12. Estate Records

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For almost a thousand years, Gloucestershire has been divided into manors and other great estates owned by a relatively few wealthy families.  In order to run their estates efficiently, the landowners kept records of their tenants and their employees and many of these have survived.  Some estate collections still remain with the families, some are held in counties other than Gloucestershire but others are available for research.

This chapter on estate records includes:

  • Country houses in Gloucestershire
  • Records of tradesmen working on the estates
  • Records of the tenants on the estates
  • Different types of records that could be found such as wage payments and testimonials
  • Sale documents
  • Crown, church and borough estates

Index to Chapter 12:

 

Almondsbury…………………………………………… 18

ANGELL……………………………………………………… 3

archivists…………………………………………………….. 2

ATKYNS……………………………………………………. 18

Badminton……………………………………………. 2, 16

BATHURST………………………………………………. 16

Batsford…………………………………………………….. 16

BEAMS………………………………………………………… 3

BEAUFORT………………………………………………. 16

BENDALL…………………………………………………. 12

Berkeley……………………………………………….. 2, 16

BERKELEY……………………………………………….. 16

BERNASCONI……………………………………………. 3

BIGLAND…………………………………………………. 18

BIRT…………………………………………………………… 12

Bristol………………………………………………………… 15

CARPENTER……………………………………………… 9

CAVE…………………………………………………………. 18

Cheltenham……………………………………………… 15

Church estates………………………………………….. 15

Clearwell………………………………………………….. 15

CODRINGTON………………………………………… 16

COLCHESTER-WEMYSS………………………….. 7

Corpus Christi College…………………………….. 16

Correspondence…………………………………………. 5

Crown property………………………………………… 15

Culkerton………………………………………………….. 17

DANCEY…………………………………………………… 12

DAUNCEY……………………………………………….. 12

DAVIES……………………………………………………… 18

deeds……………………………………………………… 5, 14

DENT-BROCKLEHURST………………………… 16

diaries………………………………………………………….. 5

Dodington…………………………………… 5, 6, 10, 16

DOWNS………………………………………………………. 3

DUCIE……………………………………………………….. 16

DULVERTON…………………………………………… 16

employees…………………………………………………… 5

estate accounts……………………………………………. 5

family records………………………………………. 5, 14

FEREBEE…………………………………………………… 11

FORD…………………………………………………………. 12

Forest of Dean………………………………………….. 15

FRANKHAM………………………………………………. 3

Gloucester………………………………………………… 15

Great Barrington……………………………………… 16

GRIFFITHS……………………………………………… 7, 8

GWINNETT……………………………………………… 17

HARDING………………………………………………… 18

Hardwicke Court…………………………………. 9, 14

HARRIS…………………………………………………….. 12

HARVEY…………………………………………………….. 4

Hazleton…………………………………………………… 17

HILL………………………………………………………….. 12

HINCHCLIFF……………………………………………. 12

Horfield…………………………………………………….. 18

household records……………………………………… 5

houses…………………………………………………………. 3

HUMPHREYS…………………………………………….. 7

HURCOMB……………………………………………….. 12

HYETT………………………………………………………. 14

inclosure maps…………………………………………. 18

JACKSON………………………………………………….. 12

JONES……………………………………………………….. 12

landowners…………………………………………………. 2

leases……………………………………………………… 5, 14

LEONARD………………………………………………… 12

LLOYD-BAKER………………………. 11, 12, 13, 14

LOCKSTONE……………………………………………… 3

Longford…………………………………………………… 15

Lord SHERBORNE…………………………………….. 4

Lydney………………………………………………………. 16

Maisemore……………………………………………….. 15

maps……………………………………………………………. 5

marriage settlements…………………………………. 5

MAYO……………………………………………………… 7, 8

Member of Parliament…………………………….. 14

military records………………………………………… 14

MILLARD…………………………………………………. 12

Mitcheldean……………………………………………….. 7

MITCHELL……………………………………………….. 18

Ordnance Survey maps…………………………… 18

OSBORNE…………………………………………………. 12

Painswick…………………………………………………. 14

pedigrees…………………………………………………….. 5

POVEY………………………………………………………. 12

Rent records………………………………………………… 5

RICHARDS……………………………………………….. 12

RICKARDS……………………………………………….. 12

Rodmarton……………………………………………….. 17

RUDDER…………………………………………………… 18

sales catalogues……………………………………. 5, 14

SHADWELL……………………………………………… 18

SHELLARD………………………………………………… 3

SHURING…………………………………………………. 12

SMITH……………………………………………………….. 12

solicitors……………………………………………………. 17

Southrop…………………………………………………… 16

Stapleton…………………………………………………… 18

Stoke Gifford…………………………………………… 16

Stowell………………………………………………………. 16

Sudeley…………………………………………………….. 16

surveys………………………………………………………… 5

Tarlton………………………………………………………. 17

Temple Guiting……………………………………….. 16

tenants…………………………………………………… 5, 11

THOMAS………………………………………………….. 12

tithe maps…………………………………………………. 18

Tortworth………………………………………………….. 16

Uley…………………………………………. 11, 12, 13, 14

Upper Slaughter………………………………………. 16

VESTEY…………………………………………………….. 16

Wadham College……………………………………… 16

WETHERELL……………………………………………. 18

wills…………………………………………………………….. 5

WINGFIELD……………………………………………… 16

WITTS……………………………………………………….. 16