Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Minchinhampton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire. Nailsworth is a chapelry of Minchinhampton.

Alternative names: Minchin Hampton

Other places in the parish include: Box, Burley, Chalford, Cowcombe, Forwood, Theescombe, Holcombe, Hyde, Littleworth, St Cloe, and Hampton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Minchinhampton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MINCHINGHAMPTON, a town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Stroud district, Gloucester. The town stands on a gentle declivity, near the Thames and Severn canal, 1 mile S of Brimscombe r. station, and 3¾ SE of Stroud; was given, by William the Conqueror, to the nunnery of Caen; took thence the first part of its name, by corruption of Monachyn, signifying a nun; passed to the Windsors and the Sheppards; figured long as a place of considerable importance, but has latterly declined; consists chiefly of four streets at right angles to one another, but is irregularly built, and contains many houses so dilapidated as to be uninhabitable; and has a post office‡ under Stroud, a police station, a church, a Baptist chapel, endowed schools for boys, a national school, almshouses for 8 aged women, school endowments to the amount of £184, and charities £118. The church was built, in the time of Henry III., by the nuns of Caen; was partially rebuilt in 1842; is decorated English and cruciform, with central octagonal tower; and contains several curious brasses. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; fairs, for horses, cattle, and sheep, are held on Trinity Monday, and 27 Oct.; woollen cloth manufacture is carried on; and there are a few maltings in the neighbourhood, and a brewery at Forwood.—The parish includes the town division, and the tythings of Chalford and Rodborough, comprising the hamlets of Box, Forwood, Holcombe, Littleworth, Theescombe, Amberley, St. Cloe, Chalford, Hyde, Burley, Brimscombe, and Cowcombe, also part of the chapelry of Nailsworth; and all forms part of the parliamentary borough of Stroud. Acres, 4,895. Real property, with the rest of Nailsworth, £17,888; of which £139 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 4,469; in 1861, 4,147. Houses, 1,004. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of families to London and other large towns. The manor belongs to H. D. Ricardo, Esq. A large common, on the W side of the town, was given to the inhabitants, in the time of Henry VIII., by Dame Alice Hampton; and comprised originally about 1,000 acres; but has been diminished, by successive encroachments, to little more than 500 acres. A remarkable entrenchment is on the common; extends nearly 3 miles, from Littleworth, to a valley on the opposite side of the town, called Woeful Lane Bottom; and is conjectured to have been the scene of a great overthrow of the Danes, possibly the much disputed site of the battle of Ethandune in 879. A petrifying spring is near Chalford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £433. Patron, H. D. Ricardo, Esq. The p. curacy of Brimscombe and the rectories of Rodborough and Amberley are separate benefices. Chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists and a national school are in Brimscombe. The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

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

Minchinhampton, 99 miles S.W. London, and 12m. S.E. Gloucester. Mrkt., Tues. P. 7037

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


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.

Budd John, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, maltster & baker, Jan. 15, 1830.

Darke Edward, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, maltster, Sept. 2, 1831.

Furley Francis, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, cooper, Jan. 28. 1826. 

Gough Thomas, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, cloth dealer, May 19, 1837.

Roberts John, Minchin Hampton, Gloucestershire, surgeon, May 11, 1827.

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Marriages at Minchinhampton 1566-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Minchinhampton Marriages 1810 to 1812

