Filton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Filton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Fylton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1654

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Filton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FILTON, or Fylton, a parish in Clifton district, Gloucester; on the Bristol and South Wales Union railway, 5 miles N of Bristol. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Bristol. Acres, 1,030. Real property, £2,631. Pop., 317. Houses, 58. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Fyltons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £242. Patron, R. Poulden, Esq. The church, with the exception of the tower, was recently rebuilt; and the tower contains a stone coffin, which was discovered at the re-building. Charities, £5.

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

Bankrupts

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.

Williams John A., Filton, Gloucestershire, dealer and chapman, July 28. 1829.

Marriages

Marriages at Filton 1653-1812

Marriages at Filton 1653-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Filton Marriages 1758 to 1812

Volume II.

This printed “Register Book, for the use of all Churches and Chapels.  London: Printed in the year MDCCLIV [1754].”

[In this book the Banns are printed above most Marriages, and filled up first.  This gives greater certainty to the names, as they are written three times over.]

[All persons are of this parish unless otherwise stated.]

David Morgan & Hester Gosse, banns only, Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11, 1757

John Taylor, labourer, & Margaret Bithel, s., 6 Jan. 1758

William Bishop, labourer, & Susannah Organ, s., 4 Apr. 1758

Isaac Morgan, of St. Philip and Jacob, Bristol, & Anna Wade, s., 7 Oct. 1758

James Beacham, of Barrington, Somerset, & Eleanor Millett, s., lic., 10 May 1759

William Williamson, labourer, & Mary Morgan, s., 2 Oct. 1759

Robert Cook, labourer, & Elizabeth Webb, s., 21 July 1760

Thomas Nutt, of Stoke Gifford, Glos., & Ann Kinson, s., 12 Apr. 1762

William Osborne, of Thornbury, & Hester Millett, s., lic., 5 June 1763

Robert Screen, labourer, & Mary Tiler, s., 19 July 1763

Thomas Ocford & Susannah Bishop, w., 24 Apr. 1768

John Owen, yeoman, & Sarah Hancock, s., lic., 3 Aug. 1768

John Gillard, labourer, & Elizabeth Ware, s., 11 Apr. 1769

Thomas Shepherd, of Almondsbury, Glos., & Martha Hancock, lic., 8 Nov. 1772

John Watkins, labourer, & Sarah Spender, s., lic., 6 May 1773

William Brown, of St. James’, Bristol, & Ann West, s., 13 Oct. 1774

Edward Dyer, yeoman, & Mary Turner, w., lic., 22 Sept. 1776

John West, labourer, & Hester Werrett, s., 29 Sept. 1776

Thomas Seborne [or Seabourn], yeoman, & Mary Hancock, s., lic., 21 Nov. 1776

Philip Beard, yeoman, & Susannah Hancock, s. lic., 4 Mar. 1777

William Williams, labourer, & Elizabeth Fowler, s., 1 June 1777

David Jenkins & Ann Crow, s., lic., 10 Aug. 1778

Richard Beard & Ann Avens, of Backwell, Somerset, lic., 1 Jan. 1779

Daniel Millett, yeoman, & Eleanor Millett, of Elverton, s., lic., 22 Apr. 1779

William Davies & Mary West, 18 May 1779

Isaac Close, of Stoke Gifford, & Hannah Rugg, 23 Dec. 1779

Robert McGhie & Elizabeth Pomeroy Bruce, 24 Jan. 1780

John Gardenar & Sarah Davies, 18 Dec. 1780

Charles Weymouth, yeoman, & Mary Beard, s., lic., 19 Dec. 1780

John Mountjoy, yeoman, & Mary Pine, s., 11 Oct. 1784

[The printed form here changes for two pages, there being no form for Banns to be first inserted.]

William Cooke & Hannah Durbin, 17 Jan. 1785

John Richards & Elizabeth Willett, 11 Sept. 1786

Obadiah Price & Hannah Newton, of St. James’, Bristol, lic., 7 Mar. 1787

Henry Slade, of St. Philip and St. Jacob, Bristol, & Betty Turner, lic., 25 May 1789

Peter Evans & Joanna Wilcox, 7 Sept. 1789

John Iles & Ruth Webb, 27 Mar. 1791

John Gowers, Westbury, Glos., & Sarah Owen, 15 Apr. 1792

Joseph Reeves & Mary Russ, 9 June 1793

Lewis Williams & Johanna Driver, s., 7 Sept. 1793

William Clements & Elizabeth Childs, 25 Jan. 1794

Thomas James, yeoman, & Winifred Holliday, 21 Jan. 1798

Brooke Smith, gent., of All Saints, Bristol, & Hannah Edye, lic., 20 Aug. 1798

Stephen Brooks, of Old Sodbury, Glos., & Sarah Owen, 2 Mar. 1801

Edward Upton, of Winterbourn, Glos., & Ann Owen, 2 Apr. 1804

Daniel Price & Martha Tresher, 22 Dec. 1806

John Pullen, Thornbury, Glos., & Rebecca Brown, lic., 30 May 1807

Thomas Close & Sarah Griffin, 25 Mar. 1811

Joseph Parry & Anne James, 25 Mar. 1811

[The only occasion in this Register on which two marriages took place at the same time.  The witnesses in each case were, Elizabeth Gayner, Hannah Gayner, and John Phillimore.]

Charles Maxfield, St. James’, Bristol, & Hester Brown Daw, lic., 22 Apr. 1812

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.

Administration

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