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RANDWICK, Glos.  Rendewiche 1121.   Probably “dwelling or farm on the edge or border.”   OE rend + wic.

OE = Old English (the English language c.450-c.1100)

[Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, A D Mills, OUP]

The origin of the name Randwick, or more anciently Randwicke, and Rendwicke, is supposed to be Saxon – from the Saxon rendan, to divide, and ric, a street; which is descriptive of the situation of the place – divided from Standish, to which it formerly belonged.  Or it may be (as in the case of Painswick – from wicke, a dwelling…………………..so Randwicke, the dwelling of Rand.

[E.F. p.8]

Randwick is believed to derive its name from two Saxon words, the joint significance of which is a street, hamlet or small village, divided from its mother parish, and as Randwick seems to find no mention in the Domesday Survey, it isitStandish, though topographically divided from it.  Indeed, for centuries until the time of the Dissolution of monasteries, the lands of Randwick and of Standish, were the possessions of St. Peter’s Abbey of Gloucester.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]




BC3500 –







BC750            POPULATION ABOUT 150,000














                        [E.F. p.79]


                        [E.F. p. 79]




757 – 796

Offa, King

 of Mercia

793                              FIRST VIKING INVASION.

821                              WESSEX BECOMES THE SUPREME KINGDOM.

821                              BEORNULPH King of the Mercians gave to the church of St. Peter in Gloucester 15 hides in Standish under Ezimbury and in the year 824 he was killed in battle by Egbert in the days of the secular clergy

Ezimbury was the beacon.  1 hide in Glos = 280 acres

                                    [Standish by Lilley p.9] *

827 – 839

Egbert, King

of all England



871 – 899

Alfred, King

of Wessex







899 – 924

Edward the Elder



924 – 940

Athelstan King

 of all England



1017 – 1035

Cnut, Viking

King of England

1052                REBUILDING OF ST PETER’S ABBEY




1042 – 1066

Edward the Confessor



1058                Fire destroyed St Peter’s Abbey.  Bishop Aldred took Standish and others to pay for it.*



1066 – 1087   

William I





1086                The Hundred of Whitstone – At the time of the Domesday survey the later Whitstone hundred was divided between two hundreds which apparently resulted from the dismemberment of larger units: Blacklow hundred contained 45 hides and included Frocester, Stonehouse, Leonard Stanley, Frampton on Severn, King’s Stanley (Stantone), Fretherne, part of Woodchester (not recorded in the later hundred), Wheatenhurst, Alkerton (in Eastington)and presumably Eastington as part of Fretherne,  Whitstone hundred contained 30 hides and included Standish, Haresfield, Moreton Valence, Longney and presumably Saul and Randwick as parts of Standish, Hardwicke as part of Standish and Haresfield and Quedgeley as part either of Haresfield or Standish.  No later record of Blacklow hundred has been found and by 1220 the two hundreds were united as Whitstone hundred.



In WHITSTONE Hundred Archbishop Aldred held STANDISH.  It was of the lordship of St Peter’s of Gloucester.  Before 1066 there were 15 hides.  In lordship three ploughs:  9 villagers and 14 smallholders with 16 ploughs: 7 riding men who have 17 ploughs: 8 slaves: ½ fishery: woodland ½ league long and 1 furlong wide.  Value of the whole manor before 1066 £16 now £12.  Archbishop Thomas holds it and likewise pays tax.  The abbot of Gloucester holds 1 hide of the manor’s land and rightly ought to hold it.  Earl Hugh holds 1 hide wrongfully.  Durand the Sheriff holds 3 hides which Earl William gave to his brother Roger.  Archbishop Thomas claims these lands.

1085                Standish held by Aldred’s successor Thomas of Bayeux, Chaplain to the Conqueror.*

1087 – 1100   

William II





1095 – 1291    THE CRUSADES.

1095                Archbishop Thomas comes to Gloucester to return Standish stolen 39 years before.*

1100 – 1135   

Henry I



1120                In the late 11th century Roger of Bayeux held Randwick from Thomas Archbishop of York as part of Standish manor, and in 1120 Randwick was granted to Gloucester Abbey, presumably because it had formed part of the abbey’s ancient endowment of Standish

[VCH 10 p.225]  [Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.), i,100-1*





1120/1             Henry I restored to Gloucester (Abbey) the lands held by Roger of Bayeux from his uncle the Archbishop  (Randwick and Morton) –  see below

Henry, King of England, sends greetings to Theoldus, Bishop of Wygornis, and Walter of Gloucester, and all the barons, French and English of Gloucestershire.

You may know that I have granted to the Abbott of Gloucester and his monks to hold in their power all the land which Robert Bacon (de Bayeux) held from Thomas, Archbishop of York, of the manor of St Peter’s of Standish; that is Mortone and Rendewiche, and all the other land to whoever he gave it.  And I will, and grant, and firmly order that it should be theirs in perpetuity.  And I forbid them from henceforward to accede to any other writ or order.

Witnessed by Radulphus, Archbishop of Canterbury, Bernard, Bishop of St Davids and others.

Note:  Village named as Rennewyk in Reg. B

                        [HCMG. Vol II page 108 No. 599]*


Another form of above document

Note:  Village named as Rendwyke and Rendewyke

                        [HCMG. Vol 1 page 100]*


1135 – 1154   



1135                As 1120 declaration but from King Stephen to Milton of Gloucester.

Note:  Village named as Rendwike and Rennewycam

                        [HCMG. Vol II page 108 No. 600]*





1154 – 1189   

Henry II



1157/8             Adrian II – papal bull which finally restored Standish to Gloucester (13 Dec)

Sealed 6 May 1158

[Lilley,s History of Standish]*

1167                OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOUNDED.

1189 – 1199   

Richard I

1199 – 1216   


Early 13th C     There was a church there (Randwick) by the early 13th century.  The church was first mentioned as one of the chapels belonging to Standish church.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224 and 228]        [Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.) ii,125]*   

1200                To the venerable and distinguished gentleman, most dear friends in Christ, H. The representative of my Lord ofWygornis greets you in the Lord’s name.  That you may be informed about the properties of Standish Church in the case brought before us between the Abbott and Assembly of Gloucester on the one hand, and R. De Lewes on the other………..  Et solvit pro matrice ellcesia et capella de Herdewike, Rindewyke, Salle, v. solidos de denariis Sancti Petri:…………

[VCH. Translate to indicate a chapel at Randwick]

                        [HCMG. Vol II Page 124 No. 629 f.157]*

1200+              There was apparently a mill at Oxlinch in the 13th century when a family surnamed “of the mill” lived there.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]  [Glouc. Cath. Libr. Reg. Abb. Frocester B, pp 106-7]

1215                MAGNA CARTA

1216 – 1272   

Henry III






1216    The manor of Randwick was held by Ralph de Vernae in 1216 and later by Walter of Bayeux (de Bause) who died before 1267.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]    [Rott. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com),i,261.]*

1216                Rad de Vernay manium de Rindewic……………..

                        [Manor of Randwick held by Ralph de Vernai – other details in Latin shorthand]

                        [RLC page 261]*

1222                ……………..merchandise which is held by Maurice de Gaut of  Radewik since it is to the detriment of our businesses in Bristol and neighbouring businesses as we are reliably informed.  You should effect the removal of the homes or similar…….. in such a way that neither ship may reach here, nor goods leave except on payment of tax……………

[Details in Latin shorthand and needs fuller translation]

[RLC Volume I page 499]  *

1224                In 1224 the Sheriff was instructed to give Ralph de Vernae possession of 3 virgates in Pitchcombe.  Ralph died soon after.

                        [Lilley p. 29]*


1267                There was a court for Randwick manor in 1267 but no later reference to it has been found.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.), iii. 46.]*                       

1267                In 1267 the demesne of Randwick manor included c.110 acres of arable, seven and a half acres of meadow, and pasture in the woods and pastures for 24 animals, 40 pigs and 30 sheep.  Other demesne, perhaps half as much again, was held in dower by the widow of Walter of Bayeux.  There were 4 free tenants on the manor; one had ½ yardland for which he owed a pair of spurs, and the others held 6 acres and 1 acre; all owed heriots.  Four customary tenants held for one or two lives and owed rents and one bedrip and a day’s mowing; two held a fardel, one ½ yardland, and another 4 acres.  There was also one tenant at will who owed a bedrip

[HCMG (Rolls Series), iii. 44-47]  [VCH Vol. 10 p.226]*

Further text in Rand. Refs folder.

1267                Extent of Randwick .  Extent of the lands belonging to Walter de Bause at Randwick at Saturday before the feast of St. Nicholas in the 52 year of Henry (III).

Text in Latin with translation in Rand Refs. Folder.

1267                In 1267 the demesne land lay in over 30 individually named places: three were called furlongs, and several, such as Edmundesleye, Chelewoldesleye, Bordesleye, Longeleye, Otrudinge, and Newerdinge, were presumably assarts taken from the woodland; some of the arable lay in crofts at Oxlinch and a small piece at Arlebrook.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]   [Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. Iii. 44-45]*

1267                Moor field, west of Roadway Farm, the only field mentioned in the extent of 1267, when the demesne  had 15 and a half acres there was perhaps peculiar to Randwick. (not shared with any other parish).

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.), iii. 45]*


1267/8             ’56.  Grant by Abbott Reginald and the Convent of Gloucester to Agnes, widow of Walter de Balneis (i.e. Baths) of Ryndweyk, of the marriage of Walter’s son and heir Walter, and in the event of his death of the marriage of Walter’s daughters, for which she pays twenty five marks.  Witness:  Reginald de Acle, Sheriff of Gloucester, Phillip de Hatherley, Philip de Matresdon, Richard le Bret.  Friday before Nativity of St John Baptist, 52 Henry III

1268                In 1268 Gloucester Abbey granted to Walter’s widow Agnes the marriage of their son Walter, and in the event of the son’s death, that of their daughters.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]    [Trans. B.G.A.S. xxxviii,24]*

1272 – 1307   

Edward I


1272 -1307      Randwick was anciently included in the parish of Thornbury, and is first mentioned as a separate parish in the reign of Edward I.

[E.F. p.8]

1287                Walter the son (of Walter of Bayeux) was apparently dead by 1287 when parts of the manor were held by his sisters, Margery who married Adam Spilman of Rodborough and Lucy who married John de Wyke.

[VCH Vol.10 p225]  [C.P. 25(1)/75/33/99]  [Trans. B.G.A.S. xxxviii,29]*

1287                Parts of the manor held by (Walter of Bayeux’s daughters – Margery who married Adam Spilman of Rodborough , and Lucy who married John de Wyke.

[VCH Vol 10 p.225.]*

1290                Lucy and Margery (daughters of Walter of Bayeux) were dead and Lucy’s heir was John infant son of Margery and Adam Spilman.  Gloucester Abbey retained the marriage of John and granted his wardship to Adam.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]   [Trans. B.G.A.S. xxxviii. 29]*




1290                ’75.  Grant by Abbey and Convent of Gloucester in form of an agreement by Adam Spelemon of Rodeberue, of the wardship of his son John by Margery, daughter of Walter de Baln(e)is and of a moiety of the manor of Ryndewyk which descended to John on the death of his aunt Lucy the other daughter of Walter, reserving to themselves the marriage of John and an annual payment of 4L while the wardship lasts, which Adam binds himself to pay.  Sunday after Feast of St Lawrence; 18 Edward I.

[cf. Corp. Records 675.  Early records relating to St Peter’s Abbey as printed in BGAS Vol. 38 page 24]*

[Note:  The manor of Randwick was granted to Agnes, the widow of Walter de Bayeux and to their son Walter, and in the event of his death, to the daughters.  Walter the son was apparently dead by 1287 when part of the manor was held by the sisters.  (Margery married Adam Spilman of Rodborough and Lucy married John de Wyke.)  By 1290 both Lucy and Margery were dead and Lucy’s heir was John, the infant son of Margery and Adam Spilman.  Gloucester Abbey retained the marriage of John and granted his wardship to Adam Spilman.  Adam Spilman II, the son and heir of Walter Spillman makes his first appearance in the Hampton Court Rolls 1273.  Details in Spillman Cartulary in BGAS Vol 61 page 58.

