Bristol St Werburgh, Gloucestershire Genealogy

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Guide to Bristol St Werburgh, Gloucestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bristol St Werburgh, Gloucestershire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bristol City
County Gloucestershire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bristol
Registration District Bristol
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1677
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bristol
Diocese Pre 1836 - Gloucester; Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Bristol Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

St Werburgh's Church, Bristol, is a former church and now a climbing centre in the St Werburghs area of central north-east Bristol, England.

The area became known as St Werburghs when the church was relocated from Corn Street to Mina Road, and substantially rebuilt, in 1879. It is now a Climbing Centre run by Undercover Rock, where it houses a balcony cafe, rock walls and surrounding grounds. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.[1][1]

St Paul's Parish is at the heart of inner city Bristol and St Agnes Church is at the heart of St Paul's Parish. Confusing isn't it? We continue to call ourselves St Paul's Parish because that is the name of the Bristol 'area' that we predominantly serve. Four of the original five churches are left. St Simon's is used by the Greek Orthodox Community, St Werburgh's is a climbing centre and St Paul's is a circus school. St Agnes is the church we worship in. It is part church, part parish hall and part offices used by community groups. It is a place of sanctuary in an increasingly challenging world.[2]

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]

Bristol St Werburgh, Gloucestershire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) (£)[3]
FMP = Gloucestershire, Bristol parish register indexes (findmypast) (£)[4]
FS BTs= England, Bristol Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free (some restrictions may apply)[5]
FS PRs= England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900 (FamilySearch) - free (some restrictions may apply)[5]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD 1653-1810
FMP Undefined Undefined Undefined
FS BTs Undefined 1677-1865 Undefined 1677-1865 Undefined 1677-1865
FS PRs 1837-1907 1558-1908 1813-1854, 1897-1904 1559-1904 1849-1857 1558-1812, 1849-1857

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bristol Poor Law Unions,England

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]