James Pimbury & Hester Rodway, p. Avening, 4 Jan. 1810

John Lusty & Mary Perrott, 5 Feb. 1810

William Stephens & Elizabeth Cook, 7 Feb. 1810

Charles Mason & Hester Taylor, 8 Feb. 1810

John Swayne & Hannah Dyer, 26 Feb. 1810

Richard Horton & Ann Elizabeth Davis, 5 Mar. 1810

John Roberts & Ann Mansfield, 5 Mar. 1810

Edward Smith & Sarah Cosburn Pearse, 22 Mar. 1810

John Miles & Martha Churches, 26 Mar. 1810

John Clutterbuck & Sarah Bryan, 5 Apr. 1810

Thomas Cosburn & Pricilla Niblett, 5 Apr. 1810

John Barnett & Bethia Bennett, 10 June 1810

Thomas Saunders & Sarah Adams, 31 July 1810

Thomas Newth, p. Horsley, & Hannah Grainge, 12 Aug. 1810

James Mills & Ann Jones, 6 Sept. 1810

John Millington, p. Coln Rogers, & Elizabeth Chambers, 11 Aug. 1810

John Lewis & Esther Baker, 13 Aug. 1810

Thomas Gardiner & Sarah Barnfield, 27 Sept. 1810

Richard Wilkins & Sarah Kelly, 9 Dec. 1810

Richard Harris, p. Horsley, & Mary Portlock, 1 Nov. 1810

Thomas Harmer & Rebecca Pearse, 29 Oct. 1810

John Neale & Ann Kirby, 3 Jan. 1811

Benjamin Latham & Ann Rudman, 25 Dec. 1810

William Harris & Elizabeth Arndall, 25 Dec. 1810

Simon Burdgoss & Ann Vines, 25 Dec. 1810

Daniel Bingle & Rachel Osborn, 25 Dec. 1810

John Leech & Sarah King, 21 Feb. 1811

Charles Hyde, p. Bisley, & Sarah Arundel, 11 May 1811

Daniel Wigmore & Sarah Moreton, 13 June 1811

Robert Lucas & Mary Day, 10 June 1811

Thomas Allen & Ann Cundick, 14 July

Thomas workman & Ann Grange, 28 Aug. 1811

William Clarke & Martha Smith, 1 Sept. 1811

Thomas Hankesman & Mary Lewis, 29 July 1811

Thomas Rudder & Susanna Churches, 29 Aug. 1811

John Alexander & Esther Jones, 29 Oct. 1811

Thomas Hiatt & Mary Jennings, 16 Sept. 1811

William Lathom & Jane Weir, p. Bisley, 30 Sept. 1811

Timothy Twissell, p. Bisley, & Lucia Jones, 7 Oct. 1811

Richard Clissold & Martha Newman, 14 Oct. 1811

George Nichols & Hannah Gazard, 4 Nov. 1811

Saml. Cosborn Pimbury & Hannah Richardson, 26 Nov. 1811

Thomas Morris, p. Leominster, & Ann Browne, 29 Nov. 1811

Abraham Gaston & Sarah Ady, 26 Dec. 1811

James Evans & Mary Tibbs, 22 Jan. 1812

Stephen Baker & Rhoda Teakle, 23 Jan. 1812

John Coxe & Phoebe Bartlett, 20 Jan. 1812

John Howard, p. Woodchester, & Judith Hawkins, 30 Jan. 1812

Septimus Sutton, p. Uley, & Catharine Dexter, 21 Feb. 1812

William Smith & Elizabeth Wakefield, 7 Dec. 1812

Thomas Daniels & Mary Penley, 7 Dec. 1812

Thomas Turk & Elizabeth Grangebee, 23 Mar. 1812

Nicholas Clarke & Hannah Harris, 30 Mar. 1812

Miles Leonard, p. Pershore, & Mary Clissold, 19 Apr. 1812

Robert Daniels & Lydia Chambers, 24 May 1812

Leonard Smith & Hannah Barter, 4 June 1812

Samuel Webb & Elizabeth Harris, 24 May 1812

William Moss & Mary Hankesman, 25 Sept. 1812

Samuel Williams & Frances Newman, 8 June 1812

John Butler & Esther Bryan, 15 June 1812

Charles Hillier & Jane Hunt, 3 Aug. 1812

Samuel Sparkes, p. Bagpath, & Jane Frowd, 12 Nov. 1812

Thomas Evans & Sarah Evans, 16 Aug. 1812

Nathaniel Hodges & Arabella Gregory, 17 Aug. 1812

George Evans & Ann Ockford, 8 Nov. 1812

James Frankland & Esther Shipway, 13 Sept. 1812

John Bowley & Jane Philpott, 8 Nov. 1812

William Collins, p. St. Philip & Jacob, co. Gloucester, & Elizabeth Lambert, 14 Oct. 1812

