1852 Slaters 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 honour, and holds an annual court leet.  A court of record for the Honour of Gloucester, which takes cognizance of pleas to any amount, is entitled to be held once every three weeks; but the county court under the act of 1846, for recovery of debts to any amount not exceeding £20, has greatly diminished the business of the record court; the new court sits monthly in the market house. 

Thornbury is a polling station at the election of members to represent West Gloucester.

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

Apart from St Marys Church, now undergoing complete repair, there are chapels for the use of Baptists, Independents, the Society of Friends and Wesleyan Methodists.  The charities are an almshouse, founded by Sir John Stafford; two public schools for educating children of the humbled class, and a free grammar school.

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 comprises several dependent chapelries and tythings which contained 4375 inhabitants in 1831 and 4706 inhabitants in 1841 of which last number about 1400 were inhabitants of the town.

Post Office – George Shepherd, postmaster.  Letters from all parts arrive (from Bristol) every morning at a quarter past nine, and are despatched thereto at a quarter past three in the afternoon.

Poor Law Union – Thornbury Workhouse – Governor, Charles White; Matron, Ann White; Schoolmistress, Jane Crabbe; Clerk to the Board of Guardians, George Ponting; Relieving Officers, George Ponting & George Cossham.

County Court – held monthly in the Market. Judge, Arthur Palmer Esq., & Clerk, Edmund LLoyd.

Railway – the nearest stations are Charfield and Yate (each about 7 miles from Thornbury) on the Bristol and Birmingham line.

Coaches  – to Bristol the Royal Mail from the Swan, every afternoon at three and the Red Rover coach every morning at a quarter past eight.

