Kingswood nr Wotton Gloucestershire Family History

Kingswood nr Wotton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Kingswood (near Hawkesbury), Kingswood (near Wotton), Kingswood (near Wooton under Edge), Kingswood (near Wotton under Edge)

Kingswood was formerly in Wilts but in October 1844 it was annexed to Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Mary, Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1578

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Schools: a Free school for boys also an Infant school.

There were woollen cloth factories at Kingswood Mills and Nind Mills and a brewer.

Table of Contents

Parishes adjacent to Kingswood nr Wotton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINGSWOOD, a village and a parish in Dursley district, Gloucester. The village stands 1 mile NE of Charfield r. station, carries on manufactures in woollen cloth; and has a post office under Wootton-under-Edge. The parish comprises 2,350 acres. Real property, £6,443. Pop. in 1851, 1,227; in 1861, 1,061. Houses, 268. The decrease of pop. was caused by depression in the cloth manufacture. The property is divided. The land anciently formed part of an extensive forest, superintended by the constable of Bristol castle. The manor belongs now to R. H. Blagden Hale, Esq. A Cistertian priory, a cell to Tintern abbey, was founded here, in 1139, by William de Berkeley; was removed, for a time, to Rodmorden and Tutbury; was re-founded here in 1170; was given, by Queen Elizabeth, to the Thynnes; and remains of it still exist near the parish church. woollen cloth factories are at Kingswood Mills and Nind Mills; and there is a brewery. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £99. Patrons, the Parishioners. The church comprises nave, aisles, and chancel; and contains monuments of the Berkeleys and others. There are an Independent chapel, a free school with £50 a year, and charities £149.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

KINGSWOOD, a parish in the hundred of CHIPPENHAM, county of WILTS, though locally in the hundred of Grumbald's Ash, county of Gloucester, 5¼ miles (S. by W.) from Dursley, containing 1391 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £200 royal bounty, and £1000 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Inhabitants. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyan Methodists. The parish is watered by the Middle Avon, on the banks of which river are several extensive cloth manufactories. A free school for teaching children to read and write was endowed with £50 per annum, in 1674, by John Mayo, Esq. An abbey of Cistercian monks from Tintern was founded here, in 1139, by William de Berkeley, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, but the society afterwards removed to Tetbury. In 1170 they once more removed, and settled at Mireford in Kingswood, near the old site, and at the dissolution possessed a revenue of £254. 11. 2. The only remains of the monastic buildings are the foundations of the two churches and a gate-house of the gable form, with a range of ruins on each side.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

