Test 1830 Pigots Commercial Directory

Thornbury, together with chapelries of Falfield, Oldbury upon Severn and Rangeworthy, and the tythings of Kington and Morton contains 3760 inhabitants.

The Corporation, now merely nominal, consists of a Mayor and 12 Aldermen, with a serjeant at mace and two constables.  A manorial court leet is held annually, and occasionally a court baron; also a manor court for the surrender of admissions to copyhold.  A court for the recovery of debts under 40s for the hundred is held once in three weeks on Thursday; and a court of record for the pleas to any amount for the honour of Gloucester is also held every weeks on Tuesday.

There are places of worship in the parish, apart from the church, situated for the use of the Baptists, the Society of Friends, Independents and Wesleyan Methodists.  A Free Grammar School was founded and endowed in 1648 by William Edwards, its funds having been augmented by subsequent benefactors.  Here are six alms-houses for fifteen poor people, founded by Sir John Stafford in the reign of James I.

Post Office – George Shepherd, postmaster.  Letters arrive from London 11am, despatched 4pm.  Letters arrive from Bristol and all parts 11am and 20 mins past 4pm., despatched half past 8am, and 4pm.

Coaches  

  • Bristol, Berkeley, Hunt, from Swan Inn leaves Mon, Tues Thurs and Sat, morn 10; returns night 6.
  • Bristol Mail cart from Prewett’s, High Street leaves daily 4pm, returns daily 11am.
  • Bristol Prewett’s van for passengers etc from his own house leaves daily, Sunday excepted, 8am, returns 7pm.
  • Dursley, Berkeley Hunt from Swan Inn leaves Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat night 6, returns morning 10.
  • The Royal Mail passes through from Bristol daily 20 mins past 4pm and proceeds through Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Birmingham, thence by railway to Manchester, returns half past 8am and proceeds to Bristol.

Carriers

  • To Bristol, Baylis, from his own house, leaves Tues, Thurs and Sat morn, returns Tues, Thurs and Sat night.
  • To Bristol, Beck, from New Inn, Wednesday.
  • To Bristol, Greenman, from his own house, leaves Tues, Thurs and Sat morn, returns Tues, Thurs and Sat night.
  • To Bristol, Tanner and Baylis, from New Inn, Tues and Fri.
  • To Rodborough, from thence to London and all parts, Tanner and Baylis, from New Inn, leaves Wed and Sat, returns Mon and Thurs.
  • To Stroud, Beck, from New Inn, leaves Thurs, returns Tues.

