1889 Kellys Directory

NB this is a summary of much more information.

Thornbury is a parish, market and union town and a terminus of a branch from Yate of the Midland Railway.

Population. In 1881 the population of Thornbury parish was 4164 including 126 officers and inmates of the Workhouse.

Thornbury Union comprised Thornbury itself and 20 other parishes. The population of the Union in 1881 was 17,095.  Board of Guardians met every Friday at the Union Workhouse.  The workhouse is a building of stone built in 1840 to hold 300 inmates. Rev Henry Bernard Hodgson M.A. chaplain, Edward Mills Grace L.R.C.P. (Edin) medical officer, Edwin Hatherall Collins, master, Mrs E Collins, matron, and Eliza A. Roberts, schoolmistress.

County Court  His Honour Brynmor Jones LL.B, judge; Henry Hume Lloyd registrar and high bailiff, George Henry Exell, bailiff. The Court is held at the Petty Sessional Court house (days fixed by the judge) eight courts during the year.

County Court Police Station built 1860, High St.  Robert Clarke, Sergeant and constables.

Petty Sessions are held at the Petty Sessional Court house on alternate Wednesdays at 11am.

The Corporation consisting of a Mayor and 12 Aldermen, but with no municipal authority has become extinct under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1883.

The town is lighted by gas by a company whose works are in Moreton and is supplied with water from works at Grovesend.

Churches.  Apart from St Marys Church, there is a Baptist chapel in St John St erected 1828, a Congregational Chapel in Chapel St erected in 1826 and a Wesleyan chapel in High St built in 1878.

The Almshouses, founded in the sixteenth century by Sir John Stafford in the Back St are for six aged women. In addition there are two almshouses in the Back St.

Schools. There was formerly a “Free School” This charity is now amalgamated with the endowments of Jones Edwards and White and the whole annual income is applied to the maintenance of the Grammar School. National School (mixed) built in 1862. British School (mixed) built in 1862.  National School (infants) Buckover built in 1876.  British School (infants) built in 1794.

Markets etc. There is a market for the sale of cattle, sheep, pigs and cheese held on every second Wednesday, in each month. Also a mop or hiring fair held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday before March 25th. The Horticultural Society of Thornbury and District holds a show annually when prizes are given, September 29th.

In 1888 Handel Cossham presented to the town the Hall called Cossham Hall which is used for concerts and lectures and will accommodate about 500 persons built in 1789, enlarged 1835.

Post Office – Henry Robbins, postmaster.  Letters from all parts arrive at 7am and 3.15pm, and are despatched at 10am, 4.30pm, 6pm and 6.50pm.  Parcels excluded from the last mail.

Conveyance  – Walter Riddle’s omnibus from Oldbury to Bristol Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

