Gloucester Diocesan Records

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Title: Gloucester Diocesan Records
Reference: GDR
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GDR Volumes

 

GDR/A The Diocese

 

GDR/A1 General Acts, 1792-1886

 

GDR/A2 Surveys of the Diocese, 1831-c.1863

 

GDR/A3 Diocesan Boundaries, 1875-1907

 

GDR/A4 Statistical Returns, 1906-1938

 

GDR/A5 Assistant Bishop, 1892

 

GDR/A6 Diocese of Bristol, 1846-1897

 

GDR/A7 Chancellors of the Diocese, 1859-1923

 

GDR/A8 Archdeacons, 1905-1936

 

GDR/A9 Rural Deans, 1876-20th cent.

 

GDR/A10 Appointments of Surveyors, 1886-1930

 

GDR/A11 Restitution of Temporalities, 1661-1830

 

GDR/A12 Seals, 1905-1946

 

GDR/A13 Episcopal Houses of Residence, 1837-1905

 

GDR/A14 Individual Bishops, 1777-1959

 

GDR/A15 Assessors' Election Papers, 1885-1929

 

GDR/A16 Printed Works, 1763-1947

 

GDR/A17 Boards and Committees

 

GDR/A18 Diocesan Officials

 

GDR/A19 Diocesan Synod

 

GDR/A20 Lay Workers

 

GDR/B Consistory Court

 

GDR/B1 Act Book, 1886-1898

 

GDR/B2 Account Book, 1832-1863

 

GDR/B3 Minutes of Court, 1771-1857

 

GDR/B4 Court Papers, 16th-20th cents.

 

GDR/B5 Penance, c.1579-1809

 

GDR/B6 Excommunication, 1701-1806

 

GDR/B7 Chancellor's Orders, 1697

 

GDR/B8 Fees, 1677

 

GDR/B9 Apparitors, 1592-1835

 

GDR/C Visitation

 

GDR/C1 General, 1597-1883

 

GDR/C2 Visitation Accounts, 1690-1896

 

GDR/C3 Visitation Papers, 1683-1943

 

GDR/C4 Churchwardens' Presentments, 1591-1960

 

GDR/C5 Ministers' Articles of Enquiry, c.1680-1960

 

GDR/C6 Churchwardens' Accounts, 1684-1732

 

GDR/C7 Church Inventories, 1681-1914

 

GDR/C8 Midwives and Surgeons, 17th cent.-1775

 

GDR/D Benefice and Incumbent

 

GDR/D1 Presentations, 1541-1964

 

GDR/D2 Nominations, 1604-1955

 

GDR/D3 Grants of Next Presentation, 1553-1706

 

GDR/D4 Patrons' Petitions, 1736-1897

 

GDR/D5 Advowsons, 1626-1926

 

GDR/D6 Bishop's Notices, 1901-1951

 

GDR/D7 Institutions, Collations and Licensings, 1542-1941

 

GDR/D8 Letters Testimonial, 1617-1907

 

GDR/D9 Subscriptions, 1640-1949

 

GDR/D10 Commissions, 1725-1905

 

GDR/D11 Induction Mandates, 1606-1830

 

GDR/D12 Dispensations in Plurality, 17th cent.-1923

 

GDR/D13 Non-Residence on Benefices, 1804-1933

 

GDR/D14 Resignations, 1545-1956

 

GDR/D15 Relinquishment of Holy Orders, 1871-1918

 

GDR/D16 Sequestrations, 1711-1945

 

GDR/D17 Union and Disunion of Benefices, 1735-1929

 

GDR/D18 Licences for Divine Worship, 1823-1936

 

GDR/D19 General, 1716-c.1914

 

GDR/E Ordinands and Curates

 

GDR/E1 Deacons' Papers, 1715-1877

 

GDR/E2 Priests' Papers, 1715-1877

 

GDR/E3 Ordinands' Papers, 1718-1810

 

GDR/E4 Lists of Ordinands, 1715-1912

 

GDR/E5 Ordination Advertisement, 1806

 

GDR/E6 Ordination Sermon, 1876

 

GDR/E7 Ordinands' Subscriptions, 1874-1907

 

GDR/E8 Miscellaneous Ordination Papers, 1719-1783

 