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YearNameDate in RegisterModern FormatWitnesses IncludePiece & Folio Numbers
1672Mary Bradshaw of Thornbury to John Hollaway of Thornbury at Frenchay?28th September 1672
1675John Shermer of Purton in Wilts and Elizabeth Smith of ThornburyÊ11th day 8th month 167511th October 1675RG6/1190 page 14
1675Francis Pinnell senior of Olveston and Bridgett Taylor of Thornbury19th day 3rd month 167519th May 1675RG6/1190 page 14
1678John Gayner of Thornbury and Alice Williams of the same8th day 7th month 16788th September 1678RG6/1190 page 15
1678Thomas Morris and Mary Holloway both of Thornbury24th day 9th month 167824th November 1678RG6/1190 page 15
1678John Cooksy of Thornbury and Hannah Russell of Littleton12th day 3rd month 167812th May 1678RG6/1190 page 14
1679John Boulton of Olveston and Mary Packer of Morton daughter of John Packer2nd day 2nd month 16792nd day April 1679RG6/1190 page 15
1679Andrew Williams of Olveston and Hannah Thurston of the same daughter of Samuel Thurston of Thornbury27th day 2nd month 167927th April 1679RG6/1190 page 15
1679Phillip Mansell of Thornbury (sic but see witnesses) and Dorothy Steef (sic but see witnesses) of Over manifested their intentions on the 3rd day 6th month commonly called August 1679 published on 14th day on the same month and year3rd day 7th month called September in the year according to consultation now used in England 16793rd September 1679Phillip Mansfild, Dorothy Mansfild, Thomas Stiff, Daniel Stiff, Joseph Mansfield,Ê etcRG6/1359
1679John Adams of Coat in the parish of Olveston and Jane Guffers ? of Ircott in the parish of Almondsbury8th day 3rd month 16798th May 1679RG6/1190 page 15
1681Thomas Joans of Thornbury and Sarah Wilks manifested their intentions 5th day 4th month 1681 published on 19th day 4th month the year aforesaid28th day 4th month called June 168128th June 1681RG6/1426 Folio 2
1682William Whitt ? of ? in Monmouth yeoman and Mary Littell of Thornbury manifested their intentions 23rd day 3rd month 1682 and published on 11th day 4th month 1682 at Thornbury4th day 5th month 16824th July 1682Sarah LittleRG6/1426 Folio3
1682Christopher Young of Hoape yeoman and Alis Boy of Tytherington manifested their intentions 7th day 11th month 1682, published at Thornbury 25th day of 12th month 168213th day 1st month 1682/313th March 1683Francis Boye, Jacob Young, Hester Boye, Joseph Boye etcRG6/1426 Folio 4
1682Daniel Weare of Thornbury saddler and Hannah Packer ? of Morton manifested their intentions 24th day 10th month 1682, published at Thornbury 18th day 12th month 168210th day 2nd month 168310th April 1683RG6/1426 Folio 4
1683William Neck of Eastwood in the parish of Thornbury yeoman and Sarah Lansdown of same manifested their intentions on the 11th day 9th month 1683, published on 23rd day 10th month 1683 at Thornbury12th day 12th month 168312th February 1684Mary Lansdown, Joan Lansdown etcRG6/1426 Folio 5
1683/4Thomas Summers of Pensford in Somerset baker and Elizabeth Smith of Newton manifested their intentions on 10th day 12th month 1683/4, published on 9th day 1st month 1683/4 at Pensford and at Thornbury23rd day 1st month 1683/423rd March 1684RG6/1426 Folio 5
1683/84Thomas Wickam of Marshfield saddle maker and Sarah Littell of Thornbury manifested their intentions 16th day 1st month 1683/84, published at Marshfield and Thornbury on 20th day 2nd month 16844th day 3rd month 16844th May 1684Martha Little, Thomas Morris etcRG6/1426 Folio 6
1686Francis Boy of Tytherington and Hannah Young daughter of Christopher Young of Irkett manifested their intentions 21st day 1st month 1685 published 18th day 2nd month 168516th day 3rd month 168616th June 1686John Young Christopher YoungRG6/1426 Folio 7
1687John Mabett of Thornbury baker and Susanah Andrews of same manifested their intentions 13th day 9th month 1687 and published on 18th day 10th month 1687 in Thornbury11th month called January 1687January 1688Thomas Mabett Elizabeth Mabett etcRG6/1426 Folio 8
1687John Hawes of Kingsington in Middlesex husbandman and Mary Thurston of Thornbury manifested their intentions on 19th day 12th month 1687 and published at Thornbury on 25th day 1st month called March 16884th day 2nd month 16884th April 1688Susann Hawes, Elizabeth Thurston, Jonathan Thurston, John Thurston etcRG6/1426 Folio 8
1688Henry Jenkings of Oldbury husbandman and Mary Cox of Morton manifested their intentions 11th day 10th month 1687 and published at Thornbury 4th day 1st month 1687/817th day 2nd month called April 168817th April 1688RG6/1426 Folio 9