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Marriages

Marriages at Kingswood 1598-1812

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Transcriptions

Kingswood Marriages 1780 to 1789

Joseph Marriot, of Berkeley, & Jane Dick, s., 13 Apr. 1780

Charles Nichols & Elizabeth Powell, 16 May 1780

Thomas Tyndall & Sarah Nichols, 30 July 1780

Samuel Haines & Grace Hellier, 20 Aug. 1780

Thomas Gazard & Sarah Past, 20 Aug. 1780

Thomas Berkeley & Margaret Bishop, 15 Oct. 1780

Thomas Dorney & Catherine Hooper, s., lic., 24 Dec. 1780

Joseph Goff, of Hampton, & Mary Bishop, s., lic., 3 Feb. 1781

Daniel Haines, w., & Anna Maria Pearce, s., 27 Feb. 1781

James Kethro & Elizabeth Derrett, 27 May 1781

John Sitch & Eleanor Hobbs, 13 Sept. 1781

William Stoner & Mary Chard, w., lic., 16 July 1781

Nathaniel Summers & Betty Ford, w., lic., 26 July 1781

Ephraim Hall & Rebecca Millman, 23 Sept. 1781

Nathaniel Morse, of Ozleworth, & Hester Legge, s., 14 Jan. 1782

Daniel Allin, of Hawksbury, & [H]esther Hopkins, s., lic., 21 Apr. 1782

Benjamin Hanbury, of Bridgnorth, & Elizabeth Rodway, lic., 30 Aug. 1782

David Smart & Ann Pullen, 13 Oct. 1782

John Bishop & Ann Powell, 29 June 1783

Robert Ball, of Wickwar, & Sarah Tanner, lic., 27 Sept. 1783

John Counsell & Sarah Hale, 11 Nov. 1783

Joseph Pearce & Martha Pick, 16 Mar. 1784

George Leonard, of Kingscott, & Pricilla Macey, 9 Aug. 1784

William Rodway & Elizabeth Bye, s., lic., 28 Oct. 1784

Richard Jefferis & Mary Terret, s., lic., 29 Oct. 1784

Richard Millard & Fanny Coulston, 19 Dec. 1784

William Stokes & Hannah Cross, s., 21 June 1785

John Munday, of North Nibley, & Deborah Milman, 3 Nov. 1785

Daniel Haines & Susannah Haglett, s., 7 Jan. 1786

James Jocham & Esther Crew, 8 Feb. 1786

James Lacy, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Mary Vicks, s., lic., 24 Feb. 1786

John Allin, of Hawksbury, & Hannah Baker, 17 Apr. 1786

Joseph Millman & Ann Hillier, s., 14 May 1786

Giles Workman, of Cromhall, & Lucy Griffin, 15 May 1786

Thomas Brown & Lucretia Watts, s., 15 May 1786

James Macey & Sarah Brace, s., 3 July 1786

Matthew Matthews & Jane Riley, s., 23 July 1786

Thomas Phillips & Mary Haines, s., 31 July 1786

Joseph Counsell & Mary Millman, 7 Sept. 1786

Robert Heaven & Mary Pearce, 27 Sept. 1786

Nathanael Summers, taylor, & Hannah Cope, s., lic., 26 Oct. 1786

John Chard, schoolmaster, & Mary Croome, s., 31 Oct. 1786

William Pearce, pig-killer, & Hannah Tanner, w., 30 Jan. 1787

Thomas Amos, of Wickwar, & Elizabeth Park, s., 9 Apr. 1787

John Spencer, shoemaker, & Mary Cethro, s., 29 Apr. 1787

Charles Hart, mason, & Betty Hopkins, s., 28 May 1787

John Bye & Elizabeth Pearce, s., lic., 29 May 1787

William Heaven & Ann Millman, s., 11 Nov. 1787

John Grey & Alice Hale, s., 25 Mar. 1788

John Bishop, w., & Sarah Pullen, s., 6 Apr. 1788

Joseph Thornbury & Esther Gill, s., 13 May 1788

Henry Collett, of St. Thomas’, Bristol, & Sarah Harding, s., 27 July 1788

John Wright & Esther Rodway, 12 Oct. 1788

Thomas Rowles, w., & Sarah Shearman, s., lic., 30 Dec. 1788

Robert Worlock, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Elizabeth Downs, lic., 27 May 1789

[Note. – This entry is pasted over the printed form.]

James Webb & Mary Robbins, s., 2 Aug. 1789

Benjamin James & Sarah Fowler, s., 9 Aug. 1789

John Allen, of Hawksbury Upton, & Elizabeth Haglett, s., lic., 2 Oct. 1789

William Baglin, of Uley, & Elizabeth Elliott, s., 21 Dec. 1789

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IX. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1903.