                        [BGAS Vol 38 pages 24 and 29.]  [ CP 25(1).75/33/99.] [VCH10 page 225]*

1294                The smith’s spring at Oxlinch mentioned.

[Glouc. Cath. Libr., Reg. Abb. Frocester B., pp 107-8]  [VCH 10 page 227]*

1295                Adam Spilman of Rodborough holds Randwick manor.

[RAFB. Page 107-108.]   VCH 10 page 225] *

1295                MEETING OF “MODEL PARLIAMENT”.


Late 13thC.     The abbey’s (St . Peter’s) overlordship of Randwick was not recorded after the late 13th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]*

1307 – 1327

Edward II

14th C.             The tower (of the church) is of three stages with battlements and has windows of the 14th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]*


1316                John Spilman held (manor) by 1316.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]   [Fued. Aids ii, 267]  [Glos. Subsidy Roll, 1327, 51]*

                        1316    Hundredum de Wiston.  Villa de Hoglinge (Hoxlinge), et sunt domini ejusdem ville abbas Sancti Petri Gloucestrie et Johannes Spylemon (Spilemon).

[FA Vol II. Page 267]*

The manor presumably descended to John Spilman’s son John, and then to Thomas, probably the son of the second John.  [VCH]*




1327 – 1377   

Edward III

1327                There was a settlement at Oxlinch, which was partly in Standish parish by the late 13th century, and it was perhaps the largest in Standish and Randwick parishes in 1327 when the name was used to designate an area which included both of them. It is

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]  [Glouc. Cath. Libr.,Reg.Abb.Frocester B,p109]  [Glouc.Subsidy Roll,1327,51]

1327                John Spilman held (manor) by 1316 and in 1327.

[VCH Vol 10 p.226]*

1327                Hoxlynge:  Johe Spilma 4s 1d – Henr Glasiare 3s 9d q – Henr Edolph 1s – Walto de Pedesmor 1s 3d – Rico Page 1s 6d – Rico ate Hoke 3s 6d – Henr Ket 3s – Rico Bernard 4s 9d – Willo Merema 1s 3d – Rees de Pedesmor 3s 3d:  Prob. Sma. 27s 4d.

[Gloucester Subsidy Roll 1327 p 51]*

                        Note:  John Spillman heads the list at Rodborough with 4s and a half pence.  Highest in area is John de Bohun at Bisley with 6s and a half pence.

                        Ricd atte Hoke 1314 Standish Jury (Lilley p 51)*



1348                The Institution of the Vicarage of Standish

28th July 1348

Item at Ruscombe near Rendewicks they shall  have one farm complete with its dwelling houses, outbuildings. crofts, enclosures, pastures and four acres of arable land adjoining, and its other appurtenances which the aforesaid Vicars have been accoustemed to hold expect the better parts with the Barn lying near, which is commonly called Burnhay, to be reserved for the use of these religious themselves to store up their tithes of Corn…………….Item they shall have the grass and hay of the four churchyards of Standysch, Randewyk, Hardewyk and Salle……..undertake the care of the souls of all and each of the parishioners as well as the Mother Church aforesaid as of all and each of the Chapels.

[From a copy of the original made in 1788 by Richard Clarke and found in the Parish Chest]*

                        Ordination of the Vicarage of Standish

At Ruscombe near Randwick they shall have one Manse of building with its houses, gardens and 4 acres of arable land…..Item they shall have the herbage and hay of the four churchyards of Standish Rendewyk, Herdewyk and Salle….mother church aforesaid.  As of all and singular the chapels of the same…

[G N & Q Vol 1 page 313.  Hockaday Abs. 345 Standish]*

1348                the best Grange adjacent to Borton, which is commonly called Bernhay, reserved to the monestry.

[Lilley page 41]*


1348                Randwick Church is mentioned in a document, in the registry of the See of Worcester (to which Gloucester formerly belonged, as early as 1348.

[E.F. p.18]*

1348                Apparently no record exists of the date when a church was built at Randwick but in a document of the Consistory Court of Worcester it was referred as being in existence in 1348.  Of the church of  those days only the low, square tower remains, the remaining parts having been rebuilt and additions made in succeeding centuries.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*   

1348 – 1350    BLACK DEATH

1377 – 1399   

Richard II




1380                The Bells of Randwick Church

Dedicated to St Margaret – unique as far as Gloucestershire is concerned – probably date from 1380

[BGAS Vol 7 page 67: Vol 18 page 232: Vol 34 Page 112: Vol 42 page 166]

From Bristol factory cast in the period 1360-1380 AD.  Lettering + SANCTI EGIDII + meaning – of St Giles

From Bristol factory cast about 1390.  Lettering reads + SANCTA MARGARRETA + ORA PRO NOBIS +.

[The Story of Randwick Parish Church by A K Dix]*

1397                Thomas Spilman (lord of the manor) was dead by 1397 and the manor was apparently divided.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]  [Trans. B.G.A.S., lxi. 58-59]*

                        Alice, daughter of Thomas Spilman married Walter Cook.  [VCH]*

1399 – 1413   

Henry IV


15TH C.            There were two churchwardens from the 15th century

                        [VCH Vol. 10 p228]     [Hockaday Abs. xxi, 1498 visit, f. 10.]*



1413 – 1422   

Henry V

1415                BATTLE OF AGINCOURT


1422 – 1461   

Henry VI

1440                Randwick Parish held by William ap Adam.  He died seized of the parish 18 H6.

[Rudder page 619.  Atkyns page 619] [E.F. p.8]*

1449                There was apparently a house on the site of Moor Hall by 1449.

[VCH Vol. 10 9Stonehouse) p 275]  [Cal. Close 1447-54, 109]*



1450                In the year 1450 Mr Spillman of Spillmans Court Stroud, gave an estate now called Oxlynch and valued at that time at 50 pounds a year, for the benefit of the poor at Dursley.

[Fennemore page 82, quoting Churches and Views of Stroud and Neighbourhood]

                        (Value) reduced to 4 pounds after a suit in chancery in 1624.

[Dursley and its Neighbourhood. 1877 and 1975 page 86]

1455 – 1485    WARS OF THE ROSES BEGIN



1459                In 1459 John, (son of Alice nee Spilman and Walter Cook) was lord of a moiety of the manor with Thomas Framilode and John Cugley.

[VCH Vol. 10 p226]  [Glos. R.O. P263/IN 3/4]*

1459                The church of St. John – (was) apparently so called in 1459.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229[  [Glos. R.O. P263/IN 3/4]*

1459                A church house, described as a stone building with a large central arched doorway, was built west of the church on land given by the lords of the manor in 1459.

[VCH Vol. 10 p224]         [Glos. R.O. P263 /IN3/4]*

1459                John Cook, Thomas Framilode, John Cugley, lods of one moiety of the manor of Randwick, by their deed dated 37 H6 granted to Thomas Hort, Thomas Holder and fourteen other persons a piece of ground sixty five feet in length and thirty five in breadth, in trust, for them to build a house to honour God, the blessed Virgin Mother and All Saints in the church of Randwick.  How it was endowed I cannot find.  There remains now only a decay’d old house called the Church-house inhabited by poor people.

[Rudder p.619 – 1779]*

Rudder mentions a Church-house, the lower rooms of these were habitations of the poor: and in the upper room (large) was held the manorial court and vestry; every Sunday morning a market was held for all kinds of provisions; and here the inhabitants had their music and dancing.  Fosbrooke p.308]*


1459                Randwick wood, a part of Standish wood, crowns the spur above Randwick village.  In 1459 the wood apparently extended to near the main road at Randwick church.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]   [Glos. R.O. P263/IN3/4]*


1461 – 1483   

Edward IV

1465                (Miss Fennemore writing in 1893 about the Parish Registers)  In the middle of the third book is the following, which is most important, as it relates to the piece of land given in 1465 for the building of a church house, although what this house was originally used for is not clear.  The village Workhouse latterly occupied the site, and it is now part of the Rectory garden:-

Hereunder written is a true and perfect copy in English of the grant in Latin of the Lands on part of which the Church House standeth in the Parish of Randwicke, in the County of Gloucester.  Entered in the Register the 22nd day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine by Richard Watkins, then Churchwarden of the Parish of Randwick

1465                We John Cok, son and heir of Walter Cok, and Alice his wife, eldest daughter of Thomas Spylman esq., and Catherine, the wife of John Cok, Thomas Ffromilode, and John Cuggley, Lords of one moiety of the manor of Randwick in the county of Gloucester, have given, granted and by this charter Indented, have confirmed to Thomas Hort, Richard Bullock, John Spencer, John Warner, Thomas Spoke, William Holder, Thomas Holder, James Beele, Robert Selwyn, John Driver, James Robinson, Nicholas Mill, John Smyth, Thomas Bygge, William Sanders, James Selwyn of the county aforesaid, one part of our land lying in our croft called Cowless, containing in length sixty five in lawfull feete, and in bredth thirty and six feete, near to the parish church of Rendwicke aforesaid, that is to say between the wood of the aforesaid Lords and Kings way……………….to the intent that a house may be there by them built and for ever possessed to the honour of God…………….Dated in the feast of St Woolstan the bishop, in the seven and thirtieth year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth after the Conquest

Note: Thomas Bygge’s Will at 1470 Rodborough*

[RO P263/In 3-4.  BGAS Vol 61 page 58.  VCH Vol 10 page 224.  Full text of document given in Fennemore P 47]

Note: Randwick presumably descended to John Spillman’s son John and then to Thomas, probably the son of the second John.  Thomas was dead by 1397 and the manor apparently divided.  Alice daughter of Thomas married Walter Cok and in 1459 their son John with Thomas Fframilode and John Cugley was lod of a moiety of the manor.

                        [RO P263/In 3-4.  BGAS Vol 61 page 58.  VCH Vol 10 page 224.  Full text of document given in Fennemore P 47]*

c.1470             There was a carpenter living at Oxylinch

[Cal Pat. 1467-77, 432],   [VCH Vol. 10 page 227]*


Edward V


1483 – 1485

Richard III




1485 – 1509

Henry VII

1492                COLUMBUS TO THE NEW WORLD


1498                VASCO DE GAMA TO INDIA

1498                Randwick had a chaplain in 1498

[Hockaday Abs. 22 1488  Visit.  F10.     VCH 10 page 228]*

1509 – 1547

Henry VIII

16thC              A small estate including the house called More Hall in the north-east of the parish (Stonehouse), was held by a branch of  the Fowler family from the 16th to the 18th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]*

c1510              One moiety of the manor passed to Elizabeth Tyre who was dead c.1510 when the claim of Walter Winston and his wife Margaret was being disputed by John Whittington and William Tyre.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]  [C1/376/35]*

c1510              Claim to the manor by Walter Winston and his wife Margaret disputed by John Whittington and William Trye.

[C 1-376-35 as quoted by VCH 10 page 226]*

c1520              The house of William Winston at Randwick  mentioned.

[CI -389/4 as quoted by VCH 10 page 226]*

1529                Thomas Baynham’s Will

Thomas Baynham of Bristol, Gentleman, lying sick in the parish of Ranwyke.  23rd March 1528/9.  Proved 16th April 1529 by Walter Wynston.  To the church of Ranwyke to be prayed for 3s. 4d.  To Sir William Deyss my ghostly father 10s.  If pries shall sing for my soul and the souls of my father and mother in Ranwyke church for one whole year.        (followed by bequests to sisters and cousins of tenements in Bristol, and lands in Longhope, Newnham, Leydene and St. Bravells, to Brother=in-law Walter Wynston and his Wife Margaret.)  Witness: Sir William Deyse my ghostly father, Curate of Randwick;  David Williams, Curate of Stonehouse; Thomas Wynston; William Hopper; Bedoo Davy; Roger Randell’ Richard Glyde; Hugh Wynston.