1689Jonathan Thurston of Thornbury baker and Susannah Haws of Thornbury manifested their intentions 14th day 2nd month 1689 and published at Thornbury on 16th day 4th month 16897th day 5th month 16897th July 1689John Thurston, Anna Thurston, Jane Thurston, Sarah Thurston etcRG6/1426 Folio 9
1690William Witt of Morton yeoman and Alis Thorne of Thornbury manifested their intentions 8th day 4th month 1690 published 7th day 7th month 169014th day of 7th month 169014th September 1690RG6/1426 Folio 10
1690William Burton of Thornbury schoolmaster and Sarah Weeks of Alveston manifested their intentions 18th day 11th month called January 1690 and published at Thornbury 22nd day of 12th month 169022nd day 1st month 169022nd day March 1691Elizabeth Weeks etcRG6/1426 Folio 1
1691Thomas Morris of Thornbury baker and Christian Hawksworth of Thornbury manifested their intentions on the 18th day 8th month 1691 published on 15th day 9th month 1691 at Thornbury2nd day 10th month 16912nd December 1691William Morris, Thomas Alloway etcRG6/1426 Folio 2
1691/2James Motley of Thornbury cordwinder and Sarah Thurston of Thornbury manifested their intentions on 27th day 10th month 1691 published at Thornbury 14th day 12th month 16916th day 1st month 1691/26th January 1692RG6/1426 Folio 10
1693Joel Cob of Hill and Mary Tayler daughter of Thomas Tayler of Milbury Heath manifested their intentions on 26th day 11th month 1692, published at Thornbury on 19th day 1st month 1692/316th day 2nd month called April 169316th April 1693Thomas Tayler, Robert Tayler and Sarah Tayler etcRG6/1426 Folio 11
1694Thomas Edwards of Thornbury and Mary Player of Thornbury manifested their intentions on the 29th day 2nd month 1694 and published at Thornbury 7th day 8th month 169414th day 8th month 169414th October 1694James Player, Samuel Player, Sarah Player and Alice Player etcRG6/1426 Folio 12
1695Mary Barton of Thornbury to Joseph Cannings junior victualler or butcher at Frenchay manifested their intentions on 10th day 1st month 1694/5 published at Thornbury on 9th day 4th month 16951st day 7th month called September 16951st September 1695Joseph Canings, John Barton, Jonathan Barton, Thomas Barton snrRG6/1426 Folio 13
1696John Packer of Morton yeoman and Sarah Smart of Morton manifested their intentions 24th day 3rd month 1696 and published at Thornbury 6th day 4th month 169623rd day 4th month 169623rd June 1696Henry Smart, John Packer etcRG6/1426 Folio 13
1698John Mabett of Thornbury baker and Sarah Paker (Packer?) of Morton manifested their intentions of marriage 14th day 6th month 1698 published on 18th day 7th month 169819th day 8th month 169819th October 1698RG6/1426 Folio 14
1698Thomas Allway of Thornbury ? and Rebeca Thurston of Thornbury manifested their intentions on 17th day 5th month 1698 published at Thornbury 14th day 6th month 169819th day 8th month 169819th October 1698Anna Thurston John Thurston junior etcRG6/1426 Folio 15
1700Joell Cob of Hull alias Hill husbandman and Joane Grifen of ? manifested their intentions on 1st day 7th month 1700 published their intentions at Thornbury 20th day 8th month 170014th day 9th month 170014th November 1700Micaiah CobbRG6/1426 Folio 15
1704Richard Wadge of Port Isaac Cornwall mariner and Elizabeth Thurston of Thornbury manifested their intentions on 3rd day 2nd month 1704 at Olveston published 9th day 2nd month 1704 at Minver in Cornwall and on 16th day of 2nd month 1704 at Thornbury3rd day 3rd month 1704 (at Olveston)3rd May 1704Sarah Thurston, Mary Thurston, Edward Thurston, Dorothy Thurston, John and Susannah Thurston etc.RG6/1426 Folio 17
1705/6Charles Fowler of Woodchester mercer son of John Fowler of Minchinhampton and Mary Thurston daughter of Sarah Thurston of Thornbury widow14th day 1st month called March 1705/614th March 1706Sarah Thurston Daniel Fowler and Sarah Fowler etcRG6/1426 Folio 18
1707Joseph Sturge junior of Gaunts Ircott and Mary Young of Rough Ircott manifested their intentions on 3rd day of 12th month 1706 and published on 16th day 1st month 1706 at Olveston and 23rd day of 1st month 1706 at Thornbury6th day 3rd month 17076th May 1707Joseph Sturge, Jacob Young, Jacob Young junior, Thomas Sturge, Hester Young, Christopher Young, Nathan Sturge, Elizabeth Sturge and Mary Sturge etcRG6/1426 Folio 19
1707Nathaniel Cooksey son of John Cooksey of Thornbury and Hester Boy daughter of Francis Boy of Stidcott in the parish of Tytherington manifested their intentions on the 7th day 2nd month 1707 at Olveston. They were published on 18th day 3rd month 1707 at Thornbury.2nd day 5th month 17072nd July 1707John Cooksey, Francis Boy, Hannah Boy, William Boy, Hannah Boy, William Cooksey etcRG6/1426 Folio 19
