Contents 2

Volume 2 of Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors contains:

1. Parish Chest

  • Incumbent’s Records
  • Vestry Minutes
  • Churchwarden’s Accounts
  • Overseers of the Poor
  • Settlements, Examinations and Removals
  • Apprenticeships
  • Surveyors of Highways
  • Petty Constables
  • Indexes

2. Education Records

  • Background
  • Types of Schools
  • Admission Registers
  • Log Books
  • Punishment Books
  • Early Gloucestershire Schools
  • Free Schools, National Schools, British Schools
  • School Boards
  • How to find a School
  • Evening Classes
  • Further and Higher Education

3. Apprentices and Freemen

  • Merchant guilds
  • Trade guilds
  • Rules and regulations of trade guilds
  • Merchant Apprenticeships
  • Craft apprenticeships
  • Charity apprenticeships
  • Pauper apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship indentures
  • Becoming a Freeman, by apprenticeship, patrimony, fine or gift
  • Available sources

4. Military Service

  • Militia Lists
  • Substitutes
  • Military Surveys
  • Civil War and the Siege of Gloucester
  • North and South Gloucestershire Militia
  • Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
  • Volunteer Infantry, Artillery and Yeomanry Units
  • Deserters
  • Press Gang
  • Sea Fencibles
  • Gloucestershire Regiment

5. The Workhouse

  • Early Poor Laws
  • Poor rates
  • Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834
  • Board of Guardians
  • Gloucestershire Unions
  • Workhouse regulations
  • Admission and discharge registers
  • Punishment books
  • Pauper lunatics
  • Out relief

6. Hospitals and Asylums

  • Early hospitals
  • Epidemics
  • Vaccination certificates and registers
  • Board of Guardians’ Medical Officer of Health
  • Pest houses
  • Sanatoriums
  • Hospitals, general, isolation and VAD
  • Gloucestershire County Asylums
  • Private asylums
  • Pauper lunatics
  • Case histories
  • Lunatics’ estates

7. Emigration

  • Reasons for emigration
  • Early British settlements in America
  • Button Gwinnett and the Declaration of Independence
  • Transportation to America
  • 19th century assisted emigration to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Example of supplies and travel for emigrants
  • Unassisted emigration
  • Emigration for religious reasons
  • Sources for information on emigrants

 8. Gloucestershire Maps

  • Sources for finding a location
  • Early maps
  • Estate maps
  • Surveys
  • Manorial maps
  • Inclosure maps and awards
  • Tithe maps and schedules of owners and occupiers
  • Ordnance Survey maps
  • 19th century maps, for Post Office, Board of Health, Insurance purposes, etc.
  • Lloyd George survey of 1910
  • National Farm Survey of 1940s

 9. Directories, Poll Books and Electoral Registers

  • Early directories
  • Universal British Directory of 1790s
  • Useful information to be found in a directory
  • Types of directory
  • Online directories
  • Poll books giving voters’ names and who they voted for
  • Electoral registers from 1832
  • Gloucestershire electoral districts

10. Taxes and Tithes

  •  Lay Subsidy Rolls from the 14th century
  • Lay Subsidy Rolls from 16th century
  • Hearth Tax records
  • Sheep tax
  • Window tax
  • Land tax
  • Church tithes
  • Poor rate assessments

11. Manorial Records

  • Brief explanation of the manorial system
  • Domesday Book
  • List of manorial employees, such as steward, bailiff, reeve, etc.
  • List of people living in the manor, such as cottar, villain, copyholder, freeholder, etc.
  • Manorial Documents Register
  • Gloucestershire manors
  • List of manorial records available such as court rolls, admissions, presentments, heriots, estreats, rentals, etc.
  • Samples of each type of record

12. Estate Records

  • Gloucestershire Landowners
  • Great houses of Gloucestershire
  • Estate accounts
  • Household records
  • Employees records
  • Tenants’ records
  • Maps and plans
  • Sales documents
  • Family records
  • Estate collections
  • How to find estate records

13. Newspapers and Periodicals

  • Early newspapers
  • Articles to be found in newspapers
  • Online newspapers
  • Gazettes
  • Gloucester Journal
  • Gloucester Citizen
  • Cheltenham Chronicle
  • Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic
  • Forest of Dean Examiner
  • Other local newspapers
  • Gentleman’s Magazine
  • Gloucestershire Notes and Queries
  • Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
  • Gloucestershire Family History Society Journals