Reorganisation of Parishroots

As some of you may have noticed, Parishroots is having a make-over for the New Year. All the articles are being reorganised by book rather than county. This will make it obvious what type of articles are available and should give a shorter categories list. Each article is also tagged with the parish name. If you click the tag it will take you to all the articles for that parish. To make it easier to find the parish you are interested in you will be able to use the menus on the left of the page. Choose the country, then county for the parish you are interested in. Each County Page will have a list of parishes which link to the tag page for that parish and thus will list all articles for that parish.

Ansty Warwickshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Anstey, a parish in the liberty of the city of Coventry, union of Foleshill, Warwickshire; 4½ miles north-east from Coventry. Living, a vicarage, not in charge, formerly in the archd. of Coventry, and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; rated in the parliamentary returns at £12 4s.; gross income £79. In the patronage of the Crown. Continue reading “Ansty Warwickshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Ansty Wiltshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Anstey, or Ansty, a parish in the hund. of Hindon, union of Tisbury, Wiltshire; 5 miles south east from Hindon. Living, a donative curacy, not in charge, in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury; gross income £22. Patron, in 1835, Lord Arundell. The chapel is supposed to be the oldest in the diocese. The hospitallers had a preceptory here, founded in the reign of King John. At the dissolution, its revenues were £81 8s. 5d. Dr Richard Zouch, judge of the court of admiralty in the reign of Charles I., was a native of Anstey. Pop., in 1801, 242 ; in 1831, 348. Houses 67. Acres 840. A. P. £1,840. Poor rates, in 1837, £134.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Ansley Warwickshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ansley, a parish in the Atherstone division of the hund. of Hemlingford, union of Atherstone, county of Warwick; 5 miles west by north from Nuneaton, on the head-source of the Bourne. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Coventry and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; rated at £6 6s. 8d.; in the parliamentary returns at £127 18s.; gross income, in 1832, £134. Continue reading “Ansley Warwickshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Down Ampney Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ampney-Down, a parish in the hund. of Crowthorne and Minety, union of Cirencester, Gloucestershire; 5 miles south-east from Cirencester; a little to the north of the Thames and Severn canal. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in tbe dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £10 5s. 8d., in the parliamentary returns at £120; gross income £118. Continue reading “Down Ampney Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Amesbury Wiltshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Amesbury, formerly Ambrosebury, or Ambresbury, and in Domesday-book, Amblesberie, a market-town and parish in the division and union of the same name, county of Wilts; 7½ miles north from Salisbury, and 78 west-south-west from London. It stands in a valley on the river Avon. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Wilts and dio. of Salisbury, in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Windsor; rated at £40; in the parliamentary returns at £80; gross income £141. The Wesleyan Methodists have a meeting house here. Continue reading “Amesbury Wiltshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Alvediston Wiltshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alvediston, or Alvesdiston, a parish in the division of Hindon, union of Tisbury, county of Wilts. Living, a vicarage not in charge, subordinate to the rectory of Broad Chalk, in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury. Pop., in 1801, 217 ; in 1831, 239. Houses 52. Acres 2,400. A. P. £2,334. Poor rates, in 1837. £90.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Alton Priors Wiltshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alton-Priors, a chapelry in the parish of Overton division of Everley and Pewsey, union of Pewsy, Wiltshire; 1 mile south of Alton-Barnes. Living, a curacy in the patronage of the vicar of Overton. Pop., in 1801, including the tything of Stowell, 178; in 1831, 923. Houses 40. Acres 2,630. A. P. £1,853. Poor rates, in 1837, £89.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.