1708George Bingham of Thornbury married Anne Fowler of Thornbury at Frenchay30th day 1st month 170830th March 170823+RG6/1426 folio 24
1707Jane Bishop of Chipping Sodbury to Edward Parker of Thornbury mercer8th day 2nd month 17078th April 170728+RG6/1443 folio 13
1709John Thurston junior mercer of Thornbury and Hester Young daughter of Christopher Young late of Rough Ircot deceased27th day 1st month 170927th March 170943+RG6/1426 folio 24
1709John Gainer junior of Thornbury to Hannah Boy daughter of Francis Boy of Stidcott in Tytherington manifested their intentions on 6th day 4th month called June 1709 published their intentions on 17th day of 5th month called July 170917th day of 6th month called August 170917th August 1709John Gayner Richard Gayner William Gayner Francis Boy and Hannah Boy etcRG6/1426 Folio 21
1710Edward Parker of Thornbury mercer and Susanna Allway of the same manifested their intentions 3rd day 2nd month called April 1710 published at Thornbury 1st day 3rd month called May 171013th day 4th Month called June 171013th June 1710RG6/1426 Folio 21
1713Samuel Thurston of Thornbury baker and Mary Mutley spinster daughter of James Mutley of Morton manifested their intentions 2nd day 9th month 1713 at Frenchay published at Thornbury 20th day 10th month 171317th day 12th month 171317th February 1714James Mutley Jonathan Thuston Susanna Thurston George Mutley John Thurston Hannah Thurston John Thurston Sarah Thurston Susanna Thurston jnr etcRG6/1426 Folio 24
1713James Reeve late of Antigua and Jane White of Thornbury spinster signified their intentions onÊ 2nd day 9th month 1713 at Frenchay, published at Thornbury on 20th day 10th month next following14th day 11th month 171314th January 1714Charles and Frances Reeve etcRG6/1426 Folio 23
1717Joseph Player of Thornbury cooper and Susanna Parker widow of same place manifested their intentions at Olveston 2nd day 10th month called December 1717 published 20th day 11th month following in Thornbury23rd day 12th month 1717.23rd February 1718RG6/1426 Folio 25
1718Bovey Clarke son of John Clarke tallow chandler and Sarah Boye spinster daughter of Francis Boye late of Tytherington yeoman deceased manifested their intentions 2nd day 12th month called February 1718 at Sodbury and published on 22nd day of 1st month called March next at Thornbury12th day 3rd month called May 171912th May 1719William Boye,RG6/1426 Folio 27
1718Joseph Mabbett of Thornbury taylor and Hannah Thurston spinster eldest daughter of Jonathan Thurston late of Thornbury baker deceased manifested their intentions 3rd day 12th month 1717 at Sodbury, published on 9th day 1st month 1718 at Thornbury25th day 1st month 171825th March 1718Susannah Thurston, John Thurston, Joseph Thurston, John Thurston jnr, Sarah Thurston, Susannah Thurston jnr, Jonathan Thurston, Hester Thurston, Mary Mabbett etcRG6/1426 Folio 26
1719John Thurston of Thornbury baker and Mary Hibbs of same spinster manifested their intentions 5th day 11th month called January 1718, published on 22nd day of 12th month following at Thornbury7th day 2nd month called April 17197th April 1719Susannah Thurston,Ê Joseph Thurston, John Thurston, Jonathan Thurston,Ê Sarah Thurston, Susannah Thurston junior,Ê Hester Thurston etcRG6/1426 Folio 26
1721William Boye of Tytherington and Hester Tyler daughter of Samuel Tyler of Frampton Cotterell tanner lately deceased manifested their intentions 6th day 1st month 1720 at Frenchay, published 23rd day 2nd month following at Frenchay22nd dayÊ 4th month 172122nd June 1721Elizabeth Boye, Hannah Boye etcRRG6/1366
1723George Mutley of Morton and Elizabeth Boye spinster one of the daughters of Francis Boye late of Tytherington yeoman deceased manifested their intentions on 6th day 11th month called January last passed and published 23rd day 12th month following at Thornbury18th day 1st month called March 172318th March 1723James Mutley and Sarah Mutley etcRG6/1426 Folio 29
1723Richard Robbins late of Cirencester now of Thornbury and Mary Thurston of Thornbury manifested their intentions at Olveston on 5th day 6th month called August last passed andÊ published on 22nd day of 7th month following at Thornbury15th day 8th month called October 172315th October 172321 namesRG6/1426 Folio 33
1724Charles Fowler of Woodchester mercer and Elizabeth White of Thornbury widow7th day 1st month called March 17247th March 1724RG6/1426 Folio 30