[Hockaday Abs. 425  “Bristol town”]

c1530              Walter Winston described as of Randwick.

[C 1 – 693-13 as quoted by VCH 10 page 226]*


1535                Pension received by Standish vicar to be used to provide a Chaplain for Randwick and other Chapels.

[Valor Eccl II, 411 – as quoted by VCH 10 page 228]*

1535                Gant paid yearly to Doctor Grenewode, perpetual Vicar (of Standish) there, and his successors in order that the said Vicar may find 4 Chaplins……………in Chapels of…………….Randwick.  This grant was made in 1348 and is now defined.

[Lilley.  History of Standish. Page 61]*

1535                Standish vicaria cum capellis de Sall’ Ranwyke e Hardewyke.  Valet clare in reddit’ e firm’ inacu Xis e oblac ibm f annu ultra 6s. 8d.folut archo pro procurac’ e 4s. F finag.

L44  2s  8d.

Xa inde L 4  8s   3d   q

[Valor Eccl II  page 499]*




1536                The other moiety of the manor may have been  held by Walter Harris of Standish……when he sold woodland in Randwick.

[RO D1349/25 as quoted by VCH Vol 10 page 226*

1538                Sir Richard Bridges Will – “the lordship and manor of Standish……..liberties in Standish Moreton, Putleigh……….Renwick.

[Notes of Standish in Gloucester Collection XXII 58]*


1540                There was almost certainly a farmhouse at Humphreys End around 1540 when the ground plan would have been the typical “hall-house” design of old Cotswold houses – stone gable end with large beamed fireplace and stone stairs behind, low beamed ceilings and stone flagged floors.

[Leaflet produced for Open Garden Scheme, June 2010 by Jim Hutton – owner of Humphreys End House]*





1541                Grant to John Wakeman, Bishop of Gloucester, and his successors,in frank almoigne…….tithes, glebes, pensions, etc. in Standish, Culdrup, Hardwik, Overoxlynch, Ranwil……………

[Letters & Papers – Foreign and Domestic.  Henry 8 Vol 16.  Item 1226(4)

The tithes hereof and some glebe land belonged to the Abbey of Gloucester and were granted to the Bishopric of Gloucester.

[33 Henry 8 (1542)]     [Atkyns page 617]*


1541                The mill for which the Dursley churchwardens were paying rent to Standish Manor in 1541 was, from later evidence at Oxlinch.

                        [VCH. 10 page 227]     [ S.C 6  H VIII-1248 rot.13.]  [cf. 17th Rep. Com. Char.328]*

c.1541             Walter Winston coparcener of the manor.

[VCH 10 page 226]  [ S.C 6  H VIII-1248 rot.13.]*



 1542               Tithes and some glebe land belonging to abbey of Gloucester granted to bishopric of Gloucester 33H8.

[Rudder p. 619]*


1543                John More, Clerk, compounded for the furst fruits of the vicarage of Standish with the chapels of Sall, Renwick and Hardwick.

[Hockaday Abs 345]*

c.1543             Thomas, son of Walter Winston mentioned in connection with Randwick.

[VCH 10 page 226]  [H. Abs. cccxxi]  [Visit. Glos. 1682-3,188] *       

c.1543             John Plomer of Ranwick was accused by Thomas Winshon(?) of libel by deformation for saying he had carnal knowledge of Joan Gybbons.

[Hockaday Abs.]     John Plomers will 1585]

1547 – 1553

Edward VI

1546/7             Will of Syr Roger Aston,  late curate of Runwyke, mentions many names with bequests of clothes etc. inc. brother John.

[Hockaday Abs. has full details]  [Phillimore will index page 9]

c.1547             Chapel (i.e. Randwick Church) had burial rights by 1547.

[Hockaday Abs. 321]   [VCH 10 page 228]*

1548                John Twissel died seised of the estate (part of Kings Stanley) in 1454 and it then passed to successive sons, John (d. 1471) Robert (d. 1501), and George (d.1534).  George’s son Edward in 1548 made a grant of the estate, said to comprise a capital messuage and 60 a. to the lessee, Thomas Winston of Randwick, but was later disputing it with Winston.  In 1552 Edward granted the estate to Joan Wilkinson to whom Thomas Winston granted his claim in 1555.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 (Kings Stanley) p 247]  [Cal. Pat.(1547-8), 278] [Sta. Cha. 2/26/78]*

1548                Churchwardens swear that churchyard is not enclosed and that they have no bible.

[Hockaday Abs.321]  [VCH 10 page 229]*

c.1548             Chantry Certificate – Feb – 2nd year of Edward VI.

Randewicke a chapel belonging to the parish of Standish.  Lande gevyn to maynteigne a lampe there.  To the yerelie value of xij  the whole                                                              Distributed paupibz vt supra  xij

[BGAS Vol VIII page 305]*

1549                Alice Gybbons of Runwycke v William Benet and Joan his wife of Stonehouse.  They said Alice was “a strong houre, an herante houre……… – mentions William Butcher otherwise Robyns, age 27, of Ranwick where he had lived 2 years – mentions John Butcher otherwise Robyns, age 37, of Stonehouse – mentions Eleonor Chapman, of Ranwick, age 47, she had lived there for 28 years – mentions “Old Hale Crosse in the parish of Ranwick”.

[Hockaday Abs.  Glo0s Con Court]

1549                Standish: June 27 Eliz. Myll, Thos Myll, see Randwick (sic)

[Hockaday Abs. 345]

1549                Grant of land to Wm Sawle – gent. And Wm Bridges – gent.

[Hockaday Abs]

                        The King grants to them 1 ac called Norfield in Randwicke within Standish in the tenure of Thomas Vike given to a lamp in the parish church.

[Notes on Standish in Gloucester Collection XXII 58. Pat R. 3 Edw VI P1 Ix M30]  [They paid #1, 228-16-6 in Lilley p.81]

1549                Field called “Moorefield” in the tenure of Thomas Vyke.

[Hockaday Abs.]*

1550                Mr. John Moore, Vicar of Standish v. Thomas Wynston, gent, and Rick. Garner and Rick Smythe.

Art. 4   He doth know Thomas Wynston to have a mansion place in Ranwyck, part of Standish………………to be payed of all the inhabitants in Ranwick to said vicare.

Answers of Thomas Wynston

Art. 2……………the great graunge of Ranwick called Barne Haye which by comparison is exempted from all manner of Tithe.

[Hockaday Abs. 345.  Standish GDR.  Lilley p 66]

1550                Thomas Winston of Randwick and Pitchcombe – Thos. Winston had a mansion or house at Randwick”.

[N H Notes]   [History of Standish p 56-7]*

1551                The “Sweating Sickness” fourth or fifth of population.

[Lilley p.67]

1551                Chapel of Ronwick annexed to par. Ch. Of Standish.  John Jones Minister.  C: knows that they are ten, but where written cannot tell, nor can repeat them.  A: can repeat but not confirm them by scriptures.  LP: can repeat it, sed a guo tradita out ubi scripta nexit.  C: about 100.

[Visitation of the dio. Of Glos. By Bishop Hooper in 1551.  C = Commandments;  A + Articles of Faith:  LP = Lords Prayer:  C = Communicants.  Printed in EHR XIX p. 102:]*


1551                In 1551 the curate John Jones was described as poor in doctrine.

[VCH  Vol. 10 p.229]  [E.H.R. xix. 102]*

1551                There were c.100 communicants in Randwick in 1551.

[VCH Vol.10 p225]*

1552                10 Sept.  King granted to Sir Anthony Cooke a portion of the manor of Standish.  “Rent of all the customary tenants in Oxlynche  #25 – 28 . 2. 5.  Also ALL, Hardwicke and Standish.

[Lilley p.101]*

1553                Tithes and some glebe land belonging to abbey of Gloucester granted to Bishopric of Gloucester 33H8 and confirmed 6E6.

[Rudder p. 619]*

1553                1552 – to Bishop of Worc and Glos – John Hooper of various manners………and all tithes pertaining to various chapels in……Ranwick parva……….

Standish Notes;   Cal R 6 Edw VI PL7 M22 – 25]*

1553 – 1558

Queen Mary

1553                (There were) 18 households (in Randwick) in 1563.

[VCH Vol10 p225]

c.1553             Mordecai Harmer, protestant native of Ireland bought property in Randwick and became clerk.  Attempt made to seize him on accession of Mary in 1553 and he escaped naked through thatch roof and hid in woods.  Lived in Oxford.  After Mary’s death he returned to R’wick and removed all popery from church.  Dr. Joseph White is descendant (1746-1814) also George Harmer.

                        [Glos. Biographical Notes p.153-4]*

1554                April 1554 – Thomas Myll, Curate, deprived on account of matrimony.  Mary annulled law passed by Ed VI allowing clergy to marry, and therefore many clergy were stripped of their living for marrying.

[Glos. N & Q Vol III p. 43] [VCH Vol 10 p.229]*

                        Many parsons who had been ready to accept the restoration of Roman Catholicism in 1553 had been deprived of their livings under Mary for no reason except that they had been legally married by the laws of Edward VI.  Under Elizabeth their connubial liberty was restored.

[English Social History by Trevelyan p. 176]*



1555                (see 1548 ref. part of Kings Stanley)  Thomas Winston of Randwick granted his claim to Joan Wilkinson.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 247(Kings Stanley)]  [Cal. Pat. 1550-3, 417]*

1557                Thomas Winston sold estate to Thomas Mill of Harescombe.

[VCH 10 p.266]  [C.P. 25(2)/71/588/62]  [Winston details in Lilley p.117]*

1557                Thomas Whiston and Anne his wife levied a fine of the manor to Thomas Mills.

[E.F. p.8]  [Atkyns p. 617]   [Rudder p 619]*

1557                In 1557 he (Thomas Winston) sold the estate to Thomas Mill of Harescombe.

[VCH Vol 10 p.226]*

1557                The small settlement at Westrip in the north-east of the parish (of Stonehouse) was mentioned in 1557.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [P.N. Glos. (E.P.N.S.), ii. 178]*

1558 -1603

Elizabeth I

1558                Isabella Elliotts of Runwicke v. John Daungerfielde of St’house, matrimonial because of “carnal copulation”.

[Hockaday Abs.  Glos Con Court]

1559                Bapt. Edward son of Thomas Mil at Standish

[Hockaday Abs.345 for Standish]*

1561                Burial  Thomas son of Thomas Mil at Standish

[Hockaday Abs. 345 for Standish]*

1562                Will of John Ellyates

[Will Index Phillimore p.39]

1563                18 Households in 1563

[VCH 10 p. 225]  [Hockaday Abs. 321?]  [Hockaday Abs. 345 for Standish]

1563                Bapt.  John son of Thomas Mil at Standish

[Hockaday Abs. 345 for Standish]*


1563                In 1563 it was said that there had been no sermon for years and the Queen’s Injuctions were not read.

[VCH Vol 10 p.229] *

1563                John Myll – Churchwarden:  Walter Collys – Parishioner:  John Wakeman – Parishioner:

[J.M.’s Will 1571]   [Hockaday Abs]

1566                Will of Elizabeth Chalner

[Will Index Phillimore p.44]

1567                Walter son of Thomas Mil at Standish

[Hockaday Abs 345 for Standish]*

1567                It (More Hall) was presumably the freehold estate held of Stonehouse manor in 1567 by Edward Fowler who was perhaps the younger brother of William Fowler, lord of the manor (d.1599).

