1842 Pigots Directory

Thornbury is governed by a Mayor and 12 Aldermen, a serjeant at mace and two constables, but the power of these officers is much limited by disuse.  The Hon. Henry Howard is lord of the manor and holds an annual court leet; a court for the borough, and another for the hundred, for the recovery of debts under 40s is held every three weeks, also a court of record for the Honour of Gloucester, which takes cognizance of pleas to any amount, once within the same period.  Thornbury is a polling station at the election of county members for West Gloucester.

The clothing business formerly flourished here, but has long been lost, and the town has now but little trade.

There are places of worship in the parish, apart from the church, situated for the use of Baptists, Independents, the Society of Friends and Wesleyan Methodists.  The charities are an almshouse, founded by Sir John Stafford; a free school for teaching poor children.

The market is now held on every second Wednesday, monthly instead of a weekly one as formerly on Saturday. Fairs, Easter Monday, August 15th, and the Monday next before 21st December.

Population – Thornbury parish with its several chapelries contained 4375 inhabitants in 1831 and at the late census (1841) the reduced number of 4,190. (Note that later directories say the number of inhabitants in 1841 census was 4706).

Post Office – George Shepherd, postmaster.  Letters from London, Birmingham etc  arrive every forenoon at eleven, and are despatched thereto every afternoon at half past three.  Letters from Bristol, the West of England and South Wales arrive every afternoon at half past four and are despatched thereto every morning at half past five.  Letters from Gloucester etc arrive every morning at half past five, and are despatched thereto every afternoon at half past four.


  • To Birminham the Royal Mail (from Bristol) calls at the Swan, every afternoon at half past four; goes through Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Droitwich.
  • To Bristol the Royal Mail (from Birmingham) calls at the Swan, every morning at six.


  • the nearest station is Bristol 11 miles south for travel to Bath, London and intermediate places and westward to Bridgewater, Taunton etc.
  • Gloucester Station is 22 miles distant for travel to Birmingham and thence to almost any part of England.

Vans for passengers and luggage

  • To Berkeley & Dursley, Thomas Barnett, every Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat.
  • To Bristol, Thomas Barnett and James Prewett, daily.