Kingswood Marriages 1790 to 1799

John Vick & Hester Burroughs, w., 7 Mar. 1790

William Barber, of Charfield, yeoman, & Elizabeth Hopkins, s., lic., 8 Apr. 1790

William Ayers & Ann Summers, 29 Apr. 1790

Thomas Dorney, w., & Rebecca Park, s., lic., 13 July 1790

William Woodward & Catherine Webb, s., 20 July 1790

Thomas Tanner & Sarah Allen, s., 1 Aug. 1790

Thomas Pegler & Mary Partridge, s., 28 Sept. 1790

William Derrett & Hannah Gill, 16 Jan. 1791

Matthias Partridge & Elizabeth Parnell, 24 Apr. 1791

Thomas Smith Wathen, clothier, & Ann Tanner, s., lic., 16 May 1791

John Grey, w., & Mary Cox, s., 23 May 1791

William Watkins & Elizabeth Cousins, s., 14 June 1791

James Lacey, w., & Margaret Reynolds, s., 20 June 1791

Josiah Fernley & Elizabeth Reynolds, 14 Aug. 1791

Alexander Thomas & Elizabeth Beard, s., 29 Jan. 1792

Joseph Kethro & Jane Brown, s., 7 Mar. 1792

Thomas Smyth & Sarah Matthews, s., 1 Apr. 1792

William Curnock & Ann Summers, s., 22 Apr. 1792

John Summers & Sarah Whitmore, s., 22 July 1792

George Weaving, w., & Mary Hitchings, s., 24 Sept. 1792

Thomas Heaven & Hannah Osborne, s., 19 Jan. 1793

William Pearce & Mary Moggeridge, s., 27 Jan. 1793

Henry Portlock & Martha Derrett, 27 Jan. 1793

John Hayden & Mary Morris, w., 11 June 1793

John Cook & Mary Phillips, lic., 18 June 1793

Nathanael Hale, of Rangeworthy, hatter, & Flower Mills, s., lic., 30 Sept. 1793

William Gough, w., & Mary Culverwell, of Stapleton, w., lic., 16 Nov. 1793

Richard Symes, of St. Mary Redcliff, Bristol, & Elizabeth Long, s., lic., 19 Jan. 1794

Joseph Riddiford, w., & Sarah Walker, w., 9 Feb. 1794

Samuel Jenkins & Grace Hutton, s., 22 Feb. 1794

Thomas Jeferies & Susannah Russ, s., 4 May 1794

William Wilcox & Sarah Pope, s., 25 Sept. 1794

John Pool, of Wotton0under-Edge, & Hannah Farmilo, w., lic., 12 July 1795

John Lawrence & Sarah Philpot, 29 Sept. 1795

John Pettygrove & Mary Partridge, 5 Oct. 1795

Samuel Hart & Elizabeth Pearce, 23 Nov. 1795

Thomas Pearce & Elizabeth Millman, 29 Nov. 1795

Robert Crew & Ann Clark, 29 Nov. 1795

William Earl & Elizabeth Derrett, 19 June 1796

John Chappel, w., & Lucy Chappel, s., 25 Dec. 1796

Isaac Heaven & Anne Fry, s., lic., 27 Feb. 1797

Shadrach Wherret, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Ann Chard, s., lic., 21 July 1797

John Sparks & Sarah Jobins, s., 24 July 1797

William Heaven, w., & Elizabeth Bennett, w., 10 Dec. 1797

James Curnock & Jane Tanner, s., 27 May 1798

Elisha Little & Jane Bailey, s., 17 June 1798

Charles Walker & Elizabeth Hancock, s., 19 Aug. 1798

Samuel Partridge & Jane Allen, s., 3 Sept. 1798

Robert Bolton, w., & Mary Hale, w., 1 Oct. 1798

Thomas Reily [? Rily] & Mary Smith, s., 10 Dec. 1798

William Sargent, w., & Mary Morgan, s., 26 Dec. 1798

Robert Gainer & Ann Wherret, w. lic., 31 Dec. 1798

Thomas Mercer & Jane Tanner, s., lic., 26 Feb. 1799

James Tanner & Elizabeth Shepherd, s., 6 Apr. 1799

George Turner & Mary Smith, s., 7 Apr. 1799

Philip Mogridge & Lucretia Perrin, s., 4 Aug. 1799

Nathaniel Stevens, w., & Sarah Vowles, s., 25 Sept. 1799

Daniel Bowyer, of Chipping Sodbury, & Sarah Wilkins, s., 30 Dec. 1799

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IX. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1903.

