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Guide to '''Gloucestershire ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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=== County Information ===
  
 
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“GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester, an inland, but partly maritime, county of England; bounded, on the NW, by Herefordshire and Worcestershire; on the N, by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; on the E, by Oxfordshire; on the SE, by Berks and Wilts; on the S, by Wilts and Somerset; on the W, by the Severn's estuary and by Monmouthshire... and its area is 805,102 acres... The hill section extends from end to end of the county; is, in some parts, 8 miles broad; bears the name of Cotswolds...  
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}} '''Gloucestershire''' is an inland but partly a maritime county located in South West [[England]]. It borders on [[Monmouthshire, Wales|Monmouthshire]] to the west.
 
 
 
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“GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester, an inland, but partly maritime, county of England; bounded, on t he NW, by Herefordshire and Worcestershire; on the N, by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; on the E, by Oxfordshire; on the SE, by Berks and Wilts; on the S, by Wilts and Somerset; on the W, by the Severn's estuary and by Monmouthshire... and its area is 805,102 acres... The hill section extends from end to end of the county; is, in some parts, 8 miles broad; bears the name of Cotswolds...  
 
  
 
“The county contains 356 parishes or quasi-parishes, parts of 5 others, and 10 extra-parochial tracts...  
 
“The county contains 356 parishes or quasi-parishes, parts of 5 others, and 10 extra-parochial tracts...  
  
“Gloucestershire is governed by a lord lieutenant, about 60 deputy lieutenants, and about 390 magistrates. It is in the Oxford judicial circuit, and in the Home military district. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Gloucester... The entire county is in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol... The places of worship in the political county, in 1851, were 433 of the Church of England, 96 of Independents, 102 of Baptists, 12 of Quakers, 7 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 144 of Wesleyan Methodists, 30 of Primitive Methodists, 7 of Bible Christians, 3 of the Wesleyan Association, 30 of Wesleyan Reformers, 11 of Calvinistic Methodists, 1 of the New Church, 8 of Brethren, 16 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, 14 of Roman Catholics, and 2 of Jews.  
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“The entire county is in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol... The places of worship in the political county, in 1851, were 433 of the Church of England, 96 of Independents, 102 of Baptists, 12 of Quakers, 7 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 144 of Wesleyan Methodists, 30 of Primitive Methodists, 7 of Bible Christians, 3 of the Wesleyan Association, 30 of Wesleyan Reformers, 11 of Calvinistic Methodists, 1 of the New Church, 8 of Brethren, 16 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, 14 of Roman Catholics, and 2 of Jews.  
  
“Population in 1801 was 250,723; in 1821, 336,190; in 1841, 431,495; in 1861, 485,770.”  
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“Population in 1801 was 250,723; in 1821, 336,190; in 1841, 431,495; in 1861, 485,770.” (John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales ''(1870-72). To see the full version, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=783060&word=NULL Vision of Britain].)
  
The above extract comes from: John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales ''(1870-72). To see the full version, go to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=783060&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
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=== Parishes ===
 
 
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=== Jurisdictions ===
 
  
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Gloucestershire '''parishes:'''<br>[[Gloucestershire Parishes#A|A]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#B|B]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#C|C]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#D|D]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#E|E]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#F|F]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#G|G]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#H|H]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#I|I]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#J|J]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#K|K]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#L|L]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#M|M]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#N|N]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#O|O]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#P|P]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#R|R]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#S|S]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#T|T]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#U|U]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#V|V]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#W|W]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#X|X]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Gloucestershire Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Gloucestershire.  
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Gloucestershire.  
  
==== Civil Districts  ====
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=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
  
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Gloucestershire was divided into civil districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of civil districts and the parishes they contain, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/gls.htm here].
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/gls.htm List of Gloucestershire Civil Registration Districts]
  
Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
==== Parishes  ====
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*Gloucestershire Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=14.0 RootsChat Gloucestershire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://gfhs.org.uk/ Gloucestershire Family History Society]
  
Here is an alphabetical list of the historic [[Gloucestershire Parishes|Gloucestershire parishes]], with links to their own pages.
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=== Probates  ===
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Before 1858, every town and parish&nbsp;in Gloucestershire was under the probate jurisdiction of a primary court and one or more secondary courts.&nbsp; To&nbsp;see a list of&nbsp;Gloucestershire parishes and the pre-1858 courts that had probate jurisdiction over them,&nbsp;go to [[Gloucestershire_Probate_Records#Court_Jurisdictions|Gloucestershire Probate Jurisdictions]].
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|Northeast = [[Warwickshire, England Genealogy|Warwickshire]]
 
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Abstracts of Wills.&nbsp; Article is a collection of Abstracts of Wills gathered from many sources covering 1654-1837 and includes Courtland SCHUYLER, formerly of Cheltenham, Co. Gloucester, but late of Cove, near Cork, Ireland dated 21 Sept. 1819 - Will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 26 March 1822.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970, pages 117-127, Family History Ref. 941.5 B2i
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|Southeast = [[Oxfordshire, England Genealogy|Oxfordshire]]<br />[[Wiltshire Genealogy|Wiltshire]]
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|South = [[Wiltshire, England Genealogy|Wiltshire]]
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|Southwest = [[Somerset, England Genealogy|Somerset]]
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|West = [[Monmouthshire, Wales Genealogy|Monmouthshire, ''Wales'']]
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|Northwest = [[Herefordshire, England Genealogy|Herefordshire]]
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
  
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Gloucestershire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/gloucestershire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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County Information

“GLOUCESTERSHIRE, or Gloucester, an inland, but partly maritime, county of England; bounded, on the NW, by Herefordshire and Worcestershire; on the N, by Worcestershire and Warwickshire; on the E, by Oxfordshire; on the SE, by Berks and Wilts; on the S, by Wilts and Somerset; on the W, by the Severn's estuary and by Monmouthshire... and its area is 805,102 acres... The hill section extends from end to end of the county; is, in some parts, 8 miles broad; bears the name of Cotswolds...

“The county contains 356 parishes or quasi-parishes, parts of 5 others, and 10 extra-parochial tracts...

“The entire county is in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol... The places of worship in the political county, in 1851, were 433 of the Church of England, 96 of Independents, 102 of Baptists, 12 of Quakers, 7 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 144 of Wesleyan Methodists, 30 of Primitive Methodists, 7 of Bible Christians, 3 of the Wesleyan Association, 30 of Wesleyan Reformers, 11 of Calvinistic Methodists, 1 of the New Church, 8 of Brethren, 16 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, 14 of Roman Catholics, and 2 of Jews.

“Population in 1801 was 250,723; in 1821, 336,190; in 1841, 431,495; in 1861, 485,770.” (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). To see the full version, go to Vision of Britain.)

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Gloucestershire parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Gloucestershire.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Gloucestershire Civil Registration Districts

Web Sites