St George, Bristol, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Bristol St George is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1756 from part of Bristol St Philip and St Jacob Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Bristol St Mary Fishponds.

Parish church: St George

Parish registers begin: 1759; Separate registers exist for Bristol St Mary Fishponds: 1836

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist Association, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Bristol St. George

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GEORGE (St.), a parish and a sub-district in Clifton district, Gloucester. The parish lies on the river Avon, near the West Midland and the Great Western railways, 2 miles E of Bristol; contains the hamlets of Easton, Two-Mill-Hill, and Whitehall; and has a post office under Bristol. Acres, 1,831. Real property, £22,419, of which £2,210 are in mines, and £103 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 8,905; in 1861, 10,276. Houses, 2,120. The property is much subdivided. A considerable extent of land is disposed in market-gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £530. Patron, the Rev. T. N. Grigg. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower. The vicarages of Lower Easton and Two-mile-Hill are separate benefices. There are five dissenting chapels, four public schools, a school-charity with £36, and other charities with £26. 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].

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

George, St. co. Gloucester.

P. T. Bristol (114) 2m. E. Pop. 5334.

A parish in the hundred of Barton Regis; living, a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Bristol; valued in K. B. 7l. 5s. 7½d.; patron; (1829) H. Llewellen, Esq. The church is a spacious and plain modern building, with a large square tower, seventy-two feet high. In the neighbourhood is a small dwelling-house, formerly a Roman Catholic chapel it is still called St. Anthony's chapel.

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.

Bankrupts

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.

Hartland James, Saint George, Gloucestershire, brick maker, Dec. 22, 1837.

The London Gazette

WHEREAS a Petition of John Jefferies Burley for last eleven months residing and carrying on in the Hotwell road, in the city of Bristol, Beer Retailer, Journeyman Brushmaker, and Lodging-house Keeper, and for eight months previous thereto lodging No 8 Edward street, in the Dings in the said city, Journeyman Brushmaker, and for five months previous to the last mentioned residence residing in Ann street, Saint Philip's also in the said city of Bristol, Journeyman Brushmaker and during the whole of his residences carrying on his business and passing by the name of  John Jefferies and for four months previous to the last residence residing and carrying on business in copartnership with one Benjamin Hayes in Broomsgrove street in the borough of Birmingham, Beer Retailer, himself during such period following the business of a Journeyman Brushmaker, and for three months previous to the last mentioned residence residing and carrying on business in Smithfield, in the said borough of Birmingham Coffee-house and General Shopkeeper, Lodging house Keeper Journeyman Brushmaker and for six months previous the last mentioned residence residing and carrying business as a Huckster and Greengrocer, Lodging Keeper, and Journeyman Brushmaker in Cheapside in said borough of Birmingham and for one month previous to such last mentioned residence residing in Clarence road in the said borough of Birmingham and for five months previous to such last mentioned residence residing and carrying on business in West street in the said city Bristol, Beer Retailer and Lodging house Keeper, and Journeyman Brushmaker, and for ten months previous to the last mentioned residence residing at No 7 Lippiat's buildings in the parish of Saint George in the county Gloucester, Journeyman Brushmaker and Lodging house Keeper, and during the whole of the periods previous to his residing in Ann street Saint Philip's aforesaid carrying on his business and trading in the name of John Jefferies Burley an insolvent debtor having been filed in the County Court of Gloucestershire at Bristol and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said John Jefferies Burley under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided the said John Jefferies is hereby required to appear before the said Court on the 26th day of March next at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said John Jefferies Burley or that have any of his effects are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr James Gibbs one of the Clerks of the said Court, at his office, Tailor's court, Broad street, Bristol, the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent. - The London Gazette 1851. 

Directories

St. George Gloucestershire Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Saint George is a long straggling parish, 2½ miles north-east of Bristol, in the diocese of Bristol, in Barton Regis hundred and Clifton union, on the London road, in Bristol county court district. It consists of the hamlets of Two Mile Hill, Upper and Lower Eastons, and White-hall. The church of St. George is a neat stone edifice, and has a square embattled tower containing 2 bells; the interior, as also the porch on the north side, is in the Gothic style, with sittings for 910 persons, 645 of which are free; it has a chancel, nave, and two aisles; also a neat organ. The living is a vicarage, with 42 acres of glebe land and parsonage-house; the Rev. Thomas Nattle Grigg, B.A, is the vicar and patron. There are Wesleyan, Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and two handsome National schools, newly built, for boys, girls, and infants.

There are many market gardens, which supply the Bristol market, abundantly. Several collieries are in this neighbourhood. The soil is light and very rich. There is a county police station, with one sergeant and four constables. The pin manufactory of Messrs. Lambert affords employment to about 200 hands. There are a few small charities for the poor of the parish. The population in 1861 was 10,761; the area is 1,831 acres.