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]  [Glos. R.O., D 445/T 12]  [Visit. Glos. 1623 61-62]*


1570                Thomas Winston sold to Thos. Mill of Harescombe.

[N H Notes]  [BGAS X p 127]*

1570                Thomas Mill of Harescombe held manor.

[VCH Vol 10  p. 226]  [BGAS X p. 127]*

“In 1570 this Thomas and Katherine his wife (Mills) suffered a fine of Thomas Bowle of two messuages and appertances in Romwick (Randwick) and Strowde which the latter regranted to Thomas and Katherine and the heirs of their bodies”.

[BGAS Vol 10 p.127]*

1570                Excommunicated – Dorothy Scottesforde of Runwicke – she had child in house of Geo Watkins.

Richard Choner – not received Holy Communion for two years. The Curate does not instruct the young in Catechism.

[Hockaday Abs.  Glos. Con. Court]  [VCH Vol. 10 p 229]*

                        The Curate over the next two years gave no alms.

[VCH 10 p.229]   [Hockaday Abs. 321]*

1571                Will of John Myll

[Will Index.  Phillimore p.52]

1572                William Wrigge did forbid the Banns between Walter Abridge and Mawde Evance and kepeth the said Mawde at Geo. Feresise of the same parish.

[Hockaday Abs.   GDR Con Court]


1572                Roger Dowell hath gotten with child Alice Adams

[Hockaday Abs. for Randwick.   GDR Con Court]

1572                Elizabeth Chapman’s Will.  W. Chapman’s Will.  Thos. Chapman’s Will

[Hockaday Abs. for Randwick]

1572                Will of William Olyvild

[Will Index.  Phillimore p. 58]

1574                James Smallwood of Dursley, Clothier, conveyed mill at Oxlinch to William Watkins.  It was perhaps a fulling mill at that time.  (see entry re: mill 1541)

[VCH 10 p277]   [C.P. 25(2)/142/1816/14]*

1574                Will of Thomas Veke

[Will Index.  Phillimore p.59]

1576                Thos. Son of Thomas Mil at Standish

[Hockaday Abs. 345 for Standish]*

1577                The Recusants of Gloster.   20 Nov 1577

Hereinafter ensue the names and surnames of all such within the dio. Of Gloster as are presented by sworn men in every parish underwritten for not coming to church –  Ranwicke:  William Chapman and his Wyffe – worth nothing.

[Domestic Series Elizabeth Vol. 118 (320 1577] [bgas Vol V p.234]

                        Recusants:  Those who declined to attend their parish church.  The term after 1570 normally referred to Roman Catholics – The Local Historians Encyclopedia p. 204.*



1580/1             Henry James surrogate of Dr. Wm Aubrey

Francis Yate, Clerk BA, to the perpetual vicarage of Standish with chapels annexed.

[Hockaday Abs. 345]  [Fuller details of Francis Yate in Lilley p. 105+ – FY died 12.1.1623/4 at Standish]*


1582                Will of William Michell

[Will Index. Phillimore p.75]

1582                About half a mile south of Randwick, in pleasant grounds that slope gently south, stands More Hall, an ancient building that seems to have received comparatively little recorded notice from lovers of antiquity.  Within the deep porchway that covers the north door the date 1582 may be seen, but this date refers to an addition to the house as originally built about a century previously.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1583                Thomas Mill was dead by 1583 when Catherine his widow together with Edward Mill and his wife Mary were dealing with the Estate.

[VCH 10 p.226]  [C.P. 25 (2)/143/1851/4]*

1584                Will of James Cowles (not in calendar)

[Will Index.  Phillimore p.87]

1585                Will of John Plommer

[Will Index. Phillimore p.87]


1589                Will of John Michell

[Will Index.  Phillimore p.87]


1597                A tailor of Randwick was mentioned.

[VCH 10 p.225]    [B.M. Harl. Ms. 4131.f.540]*

1598                Will of Richard Elliottes

[Will Index.  Phillimore p.105]

1599                In 1599 two victualling houses in the parish were mentioned.

[VCH 10 p.225]  [B.M.Harl. Ms 4131.f.540]*

Late 16thC       Some of the land in the parish was held by the tenants in Standish.  ½ yardland = usual holding.  There were then 12 copyholders and a mondayland was mentioned.

[VCH 10 p. 226]  [Glos. R.O. D678/Standish/566]*

Late 16thC      Most of the open-field arable of Randwick lay in fields shared with other parishes.  Odmarlow field, Wadding field Stony field and Linch field, mentioned in the 16th century, all lay near Oxlinch and were shared with Standish tenants.

[VCH Vol. 10 p226]   [Gray, Eng. Field Systems, 519]  [Glos. R.O., D 678/Standish/566]  [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE 1/2]*

Late 16thC      Randwick Ridge, Foxmoor, Kingley, and Pidgemore fields in the south of the parish were shared with Stonehouse tenants.

[VCH Vol. 10 p226]  [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE ½*

Late 16thC      Ruscombe Ridge lying close to Randwick village on the east was shared with Ruscombe in (Stroud parish).

[VCH Vol. 10 p 226]  [Glos. R.O., D 149/T 525]*



17th C.             The lack of agricultural land in the parish and the large population suggests that most of the inhabitants of Randwick were engaged in the cloth industry from the 17th century or earlier.

[VCH Vol. 10 p227]*

References to weavers in Randwick and Oxlinch in the 17th century were usually to weavers of broad cloth.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]    [Glos. R.\O. D149/T215, T330,T453]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi, 1663]    Glos. R.O., D1086, deed of 1710; D1241, deed of 1727; P316/OV 4/1; D 678/Randwick] *

1600                Will of Eleanor Clavild – Edward Clavild listed in Men and Armour p. 309 as a weaver.

[Will Index p.108]

1601                Will of Walter Mill

[Will Index. p.111]*

1603 – 1625

James I

1603                Two houses there (in Westrip – at that time in the parish of Stonehouse) were mentioned in 1603.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [Glos. R.O. D 445/M 13.]*


1603                Anselm Fowler who held a house and a yardland called Moorhalls in 1603 was apparently Edward’s (Fowler) son.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]  [Glos. R.O., D 445/M 13]  [Visit. Glos. 1623, 61-62]*

1604                GUNPOWDER PLOT

1604                Will of Thomas Mill

[Will Index. p.115]*


1606                VIRGINIA COMPANY FOUNDED

1606                Will of Edward Pecke

Will Index. Phillimore p.112]

1607                Thomas Harris and Cecily his wife conveyed a moiety of the manor to Anselm Fowler.

[VCH 10 p.226]  [C.P. 25(2)/297/5 Jas. I East/24]*

Presumably Anselm Fowler of More Hall in parish of Stonehouse

                        Ansellme Ffowler shown in Moreton Valence parish in 1608 as clothier with two servants.  [Men and Armour p.313]*

1608                Smith,  Men and Armour

List of names from Randwick and Oxlynch + analysis  – in Randwick Refs Folder


1608                (A mill at Oxlynch) may have been worked by Walter Watkins who was described as a cloth-worker.  The Watkins family continued to work the mill until late 17th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Smith, Men and Armour, 308-9]  [Glos. R.O. D 678/Standish/612]   [17th Rep Com. Char. 328]*

1608                Many of the clothworkers listed under Oxlinch in 1608 presumably lived in Randwick village; they included 23 weavers, 4 fullers and a dyer.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Smith, Men and Armour, 308-9]*

1608                In 1608 the craftsmen listed under Oxlinch – who currently included the men of Randwick and part of Standish – were 7 carpenters, 5 tailors, 3 masons, 2 smiths, 2 slaters, and a cutler.   Carpenters were later, other than weavers, the craftsmen most regularly mentioned at Randwick and Oxlinch, and perhaps their preponderance was connected with the ready supply of timber in the area as well as with the maintenance of the weavers’ looms.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]     [Smith, Men and Armour, 308-9].  [Glos. R.O. D 678/Randwick/10]     [Bigland, Glos. iii, no. 212]  [Glos. R.O. P316/OV 4/1]   [Glos. Colln.  RQ 246.1]    Hockaday Abs. cccxxi, 1847] *

1608                See Randwick Refs Folder for notes on Geo. Watkins, Gyles Aldridge and John Gabbe.

1608                Will of Jas. Robins als. Boucher

[Will Index. Phillimore p. 121]

1608                He (Anselm Fowler) had two servants in 1608 (at More Hall).

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse] p 275]  [Smith, Men and Armour, 298]*

1609                Will of Sir Henry Winston Kt. Of Standish

“paying the churchwardens and overseers for the poor of Standish and Runwicke 40s. a year for 5 years.

[Standish Notes XXXVIII p.115]*

1609                Curate and minister of Randwick was Radulph Meysy.

[EF p.30]  [obtained from GDR]*

1609/10           Churchwardens – Thomas Beard and William Mill

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*


1611                Will of William Elliottes

[Will Index Phillimore p.128]

1613                Will of William Massinger als. Houlder

[Will Index. Phillimore p.132]

1614                Will of Henry Winston – proved 21 Nov. 1615.

“Poor of Runwicke and Standish £5.”

[details in Lilley p.122]  [Stroud Notes XXXVIII p.119]

1617/18           Churchwardens – William Mil? and Morris Gab

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1619                Will of Thomas Bosley

Will Index. Phillimore p.145]

1620                SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER

1621                Will of Richard Elliottes

[Will Index. Phillimore p.148]

1622                ……………Anselm Fowler was living at the house (More Hall) in 1622.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 275]  [Glos. R.O.  D 445/T 29]*

1623                …in 1623 his (Anselm Fowler’s) sole heir was said to be his daughter Elizabeth.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]  [Visit. Glos. 1623, 61-62]*

1624-30           WAR WITH SPAIN

1624/5             Churchwardens – James Vicke and George Harris

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1625 – 1649

Charles I

1626-9             WAR WITH FRANCE

1626                Thomas Pridey of Randwick buried 29 June 1626 at Standish.

[Hockaday Abs. 346]

1626/7             Churchwardens – John Elliots and William Vicke

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1627                In 1627 William Bennett gave a £3 rent charge, half of which was to go to the minister and half to the poor.

[VCH Vol 10 p.230]

                        Name appears in Men and Armour 1608.

                        Tablet in the Church – Anno 1627 Will. Bennett of this Parish Gent. Gave 3 per Annum to the Curate and Poor for ever.

[EF p.22]

Wm Bennett in 1627 gave an annuity of £3 per annum issuing out of a pasture ground called Hyats Leasold in Stonehouse.  One half of the rents to a minister who should preach at Randwick, one half towards relief of the poor people of Randwick.  The law is in possession of John Dymock esq. Annuity is £1. 10s.

                        [Reports of the Commiss. Of Charities 18….?.  BGAS Library]

1627                Oct 7   Michell            buried  see Standish

Oct 28 Vicke               buried  see Standish

                        [Hockaday Abs 321  Randwick]

                        8 May  buried Geo Carter of Randwick

7 Oct   buried Margery wife of Thomas Mitchell of Randwick

28 Oct buried Jane wife of Richard Vicke of Randwick

[Hockaday Abs. 346]

1628                Buried Eliz. Pridie of Randwick        (at Standish)

[Hockaday Abs. 346]

1628                Tomb in Randwick churchyard.



Also in the tomb is Anna Jemima d. of William James and wife of Rev. Rice Jones.  6 Sept 1762.

[E.F. p. 89]

                        Bigland gives Randolph Meisy and Anna Jones but not Margaret Meisy.

                        [Bigland Vol III]*

1628                ……the death of the minister (Radulph Meisy) whose name stands first in the list of Randwick clergy preserved by the Gloucester Diocesan Registry………….his remains lie in the churchyard…………….  He commenced his duties at Randwick as curate and minister in 1609.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1628/9             Churchwardens – Daniel Stephens and Nathaniel Chandler

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*


1629                May 3              Caufield          Bapt.     see Standish

[Hockaday Abs. Randwick 321]

May 3              John son of Ric. Cavefield of Randwick bapt at Standish

[Hockaday Abs. 346]

1629/30           Churchwardens – Moris Gabb and Richard Boure – Curate Mr Smith

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1630                Will of Thomas Bennett

Will Index. Phillimore p.165]

1630                Thomas Bennett by will dated 1630 gave £5 to be invested for the minister and the poor  (see 1677)

[VCH Vol 10 p.230]

                        Tablet in Church

Anno 1630 Thos. Bennett of this Parish, Gent. Gave 5s. P Annum to the Curate and the Poor for ever.