Carriers – to Bristol, Baylis and Underhill daily

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Last NameFirst NamesAddressOccupationJob CategoryStreet or Area
BoultonHenryCastle StreetAccountant & Hon. Sec. for Thornbury Reading roomAccountantsCastle Street
SturgeJoseph YoungCastle StreetLand surveyor & surveyor to the District Highway Board & Secretary for Thornbury Gas Light & Coke CompanyArchitects, Surveyors & Land AgentsCastle Street
TaylorThomas HenryProspect House, The PlainStaff Surg. Royal NavyArmy and NavyThe Plain
ThurstonCapt. H.P.Drill Grounds, Tennis Court, Thornbury CastleCommandant, Glos. Regiment 1st Volunteer BattalionArmy and NavyThornbury Castle
LuceEdwardHigh StreetAuctioneers, Surveyors, House, Land, Estate and Insurance agents for Crown Accident, County Plate Glass, Edingburgh Life and Scottish Equitable & West of England,Auctioneers and ValuersHigh Street
PertweeJames AlfredThe CottageAuctioneer & Lieut. of the Glos Regiment 1st Volunteer BattalionAuctioneers and ValuersCastle Street
EnglishThomasSt John StreetBakerBakersSt John Street
MarmentFrancis WilliamHigh StreetBaker & GrocerBakersHigh Street
WittsGeorgeHigh StreetBakerBakersHigh Street
Harwood & Co.The PlainBankers open 10 to 2, market days 10 to 3. Draw on London & Westminster Bank LtdBanks and Building SocietiesThe Plain
SmithStrodeThe Bank, The PlainManager of Harwood & Co. BankBanks and Building SocietiesThe Plain
HarwoodEdwardThe Bank, The PlainTreasurer to Thornbury UnionBanks and Building SocietiesThe Plain
AnsteyThomasHigh StreetAle Merchant, China Dealer & Agent for Gilbey Wine and Spirit Merchants & Agent for Northern AssuranceBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
BrownThomasSt Marys StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
CullimoreEsther (Mrs)St John StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt John Street
CullimoreWilliamThe PlainBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersThe Plain
HallJosiahWhite Lion P.H., High StreetPublicanBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
HarveyJohnCrosswaysBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersCrossways
HughesGeorgeSt Marys StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
MichaelJames MerrettHigh StreetWine & Spirit, & Ale and Porter MerchantBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
PointingThomasSilver StreetAle & Porter StoresBeer & Spirits RetailersSilver Street
StinchcombeAlfredSt Marys StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
UnderhillWilliamHigh StreetBeer RetailerBeer & Spirits RetailersHigh Street
WilsonCharlesSt Marys StreetBeer Retailer & shopkeeperBeer & Spirits RetailersSt Marys Street
SmithJohnBack StreetBill-posterBill PostersSt Marys Street
SymesGilbertSt Marys StreetGeneral SmithBlacksmithsSt Marys Street
BlakeWilliamCastle StreetShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersCastle Street
OldsCharlesHigh StreetBootmaker & deputy registrar of marriagesBoot & Shoe MakersHigh Street
BevanJamesThe PlainShoemakerBoot & Shoe MakersThe Plain
WilliamsFrancisHigh StreetBrushmaker & assistant overseerBrushmakersHigh Street
WilliamsJamesHigh StreetBrushmakerBrushmakersHigh Street
EddingtonThomasCastle StreetBuilder, House Decorator, Painter, Plumber & GlazierBuildersCastle Street
ColeWilliamSt Marys StreetButcherButchersSt Marys Street
DayJohnThe PlainButcherButchersThe Plain
OgbornJosephHigh StreetButcherButchersHigh Street
TaylorJohnHigh StreetButcherButchersHigh Street
TrayhurnMary (Mrs)The PlainButcherButchersThe Plain
PenduckWilliamCastle StreetCabinet MakerCabinet MakersCastle Street
BurchellFrederickSt Marys StreetCarpenterCarpentersSt Marys Street
TuckerFrederick & GeorgeSt John StreetCarpentersCarpentersSt John Street
EllisCharles EdwardHigh StreetChemist & dentistChemistsHigh Street
VaughanJamesHigh StreetChemist & DruggistChemistsHigh Street
PoultonMauriceSt Marys StreetChimney SweeperChimney SweepsSt Marys Street
VizzardEdwardSt Marys StreetChimney SweeperChimney SweepsSt Marys Street
EvansDavid D. (Rev)Gloucester RoadCongregational MinisterClergyGloucester Road
HarrisJohn (Rev)Wellfield HouseWesleyan MinisterClergyWellfield