Kingswood Marriages 1800 to 1812

Daniel Jobbins & Elizabeth Tidman, s., 13 Apr. 1800

Nathaniel Burroughs & Mary Harrison, s., 30 Nov. 1800

William Higgs & Martha Ridiver, s., lic., 23 Dec. 1800

Charles Orchard & Ann Pegler, s., 6 Jan. 1801

Elisha Little, w., & Elizabeth Macey, s., 20 Apr. 1801

Thomas Webb, of Hawkesbury, & Ann Pullen, s., 28 Apr. 1801

John Ward, a private of the sixth regiment of Dragoons, & Susanna Ward, s., 8 June 1801

George Ayers & Jane Nelmes, s., 5 July 1801

Thomas Robinson, of Charfield, & Sarah Park, s., lic., 29 Apr. 1802

John White, w., & Sarah Pearce, s., 29 June 1802

William Croome & Sarah Hodges, s., 16 Aug. 1802

Richard Hale & Phebe Matthews, s., 22 Aug. 1802

Samuel Barnes & Hester Berkeley, s., 25 Sept. 1802

Joseph Kathero, w., & Elizabeth Park, s., 3 Oct. 1802

Henry Wall & Mary Wilkins, s., 25 Oct. 1802

Jacob Park & Susannah Read, s., 13 Jan. 1803

Isaac Chandler & Martha Higgins, s., 13 Mar. 1803

Samuel Park, w., & Elizabeth Park, w., 28 Mar. 1803

Daniel Carter, of Wapley & Codrington, & Mary Reed, s., 18 Apr. 1803

John Pike & Ann Organ, s., 6 June 1803

Thomas Tindal, w., & Mary May, w., 20 June 1803

James Hathaway & Rebecca Kethro, s., 3 July 1803

John Neal & Esther Tindal, s., 25 July 1803

John Smart & Betty Hunt, s., 26 Sept. 1803

John Partridge & Frances Braine, s., 2 Oct. 1803

William Bendall, w., & Hester Bennett, s., 21 Dec. 1803

Jacob Salter & Mary Trull, s., 26 Dec. 1803

Jeremiah Dunn, of Wotton-under-Edge, w., & Elizabeth Bye, w., lic., 11 Mar. 1804

Thomas Chapman, of Hawkesbury, & Martha Stoner, s., lic., 12 Apr. 1804

John Grey, w., & Sarah Hollister, s., 27 May 1804

James Howard, of Bradford, Wilts, w., & Sarah Mercer, s., lic., 29 May 1804

Joseph Rodway, of Wotton-under-Edge, & Rebecca Mercer, s., lic., 29 May 1804

Thomas Hunt & Sarah Tanner, s., 29 July 1804

Thomas Povey, of North Nibley, & Ann Grey, s., 4 Sept. 1804

Peter Jobbins & Rebecca Jones, s., 24 Oct. 1804

William Cornock, w., & Elizabeth Parnell, s., 29 Oct. 1804

James Manning & Elizabeth Tanner, s., 6 Nov. 1804

William Robinson, w., & Mary Pearce, s., 11 Nov. 1804

John Summers & Hannah Hodges, s., 2 Dec. 1804

John Turner & Lucina Tandy, s., 25 Sept. 1805

John Webb & Ann Tanner, s., 26 Dec. 1805

Thomas Hellier & Elizabeth Young, s., 22 June 1806

John Robbins & Esther Turner, s., 22 June 1806

James Ford, of Thornbury, & Martha Leonard, s., 20 July 1806

Aaron Hopkins & Mary Baker, s., 27 July 1806

Samuel Wallington & Catherine Tipper, s., 27 Aug. 1806

Richard Wallington & Martha Allen, s., 9 Nov. 1806

Isaac Heaven, w., & Hannah Grimes, s., 30 Mar. 1807

William Heaven, w., & Hannah Summers, w., 30 Mar. 1807

Charles Knight & Sarah Hopkins, s., lic., 5 Apr. 1807

William James, of Alderley, & Martha Berkeley, s., 12 Apr. 1807

James Ballard, of Wickwar, & Hannah Sargent, s., 17 May 1807

George Clarke & Temperance Heaven, s., 27 May 1807

William Knight, of Cam, & Hester Walker, s., 2 – 1807

Jas. Derrett & [Ebsee = Hepzibah?] Wright, s., 25 Sept. 1807

David Sargent & Elizabeth Rowland, alias Hughlands, s., 12 Oct. 1807

Natnanael Derrett, w., & Ann Niblet, s., 26 Oct. 1807

William Shearman & Prudence Turner, s., 14 Dec. 1807