Daniel Harding, p. Dursley, & Sarah Walker, 27 Oct. 1812

William Cox & Hannah Swayne, 22 Nov. 1812

William Evans & Rebecca Rickards, 28 Dec. 1812

Anthony Rudge & Elizabeth Adams, 31 Dec. 1812

Thomas Clissold & Esther Day, 28 Dec. 1812

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905

Minchinhampton Marriages 1807 to 1809

David Blick & Ann Critchley, 22 Jan. 1807

Daniel Smith, p. Horsley, & Martha Playne, 21 Feb. 1807

Abraham Smith, p. Rodborough, & Hannah Shipway, 2 Mar. 1807

James Williams & Susannah Philpott, 29 Mar. 1807

Daniel Sparks & Ann Baker, 6 Apr. 1807

George Voyd & Elizabeth Walkley, 15 Apr. 1807

Philip Brooks & Margaret Brewton, 10 Jan. 1808 [sic]

Richard Clarke & Mary Browne, 6 May 1807

John Flight & Rachel Weaving, 25 May 1807

John Alexander Jones & Mary Elborough, 25 May 1807

Joshua Shoel & Susannah Harris, 20 June 1807

William Browning, p. Bisley, & Mary Lugg, 26 Oct. 1807

Daniel Stafford & Eleanor Vines, 29 June 1807

William Clift & Mary Farmiloe, 12 July 1807

William Harman & Elizabeth Clift, 6 Aug. 1807

Thomas Moreton & Sarah Sharpe, 1 Aug. 1807

Abraham Blick & Mary Harris, 8 Nov. 1807

John Webb & Esther Smith, 20 Sept. 1807

John Fowler, p. Avening, & Ann Gillett, 27 Oct. 1807

Richard Jones & Ann Burroughs [signs Boroughs], 12 Oct. 1807

Thomas Powis & Rachel Watts, 29 Nov. 1807

Isaac Evans, p. Avening, & Mary Clift, 29 Nov. 1807

Isaac Lusty & Catharine Aishmead, 15 Nov. 1807

James Walkley & Susannah Stibbs, 26 Dec. 1807

William Horwood & Sarah Cattle, 13 Dec. 1807

William Munday, p. Bisley, & Sophia Haynes, 29 Dec. 1807

Joseph Stafford & Kesia Davidson, 23 Jan. 1808

William Peglar & Mary Hunt, 23 Jan. 1808

William Face & Eliza Sutton, 25 Jan. 1808

William Legg & Rebecca Evans, 1 Mar. 1808

Samuel Sandlin & Rebecca Dutton, 10 Feb. 1808

George Evans & Elizabeth Newman, 19 Feb. 1808

Samuel Barnfield, p. Horsley, & Hannah Hunt, 28 Feb. 1808

Robert Ridler & Ann Hyde, 14 Apr. 1808

Abraham Young & Elizabeth Bowyer, 13 June 1808

William Reed & Charlotte Sutton, 23 May 1808

Isaac Earle & Martha Bird, 6 June 1808

John Jenner & Kezia Ball, 18 July 1808

Richard Warren & Mary Cambridge, 21 Apr. 1808

Samuel Tanty & Nancy Lydoe, 21 July 1808

Isaac Gee, p. St. James, Bristol, & Hannah Butler, 21 July 1808

William Webb & Martha Avory, 6 Nov. 1808

John Jones & Dinah Aldridge, 10 Oct. 1808

William Webb & Betty Bingle, 31 Oct. 1808

Richard Bingle & Hannah Hillier, 21 Aug. 1808

Thomas Clements & Martha Blick, 1 Sept. 1808

