Painswick, in the middle division of the Hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton, Wheatenhurst Union, West Gloucester electoral division, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Rural deanery, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric.  It is situated on the high road from Stroud to Gloucester.  The church of St. Swithin is an ancient stone building in the first pointed or early English style of the 13th century; it has been partially restored, and a new vestry built; it consists of nave, chancel, and south porch.  The tower, a good example of the saddle-back type – figured in “Parker’s Glossary of Architecture” – contains 2 bells, one of early 14th century date, with the legend – “Eternis in annis resonet campana Johannis.” In cornice of south porch, rudely cut, is this curious chronogram –

“Ter Deno IanI Labens reX sole CaDente = 1212
CaroLVs eXVtVs soLIo sCeptroqVe seCVre.” = 436
Year of the Martyrdom 1648

There is also a clock, and modern stone font.  The living is a vicarage, worth £175 yearly, with residence, erected 1846, and 1 ½ acre of glebe land in the parish, 20 acres in the parish of Hartpury, and 3 ½ acres in the parish of Ashelworth; - in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, and J. Neeld, Esq., M.P.  The parish of Brookthorpe was united with Whaddon for all ecclesiastical purposes, under the present incumbent, in 1843; the Rev. Francis T. Bayly, B.A., is the incumbent. Here is a Parochial school for boys and girls supported by subscription.  The soil is clayey; geological formation – blue lias, with occasional beds of gravel – detritus from the inferior oolite.  The Rev. S. R. Maitland, D.D., is lord of the manor and chief landowner.  The population is 191, with 1,009 acres.

Cambridge, Brook, Springs, Spillman’s, Upper and Lower Wells are farms.

Post Office. – Ellis James, postmaster. Letters arrive from Gloucester at 11 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Gloucester.

Parochial School (for boys & girls), Miss Ellen Walter, mistress.

Gentry
Bayly Rev. Francis Turnour, B.A. Vicarage
Cambray Miss Harriet
Eastcourt Mrs. Mary
Wrenford Mr. Thomas

Traders
Browning Charles Henry, farmer, Court
Carter William, farmer, Cambridge frm
Freeman Job, boot & shoe maker
Harris James, butcher, Brookthorpe hll
Hawkins Mrs. farmer, Chambers farm
James Ellis, carpenter & postmaster
Jenner Thomas, farmer & butcher
Mills Miles, nailer
Ratcliffe John, farmer, Brook farm
Shewell Thomas, farmer, Springs farm
Smith Henry, farmer, Spillmans
Smith Samuel, farmer, Upper Wells
Walter Charles, farmer, Lower Wells
Walter Ellen (Miss), mistress of Parochial school
Walter Thomas, parish clerk

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: Wheatenhurst
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Wheatenhurst
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King's Barton
  • Province: Canterbury