1726Theophilus Lewis of Cirencester yeoman and Elizabeth Holland of Thornbury spinster manifested their intentions 4th day 2nd month called April 1726 published 15th day 3rd month following at Thornbury19th day 4th month 172619th June 1726William Lewis Nathaniel Lewis Hannah Holland etcRG6/1426 Folio 31
1727William Lewis of Cirencester clothier and Hannah Holland of Thornbury spinster manifested their intentions on 2nd day 11th month 1726 published 19th day 12th month 1726 at Thornbury12th day 1st month called March 172712th March 1727Theophilus Lewis etcRG6/1426 Folio 31
1729Jonathan Blanch of Rough Erthcott yeoman and Mary Frampton eldest daughter of Robert Frampton of Thornbury maltster20th day 2nd month 172920th April 172916 namesRG6/1426 folio 37
1730John Powell of Thornbury cooper and Mary Player spinster one of the daughters of Joseph Player of Thornbury cooper manifested their intentions 2nd day 9th month called November last passed, published 3rd day 11th month called January instant31st day of 11th month called January 173031st January 1731Joseph PlayerRG6/1426 Folio 34
1732/33John Cooksey of Bristol cordwainer and Elizabeth Bonner daughter of John Bonner late of Taunton mason deceased signified their intentions on 12th day of 1st month 1732/33 published their intentions on 3rd day 2nd month following26th day of 2nd month 1733 (at Bristol)26th April 1733Hester Cooksey, Hannah Cooksey etcRG6/1417
1735Isaac Sharples of Winscombe in Somerset yeoman and Hester Thurston of Thornbury widow having declared their intentions15th day 2nd month called April 173515th April 173546+RG6/1426 Folio 35
1736Hugh Greenfield of Nailsea in Somerset yeoman and Elinor Tanner of Kington spinster22nd day 6th month called June 173622nd June 1736William Tanner, Mary Tanner, Hugh Greenfield etcRG6/1426 Folio 36
1756Joseph Powell tallow chandler and soap boiler of the parish of St James in County of Gloucester son of John and Mary Powell of Ashley Farm in said County and Sarah Davis of Thornbury daughter of Webb and Rachell Davis both deceased22nd day 12th Month 175622nd December 1756Webb Davis, John Powell snr, Esther Davis, John Powell etcRG6/1426 Folio 42
1770Charles Trusted son of Charles Trusted of Walford in the County of Hereford yeoman by Elizabeth his wife and Mary Motley daughter of James Motley of Morton yeoman by Hannah his wife both deceased12th day 12th month called December 1770 at Thornbury12th December 1770Thomas Trusted, James Motley, Ann Motlry etcRG6/1426 Folio 44
1779Jabez Thorp of Nottingham woolstapler son of Joseph Thorp late of Crompton in County of York deceased by Mary his wife and Maria Holdship daughter of Richard and Betty Holdship of Thornbury22nd 6th month called June 177922nd June 1779Betty Holdship, Sophia HoldshipRG6/335 Folio 2
1790George Burge of city of Bristol baker son of Isaac Burge and Hannah his wife and Sarah Cole daughter of William Cole taylor of Thornbury and Sarah his wife deceased.22nd September 179022nd September 1790Isaac Burge, Richard Burge, Susannah Burge, William Cole, Mary Cole, George Cole, Eliz. Cole, John Cole etcRG6/335 Folio 19
1790Thomas Cole of Thornbury taylor son of William Cole taylor of Thornbury and Sarah his wife deceased and Martha Young of Thornbury daughter of Thomas Young deceased and Mary his wife of Thornbury22nd September 179022nd September 1790Mary Young junior, William Cole, Mary Cole, George Cole, Eliz. Cole, John Cole etcRG6/335 Folio 20RG6/1426 Folio 46
1793Robert Young schoolmaster of Thornbury son of Thomas Young deceased and Martha his wife and Mary Motley of Morton widow daughter of Joseph Clarke yeoman deceased and Hannah his wife of Temple in SomersetÊThe last wedding in the old Meeting House3rd April 17933rd April 1793Hannah Clarke Jno. Clarke, Thomas Young, Thomas Motley etcRG6/335 Folio 23RG6/335 Folio 47
1825James Thurlow of High Wycombe, Bucks, son of Thomas Thurlow of Diss in Norfolk woolcomber & Sarah both deceased and Lydia Young daughter of Robert Young of Thornbury grocer and Mary his wife8th day 9th month 18258th September 1825Joseph Motley, Kingweston yeoman + 3 moreRG6/362 folio 48
1834William Palmer of Gloucester son of William Palmer of Radway, Warwickshire, yeoman deceased and Hannah his wife and Jane Wansborough daughter of John Wansborough gentleman of Thornbury and Mary his wife.9th day 7th month 18349th July 1834John Beard of Olveston yeoman, James Moxham schoolmaster of Thornbury & Edmund Watts schoolmaster of Charlbury
1845Joseph Young Sturge, full age, land surveyor of 9 Southwell Street, son of Young Sturge, land surveyor and Caroline Harwood, full age, of Portland Square, daughter of Samuel Harwood leather factor.?11th February 1845