Syde, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1686
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1578

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Syde

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SIDE, or Syde, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; 7½ miles NW by N of Cirencester r. station. Post town, Winstone, under Cirencester. Acres, 614. Real property, £886. Pop., 55. Houses, 11. The manor belongs to J. Hall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of G1oncester and Bristol. Value, £126. Patron, J. Hall, Esq. The church is good.

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

Directories

Side or Syde Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Side (or Syde) is a small village and parish in Cirencester union, containing, by the census of 1861, 55, and in 1871 the same number of inhabitants, and 614 acres of land; in the deanery of Stonehouse, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, East Gloucestershire, on the Cotswold Hills, about 1 mile west from the main road between Gloucester and Cirencester; 7 north-west from the latter place, 9 South from Cheltenham, and 11 south-east from Gloucester. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Walker Woollcombe, M.A., is valued at £100 per annum, with 31 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Misses Ramsbottom, who are ladies of the manor and owners of the whole parish. The church is a small edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave and chancel, with tower and 3 bells. There is a small charitable bequest for the benefit of the poor, distributed in money at Easter. The rateable value of this parish is £645.

Green Robert, farm steward to the Misses Ramsbottom

Letters through Cirencester, which is the nearest money order office.

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Side, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Syde, 1578-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Syde (Gloucestershire)

Marriages at Syde, 1686-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Side (Gloucestershire)

Parish registers for Side, 1686-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Side (Gloucestershire)

Computer printout of Syde, Gloucs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Syde, Gloucester, England ; christenings, 1578-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Syde, Gloucester, England ; marriages, 1578, 1609, 1639-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Marriages

Syde Marriages General Information

Marriages at Syde 1686 to 1812

Note. – Syde is said to be the smallest parish in the Diocese of Gloucester.  This will readily be believed when it is stated that the whole number of Marriages recorded between 1686 and 1812 amounts to only 24, and that the entries of all kinds to 1812 are contained in one small volume.

This single volume is headed :- “A new Register Booke for the parishe of Side.  Bought by us, John Turner and Thomas Webbe, Churchwardens, Anno Dom. 1685.”

As Syde was frequently held in plurality, some of the Marriage entries would doubtless be found in the Registers of neighbouring parishes.

The Marriage entries have been extracted by Rev. W. Symonds, M.A., and are printed with the sanction of the Rev. R. L. Crawley-Boevey, M.A., the Rector.

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1906.

Marriages at Syde 1686-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Transcriptions

Syde Marriages 1686 to 1812

Thomas Wallin & Mary Pomar, 30 Dec. 1698

James Lawrence & Mary Watkins, both p. Withington, 17 July 1718

Thomas Naish & Anne Freeman, both p. Brockworth, 16 Nov. 1718

John Blanch & Betty Vernum, 4 Oct. 1719

George Lawrence, p. Daglingworth, & Penellope Wooley, of this p., 2 Aug. 1730

John Parslow, p. N. Cerney, & Mary Webb, of this p., 13 Oct. 1732

Thomas Venfield & Elizabeth Prichard, both p. Elkstone, 14 Apr. 1733

Cheveral Jones & Elizabeth Dix, both of this p., 11 Mar. 1739

John Abell, p. Winston, & Beata Canter, of this p., 13 Feb. 1754

John Pill & Betty Herbert, both of this p., 30 Sept. 1759

Arnold Hope, p. Bledington, & Jane Brunsdon, of this p., 21 July 1760

Robert Brown, p. Brimpsfield, & Ann turner, of this p., lic., 27 Sept. 1762

John Price & Hester Mitchel, both of this p., 10 Oct. 1768

John Musto & Eleanor Scriven, both of this p., 9 Oct. 1775

William Fryer, p. Longney, & Anne Lyne, of this p., lic., 22 Apr. 1784

William Townsend, p. Weston, Glouc., & Ane Web, p. Dunsborne Abbots, lic., 1 Apr. 1785

William Herbert, p. Churchdown, & Hannah Line, of this p., lic., 28 Apr. 1788

John Herbert, p. Elmston, Glouc., & Susannah Lyne, this p., lic., [this order], 2 May 1786

Thomas Lyne, of this p., & Betty Blake, p. Withington, lic., 1 June 1790

Henry Herbert, p. Brinsfield, Glouc., & Ann Marshfield, of the same p., 10 Oct. 1796

Thomas Smith, p. Brinsfield, Glouc., w., & Mary Bryan, of this p., lic., 18 July 1797

John Bartlett, p. Cirencester, & Hester Price, of this p., lic., 26 Nov. 1797

Robert Chappel Shill & Prudence Golding, both of this p., 30 May 1809

Thomas Goulding, p. Baunton, & Rachael March, this p., 30 Oct. 1809

[No Marriages entered 1810-12.]

[The following note occurs in this Register :- “On Munday, 30 October 1749, dyed at his house at Syde, Walter Ridler, Esq., and was buried in the family vault at Edgworth.”  Fosbrooke says the Ridlers sold Syde to the Kingscotes.]

Source: Gloucestershire Parish Register. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol. XII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1906.

Administration

County: Gloucestershire
Civil Registration District: Cirencester
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: Cirencester
Hundred: Rapsgate
Province: Canterbury