William Stafford & Mary Ann Plomer Niblett Lucas, p. Avening, 4 Sept. 1808

Samuel Jennings & Sarah Horton, 12 Sept. 1808

John Blake & Mary Sparks, 26 Sept. 1808

William Jones & Dinah Twisell, p. Bisley, 5 Oct. 1808

Thomas Chambers & Elizabeth Mills, 26 Sept. 1808

Christopher Adams & Ann Richings, 15 Oct. 1808

John Watkins & Martha Barnard, 10 Oct. 1808

George Latham & Elizabeth Bassley, 17 Oct. 1808

Isaac Bennett & Jane Veriby [Verriby], 14 Nov. 1808

Robert Matthews & Jane Holdman, 28 Nov. 1808

William Stibbs, p. Horsley, & Esther Harrison, 28 Dec. 1808

Robert Webber & Elizabeth Newman, 18 Dec. 1808

Samuel Willis & Sarah Hobbs, p. Stroud, 15 Dec. 1808

Joseph Hughes & Sarah Harrison, 28 Dec. 1808

William Glastonbury & Ann Sansum, 3 Jan. 1809

Daniel Abbott & Mary Heaven, 23 Mar. 1809

Joseph Jefferies & Martha Monk, 18 Jan. 1809

Peter Smith & Ann May, 23 Jan. 1809

John Hill & Frances Casey, 25 Dec. 1809

Thomas Merrett & Hannah Bird, 14 Feb. 1809

John Hinton & Sarah Stephens, 13 Feb. 1809

Thomas Newman & Betty Lewis, 7 May 1809

Richd. Denton, p. Blakney, & Hannah Cornhill, 28 May 1809

Henry Burford, p. Nympsfield, & Ruth Baker, 13 June 1809

Abel Pryde & Betty Sansum, 24 June 1809

James Sutton & Susanna Clifford, 25 June 1809

Daniel Chandler & Hannah Cosburn, 17 July 1809

John Jacob, p. Stroud, & Mary Walker, 18 July 1809

William Heaven & Ann Watkins, Woodchester, 6 Aug. 1809

Thomas Burroughs & Mary Blick, 14 Aug. 1809

Thomas Wood, p. Bisley, & Mary Hooper, 30 Nov. 1809

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905

Minchinhampton Marriages 1804 to 1806

Volume IX.

William Conolly, Peterborough, & Sarah Sheppard, 2 June 1804

James Chambers & Lydia Hilliar, 18 June 1804

Robert Bowne & Elizabeth Wilkinson, 22 Sept. 1804

William Smith & Mary Wicks, 3 Oct. 1804

Thomas West & Mary Webb, 29 July 1804

Joseph Berriman & Sarah Little, 22 July 1804

William Holder & Elizabeth Barter, 3 Sept. 1804

Henry Studley & Mary Lugg, 15 Oct. 1804

Joseph Nash & Ann Witchell, 1 Oct. 1804

John Leighton & Elizabeth Tanner, 13 Oct. 1804

John Perris & Esther Millwaters, 21 Oct. 1804

John Pearse & Elizabeth Pain, 17 Oct. 1804

Robert Latham & Rebecca Stephens, 30 Oct. 1804

Joshua Wheldon, p. Bradford, Wilts, & Anna Maria Gardner, 3 Nov. 1804

Miles Bennett & Sarah Close, 18 Nov. 1804

Thomas Scriven & Sarah Chambers, 5 Nov. 1804

William Niblett & Hester Webb, 5 Nov. 1804

Joseph Teakle & Sarah Dimmery, 15 Nov. 1804

John Halliday & Hannah Franklin, 24 Nov. 1804

Thomas Wall & Ann Hill, 6 May 1806 [sic]

