11. Sessions and Assizes

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Was your ancestor involved with the courts?  Maybe he was a Justice of the Peace, a juryman, the complainant or even the defendant?  Maybe he owned a pub?  Were he and his family nonconformists or just not religious so preferred not to attend the parish church each week?  Are you seeking the father of your illegitimate ancestor?  Or even the details of a settlement and removal order?  If so, you should explore the wealth of information held in the Petty Sessions, Quarter Sessions and Assizes records.  They cover these and many other aspects of everyday life such as:

  • organising and holding court cases for minor offences
  • overseeing Poor Law issues of settlement and bastardy
  • enforcing laws relating to nonconformity
  • dealing with local highways and defence
  • supervising trade and commodities
  • issuing alehouse licences and dealing with infringements
  • hearing Oaths of Allegiance
  • dealing with major crimes

Index to Chapter 13

Abenhall 11
adoptions 4
alehouses 2, 17
ALLEN 13
ANSLOE 13
apprentices 2
ARCHERLY 10
Aston-under-Hill 10
asylums 17
Avon 3
BAINES 3
BALSTON 10
Barnsley 16
Barnwood 12
bastardy 2
BATHURST 9
Berkeley 3
Bibury 7
Bisley 10
Boothall 9
BOSTINE 11
BOWER 12
BRADFORD 9
BRAY 9
BRINKEWORTH 12
Broad Rissington 13
BROCK 9
BUBB 12
Campden 3
canals 18
CARRIER 13
CARTER 13
CHAPLIN 13
Cheltenham 3, 6
Cirencester 2, 3, 11, 12
Clerk of the Peace 9, 18
Clifton 9
COALE 12
COCKES 9
COLCHESTER 9
COLE 9
Coleford 3
complaints 9
constable 9
CONSTABLE 11
convictions 3
COOKE 10, 13
Coroner 18
Cotswolds 3
CRADOCK 11
craftsmen 2
Cromhall 9
Cross Hands 3
DASTON 9
DAVIS 10, 11
dissenters 16
DOWDESWELL 9
DOWLE 9
DRIVER 13
Dursley 3
DUTTON 9
electoral registers 18
ELLERY 13
ESTCOURT 9
Fairford 4, 7
FETTIPLACE 9
Forest of Dean 4
Frampton Cotterell 13
FRANKIS 5
FREAME 9
FREEMAN 9
Gloucester 4, 7, 9, 13, 17
Gloucester Gaol 18
GREENE 9
GREGORY 12
GRIME 10
guilds 2
GWINNETT 3, 14
HALL 12, 13
HAMPSON 9
Hanham 10
HARDINGE 11, 13
Harnhill 11
HAYWARD 13
HEANE 11
HENLEY 9
HEWES 10
HICKS 9
highways 2, 17
HILLMAN 12
HODGES 11
HOPKINS 10
Horsley 2, 4
HORTON 9
House of Correction 2, 18
HOW 13
HUGHES 13
HULANDS 11
Hundred 3
HUNT 10
HYETT 9
illegitimacy 8
inclosures 18
Indictment books 9
JAKES 13
JENKINS 10
JONES 5
jury 2, 9
Justice of the Peace 2
KEENE 9
KILMASTER 11
land tax 18
LANE 11
Lawford’s Gate 2, 4
LEWELLIN 10
licences 2
Littledean 11, 12
Longney 13
Lydney 4
MABBUT 9
magistrate 2
MAIOR 13
MANN 11
MANNINGE 11, 12
MARTYN 9
MASTER(S) 9, 10
MIFFLIN 12
MILLETT 13
Mitcheldean 11
Moreton 10
Moreton-in-Marsh 4
MORGAN 10
MORLEY 6
MORTIMER 10
Nailsworth 4
NELME 9
Newent 3, 10
NEWMAN 12
Newnham 2, 3
Nonconformists 2, 16
NORRIS 7
North Cerney 11
Northleach 3
Nympsfield 12
oaths 2, 14
OLIFFE 11
Order Book. 12
OSBOURNE 16
PACE 9, 13
Painswick 12
Papists 14
PARSONS 10
PAYNE 9
PEETERS 12
PERRINE 10
Petty Sessions 2
police force 17
Police records 18
poll books 18
POOLE 9, 13
poor law 2
POWELL 10
presentment 9
Prestbury 12
PRIGGE 13
Probation records 18
Protestation Oath 14
Quarter Sessions 2
recognizance 9, 13
Recorder 2
removal 2
reputed fathers 8
RICH 13
RICHBILL 11
RICKETTS 15
RIDER 12
ROBINS 9
Rockhampton 12
RODMAN 13
Roman Catholics 2, 14
Ruardean 11
RUTTER 9
SALE 13
SANDY 10
settlement 2
SHEPPARD 9
Shipton Moyne 10
Shurdington 14
Slaughters 3
Slimbridge 5
SNOWE 12
Sodbury 3
South Cerney 13
STEPHENS 9, 13
Stroud 3, 10, 11
SWAYNE 12
SYMONDS 9
TARLING 3
tax assessments 18
taxation 2
TAYLOR 13
Tetbury 4, 13
Tewkesbury 4, 17
Thornbury 2, 4
THURSTON 13
TOWNESEND 10
TOWNSEND 11
True Bill 9
turnpike trusts 18
TYLER 13
Vaccination 4
victuallers 17
VINER 3
WARNER 11
WATHEN 9
WATT 9
Whitminster 4
WHITMORE 3
WILLET 9
WILSON 13
WILTON 2
Winchcombe 4
WOOD 12
Woodchester 10
Woolaston 10
WORKEMAN 11
Wotton-under-Edge 4
WRAGGE 6