Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Puckle-Church
County Gloucestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chipping Sodbury
Registration District Chipping Sodbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1734
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Hawkesbury
Diocese Pre 1836 - Gloucester; Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Gloucestershire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ASHTON, COLD (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Chipping, hundred of Puckle-Church, W.division of the county of Gloucester, 5½ miles (N.)from Bath.The parish is situated on the road from Bath to Glouceste.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

AC = Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) (£)[4][5]
FREG = FreeReg.org.uk
COLD ASHTON PARISH Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1580-1812 1580-1812 1580-1753 1580-1753 1580-1812 1580-1812
AC 1813-1871 1813-1871 1754-1858, 1865 1754-1858, 1865
BOYD 1639-1837
FREG 1728-1813
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Gloucestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 90-96. Date accessed: 01 April 2013.
  2. 'Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813', Ancestry, accessed 16 June 2016.
  3. 'Gloucestershire, England, Burials, 1813-1988,' Ancestry, accessed 28 June 2016.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net, accessed 1 December 2012.
  5. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.