HodgsonHenry Bernard (Rev)Vicarage, Castle StreetVicar & Chaplain to the UnionClergyCastle Street
NichollLewis Harold (Rev)CurateClergyUnspecified
ReesGeorge (Rev)St John StreetBaptist MinisterClergySt John Street
VernonJames Campbell (Rev)St Arilds, KynetonMinisterClergyKington
UnderhillE.J.Secretary to Castle Cricket Club & Thornbury & District Horticultural SocietyClubs & SocietiesUnspecified
GraceE.M.Secretary for Thornbury Cricket ClubClubs & SocietiesUnspecified
BaylisWalterChapel StreetCoal agent & HaulierCoal MerchantsChapel Street
CarterHenry William JohnGloucester RoadCoal MerchantCoal MerchantsGloucester Road
DavisCatherine (Miss)High StreetConfectioner & China & Glass DealerConfectioners & TobacconistsHigh Street
FryK. G. (Miss)High StreetConfectionerConfectioners & TobacconistsHigh Street
MawleyHarriet Luce (Miss)Silver StreetConfectionerConfectioners & TobacconistsSilver Street
SymesCharlesHigh StreetCooperCoopersHigh Street
ExellThomasHigh StreetCorn DealerCorn DealersHigh Street
BevanAnn (Mrs)Castle StreetCorset MakerCorsetmakersCastle Street
GraceEdward MillsPark House, High StreetSurgeon, Coroner, Medical Officer to the Workhouse and Registrar of Births & DeathsDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersHigh Street
SalmonWilliam GroveSilver StreetSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersSilver Street
TaylorThomas HenryProspect House, The PlainSurgeonDoctors, Nurses and Dental WorkersThe Plain
GaynerFrankHigh StreetLinen DraperDrapersHigh Street
MarshallJohnHigh StreetDraper & OutfitterDrapersHigh Street
PontingWilliam HarrisHigh StreetDraper & deputy superintendent registrar & agent for Norwich Union & agent for Gresham (Bristol) Building SocietyDrapersHigh Street
WilkinsCharles HillHigh StreetDraperDrapersHigh Street
WilliamsJohn HodgesVictoria House & Bon Marche, High StreetSilk Mercer, linen draper, family mourning and funerals furnished & collector of taxesDrapersHigh Street
FryEllen (Mrs)High StreetDressmakerDressmakersHigh Street
BartonAnnice (Miss)KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
ClarkJohnVilner FarmFarmerFarmersOther
DrewRichardHorse Shoe Farm, Milbury HeathFarmerFarmersMilbury Heath
FearGaredMoreton RoadFarmerFarmersMorton
JenkinsHannah (Mrs)HackettFarmerFarmersThe Hackett
OrganEdwardChurchgate, KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
PerryJamesThornbury Farm, Bristol RoadFarmerFarmersKington
RiddifordWilliamDuckholt FarmFarmerFarmersMorton
SmithWilliamLower MarlwoodFarmerFarmersMarlwood
StaleyRobert EtheringtonPark Mill Farm, KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
WilcoxFrankStock Farm, KingtonFarmerFarmersKington
WilliamsJohnSt John StreetFarrierFarrierSt John Street
LiddiattEdwardThe PlainFishmongerFishmongersThe Plain
BennettJosiahHigh StreetHead Gardener to E.S. HowardGardenersHigh Street
SainsburyJosephHigh StreetEarthenware DealerGlass & EarthenwareHigh Street
BaylisGeorge HenryHigh StreetGrocerGrocersHigh Street
Councell & WestcombeHigh StreetGrocersGrocersHigh Street
Le BallArthurHigh StreetGrocerGrocersHigh Street
ChambersSarah (Mrs)High StreetGrocerGrocersHigh Street
PhelpsRobertHigh StreetHairdresserHairdressersHigh Street
BaylisHenryChapel StreetHaulier & Carrier (to Bristol daily)Hauliers & CarriersChapel Street
RiddifordWilliam Jun.CrosswaysHaulierHauliers & CarriersCrossways
BennettJosiahCastle Hotel & Coffee Tavern, High StreetManagerHotels, Appartments & Lodging HousesHigh Street
QuinRichardSwan family & commercial hotel & posting houseHotel keeperHotels, Appartments & Lodging HousesHigh Street
FudgeSAgent for Reliance Mutual LifeInsuranceCastle Street
HigginsOliverSt John StreetIronmongerIronmongersSt John Street
KingCharlesHigh StreetIronmongerIronmongersHigh Street
Savery & sonThe PlainIronmongers & machinistsIronmongersThe Plain
LiddiattHenryHigh StreetWatchmakerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
YarnoldWilliamHigh StreetWatch and clockmaker & jewellerJeweller, clock & watchmakersHigh Street
HowardEdward StaffordThornbury CastlePrivate ResidentJustices of the PeaceThornbury Castle
MaclaineWilliam OsborneKyneton, KingtonPrivate Resident & J.P. - also County Magistrate for Thornbury Petty Sessional DivisionJustices of the PeaceKington
