Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Moreton Valence is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Stephen

Parish registers begin: 1681

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Moreton Valence

  • Randwick
  • Eastington
  • Whitminster
  • Stonehouse
  • Standish
  • Cainscross
  • Longney
  • Haresfield
  • Frampton on Severn
  • Saul

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORETON-VALENCE, a parish, with a scattered Village, in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester; on the Gloucester and Berkeley canal, 2½ miles WSW of Haresfield r. station, and 3½ NNW of Stonehouse. Post town, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Acres, 1,432; of which 33 are water. Real property, £3,972; of which £250 are in the canal, and £520 in railways. Pop., 337. Houses, 75. The property is much subdivided. Standish House belongs to Lord Sherborne, and is occupied by R. Potter, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £85. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is chiefly later English; consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and was recently repaired. A section of the parish, which contained a pop. of 180 in 1861, is within Framilode chapelry.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Morton Valence, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Stroud (121) 8 m. NW. Pop. 348.

A parish in the hundred of Whitstone, bordering on the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester. The church, dedicated to St. Stephen, is a very ancient structure, having on the north side a Norman doorway, with a semicircular arch, within the curve of which is a rude figure representing St. Michael fighting with Satan under the form of a dragon, sculptured in low relief. Here are iron works.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Poll Books

Moreton Valence Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Moreton Valence Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Moreton Valence, is a township, village and parish, in the upper division of Whitstone Hundred, Wheatenhurst Union, on the river Severn, with 307 inhabitants and 1,399 acres.
Standish House, Moor Farm, Horse Barracks, Moreton Hill, & Pidgemoor, are places here.

Gentry.
Barron John, esq
Crowther Miss
Crowther Mrs.
Potter Richard, esq. J.P. Standish ho
Willey Daniel W. P. esq. Moor Farm

Bellamy Joseph, farmer, Horse Marley
Birt Anne (Mrs.), farmer, Epney
Browning Joseph, farmer, Grove cottage
Buckingham Danl. Farmer, Yew tree frm
Chamberlain John, farmer
Close Richard, farmer, Epney
Cook James, Anchor inn, Epney
Daniels John, farmer, Barracks
Fowler John, farmer, Moreton hill
Fryer Daniel, farmer, Epney
Hawkins Wm. farmer & relieving officer
Hooper Mary (Mrs), farmer, Pidgemore
Jones Benjamin, beer retailer, Epney
Jones Joseph, shopkeeper
Pritchard Richard, shopkeeper Epney
White George, farmer, Court house

Letters through Stonehouse. The nearest money order office is at Frampton.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

Administration

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