Downend, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Downend is a chapelry of Mangotsfield Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1831
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:  Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DOWNEND, a chapelry in Mangotsfield parish, Gloucester; near Mangotsfield r. station, 5 miles NE of Bristol. It has a post office under Bristol. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Mangotsfield, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Emett John, Downend, Gloucestershire, stone quarryman, Sept. 2, 1828.

Hedges Noah, Downend, Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, tailor, Jan. 1, 1841.

Parker William Bush, Downend, Gloucestershire, scrivener, March 7, 1837.


County: Gloucestershire
Civil Registration District: Keynsham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Bristol
Poor Law Union: Keynsham
Hundred: Barton Regis
Province: Canterbury