Hanham is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1841 from chapelry in Bitton Ancient Parish.
Parish church: Christ Church
Parish registers begin: 1584
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Hanham
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HANHAM, a hamlet and a chapelry in Bitton parish, Gloucester. The hamlet lies on the river Avon, at the boundary with Somerset, 1 mile NW of Keynsham r. station, and 5 ESE of Bristol; and has a post office under Bristol. The chapelry was reconstituted, with altered limits, in 1844. Acres, within the original limits, 1,212. Real property, £3,706; of which £127 are in quarries. Pop., 1,224. Houses, 255. Rated property within the new limits, £3,229. Pop., 1,271. Houses, 267. The property is subdivided. The quarries are numerous; and what they furnish is paving stone for Bath and Bristol. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Christchurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £131. Patron, the Vicar of Bitton. There are two churches Hanham-Abbotts and Christchurch and a Wesleyan chapel.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
HANHAM, a hamlet, in the parish of Bitton, union of Keynsham, Upper division of the hundred of Langley and Swinehead, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (E. S. E.) from Bristol; containing 1217 inhabitants. The hamlet is bounded on the southwest by the navigable river Avon, and comprises by computation 1212 acres: a quarry, very extensively wrought, supplies the cities of Bath and Bristol with paving-stone. On Jefferies’ Hill is Christ-church, a handsome structure in the later English style, of which the first stone was laid on the 28th of February, 1840; Dr. Warneford gave £400 towards the endowment, and the Incorporated Society £300 to provide 540 free sittings. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the Vicar’s gift. Tithe rent-charges have been awarded amounting to £195, of which £90 are payable to the vicar.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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.
West Thomas; & Aaron Brain, jun.; Avon Colliery, Conham, Gloucestershire, coal miners, June 28, 1831.
The register of Hanham and Oldland, Gloucestershire. 1584-1681
Author: Hanham, England (Parish); Fry, Edw. Alex. (Edward Alexander); Carlyon-Britton, P. W. P. (Philip William Poole), b. 1863; Bitton, England (Parish); Oldland, England (Parish)
Publisher: [Exeter, W. Pollard & company, limited, printers
Birth Marriage and Death Records
Migration and Naturalisation Records
Probate and Court Records
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Keynsham
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
- Poor Law Union: Keynsham
- Hundred: Langley and Swinehead
- Province: Canterbury