[EF p.22]

Thos. Bennett late of Randwick by his will dated 2 Oct of 6C.1 gave to minister and poor the sum of 5/.  ……………………

[Reports of the Commiss. Of Charities 18….?   BGAS Library]

1631                Will of Ann Mill (2 entries in index – 1 only in calendar)

[Will Index. Phillimore p. 165]

1631                Proved 22 Nov 1631  Will of William Vick.  Mentions Anne and Eliz. Vick, Wife Eliz. Daughters Abygale, Bethian and Hester.  Youngest son Richard gets all property.  Witnesses:  John Greening, Saul Merrett, Wm. Chew, Geo……

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p.166]

1632/3             Churchwardens – James Chapman and Samuel Aldridge

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1636                Will of Henry Eagles

[Will Index. Phillimore p. 175]

1638                Will of John Beard of Ebley in Randwick

2 listed in Men and Armour for Randwick – 1 husbandman and 1 tailor.

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p. 179]

1639                Will of Henry Elliottes

Mentions Thomas Holder mentioned as servant to H.E. in Men and Armour for Randwick]

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p.180]

1639                Will of Thomas Watkins

TW mentioned in Men and Armour for Oxlynch

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p. 182]

1639                Will of William Mill

Wm. mentioned in Men and Armour for Oxlynch p. 308.

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p. 182]

1639/40           Churchwardens – James Chapman and Giles Aldridge

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1641                Joseph Tanner and Elizabeth Bassett both of Randwick.  Marriage Licence

[Hockaday Abs.]

1642 – 1648    CIVIL WAR

1642                Henry Cooke of Runwicke and Ann Wintle of Pakenhill.  Marriage Licence.

[Hockaday Abs.]

1642                Bethian Vicke  –  see Minchinhampton

[Hockaday Abs.]










1644                A summons by Walter Powell p….? at Standish

The institution? of Salle and Rendwick c…? by reason of annex….?, some relation to my ch….? but in respect of …? of ?…., and proper precision did not ?…?…of those things spoken to the c…? yet you may see them all ?…to the ?…

[Standish Notes XLI 135]


1646                Will of John Houlder

[Will Index. Phillimore p. 190]

                        Worth £40

[Hockaday Abs]

                        Men and Armour for Oxlynch.

1647                Will of David Stephens

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p. 198]

1647                Will of John Robins als. Bucher

[Will Index. Phillimore p. 192]

                        Letters of Administration – John Robins als Butcher to Eliz. his relict. £10.

? Men and Armour for Oxlynch.

                        [Hockaday abs.]

1649                KING CHARLES EXECUTED.

1649 1660


1650                Will of William Mill

Several in Men and Armour for Oxlynch

                        [Will Index. Phillimore p. 196]

1650                In 1650 Randwick was said to be fit to be separate parish.

[VCH 10 pp. 228 229]  [BGAS Vol 83 p. 94]*

1650                Thomas Pill of Randwick described in 1650 as fuller and in 1651 as clothier.

[Glos. R.O. D149/T215,T330] [VCH Vol. 10 p.227]*

1650                Survey of Church living.  Vol 1 Glos. Hundred of Whitson.

Standish is a vicarage presently worth about £80 and Walter Powell is the present minister there.  There are 3 chapels Hardwick, Randwick and Saul.  Hardwick worth £50 p.a. Randwick worth 20 nobles p.a. Saule worth 20 nobles p.a.

1650                Randwick.  That in Randwick is no minister at present though there are in it about 100 familys and as we c…? feel to be an entire parish.

Randwick had no separate curate in 1650.

[Standish Notes XL1]  [VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  [Trans. B.G.A.S. lxxxiii. 94]   [Hockaday Abs. lxviii]  [1661 Visit f. 40]* 

1650                There were 100 families.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [BGAS Vol. 83 p.94]

1650                Inquiries at Boot Hall in Gloucester  18 June 1650

Randwick.  That for Randwick there is no minister at present, though there are in it about 100 familys and wee consider it fitt to be an entire parish.

[Glos Notes and Queries Vol. II p. 216]*

1650                In a Parliamentary survey of church livings made in 1650, Randwick is referred to as one of the three “Chappells” of Standish (and it was a chapel of ease to Standish for many centuries), and the Commissioners go on to say that “for Randwick is noe Minister at present, though there are in it about 100 familys and wee consider it fitt to be an entire Parish”.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*


1652                TEA ARRIVES IN BRITAIN.


Charles II

1660                ROYAL SOCIETY FOUNDED



1661                Randwick had no separate curate in 1661.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]    [Trans. B.G.A.S. lxxxiii]    [Hockaday Abs. lxviii]  [1661 visit, f. 27]*


1661                The Parish Register dates from the year 1661.

[E.F. p.46]*

1662                The Church Registers begin in 1662

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [B & G Par. Recs. 224]*

1662                Signatures of Churchwardens.  Richard Houlder and William Arundle

List for subsequent years in History of Randwick E P Fennemore 1893

[E.F. p.34]*

1662                The Church registers date from 1662, and continue in two volumes until the year 1693, when there is a blank until 1723 – an indication that a volume is missing.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds”, 24.1.1936]*

1664-5             THE PLAGUE

1664                List of Ministers.  Benjamin Rowles  Curate

[E.F. p.30]*

1666                GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

1670                Minister           Thomas Hide

List for subsequent years in History of Randwick E P Fennemore 1893


1671                Tiledhouse Farm mentioned by that name in 1671 is an L shaped timber framed house of the 17th century with a plinth and gable-ends of ashlar; the south gable-end has mullioned windows with dripmoulds, and on the west there is a four centred arched wooden doorway and a projecting casement window supported on carved brackets.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224/5]             [Glos. R.O., P272A/CH1/1]*

1676                Eleven nonconformists were enumerated at Randwick

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Compton Census]*

1677                In 1677 the parish was said to be unable to maintain its poor and a rate was ordered to be levied on other parishes in the Hundred.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [Glos. R.O., Q/SO 1, ff. 156v.-157.]*

1677                In 1677 the capital (from Thomas Bennett’s legacy 1630) was used to purchase a rent-charge of 5s.

[VCH Vol 10 p.230]

1677                Randwick  Charity Trustees – Giles Bennett, yeoman, Stonehouse; William Bennett, son of Giles; William Arundell, clothier, Ebley in Randwick parish; William Arundell the younger; Anselm Fowler, gent., Moorhalls, Stonehouse; Henry Fowler, son and heir apparent of Anselm Fowler; Anselm Jenner, taylor, Stonehouse; James Elliotts, taylor, Stonehouse.

1678                The moiety (of the manor) held by the Mill family descended with the manor of Harescombe to the Mitchells, who apparently acquired manorial rights over the whole manor

James Mitchell of Harescombe was described as lord of the manor of Randwick in 1678 and the same James Mitchell or his son by his second wife was dealing with the manor in 1704

[VCH Vol 10 p. 229]  [Bigland, Glos., ii. 24]   [Glos. R.O., P 263/CW 4/1; for the Mitchell pedigree see Visit. Glos., 1682-3, 122]  [VCH Vol. 10 p 229]   [Glos. R.O., P263/VE 2/2]*

1678                James Mitchel is Lord of the Manor in 1678 together with Harescombe.  The Manor descended to Miles Mitchell.

[Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1681                (date of death) February 21st John Mitchell

[E.F. p. 23]*

1681                James Mitchell (the younger) married Mary Small of Minchinhampton, daughter of George Small, clothier.

[N H Notes] [Marriage settlement Glos. R.O. D37/T61 Westbury] *

1682                In 1682 only a reversion was held by copyhold of Standish manor when there were 10 leaseholders and one free tenant, all the leaseholders owed cash heriots.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]  [Glos. R.O. D 678/Standish/66B] *                ]

1685 – 1688

James II

1685/6             Churchwardens – Solomon Hopson and Stephen Mill

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1686/7             Churchwardens – Anselm Jenner and Samuel Egels

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1686/7             Curate – Richard Horston – entered in BT’s

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1687                Churchwardens – Richard Weeb and Timothy Chapman

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1688                Churchwardens – Henry Turner and John Houlder

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1689 – 1702

William and Mary

1689                Churchwardens – John Eliots and Thomas Stephens

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1690/91           Churchwardens – William Arundel and William Mill

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1691/92           Churchwardens – Edward Mill and William Vicke

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1692/3             Churchwardens – Samuel Aldridge and Thomas Chandler

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1693/4             Churchwardens – Abraham Hayward and William Watkins

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1694/5             Churchwardens – Daniel Pearce and Richard Chapman

[RHA Archives Parish Records Folder]*

1699                In 1699 the house (Humphreys End House) was “modernised” by the addition of a wing at right angles to the main house – because the gound slopes the opportunity was taken to add a cellar at this time.

                        [Leaflet produced for the Open Garden Scheme in June 2010 by Jim Hutton – owner of Humphreys End House]*


1699                ……(an) early outlying house east of Westrip (is) Humphries End Farm……(which) is built of coursed rubble and comprises a main block, which was evidently a hall range with a screens passage on the east, to which the doorway is blocked, and a gabled cross-wing, added or rebuilt in 1699 when the whole house was remodelled.  The windows are mainly stone-mullioned with dripmoulds and include one of five lights.  There is a stone newel stair beside the chimney at the west end of the main block.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [Date on N gable]*



Late 17th C.     …….in the latter part of the 17th century a gallery was built for the accommodation of a larger number of worshippers to which gallery access was gained by an exterior flight of stone steps.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]* Late 17th C.        …….in the latter part of the 17th century a gallery was built for the accommodation of a larger number of worshippers to which gallery access was gained by an exterior flight of stone steps.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]

1700 – 1800    TURNPIKE ACTS


Early 18thC.    Before the early 18th century the income of the curates of Randwick was £8. 8s. received from the vicar of Standish.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [G.D.R. Randwick terrier 1828]*


Early 18thC.     There were five or six houses (mentioned in Westrip at that time in the parish of Stonehouse) by the early 18th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [Tithe accounts 1710-22, penes the Vicar of Stonehouse, the Revd. W. H. Way]*

18th C.             Several clothiers lived in the parish in the 18th century, including members of the families of Iles and Harmer.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]   [ Glos. R.O., D 127/30]  Bigland, Glos. iii, No. 212]*

18th C.             References to weavers in Randwick and Oxlinch in the 18th century were usually to weavers of broad cloth.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]  [Glos. R.O. D149/T215, T330, T453]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi, 1663]  [ Glos. R.O. D 1086, deed of 1710; D1241, deed of 1727; P316.OV 4/1; D675/Randwick/45]*


Early 18thC.    In the early 18th century the parish was said to consist mainly of woods and pasture.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]     [Atkyns, Glos. 617]*

Early 18thC.     ……it (an old house previously on the site of The Croft) had apparently been occupied in the early 18th century by the Dangerfields, a family of clothiers.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271  [Stones reset in the new house have cloth-marks, the dates 1707 and 1721, and various initials, including sets which are apparently for Nicholas and Stephen Dangerfield, who were recorded as clothiers of Randwick at that period.]  [Glos. R.O. D 149/T 472]  The house formerly stood in Randwick parish]  [G.D.R. Randwick tithe award]*


Early 18th C.    In the early 18th century the rates at Randwick were said to be the highest in the county.  (?poor relief still at chronic problem-see 1677).

