1839 Robsons 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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LastNameFirstNameAddressOccupationJob CategoryStreet
NeateJamesThe BathLand Surveyor, auctioneer, appraiser & printerArchitects, Surveyors & Land AgentsBath Road
VirgoJamesKington LaneAuctioneerAuctioneers and ValuersKington
HignellStephenHigh StreetBakerBakersHigh Street
LaverGeorgeHigh StreetBakerBakersHigh Street
ScreenJamesHigh StreetBakerBakersHigh Street
WilliamsEdwardHigh StreetBaker & pork butcherBakersHigh Street
WhitefieldJonahMoreton MillMiller & bakerBakersMorton
Parslow, Rolph & YatesHigh StreetBankers (draw on Sir Charles Price, Marryatt & CoBanks and Building SocietiesHigh Street
ScarlettRichardSavings Bank, High StreetActuaryBanks and Building SocietiesHigh Street
PhilpotWilliamHigh StreetBasket & seive makerBasket MakersHigh Street
WathenWilliamChurch StreetRetailer of beerBeer & Spirits RetailersCastle Street
WilliamsJohnBeer retailerBeer & Spirits RetailersChapel Street
FordCharlesGloucester RoadRetailer of beerBeer & Spirits RetailersGloucester Road
JonesCharlesHigh StreetWhite Hart InnBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
LaneThomasHigh StreetCrown Commercial InnBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
PrewettJamesHigh StreetRetailer of beer, lets horses, van proprietorBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
CullimoreJamesSt John StreetRetailer of beer, boot & shoemakerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt John Street
CullimoreWilliamSt John StreetRetailer of beerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt John Street
WitherLukeSt John StreetBeer retailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt John Street
AmosEzraSt Marys StreetBeer Retailer and CooperBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
LovegroveSamuel W.St Mary StreetWine & Spirit MerchantBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
AllenSamuelBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
ButlerThomasRetailer of beerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WilliamsJosephBulls LaneSmithBlacksmithsBath Road
WilliamsMarkHigh StreetSmithBlacksmithsHigh Street
KingSusannahSt John StreetSmithBlacksmithsSt John Street
EleyMarthaHigh StreetStationer, religious tract depository also agent for Norwich Union fire and life officeBooksellers, Stationers & NewsagentsHigh Street
DyerJno.Church StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersCastle Street
HusbandJacobChurch StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersCastle Street
BindenGeorgeHigh StreetBoot & ShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
ChambersWilliamHigh StreetBoot and shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
KnappEdwinHigh StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
WilliamsJamesHigh StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
WinstonThomasHigh StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
PearceC. O.St John StreetBoot & shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersSt John Street
WithersJacobSt Mary StreetBoot and shoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersSt Marys Street
NicholsGeorgeHigh StreetButcherButchersHigh Street
IlesJohnSilver StreetButcherButchersSilver Street
WalkerGeorgeSt John StreetButcherButchersSt John Street
FaceyThomasSt Mary StreetPork butcher & shopkeeperButchersSt Marys Street
WalkerEstherSt Mary StreetButcherButchersSt Marys Street
RiceGeorgeThe PlainButcherButchersThe Plain
LewisThomasHigh StreetCabinet maker & teacher of musicCabinet MakersHigh Street
SlainWilliamBulls LaneCarpenterCarpentersBath Road
SmithThomasChurch StreetCarpenterCarpentersCastle Street
HodgesJohnGloucester RoadCarpenter & wheelwrightCarpentersGloucester Road
BrutonJamesHigh StreetCarpenterCarpentersHigh Street
CosshamGeorgeHigh StreetCarpenter and shopkeeperCarpentersHigh Street
CosshamJesseHigh StreetCarpenter and shopkeeperCarpentersHigh Street
BurchellDanielSt Mary StreetCarpenterCarpentersSt Marys Street
EllisRichardHigh StreetDruggist, stationer, book binder, oil and colourmanChemistsHigh Street
HarveyWilliamHigh StreetDruggist & cattle doctorChemistsHigh Street
HughesGriffithHigh StreetDruggistChemistsHigh Street
VaughanJamesHigh StreetDruggistChemistsHigh Street
WrightFrederick RobertHigh StreetDruggist and sub-distributor of stampsChemistsHigh Street
DavisHenryHigh StreetConfectioner, baker, china & glass dealerConfectioners & TobacconistsHigh Street
GastrellJohnChurch StreetCooper & lets horses etcCoopersCastle Street
RickettsThomasHigh StreetCooperCoopersHigh Street
ChambersElizabethHigh StreetStaymakerCorsetmakersHigh Street
FewsterGeorgeChurch StreetSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersCastle Street
JonesJamesHigh StreetSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersHigh Street
SalmonEdwardSilver StreetSurgeon, registrar of births and deathsDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersSilver Street
PhillipsAnnGloucester RoadDraperDrapersGloucester Road
ElliottJamesHigh StreetDraperDrapersHigh Street
CouncellThomas InmanHigh StreetGrocer and draper also Superintendent, Registrar of Marriages and Agent for Phoenix fire InsuranceGrocersHigh Street
WilcoxWiliam RadfordHigh StreetGrocer & draperGrocersHigh Street
ClutterbuckJamesHigh StreetHair cutter, perfumer & toy dealerHairdressersHigh Street
ElliottThomasSilver StreetHairdresserHairdressersSilver Street
LuceThomasSilver StreetHairdresserHairdressersSilver Street