MaclaineJohn ThurburneKyneton, Kington Private Resident & County Magistrate for Thornbury Petty Sessional DivisionJustices of the PeaceKington
St JohnHenry Craven (Capt)Stokefield, Castle Street Royal Navy & J.P. - also County Magistrate for Thornbury Petty Sessional DivisionJustices of the PeaceCastle Street
JenkinsonSir George SamuelEastwood Park, FalfieldD.L. J.P. Chairman of County Magistrates for Thornbury Petty Sessional DivisionJustices of the PeaceFalfield
FordJohnThe PlainMaltster & Ale MerchantMaltstersThe Plain
PowellThomasSt Marys StreetMarine Store DealerMarine StoresSt Marys Street
BrutonMary (Mrs)High StreetMillinerMillinersHigh Street
BallEliza (Mrs)The PlainOstrich feather cleanerOtherThe Plain
BradleyThomasHigh StreetManager - Singer Manufacturing Co.OtherHigh Street
PitcherWalter WilliamGloucester RoadCoach builderOtherGloucester Road
CooperCharlesStation MasterPassenger TransportUnspecified
RiddleWalterOmnibus operator (Oldbury to Bristol on Mon, Thurs & Sat)Passenger TransportUnspecified
SutherlandAlexanderGloucester RoadPhotographerPhotographersGloucester Road
CullimoreLukeHigh StreetPig DealerPig breeder or dealerHigh Street
LaneGeorgeHigh StreetPlumber & PainterPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
SewellCharlesCastle StreetPlumberPlumber, painter & glaziersCastle Street
PontingEdwardHigh StreetPlumberPlumber, painter & glaziersHigh Street
ClarkRobertPolice Station, High StreetPolice SergeantPoliceHigh Street
RobbinsHenryHigh StreetPostmaster, Stamp distributor & Ironmonger Letters arrive at 7am & 3.15pm and dispatched at 10am , 4.30, 6.00 & 6.50pm. Parcels excluded from the last post.Post OfficeHigh Street
GraceEdward MillsPark House, High StreetPrinterPrintersHigh Street
BrownJane (Mrs)High StreetPrinter & StationerPrintersHigh Street
Eddington & WilliamsHigh StreetSteam Printers & StationersPrintersHigh Street
PorterC.A.Castle StreetSecretary to Cossham Hall & agent for Lancashire Fire & Life & Railway Passenger AccidentPublic OfficialsCastle Street
ExellGeorge HenryJohn StreetBailiff to County CourtPublic OfficialsSt John Street
DavisAlbert GeorgeGloucester RoadInland Revenue OfficerPublic OfficialsGloucester Road
HarneyThomasHigh StreetClerk to Guardians & assesment & school attendence committees of Thornbury Union, the rural sanitary authority and superintendent registrarPublic OfficialsHigh Street
PhelpsJohn EvomyHigh StreetDeputy Registrar of Births & DeathsPublic OfficialsHigh Street
SainsburyWilliam YoungThe Coombe, Gloucester RoadRelieving, vaccination & school attendance and inquiry officer & collector to the GuardiansPublic OfficialsGloucester Road
ThurstonHarryCastle StreetParish ClerkPublic OfficialsCastle Street
WilliamsFrancis JamesHigh StreetSanitary Inspector & registrar of marriagesPublic OfficialsHigh Street
PrewettA. (Mrs)High StreetCollector of Market TollsPublic OfficialsHigh Street
CollinsEdwin HatherallMaster of WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
CollinsE (Mrs)Matron of WorkhousePublic OfficialsGloucester Road
EmbleyWilliamHigh StreetSaddlerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
FryCharlesHigh StreetSaddler & Harness MakerSaddler and harness makersHigh Street
BartlettNathanielCastle StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
BurtMary (Mrs)Silver StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSilver Street
GaleStephenCastle StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersCastle Street
MorganThomasSt Marys StreetShopkeeper & PlumberShopkeepersSt Marys Street
MundyCharlesSt Marys StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt Marys Street
PullingJamesSt John StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt John Street
SainsburyMary (Mrs)High StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersHigh Street
SergeantRobertSt Marys StreetShopkeeperShopkeepersSt Marys Street
LloydHenry HumeSolicitor, registrar & bailiff of County CourtSolicitors and AttorneysKington
Crossman & LloydThe Plain & 10 St John Street, BristolSolicitors & Clerks to the Commissioners of Sewers to the Lower level of Gloucestershire, the Laddenbrooke drainage commissioners & the Thornbury District Highway BoardSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