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]      [Atkyns, Glos. 617.]*

1700                Mr Michell proprietor of (Manor) at the beginning of this century.

[Rudder p.619]*

1700                Another Anselm Fowler of Moorhalls died in 1700.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]*  [Bigland, Stonehouse. P 1179 – monuments in chancel (Stonehouse Church)]

1701                There are four bells, two are medieval, one was cast by Abraham Rudhall in 1701.

                        [VCH Vol 10 p. 229]  [Trans. B.G.A.S. xviii, 232]  [Glos. Church Bells, 60]

                        Inscription – Mr Nathaniel Eiles, Churchwarden, A.R. 1701 [E.F.p.21]*

1702 – 1714

Queen Anne

1703                The custom (the Wap) for which a medieval origin was claimed was recorded c.1703 and in the 1770’s and in spite of efforts to abolish it continued until 1892.

[VCH Vol 10 p. 225]    [E.F. pp.53-58]  [Bodl. MS. Rawl.B323,f.158]

1704                A gallery was erected in the church in 1704

[VCH Vol 10 p. 229]  [Glos. R.O. P263/CW 4/2]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxi]*

1704                James Mitchell or his son by his second wife was dealing with the manor in 1704]

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]   [Glos. R.O. D.149/T 465]*

1704                ………and his (Anselm Fowler’s) son also Anselm (of Moorhalls) (died) in 1704.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275)

1705    Will of Nicholas Dangerfield of Randwick – left goods valued at £858 16s. 0d. 3 cows, 1 calf, 1 mare, 10 sheep, 6 lambs, 2 pigs, corn and wheat, Cloth at London £335.

[GRO D149/263/466]  [Glos Woolle Mills p.16]

1706                Thomas Vobes by will dated 1706 gave property in Randwick in reversion for teaching poor children of the parish.

[VCH Vol 10 p. 229]

Tablet inChurch:  Anno 1706 Mr Thomas Vobes of Standish gave after the decease of his brother’s wife an house and 3 acres of land for ever, the income of which to pay for teaching of 3 poor boys to write.

The following is a copy from the Standish Registers concerning him:-  Thomas Vobes was buried the 13th day of February Anno Domini 1706.

[EF p.22]

1707                The road past Tiledhouse Farm was described as the highway to Randwick in 1707.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Glos. R.O. D1241]*


1708                Thomas Vobes left certain lands and premises to John Vobes and his wife while they lived and on their death to the use of the parish for training young children at school

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1708                Another of his (Anselm Fowler of Moorhalls) sons, William died in 1708.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]*

1709                Men described as blue dyers were buried at Randwick in 1709 and 1719.

[VCH Vol 10 p.227]* 

1710                (There were) c.400 inhabitants in 80 houses

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Atkyns Glos. 617]


c.1710             Moreton Hill Farm described as “a good house with a large prospect at Gabbs Hill”.

[N H Notes]  [Atkyns p 564]  [Rudder p 558]


1711                In the chancel hangs the old escutcheon of the Royal Arms of England.  On the top of it is A.R. (Anne Regina), and at the lower end Semper Eadem (always the same) with the date 1711.

[E.F. p.22]*


1712                The Parish is five miles in compass.  It is hilly and consists most in woods and pasture grounds with some arable.  There are eighty houses in the Parish and about 400 inhabitants whereof ten are freeholders.

[Atkyns p.617]*

1714 – 1727

George I




1716                a fine drawer (worker in cloth trade) was mentioned in 1716.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Bigland, Glos., iii,no. 212]*

1717                A bell was given (to the church)

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Trans. B.G.A.S. xviii, 212]  [Glos. Ch. Bells, 60]*

                        BELL  No. 1 – The tenor is inscribed: “God Prosper this Parish. RV Rudhall. Bell Founder. 1717.

[E.F. p.21] *

1717                John Mills of Bisley gave a rent-charge of £2 to buy linen cloth for the poor.

[VCH Vol 10 p.230]

                        Tablet in Church.  Anno 1717. John Mills of Bisley, Gent. Gave 21.10s p. Annum for ever to buy Linen Cloth for the Poor at the Discretion of the Overseers.

[E.F. p.23]

1717                Stone tablet (Church) records death of Hester Hawker buried July 9th 1717 aged 4 – daughter of Richard and Mary Hawker.   (Richard Hawker – blue dier).

[E.F. p.25]*

1719                The living (curate’s) has been augmented by the Queen’s Bounty.

[Rudder p.619]*

1719                The Church – …….in 1719 the south aisle was added.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by Cotswolds, 24.1.1936]*

1719                Men described as blue-dyers were buried at Randwick in 1709 and 1719.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]*

1719                Stone tablet in Church.  In memory of Richard Hawker blue-dier died 18th March 1719 aged 59 years.

[E.F. p.25]*

1719                Tablet in Church.  Anno 1719.  Richard Cambridge, Merchant in the City of London gave 50L towards founding a Charity School to teach poor children to read etc.

[E.F. p.23]      [Bigland]*

1720                In 1720 as a result of a grant of Queen Anne’s Bounty a perpetual curacy was established to which the Vicar of Standish was nominated.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [G.D.R. vol. 381A, f. 39]*

In 1720 the curacy was augmented by a grant of £200 from the Bounty to meet an equal benefaction by the Bishop.  (There were further grants from the Bounty – see 1765, 1810, and 1813 totalling £1,000 + further grants in 1844 when glebe house built).

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [C Hodgson, Queen Anne’s Bounty (1845) pp. cxxxiv-cxxxv]*

1720                Thomas Rawlins licensed as curate.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]*


c.1721             ………..a south aisle was added by subscription.  Over the two large windows in this aisle fronting South are the dates , that on the nearest the East is 1719; that on the one nearest the West is D.G.1823.

[E.F. p.18]*

1721                In 1721 William Adderley, a mercer of Stroud, acquired land at Ebley and built a new mill, later known as the Oil Mill.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [Copy of deed of 1790 penes A. W. Smith & Son, of the Oil Mill]*



1723                In 1723 it (the Oil Mill) was being used to produce rape and linseed oil.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Glos. R.O. D149/T888]*

1724                In 1724 a double transept with tall round headed windows was added on the south of the church.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi] [E.F. plate facing p 44]*

1724                Tablet in Church:  Anno 1724. Will Bennett of the parish of Stonehouse Gent. gave a silver cup for the use of the Communion.


1725                ….in 1725 John Adderley was making oil there (at the Oil Mill).

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Glos. R.O. D 445/M 9.]*

1726                Mr Robert Ellis of Ebley gave £100 to purchase lands; ½ of ye income he left to the master of the Charity School the other half to ye minister on condition of his preaching twice every Sunday, or otherwise the whole goes to the master of ye school.  With the above hundred pounds, and £25 contribution to the school, were purchased two enclosures on Randwick Hill, and one acre in the field, 3/5 of the income are due to the master of the school and 2/5 to the minister on the above conditions.

[E.F. p. 22]*

1726                ………….it will be seen (from the references in this document to charitable bequests) that a charity school was already established at Randwick in 1726 in which year Robert Ellis made his bequest but reference elsewhere shows that a second charity school was founded some forty-seven years later.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]

1727 – 1760


1727                When put up for sale in 1727 it (the Oil Mill) was said to be adaptable as a fulling mill.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [Glouc. Jnl. 28 Mar. 1727]*

1728                Tablet in Church – Benefactions

Anno 1728  Mrs. Anne Hawker of Wallbridge……gave £20 to the Charity School.

1728                Ann Hawker of Wallbridge, a widow, gave £20 for Charity School in will

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*



1730                £50 given by Richard Cambridge and £20 given by Ann Hawker for erecting a schoolroom and supporting a master was laid out on land in 1730.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229] *

1731                By will dated 1731 Thomas Chandler of Dudbridge gave £150 with which land was purchased and 2/3 of the rent was used for clothes for the poor and 1/3 for the minister.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]

1731                Tablet in Church – Benefactions:  Anno 1730 Thos. Chandler of King Stanley, Clothier gave £150 – 2/3 ye poor 1/3 to ye Parson for ever.

[E.F. p.23]    [16th Rep. Com. Char. 74 – 80]

1733                The (curate’s) living augmented by another benefaction of 200L.

[Rudder p.619]*

1734                The property acquired by the three donations (for a schoolroom and teacher, from – Thomas Vobes 1706 – Richard Cambridge 1730 – Ann Hawker 1730) was settled on trustees in 1734.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [16th Rep. Com. Char. 75-76]*



 1736               Masons were mentioned in 1736.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Glos. R.O. D678/Randwick/35]*

1736                By 1736 glebe comprising c. 60 ridges of arable on c. 76 a. of meadow and pasture, most of it in Haresfield had been purchased.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]   [G.D.R. Randwick Terrier ?1828]*

1739                George Whitefield preached in Randwick church on two Sundays in July 1739.

[VCH. Vol. 10 p.229]  [Whitefields Journals (1960) 296, 304]*

1739                George Whitfield who was curate of Stonehouse in 1739 also preached in Randwick Church.  The following is from “Good and Great Men of Gloucestershire:-  “July 1st 1739.  To Randwick, the Church was quite full and about two thousand were in the churchyard, who by taking down the window behind the pulpit were able to hear.  Many wept sorely.  July 15th – twice in Randwick Church

1739 & 1742   John Wesley preached in Randwick Church.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Wks. Of J. Wesley (1782 edn) i.229, 383]*

1739                The Church Registers – the following are the most interesting entries, “Hereunder written is the true and perfect copy in English of the Grant in Latin of the Lands on (part of) which the Church House standeth in the Parish of Randwick, in the County of Gloster, entered in this Register the twenty second day of June, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine – by Richard Watkins, then Churchwarden of the said Parish of Randwick” (there follows the charter dated 37 Hen. VI) “I acknowledge that I have in my hands as Trustee for the Parish of Randwick the Original Charter under Seale, whereof the above written is a Copy, and promise to produce the same as occasion may require for the benefit of the said Parish of Randwick.  Witness my hand the 22nd day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine.  It will be found among my evidences relating to my manor of Standish.   J Dutton.

The Church House referred to was afterwards made into a parochial poor house.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1741                A group of dissenters registered Moreton Hill Farm for use as a meeting place.

[N H Notes]  [VCH Vol. 10 p 215]

1742                John Wesley’s Journal:- Sunday July 27th 1742 – When the afternoon service was ended at Runwick I stood and cried to a vast multitude of people…………….

[E.F. p. 82]*

1742                John Wesley in his Journal for 1742 says “About 11 a.m. I preached at Runwick, seven miles from Gloucester.  The Church was much crowded though a thousand or upwards stayed in the churchyard.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1742                …….and Anne, widow of William Fowler of Moorhalls, died in 1742.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]   [Bigland, Glos. iii, no. 258]*

1743                Thomas Rawlins (curate) was in debt for £200 in 1743 when the profits of the living were sequestrated.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1745                Joseph White (1745 – 1814) who became a distinguished orientalist and theologian lived at Randwick during his youth and for some years worked at the loom for his father, a weaver.

VCH Vol. 10 p.225]

1747                A group of Whitefield’s followers were meeting at Roadway Farm in 1747.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Trans. Cong. Hist. Soc. Viii.175]*

1747                The school had evidently been started by 1747.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [16th Rep Com, Char. 76 -79]*


1748                Thomas Bennet held mortgage of tenement in land in Ruscombe [D1388 iii/179]  Thomas Bennett, senior, (broadweaver of a place called the Wood near Ruscombe – mortgage transferred to his son Thos. Bennet “now or late of the parish of St. Thomas in the City of Bristol, Baker, sole executor and heir of Thos, Bennet of the wood near Ruscombe.

[N H Notes – Bennett’s wood referred to in connection with Randwick in other sources]*



1749                Purchase of house where “George Harmer, the present master of the Charity School  doth do dwell” for 24 pounds from Edith Aldridge the only surviving trustee of the will of Francis Aldridge

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1749                In 1749 various inhabitants of Randwick subscribed £40 for buying a house for the master of the school, and other donations followed.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]*

1749                21st March – voluntary contributions of inhabitants bought dwellinghouse in parish of Stroud “wherein George Harmer doth now dwell” as Master of Charity School or other teacher to instruct poor children in same parish.

