Longney, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Longney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1660

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.

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Parishes adjacent to Longney

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LONGNEY, a village and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The village stands on the river Severn, 1 mile W of the Gloucester and Berkeley ship canal, 3½ WNW of Haresfield r. station, and 6 SW by S of Gloucester; and has a postal pillar-box under Gloucester. The parish comprises 1,070 acres. Real property, £3,814; of which £16 are in fisheries. Pop., 486. Houses, 113. The property is much subdivided. The manor and much of the land belong to the Trustees of Smith's charity. Orchards here are famous for the Longney russet apple. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £110. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English, in good condition; comprises nave and two chancels, with a tower; and has an ancient font. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £30.

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

Longney, 4 miles S. W. Gloucester. P. 490

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1848

Longney, a parish in the upper division of the hund, of Whitstone, union of Wheatenhurst, county of Gloucester; 6 miles south-south-west of Gloucester, on the banks of the Severn, and in the line of the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship canal. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the arcbd, and dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd, of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £12 1s. 8d., returned at £80; gross income £100. Tithes, moduses, &c, commuted in 1812. Patron, the Lord-Chancellor. Charities, in 1826, £31 per annum, Poor rates, in 1838, £313 2s. Acres 1,070. Houses 97. A. P. £2,513. Pop., in 1801, 314; in 1831, 453.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.

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

Longney Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Longney Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Longney is a parish and village, situated on the river Severn, nearly 7 miles south-west from Gloucester railway station, in the upper division of Whitstone hundred, Wheatenhurst union and county court district, Gloucester rural deanery and archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Lawrence is an old stone building in the Early English style, and has a tower with 8 bells, nave, two chancels, and font of later date than the church itself. The living is a vicarage, value £100 yearly, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; the Rev. J. Daniel is the incumbent, and the Rev. John Butterfield, M.A. is curate. There is an Independent meeting-house. The population in 1861 was 486; the acreage is about 1,070. The soil is clayey: the trustees of Smith's Charity are lords of the manor and chief landowners. There are charities of about £30 yearly value.

Castle End, Bellamy's, Waterend, The Court, Horsepools, Lynch, and Wicks are places here.

Parish Clerk, William Soule.

Butterfield Rev. John, M.A. [curate]

Powle Miss Ellen

Beaght Thomas Perry, farmer

Bick Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Boughton Joseph, butcher

Browning Daniel, boat owner

Browning John, farmer

Bullock Robert, farmer & beer retailer

Ellis Alfred, farmer

Ellis William, butter dealer &c

Gabb George, blacksmith

Gower William, shopkeeper

Hawkins Henry, farmer

Hawkins Leonard, farmer

Hyett John, carpenter & wheelwright

Jackson Charles, farmer

Jones Gilbert, farmer, Waterend farm

Land Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Longney Walter, farmer, The Court

Longney William, farmer, brickmaker & barge owner

Matthews Richard, bricklayer

Meadows Daniel, farmer & beer retailer

Meadows Edward, butcher

Merratt Daniel, farmer, Horsepools

Pegler Leonard, farmer

Pockett Daniel, farmer

Ravenhill Charles, farmer, brickmaker & barge owner, Lynch

Savage Joseph, farmer

Silvey John, brickmaker

Sims Josiah, beer retailer

Smith William, farmer

Soule William, shopkeeper

Soule William Michael, farmer & boot & shoe maker

Vimpany Amos, farmer

Ward Henry, farmer

Weyman Charles, farmer & beer retailer

Woodman Daniel, farmer

Letters received through Gloucester. A pillar box is placed near the church; letters are dispatched at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money order offices are at Frampton-on-Severn & Gloucester.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.


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