Thomas Park & Sarah Partridge, s., 1 Mar. 1808

Samuel Povey & Sarah Bye, s., 26 Sept. 1808

William Andrews & Mary Tipper, s., 24 Oct. 1808

John Allen, of Thornbury, & Ann Dorney, s., lic., 12 Jan. 1809

Daniel Bailey & Martha Pearce, s., 20 June 1809

William Heaven & Hannah Bailey, s., 11 Sept. 1809

William Robins & Elizabeth Hale, s., 25 Sept. 1809

Charles Pearce & Hester Pullin, s., 26 Sept. 1809

Ambrose Pearce & Sophia Pearce, s., 16 Oct. 1809

William Kirby, of Wickwar, & Lydia Gibbs, s., 25 Oct. 1809

Paul Park & Ann Haglet, s., 4 Dec. 1809

William Hart & Elizabeth Phillips, s., 12 Feb. 1810

John Alderwick, w., & Fanny Whitcombe, s., 19 Feb. 1810

James Pearce & Ann Purches, w., 15 May 1810

Thomas Braine, w., & Phebe Hale, w., 16 May 1810

Aaron Edwards, of Hawkesbury, & Mary Fletcher, s., 19 Oct. 1810

Thomas Tindall, w., & Sarah Leonard, w., 24 Dec. 1810

Edward Whitcombe & Esther Smith, s., 26 Feb. 1811

Thomas Jefferies & Ann Smart, s., 24 May 1811

Issac Allen, w., & Sophia Atkins, s., 16 Oct. 1811

James Gardiner & Jane Hughland, s., 29 Dec. 1811

James Node & Ann Dicks, s., 5 Feb. 1812

William Memmett, of St. Augustine’s, Bristol, & Martha Hancock, s., 11 Feb. 1812

Charles Walker, w., & Ann Wilsher, s., 15 Mar. 1812

Ambrose Thatcher & Elizabeth Brown, s., 24 Mar. 1812

Daniel Millman & Elizabeth Chard, s., 27 Apr. 1812

Samuel Long & Mary Stoner, s., lic., 23 May 1812

James Hall & Esther Carpenter, s., 27 July 1812

Robert Cornock, w., & Catherine Higgins, s., 19 Oct. 1812

William Grimes & Hannah Stevens, s., 26 Oct. 1812

John Partridge, w., & Mary Ann Hancock, s., lic., 30 Oct. 1812

Note.
[Transcripts of Kingswood Registers are preserved at Gloucester, but the earlier ones are very much faded.  One transcript appears to be of the sixteenth century, and another, undated, is of the seventeenth century.  Besides these two only eleven years are extant for the period before 1662, viz. :-

1602, 1606, 1612, 1613, 1623 [a fragment], 1624, 1628, 1629, 1632, 1637, 1639.

From 1662 the series, so far as examined, i.e., to 1702, is fairly complete, only three years, 1674, 1683, 1689, being missing, but the transcript for 1690 is greatly faded.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IX. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1903.

Directories

Kelly's Gloucestershire Directory 1863 - Google Books

King’s Wood Gell and Bradshaw 1820

It is assumed that this is the Kingswood nr. Wootton as the directory gives no indication as to which Kingswood it is!

Baker Richard, victualler, Duck, and millwright
Carpenter J. and T., clothiers
Council and Millman, ditto
Fearnley Robert
Gainer Samuel, dyer and clothier
Gainer Robert, ditto
Griffiths Rev. Mr.
Handcock J. G., clothiers
Hart Samuel, ditto
Long S. and W., ditto
Mercer Thomas, ditto, Abbey
Owen John, victualler, Dog and Badger
Partridge and Handcock, clothiers
Smith, dyer and clothier
Stone W. and L., brewers
Summers Nathaniel, farrier
Tanner Wm., gent.
Wood John, victualler, New Inn

Source: The Gloucestershire Directory; R. Gell & T. Bradshaw; Printed by J. Roberts, Gloucester 1820

Administration

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