Legacies of Richard Cambridge and Ann Hawker – meadow called The Mead of 3 acres, Rice’s Orchard of 1 acre at Oxlynch – for erection of Charity School in the parish of Randwick and to help support the master there.  2 messuages in Standish and 2 acres and a half towards training of young children at school in Randwick in accordance with last will of Thos. Vobes

[DK,s extracts of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1749                School House mentioned in 1749 is now used as a residence for the teacher of the school.  Ext. from Charity Deeds.

[NH Notes}*

1750                One service (in church) a Sunday was held in 1750.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]   [G.D.R. ol. 381A, f 39]*

1751                ……..(the Oil Mill) was perhaps in use (as a fulling mill) by 1751 when it was owned by the Rimmington family.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [Glos. R.O. P 190/OV 2/6]*

1753                – wool scribblers mentioned.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 227]  [Glos. R.O. D678/Randwick/45]*


                        GLOUCESTER INFIRMARY BUILT


1756                Thomas Genner by will…..left a house, the rent to provide shoes and clothing for the poor scholars.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]*


1758                James Mitchell the son of the second James held the estate at his death in 1758 when his son another James succeeded.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]  [Bigland, Glos., iii, no 212]*

James Mitchell, lord of the manor from 1758, and his son Miles, were described “as of Westrip”  (by 1809 Miles was at the Ryelands)

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]   [Fosbrooke, Glos. i. 308]*

1760 – 1820


1758                William Vines, a Randwick quarryman, influenced by Whitefield, became a local preacher; his house was licensed for dissenting worship in 1758.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [J. Stratford, Good and Great Men of Glos. (Cirencester) 1867, 258]  [HockadayAbs. cccxxi]*


1760                Robert Ellis’s charity for the curate founded in 1760, stipulated that he should preach and read prayers twice on Sunday.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]   [16th Rep. Com. Char. 77-78]*

1761                Elizabeth Bennett gave £30 in 1761 for a distribution to 30 poor families on Christmas Day.

[VCH P.230]  [Bigland Glos. iii, no 212]]

1761                Tablet in Church – Benefactions – Mrs Eliz. Bennett gave 30£ the profits to be paid every Xmas Day, by her Executors, to 30 poor families.

[E.F. p. 23]

1763                Robert Ellis left money which was laid out on land and 3/5 of the profits assigned to the schoolmaster and 2/5 to the minister in 1763.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]

1763                4th June – 11 acres on Randwick Hill on lease – three fifths for the school and two fifths to augment stipend of Minister – producing £5 p.a.

[DK,s extracts of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1764                In 1764 the Oil Mill, described as a fulling mill of four stocks and two gig-mills, belonged to Mr. Rimmington of Woodchester……….

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [ Glouc. Jnl. 6 Feb. 1764]*

1765                The curacy was augmented by a grant.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]*

1766                The house (Moorhalls) was occupied in 1766 by Richard Peglar, a clothier (d.1781).

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]  [Glos. R.O. D 873/T 56]*

1767                10 January – hanging of Stephen Wildy and Joseph Cratchley for rioting owing to dearth of provisions

[Contents Oak Chest in Vestry File RHA archives]

1767                (In the Church Registers there is an entry) that relates to Stephen Wildy and Joseph Cratchley, both of whom were buried on 10th January 1767, having been brought from Gloucester for that melancholy purpose, in which city, on the day previously they had been hanged on conviction of having taken part in serious rioting that had broken out in the district of Stroud and elsewhere on account of dearth and dearness of provisions.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*



1769 – 1789    JAMES WATT – STEAM POWER

c.1770-1830    STAGE COACHES


1770’s             The custom (the Wap) was recorded in the 1770’s.

[VCH Vol.10 p225]        [Rudder, Glos. 619]

1770’s             The usual forms of relief were being applied in the 1770’s.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]

1770                Records of poor law administration survive in the vestry minutes from 1770 to 1837.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]   [Glos. R.O., P263/VE 2/1-2]

1770                A gallery was erected in the church in 1770.

[VCH  Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. R.O. P263/CW 4/2]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1770                The population in 1750 was 650

[E.F. p. 17]

1771                Their (the churchwardens’) accounts are extant from 1771.  In the late eighteenth century the parish was divided for rating purposes into an upper and lower division with a churchwarden responsible for each.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [Glos. R.O., P263/CW 2/1]

1771                The north wall of the nave had a large 15th or early 16th century window which was enlarged in 1771, and the east window of the chancel had three small lights with four-centred heads below a dripmould.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]   [Lysons, Glos. Antiqities, unpublished plate xivii]    [Glos. R.O., P263/VE 2/1]  [Lysons, Glos. Antiquities, unpublished plate xivii]*

1771                19th March – various lands in Randwick and Stonehouse producing £5. 5s. 0d. – four fifths to Master of Charity School, one fifth to the poor

[DK,s extracts of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1771                £120 given by Joseph  Ellis, Samuel Watts and Thomas White was also laid out in land for the support of the schoolmaster in 1771.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]*

1773                ………………………the Charity School was founded by Mr. Robert Ellis, about 1773, who left £100 to purchase lands, half of the income to go to the master of the school.  The school , however, was started during his lifetime, as shown by the book, ordered by him to be kept at the school, in which he is mentioned as one of the Trustees who was often present.  This Charity School was kept at what is now called the schoolhouse, Master Harmer’s father being the first schoolmaster probably, a post which he held for 44 years and 9 months.  His son George Harmer, also held the school for some years.  A limited number of scholars were admitted by the Trustees and dismissed by them.  Books were found them, and they were expected to attend regularly, behave properly, as well as to appear at church on Sunday with the master.  Clothes were also found them in which to attend school.

[E.F. pp 71 and 72]*

1773                It (the Charity School) was held in what was known as the School-house, part of which was occupied as a dwelling by the master, George Harmer, who held office for over forty years, and was succeeded by his son, George.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1773                The Kings mentioned in 1773 is a stone house with a fan light over the door.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 225]  [Glos. R.O. P263/CW 2/1]*

c.1775             About 1775 the population was estimated at 650 in 140 houses.

VCH Vol. 10 p.225]   [Rudder Glos. 620]

1775                The school was said to be well inspected conducted c. 1775.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 230]  [Rudder, Glos. 619]*


1776                Most of the open arable lay in fields shared with other parishes (however) Blakemore field mentioned in 1776 was perhaps peculiar to Randwick.

[VCH 10 Vol. 10 p.226]   [Glos. Colln. Deeds 246.5]*

1776                The number of freeholders in the year 1776 was 23 the number of inhabited houses being 120.

[E.F. p.17]

1778                Miles Mitchell son of the last James was lord by 1778.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226] *

1779                In 1779 the inhabitants of the parish were said to be chiefly employed in the woollen industry.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Rudder, Glos. 619]*

1779                Rudder refers to (the Church House) in 1779 as being in a state of decay and inhabited by poor people.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1779                In 1779 the value of the living was said to be c.£60.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]   [Rudder Glos., 619]*


1780’s             In the 1780’s both perpetual curate and assistant curate lived outside the parish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]*

1780                ……wool scribblers mentioned.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 227]  [Glos. R.O., D678/Randwick/45]*

1781                We (presumably the Vestry) agree to take down the Church House and to erect a workhouse for the use of the poor of the Parish.

[NH Notes]*

1782                28 Feb (presumably the Vestry)  that Mr Keck’s plan for a workhouse is approved and resolved to be carried into execution.

Agreed with Mr Miles Mitchell for ground to be staked out for the above purpose together with an adjoining tenement for the sum of £27.

7 Mar – Agreed with Mr Wm Franklin and Edward Keen to erect a workhouse agreeable to plan delivered by Mr Keck for the sum of £320.

26 Mar – We have agreed with Mr Mitchell to change the ground on the upper side of the said intended building for the old garden on the lower side on the same terms before mentioned.

22 Aug – Agreed that in performance of the agreement for building a Workhouse, and in order to raise the several sums of £27 for purchase of land and £320 for erecting workhouse that 2 several sums of £200 shall be taken up at interest of Mr Jms? Wilkins of Haresfield and Mr Charles Holder of Randwick.

[NH Notes]  [Glos. R.O. P263/CW?]*

1782                (Church House) demolished to make way for a workhouse.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]        [Glos. R.O. P263/VE2/1]*

1782                ….a workhouse was built on the site of the old churchhouse which has been used for the poor.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [Rudder, Glos., 619, cf, Atkyns, p 224]*

1782                The curate was said to have at one time occupied a room in the church house destroyed in 1782.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]    [Depositions relating to the Church House, penes the Vicar]    [E.F. p 224]*


1784                ……………..the silver communion plate of Randwick Church was stolen and extracts from the Gloucester Journal of 2nd and 16th August, 1784, show that at the Gloucester Summer Assizes of that year, James Bond and Robert Cook were convicted of the theft, and sentenced to death; while one William Horwood, receiver of the stolen property was sentenced to be transported overseas for a period of fourteen years.  A fortnight after sentence of death had been pronounced, the executions were carried out in public as was then the practice.  Both culprits seem to have shown much penitence on the occasion of their last appearance in public, and Mr. Bond just before being strung up by the hangman, took advantage of his elevated position on the gallows steps to address a powerful exhortation to the crowd to shun the terrible example that had been set by self and partner, both of whom he said attributed their dreadful fate to a weakness for loitering and sotting in ale-houses.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1784                2nd  and  16th August – public execution of James Bond and Robert Cook for stealing plate

[Contents Oak Chest in Vestry File RHA archives]*

  1. 1785 The plate (church) was stolen c. 1785 and a chalice dated 1783 was presumably acquired then.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  [Glos. R.O. P 263/VE 2/1]*

1785                From 1785 the workhouse was managed by a general overseer.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]*

1786                ……it (the Oil Mill) was apparently the mill at which he partnership of Thomas Pettat of Stanley Park, John Rimmington and Richard Flight were making cloth when they went bankrupt in 1786, the owner was then Samuel Rimmington.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Glos. R.O. D 873 /T 52, T 54]*



1788                Tablet in Church 1788 July 30th – Mitchell John

[E.F. p.24]*

1788                Two entries of burial (in the Church Registers) in 1788 and 1792 refer to women who had died excommunicated……………………………..

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*


1789                FRENCH REVOLUTION

1791                COUNTY PRISON BUILT


1791                A saddler was mentioned in 1791

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Bigland, Glos. iii, no.212]*

1791                David Lloyd officiating minister at Randwick Church.

[N H Notes]

1791                John Elliott born at Stonehouse, the son of a schoolmaster.  St Edmunds Hall, Oxford – gained BA 1818 and MA 1821

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1791                George Harmer who died in 1791 had taught in (the school) for 44 years

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 230]  [Bigland, Glos. iii, no. 212]*

1791                George Harmer junior elected schoolmaster following the death of George Harmer senior aged 75.

[N H Notes]*

1791                See entries for year 1465 for documents kept in the Parish Register relating to the acquisition of land for building the 15th century Church House.

[E.F. pp.47 48 and 49]*

1791/92           The Oil Mill was acquired in 1791 or 1792 by James Lewis.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Glos. R.O. Q/REl 1]*

Later 18th C.    In the later 18th century children were admitted and discharged from the charity school at quarterly meetings, c. 13 being admitted each year.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230]  [Glos. R.O. P 263/SC 1]*

Late 18thC.     Randwick village was described in the late 18th century as “very populous, chiefly inhabited by poor people employed in the woollen manufacture.”