William Kimber, p. Sapperton, & Hester Playne, 5 Jan. 1805

Samuel Heaven & Priscilla Smith, 20 Feb. 1805

Samuel Holliday, p. Rodborough, & Harriet Moreton, 23 Feb. 1805

Timothy Rotten & Mary Ann Young, 11 Feb. 1805

Daniel Lewis & Sarah Turner, 25 Apr. 1805

James Burgess & Mary Earle, 21 Apr. 1805

William Collett, p. Randwick, & Margaret Brooks, 30 Apr. 1805

William Hewett & Hannah Hassell, 25 Apr. 1805

William Orpen & Elizabeth Ockford, 12 May 1805

John Pilsworth & Ann Green, 10 June 1805

Peter Rotten & Maria Bird, 2 July 1805

Thomas Norris & Sarah Wilkins, 12 July 1805

George Evans & Elizabeth Hodges, 18 July 1805

John Pote & Mary Howell, 19 Aug. 1805

Richard Ralph & Esther Weaving, 19 Aug. 1805

John Newth, p. Horsley, & Jane Horwood, 26 Aug. 1805

Nathaniel Legg & Elizabeth Brooks, 16 Sept. 1805

John Clissold, p. Bisley, & Hannah Holdman, 25 Dec. 1805

William Ellings & Susannah Baker, 5 Oct. 1805

Nathaniel Cambridge & Elizabeth Harris, 10 Nov. 1805

William Browne & Martha Earle, 3 Nov. 1805

Charles Young & Sarah Baker, 19 Nov. 1805

Jno. Bourke & Maria Earnshaw, 27 Dec. 1805

Ralph Smith & Mary Legg, 25 Dec. 1805

John Bush & Mary Smith, 14 Jan. 1806

Samson Spender, p. Bradford, Wilts, & Mary Baker, 31 Jan. 1806

Thomas Mills & Jemima Tisum, 27 May 1806

Thomas Ockford & Hannah Dalby, 22 June 1806

Robert Furley & Sarah Mason, 3 June 1806

William Franklin & Hannah Kirby, 22 June 1806

William Wigmore & Mary Noxon, p. Tetbury, 10 June 1806

Walter Brokenbrow & Ann Cosburn, 16 June 1806

Thomas Lockyer & Esther Howard, 27 July 1806

John Dean & Ann Sharp, 7 Aug. 1806

Thomas Newman & Elizabeth Flower, 21 July 1806

William Hall, p. Arlingham, & Sarah Cosburn, 23 July 1806

William Jenkins & Sarah Bird, 29 July 1806

Benjamin Dudbridge & Mary Apperley, 4 Aug. 1806

Thomas Buckingham & Ann Ockford, 10 Aug. 1806

William Walkley & Mary Hodges, 15 Sept. 1806

James Harris & Hannah Hitchins, 15 Sept. 1806

Thomas Morgan & Susannah Smith, 11 Aug. 1806

Robert Berkeley Howes, p. Bibury, & Mary Colwell, 9 Aug. 1806

Orlando Cave & Elizabeth Hilliar, 17 Aug. 1806

John Langdon & Ann Hunt, 26 Aug. 1806

Charles Cooper, p. Tetbury, & Sarah Cooper, 4 Sept. 1806

John Mason & Hesther Stafford, 8 Sept. 1806

Robert Caudle & Hannah Tyndall, 6 Oct. 1806

James Newman & Mary Townsend, 15 Nov. 1806

Stephen Bendall, p. Chipping Sodbury, & Mary Ann Cook, 14 Oct. 1806

Benjamin Watts & Ann Taylor, 30 Oct. 1806

William Hunt & Keziah Horton, 7 Dec. 1806

Samuel Smith & Hannah Webb, 17 Nov. 1806

George Skinner & Ann Blick, 14 Dec. 1806

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XI. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1905