GDR/E9 Nominations to Stipendiary Curacies, 1715-1914

 

GDR/E10 Licences to Stipendiary Curacies, 1766-1908

 

GDR/E11 Curates' Subscriptions, 1874-1925

 

GDR/F Fabric

 

GDR/F1 Faculties, 1619-1958

 

GDR/F2 Consecration Papers, 1832-1910

 

GDR/F3 Church Building, 1750-1909

 

GDR/F4 Parsonage Houses, 1768-1935

 

GDR/F5 Dilapidations, 1857-1931

 

GDR/F6 Burial Grounds, 1845-1948

 

GDR/F7 Inspection and repair of churches

 

GDR/G Episcopal Estates

 

GDR/G1 Registers of Leases, 1715-1856

 

GDR/G2 Leases, 1661-1905

 

GDR/G3 Estate Books and Papers, 1647-1856

 

GDR/G4 Orders in Council, 1847, 1855

 

GDR/G5 Leicestershire, 1834-1856

 

GDR/H Gloucester Cathedral

 

GDR/H1 Deans, 1569-1953

 

GDR/H2 Prebends and Canonries, 1562-1948

 

GDR/H3 Dean Newcombe, 1751

 

GDR/J Diocesan Registrars

 

GDR/J1 Appointments, 1898, 1905

 

GDR/J2 Accounts, 1705-1942

 

GDR/J3 Correspondence, 1858-1911

 

GDR/J4 General, 20th cent.

 

GDR/K Miscellanea

 

GDR/K1 Bell Papers, 1831-1847

 

GDR/K2 Deeds, 1725-1902

 

GDR/K3 Land Tax, 1799-1804

 

GDR/K4 General, 1596-1921

 

GDR/L Convocation

 

GDR/L1-49 Convocation Papers

 

GDR/M Charities

 

GDR/N Papists and Dissenters

 

GDR/N1 Papists, 1705-1780

 

GDR/N2 Dissenters, 1784-1838

 

GDR/O Correspondence and Petitions

 

GDR/O1 Miscellaneous, Correspondence, 1840-1863

 

GDR/O2 Petitions, 1687-1899

 

GDR/P Confirmation & Baptism

 

GDR/P1 Notices, 1834, 1849

 

GDR/P2 Returns, 1903-1966

 

GDR/Q Marriage

 

GDR/Q1 Marriage Licence Bonds, 1730-1823

 

GDR/Q2 Marriage Licence Allegations (Single), 1747-1837

 

GDR/Q3 Marriage Licence Allegations (Volumes), 1637-1823

 

GDR/Q4 Marriage Licences, 1714-1823

 

GDR/Q5 Marriage Licence Indexes, 1830-1906

 

GDR/Q6 Marriage Licence Abstracts, 1813-1830

 

GDR/Q7 Surrogates' Letters, 1717-1798

 

GDR/Q8 Surrogates' Appointments, 1815-1871

 

GDR/Q9 Surrogates' Bonds, 1754-1830

 

GDR/Q10-13 Marriage Licence Papers, 1686-1797

 

GDR/Q14 Roe Marriage Indexes

 

GDR/R Testamentary Bibury Peculiar SEE also GDR/D678

 

GDR/S Education

 

GDR/S1 Schoolmasters, 1578-1855

 

GDR/S2 School Sites, 1842-1905

 

GDR/S3 Diocesan Inspectors' Reports, 1872-1928

 

GDR/S4 Bristol, 1838-1853

 

GDR/T Tithe

 

GDR/T1 Tithe Apportionments and Maps, 1837-1927

 

GDR/T2 Tithe Books and Papers, 1792-1931

 

GDR/U Inclosure

 

GDR/U1 Awards, 1779, 1797

 

GDR/U2 General, 1765-1782

 

GDR/V Parish

 

GDR/V1 Bishop's Transcripts, 1569-1929

 

GDR/V2 Letters relating to the Transcripts, 1832

 

GDR/V3 Transcript Receipts, 1859-1871

 

GDR/V4 Parish Register Survey, 1813

 

GDR/V5 Glebe Terriers and Inventories, 1572-1914

 

GDR/V6 Parish Papers, 1706-1944

 

GDR/V7 Orders in Council, 1844-1909

 

GDR/V8 Parochial Libraries, 18th cent.