Upper and Lower Eastons are hamlets of St. George, one mile west. Here is St. Mark's church, a neat stone-built edifice in the Norman style of architecture, with square tower and 2 bells; it has nave and chancel, also a large stained-glass window. There are seats for about 420, all but 72 being free. The living is valued at £150 per annum; the Rev. Nathaniel Heywood, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, is the incumbent. There are National schools for boys and girls. Easton forms an ecclesiastical district, partly in St. Georare's and partly in Stapleton parish, with a population of 2,939.

Two Mile Hill, 1 mile north, is a long straggling hamlet, thickly peopled. The church of St. Michael was erected in 1855; the Rev. William Hood Sage, M.A., of Trinity College, Oxford, is the incumbent. Here are National and Infant schools. There are Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. This is an ecclesiastical district in St. George's township, with a population of 3,622.

Parish Clerk of St. George's, Robert Keedwell.

Parish Clerk of St. Michael's, Joe Naylor.

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

Allen Mr. George, Lower Easton

Atchley Abraham, esq. Whitehall

Atchley William Henry, esq

Bennett Mr. William, Lower Easton

Brain William, esq. Kingswood lodge

Brown Mr. Andrew, Whiteshill

Bryant Mr. Richard, Whitehall

Butler Mrs. Upper Easton

Cannington Mr. Thomas, Lower Easton

Collins Mr. Alfred, Lower Easton

Cooper Rev. David, M.A. [incumbent of Holy Trinity, Bristol]

Cox Mr. William, Upper Bath road

Cox John, esq. Kingscote house, Upper Bath road

Davis Mr. John, Lower Easton

Dix George, esq. Rose cottage

Dix John William Stone, esq. Rose cot

Eyres Mrs. Upper Easton

Featherstone Edward John, esq. Lower Easton

Garland Mr. George Henry, Low. Easton

Gibson Mr. James, Lower Easton

Godfrey Mr. William, Lower Easton

Grigg Rev. Thomas Nattle, B.A. [vicar]

Harris Mr. Richard, Lower Easton

Hayward Mr. Hugh, Upper Bath road

Hollebone Mrs. Lower Easton

Howell Mr. Thomas, Lower Easton

Lambert Charles, esq. Fillwood house, Kingswood

Lambert Charles James, esq. Fillwood villa, Kingswood

Martin Mr. William Prosser

May Mr. John, Lower Easton

Nicholas Mr. John Martin

Noake Mr. Isaac, Lower Easton

Pople Josiah, esq.

Sage Rev. William Hood, M.A. [incumbent of St. Michael's]

Shum Capt. Thos. H.M.E.I.S. Whiteshill

Stevens Mr. George, Lower Easton

Walsh Mr. Peter

White Mr. Joseph, Lower Easton

COMMERCIAL.