Carriers – to Bristol, Thomas Greenman and W. Baylis, from their houses, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Last NameFirst NamesAddressOccupationJob CategoryStreet or Area
DaleCapt.ThornburyR.N.Army and NavyUnspecified
DaviesCapt.Thornbury ParkR.N.Army and NavyPark Road
MilwardRear AdmiralAlvestonArmy and NavyAlveston
NeateJamesAuctioneer & AppraiserAuctioneers and ValuersUnspecified
VirgoJamesAuctioneer & AppraiserAuctioneers and ValuersUnspecified
WetmoreThomasFalfieldAuctioneer & AppraiserAuctioneers and ValuersFalfield
Rolph & YatesBankersBanks and Building SocietiesUnspecified
ScarlettRichardSavings Bank, Castle StreetActuaryBanks and Building SocietiesOldbury
PhillpottWilliamBasket MakerBasket MakersUnspecified
GunterGeorge & Mary AnnBeaufort Arms, High StreetInn & Public HousesBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
LaneThomasCrown, High StreetInn & Public HousesBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
DowardEdwardShip, AlvestonInn & Public HousesBeer & Spirits RetailersAlveston
GaynerFrancesSwan Inn, High StreetInn & Public HousesBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
JonesCharlesWhite Hart, The PlainInn & Public HousesBeer & Spirits RetailersThe Plain
BevanThomasBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
BindonElizabethBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
CullimoreJamesBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
CullimoreWilliamBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
HodgesJamesBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
NelmesThomasBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
PrewettJamesBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WathenWilliamBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WilliamsJohnBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
WitherLukeBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
MichaelJamesWine & Spirits DealerBeer & Spirits RetailersUnspecified
BurchellDanielBlacksmith & WheelwrightBlacksmithsUnspecified
HodgesJohnBlacksmith & WheelwrightBlacksmithsUnspecified
BrownJohnBookseller & Stationer and BookbinderBooksellers, Stationers & NewsagentsUnspecified
EleyMarthaBookseller & StationerBooksellers, Stationers & NewsagentsUnspecified
HughesGriffithBookseller & StationerBooksellers, Stationers & NewsagentsUnspecified
ChambersWilliamBoot & Shoe MakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
KnappEdwinBoot & ShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
PearceCharles OwenBoot & ShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
RobertsJamesBoot & ShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
WilliamsJamesBoot & ShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersUnspecified
MarshAaronBrazier & tinmanBraziers & TinplatersUnspecified
PendockThomasCabinet MakerCabinet MakersUnspecified
BurchellDanielCarpenter & BuilderCarpentersUnspecified
HodgesJohnCarpenter & BuilderCarpentersUnspecified
EllisRichardChemist & Druggist and Stamp DistributorChemistsUnspecified
HarveyWilliamChemist & DruggistChemistsUnspecified
HughesGriffithChemist & DruggistChemistsUnspecified
VaughanJamesChemist & DruggistChemistsUnspecified
AllsopJohn (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
BakerJoseph (Rev)Littleton on SevernClergyClergyLittleton
BissellJohn (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
CharltonJohn Kynaston (Rev)ElbertonClergyClergyElberton
ColtEdward Vernon (Rev. Sir)The HillClergyClergyHill
D ArvilleFrederick Luke (Rev)AlvestonClergyClergyAlveston
DoveWilliam (Rev)FalfieldClergyClergyFalfield
EyersJohn (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
LambMatthias Mawson (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
LaversJames (Rev)RockhamptonClergyClergyRockhampton
PencyEdward Gorton (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
RawesJohn (Rev)AlvestonClergyClergyAlveston
TownsendM.F.S. (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
WilliamsRichard (Rev)ThornburyClergyClergyUnspecified
HignellStephenCorn DealerCorn DealersUnspecified
FewsterGeorgeSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
JonesJamesSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
SalmonEdwardSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersUnspecified
CookEmilyLinen & Woollen DraperDrapersUnspecified
CouncellE.W. & M.Linen & Woollen DraperDrapersUnspecified
ElliottJamesLinen & Woollen DraperDrapersUnspecified
AnnThomasGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CookEmilyGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CosshamGeorgeGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CosshamJesseGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
CouncellE.W. & M.Grocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
EllisRichardGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
FaceyThomasGrocer & Dealer in SundriesGrocersUnspecified
HopkinsWilliamGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
KnappDanielGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
LucasHannahGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
MotleyGeorgeGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
PowellJamesGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
ShepherdGeorgeGrocer & dealer in sundries & tallow chandlerGrocersUnspecified
SpurlockJohnGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
ThomasGeorgeGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
WilkesMaryGrocer & dealer in sundriesGrocersUnspecified
BaylisWWith Thomas Greenman to Bristol from their houses Tues, Thurs, & SaturdayHauliers & CarriersUnspecified
GreenmanThomasWith W. Baylis to Bristol from their houses Tues, Thurs, & SaturdayHauliers & CarriersUnspecified
WillshenJamesFire & Office Agent (Atlas)InsuranceUnspecified
ElliottJamesFire & Office Agent (Great Britain Life)InsuranceUnspecified
ScarlettRichardFire & Office Agent (for Guardian)InsuranceUnspecified
EleyMarthaFire & Office Agent (for Norwich Union)InsuranceUnspecified
HughesGriffithFire & Office Agent (for Phoenix Fire)InsuranceUnspecified
ThurstonObed EdwardFire & Office Agent (for Star)InsuranceUnspecified
LaverHenry W.Fire & Office Agent (for Yorkshire)InsuranceUnspecified
CollingsSamuelWatch & Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersUnspecified
CollingsAlfredWatch & Clock MakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersUnspecified
PalmerArthurJudge to County CourtJustices of the PeaceUnspecified
PowellJohnStone MasonMasonsUnspecified
PowellThomasStone MasonMasonsUnspecified
BrutonMaryStraw Bonnet MakerMillinersUnspecified
CollingsElizabethStraw Bonnet MakerMillinersUnspecified
NeateMaryStraw Bonnet MakerMillinersUnspecified
SmithSarahStraw Bonnet MakerMillinersUnspecified
ThomasKeziaStraw Bonnet MakerMillinersUnspecified
GillmanFrancisLeather SellerOtherUnspecified
WilsonJohnNail MakerOtherUnspecified
PrewittJamesCoach ProprieterPassenger TransportUnspecified
DaviesLewisPainter, Plumber & Glazier & PlastererPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
EddingtonWilliamPainter, Plumber & Glazier & PlastererPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
LaneJohnPainter, Plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
MarshAaron BurchellPainter, plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
MarshAaron JohnPainter, plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
MorganThomasPainter, plumber & Glazier & plastererPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
SmithJohnPainter, plumber & Glazier & plastererPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
WhiteCharlesPainter, plumber & GlazierPlumber, painter & glaziersUnspecified
ShepherdGeorgePost OfficePostmaster - letters from all parts arrive (from Bristol) every morning at a quarter past nine, and are despatched thereto at a quarter past three in the afternoon.Post OfficeOther
SalmonEdwardSuperintendent RegistrarPublic OfficialsUnspecified
WhiteCharles & AnnGovernor & Matron Union WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
PontingGeorgeClerk to the Board of Guardians & relieving officerPublic OfficialsHigh Street
CosshamGeorgeRelieving OfficerPublic OfficialsUnspecified
LloydEdmundClerk to County CourtPublic OfficialsUnspecified
EmbleyWilliamSaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
FordThomasSaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
GaynerHenrySaddlerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
PitcherDanielSaddler & ropemakerSaddler and harness makersUnspecified
FordAnnBerlin Wool RepositoryShopkeepersUnspecified
Crossman & LloydAttorneysSolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
RalphWilliamAttorneySolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
ScarlettRichardAttorneySolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
ThurstonObed EdwardAttorneySolicitors and AttorneysUnspecified
AnsteyThomasTailor & DraperTailorsUnspecified
HurdWilliamTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
PowellGeorgeTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
SmithSamuelTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
WilliamsJohnTailor & draperTailorsUnspecified
BevanJamesCoffee House KeeperTea Rooms & CafesUnspecified
ChampionJohnDay SchoolTeachersUnspecified
D ArvilleAnnBoarding SchoolTeachersUnspecified
CarterHenryMaster of Free SchoolTeachersUnspecified
WilliamsRichard (Rev)Master Grammar SchoolTeachersUnspecified
HoareGeorgeDay SchoolTeachersUnspecified
LaneElizaDay SchoolTeachersUnspecified
VerrallAlbertMaster of National SchoolTeachersChurch Road
CrabbeJaneSchoolmistress of WorkhouseTeachersUnspecified
GodwinGeorgeVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsUnspecified
HowellEdward JamesVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsUnspecified
BarrowRobert KnappOldburyOldbury
BarrowThomas CoxShipperdineShepherdine
BromedgeJosephLower StoneLower Stone
BrownWilliamGroves EndGrovesend
DaviesMissLower HazelLower Hazel
FewsterElizabeth (Miss)ThornburyUnspecified
FryRobertOlddown CastleOther
GoodeveJohnThe Loans, AlvestonAlveston
HarwoodEdwardWoodhouse DownWoodhouse Down
HatcherJohnMarlwood GrangeMarlwood
HoneywellWilliam HenryAlvestonAlveston
HowardHenryThornbury CastleThornbury Castle
KeyJohn (Sir)ThornburyUnspecified
MaclaineWilliam OsborneKingtonKington
MeredithMrsLower HazelLower Hazel
MortonJohn ChalmersWhitefieldOther
OsborneGeorge BarnesKingtonKington
WardThomas JohnsonNew Leaze, AlvestonAlveston
WetmoreThomas OsborneThornburyUnspecified