 

GDR/V9 Queen Anne's Bounty, 1753-1873

 

GDR/V10 Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1865-1907

 

GDR/V11 Insurance, 1893-1904

 

GDR/V12 Fees, 1899-1936

 

GDR/V13 Churchwardens and Parish Clerks, 1711-1923

 

GDR/W Peculiar Jurisdictions

 

GDR/W1 Bibury

 

GDR/W2 Bishop's Cleeve

 

Withington

 

Deerhurst

 

Childswyckham

 

Flaxley

 

GDR/X Handlists

 

GDR/Y Diocesan Yearbooks

 

GDR/Z

 

Archdeacons' Records

 

Diocesan Registrar's Records

 

Diocesan Board of Finance

 

APPENDIX I The Hockaday Collections

 

APPENDIX II Bishops of Gloucester

 

APPENDIX III Bishops of Tewkesbury

 

APPENDIX IV Archdeacons of Gloucester from 1541

 

APPENDIX V Archdeacons of Cirencester and Cheltenham

 

APPENDIX VI Archdeacons of Bristol, 1836-1897

 

APPENDIX VII Deans of Gloucester

 

APPENDIX VIII Chancellors of the Diocese

 

APPENDIX IX Registrars

 

APPENDIX X Bishop's Transcripts

 

INDEX

 

A date in square brackets is that of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners' date-stamp, where no date appears on original document.

Date: 1541 - 2000
Held by: Gloucestershire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Arrangement:

New Style dating has been used throughout the Catalogue.

 

The number of documents in each bundle is given. In many cases this figure is only an approximation intended to indicate the size of the collection. Similarly, a few of the larger 'GDR volumes', where not foliated or paginated by F. S. Hockaday and not described in detail, have been given an approximate number of folios to indicate their size.

 

Many volumes have been foliated or paginated more than once, but it is advisable when in doubt to follow F. S. Hockaday's blue pencil foliation where it exists, or the ordinary pencil foliation made during the present cataloguing. A higher folio or page number preceding a lower (e.g., ff. 10-3, pp. 312-260) indicates that the volume has been used from both ends.

 

The spelling of place-names throughout this Catalogue has been taken from the 1967-1968 editions of the appropriate diocesan year books. Where there are variations within a year book the form more commonly found in the records has been adopted.

Language: English
Extent: 148 series
Administrative History:

ARCHDEACONRIES AND RURAL DEANERIES

 

There have been many changes in the boundaries of the diocese and of its archdeaconries and rural deaneries, particularly since 1836. This table sets out the important dates and main changes; the many transfers of parishes between deaneries are not noted here, but are indicated in the index at the back of this book.

 

1541 3 Sept - Foundation of the diocese of Gloucester

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bristol, Gloucester, Campden, Hawkesbury, Cirencester, Stonehouse, Dursley, Stow, Fairford, Winchcombe.

 

Archdeaconry of Hereford: (The Archdeacon of Hereford retained his jurisdiction over the Forest deanery until 1836 when the deanery became part of Gloucester archdeaconry. His courts were held at Mitcheldean.)

 

1542 4 June - Foundation of the diocese of Bristol

 

The diocese of Gloucester remained as above, except that most of the large rural deanery of Bristol was transferred to the new diocese of Bristol, and only 10 parishes were left as the deanery of Bristol within the diocese of Gloucester.

 

This is the perpetuation of a mistake First published in to now disproved see Pxvi [note 1] of 'Records of the Diocese of Bristol'. (This affects the index entries for these parishes.)

 

These divisions remained the same until:

 

1836 (Order in Council 5 Oct.) Union of the dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Campden, Stonehouse, Stow, Forest, Winchcombe, Gloucester

 

Archdeaconry of Bristol: Cirencester, Hawkesbury, Bristol, Fairford

 

1837 (Order in Council 19 July) Transfer of Cricklade and Malmesbury rural deaneries to the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol from the diocese of Salisbury (Archdeaconry of Wiltshire) Campden Stonehouse Bristol Fairford

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Campden, Stonehouse, Stow, Forest, Winchcombe, Gloucester

 

Archdeaconry of Bristol: Hawkesbury, Bristol, Fairford, Crickdale, Malmesbury, Cirencester