  • To Bristol, Thomas Greenman and W. Baylis, from their houses, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Last NameFirst NamesAddressOccupationJob CategoryStreet or Area
DaleCapt.KingtonR.N.Army and NavyKington
NeateJamesAuctioneer & SurveyorAuctioneers and ValuersUnspecified
VirgoJamesAuctioneer & AppraiserAuctioneers and ValuersUnspecified
Rolph, Yates & ParslowBankersBanks and Building SocietiesUnspecified
ScarlettRichardSavings Bank, Castle StreetActuaryBanks and Building SocietiesCastle Street
PhilpotWilliamBasket MakerBasket MakersUnspecified
LaneThomasCrown, High StreetPublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
BarberCharlesNew Inn, ShepherdinePublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersShepherdine
GaynerFrancisSwan, High StreetPublican and Posting and Excise OfficeBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
JonesCharlesWhite Hart, The PlainPublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersThe Plain
BinderElizabethBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
ButlerJohnBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
CullimoreJamesBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
CullimoreWilliamBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
HodgesJamesBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
PrewettJamesBeer Retailer and Omnibus Owner (van to Bristol with Thomas Barnett daily)Beer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WathenWilliamBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WilliamsJohnBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WitherLukeBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
MichaelJamesSpirit DealerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
DowardShip, AlvestonPublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersAlveston
KnappDaniel PitcherBlacksmith and IronmongerBlacksmithsUnspecified
KnappWilliamBlacksmith and IronmongerBlacksmithsUnspecified
ChambersWilliamBoot & Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
CullimoreJamesBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
DyerJohn GeorgeBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
GoughDanielBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
HusbandJacobBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
KnappEdwinBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
PearceCharles OwenBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
WinstoneThomasBoot and Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
MarshAaronBrazier, Tinner and PlumberBraziers & TinplatersUnspecified
PalserDanielBrazier and TinmenBraziers & TinplatersUnspecified
WilliamsEdwardPork ButcherButchersUnspecified
EllisRichardChymist and Druggist & StationerChemistsUnspecified
HarveyWilliamChymist & DruggistChemistsUnspecified
HughesGriffithsChymist and DruggistChemistsUnspecified
VaughanJamesChymist and DruggistChemistsUnspecified
BatholomewJames (Rev)ClergyClergyUnspecified
CharltonRobert John (Rev.)AlvestonClergyClergyAlveston
CrossWilliam Jerman (Rev)ClergyClergyUnspecified
DaviesWilliam (Rev)RockhamptonClergyClergyRockhampton
DoveWilliam (Rev)ClergyClergyUnspecified
DavisHenryConfectionerConfectioners & TobacconistsUnspecified
HignellStephenCorn and Provision DealerCorn DealersUnspecified
FewsterGeorgeSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
GingellDaniel (Dr)MoretonSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersMorton
JonesJamesSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
SalmonEdwardSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
SalmonWilliam GroveSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
CouncellThomas InmanLinen and Woollen DraperDrapersUnspecified
DoddJohnLinen and Woolllen DraperDrapersUnspecified
ElliotJamesLinen and Woollen Drapers, Silk Mercers, Haberdashers glover & lacemanDrapersUnspecified
CosshamGeorgeGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CosshamJesseGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CouncellThomas InmanGrocer & Dealer in Sundries & Fire Office AgentGrocersUnspecified
CrockerGeorge StinninsGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
DoddJohnGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
FaceyThomasGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
HopkinsWilliamGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
LucasHannahGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
MotleyGeorgeGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
ShepherdGeorgeGrocer & dealer in sundries & Post OfficeGrocersUnspecified
ClutterbuckJamesHairdresser & PerfumerHairdressersUnspecified
BarnettThomasVan to Berkeley & Dursely with James Prewett, every Mon. Tues. Thurs. & Sat (and Bristol daily)Hauliers & CarriersUnspecified
BarnettThomasVan to Bristol (daily)Hauliers & CarriersUnspecified
GreenmanThomasCarrier to Bristol from his house (Tues, Thurs and Sat)Hauliers & CarriersUnspecified
BaylisWCarrier to Bristol from his house (Tues, Thurs and Sat)Hauliers & CarriersUnspecified
WillshenJamesFire Office AgentInsuranceUnspecified
CollingsAlfredWatch and Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersUnspecified
CollingsJosephWatch and Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersUnspecified
CollingsSamuelWatch and Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersUnspecified
IlesDanielRope Twine and Sack MakerManufacturersUnspecified
PowellWilliamStone MasonMasonsUnspecified
SperrinMatilda & PriscillaMillinersMillinersUnspecified
BrutonMaryStraw Hat MakerMillinersUnspecified
CollingsElizabethStraw Hat MakerMillinersUnspecified
EleyElizabethStraw Hat Maker & MillinerMillinersUnspecified
ThomasKeziaStraw Hat MakerMillinersUnspecified
GillmanFrancisLeather SellerOtherUnspecified
WilsonJamesNail makerOtherUnspecified
EddingtonWilliamPainter, Plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
LaneJohnPainter, Plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
WhiteCharlesPainter, Plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
ThompsonJohn & MaryGovernor & Matron Union WorkhousePublic OfficialsUnspecified
ThompsonJohnGloucester RoadGovernor of Union WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
ThompsonMaryGloucester RoadMatron of Union WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
EmbleyWilliamSaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
FordThomasSaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
PitcherDanielSaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
CarwardineJohnSoap and CandlemakerSoap and CandlemakersUnspecified
BaxterJames MartinAlvestonAttorneySolicitors and AttorneysAlveston
Crossman & LloydAttorney and Clerks to the magistrates and commissioners of sewersSolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
CrossmanThomasAttorney and Commissioner for taking oaths to deeds by married womenSolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
RolphWilliamAttorneySolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
ScarlettRichardAttorney and Superintendent RegistrarSolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
PowellGeorgeTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
SmithSamuelTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
TannerJamesTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
ParrottEdward & BrotherTannersTannersUnspecified
BevanJamesCoffee House KeeperTea Rooms & CafesUnspecified
FrankJohnBoarding SchoolTeachersUnspecified
HawtinRobertMaster of Free School & Fire Office AgentTeachersUnspecified
D ArvilleFrederick Luke (Rev)Grammar School, Castle StreetMaster of Grammar SchoolTeachersCastle Street
HodgsonAnnLadies Day SchoolTeachersUnspecified
LaneElizaLadies Day SchoolTeachersUnspecified
BarrowJohnPrivate ResidentUnspecified
BartonMrsPrivate ResidentUnspecified
ColtJohn (Sir)Hills CourtPrivate ResidentHill
CullimoreWilliamMoretonPrivate ResidentMorton
FewsterAnn (Mrs)Private ResidentUnspecified
FustLangley (Miss)Hills CourtPrivate ResidentHill
HatcherJohnMarlwood GrangePrivate ResidentMarlwood
HaywardMrsPrivate ResidentUnspecified
HodgesMrsPrivate ResidentUnspecified
KnappJ.S.LAlvestonPrivate ResidentAlveston
ParslowJosephPrivate ResidentUnspecified
PeachSamuel P.Tockington HousePrivate ResidentTockington
PearceEdward MatthewPrivate ResidentUnspecified
StephensF.T.Vicarage, Castle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
StokesAdrianPrivate ResidentUnspecified
TaswellEdwardWoodhouse DownPrivate ResidentWoodhouse Down
TongeWilliam NorrisAlvestonPrivate ResidentAlveston
WhitmoreThomasPrivate ResidentUnspecified
HowardHon. HenryThornbury CastleLord of the Manor & Lord of the honour of GloucesterThornbury Castle