Atchley William Henry, solicitor

Bacon James, marine store dealer

Bailey James Purnell, beer retailer, Upper Bath road

Baker Samuel, brazier, Two Mile hill

Barnes Hugh, boot & shoe maker

Barratt Daniel, grocer

Barratt William, marine store dealer

Bartholomew James, market gardener, Two Mile hill

Bateman Elizth. (Mrs.), draper & grocer

Bateman Joseph, painter

Batt Samuel, beer retailer & grocer

Beak William, Bell

Bence James, butcher

Bird Isaac, grocer

Bird William, market gardener

Bisp Joseph, butcher

Bisp Thomas, Cherry Orchard

Bone James. Sugar Loaf

Brain Geo. Wm. & Joseph, coalmasters

Brain George, grocer & draper, Two Mile hill

Bridges James, painter & glazier, Two Mile hill

Bryant John, World's End

Bryant William, beer retailer

Bryant William, butcher

Burley John, beer retailer

Burley Joseph, market gardener

Churchill Christopher, farmer

Clarke Charles John, boot & shoe maker

Clement William, beer retailer

Collings Joseph, beer retailer

Collins John, grocer, Two Mile hill

Cook Harriet (Mrs.), market gardener, Whitehall

Cousens Samuel, farmer & grocer, Upper Bath road

Cousens Saml. market gnrdnr. Whitehall

Craymer Samuel, brick & tile maker

Davis Henry, grocer, Two Mile hill

Dawson Edward, Chequers, & farmer, Two Mile hill

Deverell John, beer retlr. Upper Easton

Dix Fredk. Black Horse, Two Mile hill

Elston John, King's Arms, Moorfields

Escutt George, farmer

Excell Thomas, marine store dealer

Farley Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer

Flemming Jsph. cabinet mkr. Moorfields

Flook Aaron, painter, plasterer & postmaster

Flook Daniel, grocer, Two Mile hill

Flook Jacob, market gardener, Whitehall

Flook Samuel, currier, Two Mile hill

Francis Joseph, baker

Gerrish Geo. market gardener, Whitehall

Gill John, shoemaker

Grace Henry, physician, vaccine station, Two Mile hill

Grates John, plumber &c

Hale John, boot & shoe maker

Harvey Henry William, blacksmith

Haskins Cornelius, grocer

Haskins Thos. shopkeeper, Two Mile hill

Headford James, brick & tile maker, Upper Easton

Hemming Robert, beer retailer

Hicks William, stone quarry master

Hobbs Thomas & George, carpenters & undertakers, Lower Easton

Hollister William, beer retailer

Holloway John, rope & twine maker, Lower Easton

Hopes Wm. wheelwright, Two Mile hill

Hopkins John, market gardener, Upper Bath road

Hunt John, market gardnr. Low. Easton

Hussey James, farmer, Two Mile hill

Iies James, carpenter, Two Mile hill

Iies Jeremiah, shopkeeper, Up. Bath rd

Jefferis Henry, beer retlr. Two Mile hill

Jetfries Wm. beer retailer, Up. Bath rd

Johnson George, market gardener, Lower Easton

Johnson Geo. market gardnr. Whitehall

Johnson John, market gardener

Jones Richard & Son, wheelwrights, Two Mile hill

Lambert Charles & Sons, pin manufacturers, wholesale & for exportation, Two Mile hill

Lawrance Wm. Scott, stone quarry mastr

Lemmon Wm. Wainbrook iron works

Leonard, Boult & Co. coalmasters, Upper & Lower Easton

Leonard Isaac, market gardnr. Whitehall

Leonard Samuel, fishmonger

Leonard Samuel Sweet, George & Dragon

Maggs Joseph, Waggon & Horses

Maggs Thos. market gardnr. Whitehall

Monk Wm. Holt, mining engineer

Mountain Robert, farmer

Netham Chemical Co. (limited), (Philip John Worsley, manager)

Nicholls Sarah (Mrs.), market gardener, Upper Bath road

Norman William, candle manufacturer

Nurse Robert, Rose & Crown, Two Mile hill

Nurse Wm. Pied Horse, Upper Batli rd

Olds William, basket maker

Osborne William. Three Crowns

Owen Elizabeth (Miss), brick & tile ma

Oxley Jas. beer retailer, Upper Easton

Parsons Isaac, market gardener, Lower Easton

Parsons John, farmer

Parsons Joseph, beer retailer, Whitehall

Parsons Thomas, market gardener, Lower Easton

Peacock George, grocer

Pettygrove Wm. grocer, Upper Bath rd

Phipps Aaron, carpenter & beer retailer, Two Mile hill

Phipps James, mason, Upper Bath road

Phipps Samuel, builder

Powel Eliza (Mrs.), market gardener, Upper Bath road

Prichards & Sons, comb makrs, Upper Easton

Prigg Samuel, beer retailer, Whitehall

Roach William & John, brick & tile makers, Upper Easton

Rogers Elizabeth (Mrs.), beer retailer

Rogers William, boiler makr. Moorfields

Rossiter Stephn. shoemkr. Two Mile hill

Rossiter Wm. Cousins, butcher & grocr

Rouch Joseph, baker

Sage Saml. brick & tile maker, Up. Easton

Saunderson E.R.( Mrs.), boarding school for young ladies, Upper Bath road

Scot George, draper

Sealy John. nursery & seedsman & florist

Shelland George, grocer

Smele James, draper

Smith Charles, Fire Engine

Smith James, grocer, Upper Easton

Smith Jonathan, Don John's Cross

Stone Jas. shopkeeper, Upper Bath rd

Stone John, grocer

Stone John, grocer, Two Mile hill

Stone William, corn chandler & grocer

Stone William, co-operative store

Sweet Stephen, tax collector

Thatcher John, stone quarry master

Thornhill & Dickson, nursery, seeds men & florists

Tilly James, maltster. Lower Easton

Tyler Eliza (Mrs.), mrkt. grdnr. WhitehaIl

Tyler Samuel, market gardnr. Whitehall

Walker Sarah, beer retailer. Crofts end

Wasborough John, coal mer. Low. Easton

Watkins Aaron, grocer

Watts William, baker

Wells George, shopkeeper

Whipple John, tailor & draper

Williams George, marine store dealer

Williams Thos. beer retailer, Up. Easton

Wilshire John, bootmaker, Up. Bath rd

Withers Robt. beer retailer & horse dealr

Witt Elizabeth (Mrs.), market gardener, Lower Easton

Wood Charles, cabinet maker

Wood Charles, King's Arms

Woodington Daniel, painter &c

Woodington William, boot & shoe mkr

Letters received through Bristol, which is also the nearest money order office.

Post Office. — Aaron Flook, postmaster. Letters received through Bristol, which is the nearest money order office

Public Schools: —

St. George's National, Robert Keedwell, master; Miss Jane Cecil, infants' mistress

St. Mark's National, Lower Easton, Edward Hathway, master

St. Michael's National (boys, girls & infants), Joe Naylor, master; Miss Mary Ann Carnotta, mistress

British (boys), John Wall Trew, master

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.

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Clifton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Bristol
  • Poor Law Union: Clifton
  • Hundred: Barton Regis
  • Province: Canterbury