Minchinhampton Gell and Bradshaw Gloucestershire Directory 1820

Appleyard Susannah, glass, china, and earthenware dealer, Market place
Ayliffe, Charles, victualler, Blue Boy Inn, Hampton
Baker Thomas, victualler, Maidenhead, Market-place
Ball Mr. J. G. attorney, ditto
Bartlett Edward, baker and farmer, West-end
Bidmaid Samuel, Tetbury street
Bird George, boot and shoe maker, West-end
Bish Wm. gardner and seedsman, West-end
Bramble John, butcher, Gloucester street
Brown Wm. gent. Rectory-house
Brown Joseph, Richard, and Wm.. woollen manufacturers, Holcombe mill
Browning Thomas, joiner and builder, Well hill
Buckingham James, plumber and glazier, West-end
Burgess Obadiah, gent. Minchinhampton park
Chambers M. gent. Farwood house
Chambers Francis, farmer, Farwood cottage
Chandler Thomas, hat manufacturer. Market street
Chandler John, ditto, Gloucester-street
Clutterbuck John, joiner, Parson’s court
Clutterbuck Mrs. Mary, Market-place
Cockin Rev. Wm. Rector of Minchinhampton
Cooke Nathaniel, gent. Minchinhampton
Cooke James, mealman, Market-place
Cooke John, gent. Friday street
Colwell Ann, grocer and tea dealer, Market-place
Davis Susannah, grocer, Market-place
Dickinson George, horse-dealer, West-end
Dutton Thomas, Grocer and linen draper, Church street
Eratt John, tailor and draper, Church street
Foxwell J. B. and P. woollen manufacturers, Dye-house mill
Hayward Thomas, cutler, Market street
Hiatt Thomas, victualler, White Lion, and horse dealer, Friday Street
Hill Thomas, victualler, Ram, brazier and tin-plate worker, Market-place
Hiles Robert, baker and maltster, West-end
Hiles Charles, engraver and perpetual overseer, West-end
Hitchings John, woolstapler Market-place
Jack Benjamin, gardener and seedsman, Shard
James Edward, tailor and draper, Church street
Jaynes William, ditto, West-end
Jefferies Joseph, boarding school
Jones Henry, plumber and glazier, Gloucester street
Kibble Richard, butcher, West end
Keene Samuel, land surveyor, Friday street
Lowsley John, gent. Park road
Mason John, boot and shoe maker, Gloucester street
Middleman Richard, victualler, Trumpet, West-end
Mill John, surgeon and apothecary. Market street
Monk Wm., smith and farrier, West-end
Morgan John, pork butcher, ditto
Morton Sarah, victualler, Boot, Butt street
Moore Rev. Dr. Park hill School, Woodchester, near Rodborough
Nicholls Wm. huckster, Gloucester street
Ogden Samuel, machine maker, Tetbury street
Page Samuel, plumber, glazier, and painter, Church street
Parke Fenning, schoolmaster, Butt street
Parsons John, blacksmith, ditto
Pearce Richard, hairdresser, Machete-place
Phillips George, currier and leather seller, West-end
Phillpott John, plasterer, Gloucester street
Playne Mrs. Sarah, Ball’s green
Playne Wm. woollen manufacturer, Longford mill
Playne Pete, ditto ditto, New mill
Pope Alexander, tailor, Well hill
Price James, hat manufacturer, Tetbury street
Ralph Joseph, victualler, White Hart, Church street
Ralph George, baker, ditto
Roberts John, surgeon, Well hill
Rodway Ann, victualler, Greyhound, West-end
Roe John, boot and shoe maker, Butt street
Sankey Francis, surgeon, ditto
Scuse George, wine and spirit merchant, and dealer in malt, Gloucester street
Scuse Jacob, grocer, Market street
Sheppard Benjamin, schoolmaster, Well hill
Smith Thomas, collar maker, West-end
Smith James, saddler, ditto
Stockwell Thomas, post-master, Gloucester street
Stratton Elizabeth, ironmonger, Church street
Stratton Samuel, watch and clock maker, Church street
Walkley Charlotte, victualler, Swan, Gloucester street
Walker Daniel, victualler, Crown, and Excise Office, Market street
Wells Harriet, victualler, Salutation Inn, Tetbury street
Whitehead Wm. gent. Market street
Whitehead Richard
Wigman Daniel, boot and shoemaker, Butt street
Winbow Charles, hair dresser, Market street

