Other places in the parish include: Shortwood.
Parish registers begin: 1794
Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.
Parishes adjacent to Nailsworth
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870
Nailsworth, a large village and a chapelry in the SE of Gloucestershire. The village stands in the vale of Rodborough, at the terminus of the Stonehouse and Nailsworth railway, amid pleasant environs, 2 miles SW of Minchinhampton, and 5 ¾ of Stonehouse; has a post-office under Stroud, a railway station, two good inns, a public drinking-fountain, a subscription-room for lectures and concerts, a church, six dissenting chapels, a mechanics’ institute, a national school, a British school, a weekly market on Saturday, and a monthly cattle market; and carries on extensive woollen cloth manufacture, pin-making, and the making of bed-steads, gun-stocks, and walking-sticks. The railway to it is a branch from the Midland line at Stonehouse, and was opened in the early part of 1867. The chapelry has no precise limits; but practically includes portions of the parishes of Avening, Horsley, and Minchinhampton. Extensive beech woods are in the neighbourhood, and supply materials for some of the local manufactures. Several barrows are also in the vicinity, and have been opened. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £100. Patrons, Trustees and the Rector of Avening.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72]
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.
Blackwell Edw. Jackson, Nailsworth, Gloucestersh., cloth manuf., July 24, 1829.
Bliss Henry, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, list manufacturer, Jan. 8, 1839.
Browne Obed Edom, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, cloth manuf. , April 18, 1826.
Davis Charles Frederick, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, clothier, Dec. 27, 1831.
Underwood William M., Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, millwright, Feb. 2, 1827.
Webb John, Nailsworth, Horsley, Gloucestershire, grocer, Dec. 5, 1826.
Birth Marriage and Death Records
Migration and Naturalisation Records
Probate and Court Records
Nailsworth Gell and Bradshaw Directory 1820
Alder Joseph, clothier
Bamfield Benjamin, clothier
Barnard Mrs. Elizabeth
Bennett Robert, hair dresser
Blackwell George, farmer
Brinksworth Wm. baker, New-market
Brinksworth John, woollen manufacturer
Browning Jacob, carrier to Bristol and Gloucester, Wednesday and Saturdays
Chapman Wm. tailor and draper
Chesterman Elizabeth, Matron of the House of Industry
Clark James, clothier, New-market
Clark Joseph, clothier, White hall
Clift Joseph, victualler, Shears
Cook Thomas, woollen manufacturer
Cook Thomas, stay maker, Shortwood
Cook Sarah, straw bonnet maker
Coles George, hat manufacturer
Davis C. F. woollen manufacturer
Day and Davis, woollen manufacturer
Dyer Nathaniel, gent.
Eddells Benj. Post-master, London mail arrives every day at two o’clock
Evans Thomas, ironmonger
Evans Thomas umbrella manufacturer
Fisher Wm. victualler, Red Lion, and rope manufacturer
Fletcher John, watch and clock maker
Frames C. X. letter-press printer, engraver, and stationer
Frames L. straw hat manufacturer
Gilkes Richard, watch and clock maker
Gilkes George, Chapel house academy
Harvey John, victualler, George Inn
Heskins, Barnard, and Bless, manufacturers and dyers
Hill Daniel, gardener
Hill Richard, butcher
Hiller Isaac, butcher, New-market
Jouling, Richard, huckster, New-market
Kench John, paper manufacturer
Knibbs John, victualler, King’s Head
Leonard Samuel, millwright
Lock Phillip, woollen manufacturer
Lord Frederick, victualler, George Inn, New-market
Martin Mrs. Crown Inn
Miller Moses, shoe maker
Miller James, leather seller
Osborne John, cooper
Potter Wm. woollen manufacturer
Scott Wm. timber merchant
Smith Joseph, maltster and farmer
Spearing Thomas, draper and grocer
Thomas George, draper, grocer, and tea dealer
Thomas James, tallow chandler
Underwood W. M. millwright
Wakefield Isaac, baker
Weir George, bookseller, binder, and stationer
Wesley William, clothier
Whitins Wm. stone mason, Avening
Wicks Mary, dress maker and milliner
Williams Luke, victualler, Clothier’s Arms
Winterbotham Rev. Wm. New-market house
Woodland Hugh, daily carrier to Gloucester and Tetbury
Wyatt Peter, surgeon
Source: The Gloucestershire Directory; R. Gell & T. Bradshaw; Printed by J. Roberts, Gloucester 1820
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Stroud
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Stonehouse
- Poor Law Union: Stroud
- Hundred: Longtree
- Province: Canterbury