Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Cold Ashton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Pensylvania.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1734

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

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Parishes adjacent to Cold Ashton

Historical Descriptions

Cold Ashton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHTON (Cold), a parish in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester; on the verge of the county, under the Cotswolds, 5¾ miles N of Bath r. station. It includes the village of Pensylvania; and its Post Town is Marshfield under Chippenham. Acres, 2,300. Real property, £4,284. Pop., 503. Houses, 99. The property is sub divided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £492. Patron, the Rev. E. Sayres. The church has a stone pulpit, and is very good. Charities, £10. Bishop Latimer was for some time rector.

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

Cold-Ashton, 1½ m. W. Marshfield. P. 414.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ashton (Cold), a parish in the hund. of Pucklechurch, union of Chipping-Sodbury, Gloucestershire; 10¼ miles east by south of Bristol; 5 north of Bath. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £17 1s. 8d.; gross income £492. Patron, in 1835, W. Batchellor. There are 2 day-schools here. Pop., in 1801, 224; in 1831, 322. Houses 68. Acres 2,310. A. P. £3,665. Poor rates, in 1837, £57.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Pensylvania, a hamlet in Cold Ashton parish, Gloucester; 2 miles SW of Marshfield.

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

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

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Newspaper Archives

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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

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