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

Minchinhampton Universal British Directory 1791

This is a small town of little trade, but in the parish the clothing manufactory is carried on to a very great extent.  At a place called St. Mary’s Mill, in this parish, the famous Roger Bacon is said to have resided.  There is a remarkable petrifying spring of clear water at Chalford, part of which village is in this parish.  Here is a small market on Tuesday; and fairs on Trinity Monday and 29th of October.
Minchinhampton is distant from Gloucester thirteen miles, from Cirencester ten, from Tetbury six, from Stroud four, from Painswick seven, from Bisley four, and from London ninety.

This parish is pretty large, being bounded on the north by the Stroud, and on the south by the brook Avening, and has twelve hamlets belonging to it, with a common called Amberley.  Here is a good large rectory church, built in form of a cross, and worth four hundred pounds a year.  In the north aile [sic] are a great many inscriptions of benefactions; and in the south aisle is the statue of a man lying cross-legged, with a sword and shield by him, and his wife lying at his feet.  Near it are very large camps, with deep trenches; and near Dunkirk in this parish are fulling-mills.
Post in and out every day except Monday – Coaches from Gloucester to Bath, and from Stroud to London, pass and re-pass three times a week – Carriers to London, Bristol, Hereford, and all parts of Wales, weekly. – The following are the principal inhabitants:

Gentry, &c.

Bowyer William, Esq. (F.)
Clutterbuck Mrs. Ann
Hiatt John, Esq. (F.)
Leversage Peter, Gent. Lypiatt
Niblett William, Gent. Burley-house
Sheppard Edward, Esq. (F.)
Sheppard Philip, Esq. (F.)
Sheppard Mrs.
Tylor Thomas, Gent.
Walbank Samuel, Esq. (F.)
Witts – , Esq. Bownham-house


Jefferies Rev. Henry Charles, (F.)


Baldwin – , M.D.
Brown and Lees, (F.) Surgeons, &c.
Mill John, (F.) Surgeon and Apothecary
Watkins Samuel, Ditto


Gardiner Christopher, (F.) Attorney
Mason George, Attorney
Walbank Abraham, (F.) Attorney

Traders, &c.

Appleyard Susannah, Shopkeeper
Batterby John, Crown Inn
Beale Ann, Clothier
Bowyer Mrs. Shopkeeper
Brokenbrow Walter, (F.) Brewer, &c.
Bryant John, (F.) Clothier
Butt Tho. Packer, (F.) Clothier
Caldwell Abraham, Mercer
Chambers Thomas, (F.) Maltster
Chandler John, Hatter
Clift Samuel, (F.) Hosier, &c.
Clissold William, Baker
Clutterbuck Edm. and J. (F.) Clothiers
Cooke Elizabeth, Shopkeeper
Cooper Thomas, Maltster
Cooper Paul, Victualler
Cosburn Ambrose, (F.) Salutation Inn
Cosburn Thomas, (F.) Ironmonger
Dalby William, (F.) Taylor
Dangerfield Thomas, (F.) Victualler
Davis and Son, (F.) Upholsterers, &c.
Drew Robert, (F.) Maltster
Dutton Henry, (F.) Butcher
Earle Thomas, (F.) Maltster
Everett Joseph, White-Hart Inn
Fewster Joseph, (F.) Breeches-maker
Fowler Mary, Shopkeeper
Handcock Joshua, (F.) Shopkeeper
Hawkins Vincent, Victualler
Hiatt Joseph, (F.) Horse-dealer
Hill Thomas, Brazier
Mayer Thomas, (F.) Dealer
Moody William, Horse-dealer
Nelson Thomas, Auctioneer
Perrin John and Richard, Clothiers
Sparrow Sarah, Post-mistress
Stockwell Thomas, Staymaker
Tekell Samuel, Shoemaker
Thomas Joshua, (F.) Maltster

Source: Universal British Directory 1791


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