Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
• Birth year
• Marital status
• Parents’ names
• Death year
• Burial year
• Burial date
• Notes (e.g. if a pauper)
The record set comprises 14,505 records from eight parishes in Gloucestershire.
These records date from 1696 to 1801.
There are 41 stated cases of paupers’ burials in these records.
Thomas Wayte of Horsley died a pauper in prison in 1715 and was buried in Nympsfield on 10 February.
Gloucestershire is a ceremonial county in the southwest of England. Gloucester is the county town. Gloucestershire borders the Welsh county of Monmouthshire and the English counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol, and Somerset. Included in these records is the parish of Dursley, near where J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter creator, grew up. The town inspired the name of Harry's cousins in the books.