 

In the next thirty years the larger deaneries were gradually divided and came to be known as:

 

Forest North and Forest South

 

Stonehouse North and Stonehouse South

 

Winchcombe North and Winchcombe South

 

Bristol City and Bristol Rural

 

Hawkesbury North and Hawkesbury South

 

Malmesbury North and Malmesbury South

 

1870 - Creation of Northleach rural deanery

 

This was made up of parishes from Stow (Archdeaconry of Gloucester) and Cirencester (Archdeaconry of Bristol) rural deaneries; to avoid having to obtain an Order in Council the deanery was divided into North and South under one rural dean, and the parishes left in their respective archdeaconries.

 

1882 (Order in Council 30 Nov.) Creation of Archdeaconry of Cirencester. (This also regularized the 'North and South' divisions of rural deaneries)

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Dursley, Forest North, Forest South, Gloucester, Stonehouse North, Stonehouse South, Winchcombe North, Winchcombe South.

 

Archdeaconry of Bristol: Bristol City, Bristol Rural, Crickdale, Hawkesbury North, Hawkesbury South, Malmesbury North, Malmesbury South.

 

Archdeaconry of Cirencester: Campden (from Archdeaconry of Gloucester), Northleach North (from Archdeaconry of Gloucester), Stow (from Archdeaconry of Gloucester), Cirencester (from Archdeaconry of Bristol), Fairford (from Archdeaconry of Bristol), Northleach South (from Archdeaconry of Bristol).

 

1886 (Order in Council 31 Dec.; London Gazette 7 Jan. 1887) Changes in names and boundaries

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bisley (formerly Stonehouse North), Cheltenham (formerly Winchcombe South), Dursley, Gloucester, Forest North, Forest South, Stonehouse (formerly Stonehouse South), Winchcombe (formerly Winchcombe North)

 

Archdeaconry of Bristol: Bitton (formerly Hawkesbury South), Bristol (formerly Bristol City), Chippenham (formerly Malmesbury South), Cricklade, Hawkesbury (formerly Hawkesbury North), Malmesbury (formerly Malmesbury North), Stapleton (formerly Bristol Rural)

 

Archdeaconry of Cirencester: Campden, Cirencester, Fairford, Northleach (formerly Northleach North and South), Stow

 

1897 (Order in Council 7 July) - The diocese of Bristol re-constituted with the following rural deaneries: Bitton, Cricklade, Bristol, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Stapleton (i.e., the former Archdeaconry of Bristol except Hawkesbury rural deanery)

 

The diocese of Gloucester now comprised:

 

1. Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bisley, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hawkesbury, Dursley, Stonehouse, Forest North, Winchcombe, Forest South

 

2. Archdeaconry of Cirencester: Campden, Northleach, Cirencester, Stow, Fairford

 

1907 (Order in Council 9 May) - Changes in boundaries; two new rural deaneries (Tetbury and Tewkesbury) added.

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bisley, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hawkesbury, Dursley, Stonehouse, Forest North, Tetbury, Forest South, Tewkesbury

 

Archdeaconry of Cirencester: Campden, Northleach, Cirencester, Stow, Fairford, Winchcombe

 

1919 (Orders in Council 30 July and 31 Oct.) - Archdeaconry of Cirencester renamed the Archdeaconry of Cheltenham; some re arrangement of rural deaneries.

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bisley, Gloucester, Dursley, Hawkesbury, Forest North, Stonehouse, Forest South, Tewkesbury

 

Archdeaconry of Cheltenham: Campden, Northleach, Cheltenham, Stow, Cirencester, Tetbury, Fairford, Winchcombe

 

1952 - The rural deanery of Gloucester was divided into three: Gloucester City, Gloucester North, Gloucester South.

 

The present diocese of Gloucester is constituted as follows:

 

Rural Deaneries:

 

Archdeaconry of Gloucester: Bisley, Dursley, Forest North, Forest South, Gloucester City, Gloucester North, Gloucester South, Hawkesbury, Stonehouse, Tewkesbury

 

Archdeaconry of Cheltenham: Campden, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Fairford, Northleach, Stow, Tetbury, Winchcombe

Subjects:
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Creator Names:
  • Diocese of Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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