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Guide to Downend, Gloucestershire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Downend, Gloucestershire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Barton Regis
County Gloucestershire
Poor Law Union Keynsham PLU
Registration District Keynsham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1831; For more records see Mangotsfield
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bristol
Diocese Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Gloucestershire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

DOWN-END, a hamlet, in the parish of Horsley,union of Stroud, hundred of Longtree, E. division of Gloucestershire. [1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Census records

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee ($) or free.

  • FamilySearch now has all of the British Censuses available.
  • FindMyPast ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • Ancestry.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
  • The Genealogist.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Gloucestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 84-88. Date accessed: 19 March 2013.

 

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