Down Ampney, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Down Ampney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Down Ampney

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMPNEY-DOWN, or Down-Ampney, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on Ampney brook, the Thames and Severn canal, and Ermine-street, 3 miles NNE of Cricklade, and 6 ESE of Cirencester r. station It has a post office under Cricklade. Acres, 2,510. Real property, £3,713. Pop., 429. Houses, 82. The property is undivided. The manor belonged at Domesday to Ralph du Todini, and passed to the Duchy of Lancaster, to the Villierses, to Speaker Hungerford, to the Dunches, to Secretary Craggs, to the Eliots, and to the Bouveries. A mansion built on it, in the time of Henry VIII., by Sir Anthony Hungerford, still stands, but has been much altered by modern additions. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £116. Patron, Christ Church college, Oxford. The church is early English, built about the year 1260, by the Knights Templars; and was partly rebuilt about 1845, partly repaired in 1863.

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

Amphney-Down, 6 miles E. Cirencester. P. 425.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

AMPNEY-DOWN, a parish in the hund. of Crowthorne and Minety, union of Cirencester, Gloucestershire; 5 miles south-east from Cirencester; a little to the north of the Thames and Severn canal. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £10 5s. 8d., in the parliamentary returns at £120; gross income £118. Patrons, in 1835, the dean and chapter of Christ-church, Oxford. The church is an ancient building. There is an infant school in this parish, also a small day school. An ancient mansion-house, built by Sir Anthony Hungerford, in the reign of Henry VIII., still exists, though much altered by modern additions Pop., in 1801, 279; in 1831, 463. Houses 79. Acres 2,470. A. P., including that of Ampney-Crucis, £3,610. Poor rates, in 1837, £187.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ampney Down, co. Gloucester.

P T. Cirencester (89) 5 m. S. Pop. 365.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val. in K. B. 10l. 5s. 8d.; in P. R. 120l.; church ded. to All Saints; patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. An ancient mansion-house, built by the family of Hungerford, in the reign of Henry VIII., still exists, although much modernised in its exterior.

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

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

Down Ampney Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

 

Down Ampney Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863  

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: Fairford
  • Poor Law Union: Cirencester
  • Hundred: Crowthorne and Minety
  • Province: Canterbury