HodgesJobSilver StreetHallierHauliers & CarriersSilver Street
BaylisWalterCarrierHauliers & CarriersUnspecified
ClowsJeremiahHigh StreetNew InnHotels, Appartments & Lodging HousesHigh Street
GaynerFrancesHigh StreetSwan Commercial Inn posting house and excise officeHotels, Appartments & Lodging HousesHigh Street
WillshenJamesSt John StreetAgent to Atlas Fire & Life OfficeInsuranceSt John Street
KnappDanielHigh StreetIronmonger & smithIronmongersHigh Street
KnappWilliamSt John StreetIronmonger, cutler, smith & nail manufacturerIronmongersSt John Street
CollingsJosephHigh StreetWatch & clock makerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
CollingsSamuelHigh StreetWatch & clock makerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
ColeAbrahamThe PlainMaltsterMaltstersThe Plain
CarwardineJohnHigh StreetSoapmaker & tallow chandlerManufacturersHigh Street
IlesDanielHigh StreetRope, twine, sack & sacking manufacturerManufacturersHigh Street
RussellJohnNail ManufacturerManufacturersUnspecified
BartlettNathanielChurch StreetMasonMasonsCastle Street
PowellJohnChurch StreetMasonMasonsCastle Street
PowellWilliamChurch StreetSculptor & masonMasonsCastle Street
SperrinM. & P.Church StreetMilliners, straw hat, dressmakers & shopkeepersMillinersCastle Street
BrutonElizabethHigh StreetStraw HatmakerMillinersHigh Street
ScarlettMaryHigh StreetMilliner & dressmakerMillinersHigh Street
TannerElizabethHigh StreetMilliner & dressmakersMillinersHigh Street
SaiseElizabethThe PlainMilliner & straw hat makerMillinersThe Plain
MorganThomasThe BathBath proprietorOtherBath Road
PearceE.Church StreetPortrait & landscape painterOtherCastle Street
GillmanFrancisHigh StreetCurrier & leather cutterOtherHigh Street
PalserDanielHigh StreetTinplate workerOtherHigh Street
SmithJno.High StreetTiler, plasterer & painterPlasterer & tilersHigh Street
LaneJohnHigh StreetPlumber, painter, glazier, & tinplate workerPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
MarshAaronHigh StreetPlumber, glazier & tinplate workerPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
WhiteCharlesHigh StreetPlumber, painter & glazierPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
ThompsonJohnUnion WorkhouseMasterPublic OfficialsGloucester Road
ThompsonMrsUnion WorkhouseMistressPublic OfficialsGloucester Road
JamiesonRobertHigh StreetExcise OfficerPublic OfficialsHigh Street
WilsonJosephSwan Inn, High StreetSupervisor of Excise OfficePublic OfficialsHigh Street
WrightThomasSwan Inn, High StreetCollector of ExcisePublic OfficialsHigh Street
SalmonP.Silver StreetDeputy Registrar of births and deathsPublic OfficialsSilver Street
RobertsonE. OakleySt John StreetRelieving OfficerPublic OfficialsSt John Street
EmbleyWilliamHigh StreetSaddler & harness makerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
FordWilliamHigh StreetSaddler & harness makerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
PitcherDanielHigh StreetSaddler, harness maker, rope & twine manufacturerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
GwynnRichardChurch StreetCheese FactorShopkeepersCastle Street
HopkinsWilliamChurch StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
MotleyGeorgeChurch StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
LucasHannahHigh StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersHigh Street
ShepherdGeorgeHigh StreetPost master & shopkeeperShopkeepersHigh Street
MorganJamesSt Mary StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt Marys Street
WilkesMarySt Mary StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt Marys Street
SaveryThomasCheese FactorShopkeepersUnspecified
RolphWilliamHigh StreetSolicitor, Steward to the Courts and Perpetual Commissioner for taking acknowledgements of deeds by married womenSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
ScarlettRichardHigh StreetSolicitor, clerk to Board of Guardians and Agent for Guardian Fire and Life OfficeSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
CrossmanT.The PlainPerpetual Commissioner for taking acknowledgements of deeds by married womenSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
Crossman & LloydThe PlainSolicitors also Clerks to Commissioners of Sewers, Clerk to the Magistrates & Clerk to the Trustees of Aust & Latteridge Turnpike roadsSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
MorganJohnChurch StreetTailorTailorsCastle Street
GaynerHenryHigh StreetTailorTailorsHigh Street
PowellGeorgeHigh StreetTailor & draperTailorsHigh Street
SmithThomasHigh StreetTailor & draperTailorsHigh Street
TannerJamesHigh StreetTailorTailorsHigh Street
TrayhernJamesHigh StreetTailor & parish clerkTailorsHigh Street
WilliamsMarkHigh SteetTailorTailorsHigh Street
HoareGeorgeBritish School for BoysMasterTeachersBath Road
LongstreethMrsBritish School for GirlsMistressTeachersBath Road
CarterHenryNational School for Boys and GirlsMasterTeachersCastle Street
HodsonAnnChurch StreetBoarding School for LadiesTeachersCastle Street
MorganWilliamChurch StreetDay School for boys and girlsTeachersCastle Street
SmithMaryNational School for Boys and GirlsMistressTeachersCastle Street
CosshamCharlotteHigh StreetDay School for GirlsTeachersHigh Street
FrankJohnHigh StreetBoarding School for GentlemenTeachersHigh Street
WegenerMariaHigh StreetBoarding & Day School for LadiesTeachersHigh Street
ChampionJohnSt John StreetBoarding and Day School for GentsTeachersSt John Street
HawtinRobertEndowed School for 24 boys and 12 girlsMasterTeachersSt Marys Street