CrossmanGeorge DanversThe PlainSolicitor & Perpetual Commissioner and Commissioner for OathsSolicitors and AttorneysThe Plain
GwynnHumphrey Thomas Martin CrowtherHigh StreetSolicitor (firm of Scarlett, Gwynn, & Gwynn, solicitor, commissioner & perpetual commissioner, & steward of the manors of Thornbury & Abingdon and clerks to Thornbury Grammar School)Solicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
GwynnJohn CrowtherHigh StreetSolicitor & CommissionerSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
Scarlett, Gwynn & GwynnHigh StreetSolicitor & agent for Imperial Fire & LifeSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
ThurstonHenry PrivettHigh StreetSolicitor & Commandant of the Glos Regiment 1st Volunteer BattalionSolicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
ThurstonObed EdwardHigh StreetSolicitor & Commissioner & Agent (Scottish Equitable Life & West of England Fire)Solicitors and AttorneysHigh Street
PontingGeorgeCastle StreetWater BailiffStewards & BailiffsCastle Street
JamesEdwardHigh StreetTailorTailorsHigh Street
JamesRichard & SonsHigh StreetTailorsTailorsHigh Street
SmithThomas CoxPorch House, Castle StreetTailor & Breeches makerTailorsCastle Street
SmithWilliamCastle StreetTailorTailorsCastle Street
SymesBarnardSt John StreetTailorTailorsSt John Street
WilliamsJohnGloucester RoadTailor & draperTailorsGloucester Road
SymesFrankHigh StreetRefreshment RoomsTea Rooms & CafesHigh Street
NixonGeorge B.A.Castle StreetMaster of Grammar SchoolTeachersCastle Street
ChambersJohn TaylorRose Mount, High StreetTeacher of Music & Organist to the Parish churchTeachersHigh Street
KingAnn (Miss)Milbury HeathLadies SchoolTeachersMilbury Heath
EllisJanet Sarah (Mrs)British Infants School, GillingstoolSchool MistressTeachersGillingstool
SpencerEllen Amelia (Miss)National Infants School (Buckover)School mistressTeachersMilbury Heath
AbbottHenry JBritish Mixed School, GillingstoolSchoolmasterTeachersGillingstool
FillThomas J. G.National (Mixed) School, Church RoadSchoolmasterTeachersChurch Road
FillFanny (Mrs)National (Mixed) School, Church RoadSchoolmistressTeachersChurch Road
RobertsElizaSchoolmistress of WorkhouseTeachersUnspecified
CullimoreEdmundTimber Merchant & Saw Mill ProprieterTimber MerchantsUnspecified
JamesJohn ClarkeCastle StreetVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsCastle Street
MallettGeorge ParadiseGloucester RoadVeterinary SurgeonVeterinary SurgeonsGloucester Road
HodgesGeorgeGloucester RoadWheelwright & builderWheelwrightsGloucester Road
HodgesJohnCastle StreetWheelwrightWheelwrightsCastle Street
JenkinsWilliamHackett FarmYeomanYeomenThe Hackett
ClarkWilliamHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
CornockE. (Miss)Castle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
CornockMissesCastle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
CoxMrsHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
EdwardsGeorgeHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
FordMrsCrossways HousePrivate ResidentCrossways
GwynnJohn CrowtherDunvegan, MortonPrivate ResidentMorton
HowardRachel (Lady)Thornbury CastlePrivate ResidentThornbury Castle
HarneyThomasHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
JonesMrsCastle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
LaverMissCastle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
LloydHenry HumeCastle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
MundyPierrepont (Mrs)Thornbury House, Castle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
PhelpsJohn EvomyHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
PorterCharles AugustusCastle StreetPrivate ResidentCastle Street
RobinsonMrsThe Close, High StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
RodneyRt. Hon. William HenryThornbury ParkPrivate ResidentPark Road
SaiseMissHigh StreetPrivate ResidentHigh Street
SmithL.M. & E.(Misses)The BankPrivate ResidentThe Plain
ThurstonJohn HoratioKington HousePrivate ResidentKington
VaughanCharles de CourcyMarlwood GrangePrivate ResidentMarlwood
VawdreyWilliamMorton GrangePrivate ResidentMorton
WeeksMrsThe PlainPrivate ResidentThe Plain