[VCH Vol. 10 p225]   [Rudder Glos. 619]

Late 18thC.     In the late 18th century Congregationalists (who were the most thriving dissenting group in the parish of Stonehouse – see note re Randwick in ref. below)  met in a barn at Ebley, and a chapel and minister’s house were built on the site of the barn in 1798 and enlarged in 1801.  James Hogg, a local clothier contributed much to the cost.  The Chapel joined the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion but remained affiliated to the congregational Union.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287] [Ebley Congregational Year Book, 1956-7]  Glos. Colln. R 121.3]  Hockaday Abs. cccxxi, 1798.  The chapel was actually in Randwick Parish]  G.D.R. Stonehouse tithe award]


1793 – 1815    WARS WITH FRANCE


19thC.             In the 19th century an unofficial fair was held at the time (of the Wap) and the ceremony was often accompanied with riots and drunkenness.

[VCH Vol. 10 p225]

19th C.             In the 19th century the poor’s portion of the income from the charities of William and Thomas Bennett and Thomas Chandler and from another charity, probably that of Elizabeth Bennett, was called the Woollen Clothes account and amounted to c. £10 a year.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230] 

19thC.             There were limekilns at the quarries to the west of Randwick village in the 19th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]   [E.F. p 12]*

Early 19th C.    Distress among the cottage weavers of Randwick was severe in the early 19th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]*

Early 19thC.    The nature of the parish with its large, mainly non-agricultural population made poor relief a chronic problem which was aggravated by the distress among the weavers in the early 19th century.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]*

Early 19th C.    Several villagers are said to have emigrated in the early 19th century but there is no evidence that that was part of parish policy.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [E.F. p 17] *

Early 19thC.    Three entries of baptism (in the Church Registers) in the early part of last century serve to indicate that the unfortunate children concerned were seriously handicapped through life ((and quite probably their tempers permanently soured)) by the parents or other persons responsible for choosing their names; these names being William Mahershalalhashbas, Zadoc Merodach Baladam and Vashti Hamutal Zipporah Hamaleketh.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1800                Thomas Warren, perpetual curate from 1800, held another curacy and a lectureship  in Lincolnshire.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]  [G.D.R. vol. 382, f. 27]*

1800                The population early in 1800 was 856.

[E.F. p.17]


1801                In 1801 there were 856 people.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]

1802                …from 1802 two overseers of the poor were appointed

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]*


1802                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups at Oxlinch in 1802, 1827 and 1847.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]  [Hockaday Abs. ccxxi]*

1803                In 1803 54 people were receiving permanent relief outside the workhouse and 79 occasional relief.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]     [Poor Law Abstracts, 1804, 184-5]*

1803                The common people are employed in spinning and other branches of the clothing manufacture; and are in general very poor.

[The History of the County of Gloucester – Rev Thos. Rudge -1803 p. 367]*

1803                In 1803 (at Westrip then in the parish of Stonehouse) there were several houses at the cross-roads, where there was a small green, and seven  or eight along the road running west towards Stonehouse.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [Glos. R.O., D 1347, map of Stonehouse]*

1804                The Rylands – ?owned by Miles Mitchell although ? occupied by Thos. Loveday.

[NH Notes]*


1804                In the early 19th century a Wesleyan Methodist community in the village was led by William Knee who started a Sunday School there in 1804.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [E.F. p 42-43]*

1804                At that time (1804) the social and moral condition of that place was deplorably bad.  No clergyman lived in the parish, and there was but one service in the Church on the Sabbath; extremely few of the people could read.  The Lord’s Day was spent in feasting and drunkenness; hogsheads of ale were drunk in the fields, and provisions were sold in the churchyard before and after the service.

[The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine for January 1860 says the above of Randwick]*

1804                Rows of miserable thatched cottages occupied the sites of some of the respectable houses now standing.  The word “hovel” conveys the best idea of the dwelling places of that generation.  They were much out of repair, mostly unpaved, black with the smoke and filth of years, and very scantily furnished.  In many instances several families were herded together in a manner entirely destructive to cleanliness, decency and morality.  Very few could read, and many more were unacquainted with gospel truth.  The Sabbath was spent in feasting and drunkenness.  Many now living remember when provisions were sold in the churchyard on the Sabbath.  No clergyman lived in the village then, and there was only one service on God’s day.

[Charles Kirby – The Early Days of Sunday Schools – Stroud – 1869]

1804                Trustees of the Charity School – Ellis, Dimmock, Chance, Lloyd.

[N H Notes]*

1805                BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

1807                ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE.

1807                Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. Colln. RQ 246.1]*

1807                The first chapel of the Wesleyan Methodists was built in 1807, on ground given by Mr. Francis Holmes of Rodborough, by service was only held here in the evening,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the children being taken to church in the former part of the day..

[E.F. pp.42 and 44]]*

1807                Small Chapel with gallery at one end.

[Records Office D3187 1/3//7]*

1809                Fosbrook (in his publication of 1809 describes the former Church House and) says “The lower rooms were the habitations of the poor; in the upper large room was held the manorial courts and vestry; every Sunday morning a market was held for all kinds of provisions, and here the inhabitants had their music and dancing”.  This building stood on what is now the site of the vicarage garden, and was taken down at some time in the long incumbency of the Reverend John Elliott.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1809                The wood covered 44 a.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]   [Glos. R.O. P263/VE1/2]*

1809                Miles (Mitchell – son of James) was living at the Ryelands in 1809, a stone house of the late 18th or early 19 century, in the fork of the main road and Ash Lane.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 226]   [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE 1/1-2.]*

1809                The Ryelands – house owned and occupied by Miles Mitchell, the Lord of the Manor, who also owned the larger part of the land in the village, including the fields on the SW side of Ash Lane, the land and houses on the W side of Church/Gloucester Road from Ash, ? part of the field now used as the playing field, (2011), and the fields between the playing field and the Ryelands.  The part not owned by Miles Mitchell was bordered by the Lane, the Lagger, Ocker Hill and Church Road.  A part of the land owned by Miles Mitchell was occupied (?leased) by Thomas Loveday who farmed Roadway Farm.  Roadway Farm was originally owned by Rodborough Charities.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes – Map and Terrier John Elliott]

1809                In 1809 most of the arable land lying near Oxlinch apparently remained uninclosed.  There were only a few acres belonging to Randwick in each field.  Lands were ¼ acre or less.  Moorfield with 11 a. had been converted to pasture and Little Moorfield with c.8a. was perhaps a former part of it.  There was also uninclosed land in Ruscombe Ridge.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE 1/2]*

1809                In 1809 there were 165a. of arable and 425a. of pasture and wood, and the proportions were the same in 1841.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 227]    [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE 1/1]*

1809                In 1809  the manor farm with c.80a. was the only farm based in Randwick village.  There were four farms in the Oxlinch area; the Kings with c.60a. in the parish, Tiledhouse Farm with c.50a., Roadway Farm with c.65 a. and another at Bartletts Green with c.25a.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Glos. R.O., P 263/VE 1/1]*

1809                Application and grant of (Wesleyan) Chapel Licence – 25th February 1809

[NH Notes] *


1809                The Ryelands (the house) owned and occupied by Miles Mitchell, the lord of the manor, who owned the larger part of the land in the village, including the fields on the sw side of Ash Lane, the land and houses on the west side of Church/Gloucester Road from Ash Lane to the top of the village including Randwick Woods, the Welleaze field, the field now used as the playing field and the fields between the playing field and the Ryelands.  The part not owned by the lord of the manor was bordered by the Lane, the Lagger, Ocker Hill and Church Road.  A part of the land owned by the Manor was occupied (leased?) by Thomas Loveday who farmed Roadway Farm.  Roadway Farm was originally owned by Rodborough Charities.

[Map and Terrier John Elliott and Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1810                The curacy was augmented by a grant.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228*]

1811                There had been a reduction (in population) (from 856 people in 1801) to 748 by 1811.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 225]

1811                From 1811 one (of the two overseers of the poor) was salaried.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1811                From 1811 or earlier pin-making for a Gloucester factory was carried on in the workhouse.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [Glos. R.O. P263 VE 2/1, OV 2/1]

1811                In 1811 the value of the living was said to be c.£50.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1811                Thomas Warren, perpetual curate held another curacy and lectureship in Lincolnshire and was given leave of absence in 1811.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]* 1711   In the chancel hangs the old escutcheon of the Royal Arms of England.  On the top of it is A.R. (Anne Regina), and at the lower end Semper Eadem (always the same) with the date 1711.

[E.F. p.22]*

1812                The yard adjoining (Ebley Chapel) was used for burials from 1812 or earlier.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287]  [Date on tombstone]*


1813                In 1813 260 villagers were members of friendly societies.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]   [Poor Law Abstract 1818, 158-9]

1813                The curacy was augmented by a grant in 1813.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]*

1814                Miles Mitchell (lord of the manor) died in 1814 or 1815.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]*

1814/15           Miles Mitchel died in 1814/15.  Since he had married his cousin Elizabeth Hogg the Manor passed to Edward Hogg in 1819

[Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1815                BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

1815                In 1815 66 people were receiving permanent relief and 70 occasional relief.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]    [Poor Law Abstracts 1818, 158-9]

1815                In 1815 the workhouse housed 8 paupers.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]    [Poor Law Abstracts, 1818, 158-9]

1816                The three apartments in the workhouse to be let with some garden ground – tenants Willm Young, Joseph White, John Bassett.

1816                Attempts were being made to find a site for a parsonage in 1816.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [Glos. R.O. P263/IN ¾]*

1817                Mrs Mitchell (presumably widow of Miles Mitchell) held the estate in 1817.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]*

1817                Strickland Neville (curate) was living at Painswick in 1817 but an assistant curate lived in the parish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]* 


1819                Miles Mitchell had married his cousin Elizabeth Hogg and Edward Hogg was lord in 1819.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]     [Glos. R.O., Q/RE1 1]*

1819                John Elliott licensed (curate) in 1819 lived at Stroud until the glebe house was built.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1819                John Elliott appointed with stipend of 140 pounds

[?Andrew Tweedie notes]

1819                On 31st January 1819 he (Rev. Elliott) was licensed as Incumbent of Randwick on the presentation of Mr Halifax Vicar of Standish.

[E.F. p.32]*

1819                This wall (in the churchyard which joins entrance from Wellays)  is ornamented on the “W” by a row of seven lime trees  which were planted………………………..by the late rector, Rev. J Elliott, on the birth of his eldest daughter.

[E.F. p.26]*

1820 – 1830

George IV

1820/30’s        …….the numbers (of poor). and in the 1820’s and 1830’s the cost of relief were well above those in the other parishes of the division of the hundred.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]    [Poor Law Returns, H.C. 83, p72 (1830-1), H.C. 444, p 70 (1835) xlvii.]

1820                In 1820 Stonyfield and Pucks Pits, another small field in the Oxlinch area, were said to have been lately inclosed.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]    [Glos. R.O., D 1134, particulars of Rodborough Charity estate.]*

1820                A new Communion table with drapery of purple cloth, cushions, prayer-book – also a pulpit cushion and trimming for the Reading Desk were presented to the Church by a widow lady of London and her friends in the country.

[E.F. p.20]*

1821                By 1821 the population was c.1,000 (in 1811 it was 748) at which it remained until it was roughly halved by the dismemberment of the parish in the 1880’s

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]

1821                The Rev. J. Elliott, M.A., in the year 1821 baptized Simeon Pearce, a boy of the village school, who through a kind lady of the neighbourhood, emigrated as a youth to Sydney, with this simple character from the clergyman: “Always at school and always at Church”.

                        [E.F. p. 82]   [Churches and Views of Stroud and Neighbourhood]

1823                Instrument to enlarge church dated 1823 reads “Edward Hogg esq. Lord of the manor of Randwick …………two messuages or dwelling houses ….called Poole Cottage and Church Yarde House

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1823                In 1823 the Church was enlarged.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  Glos. N & Q iv. 547]*

                        The aisle (south) was enlarged in 1823 and a new Chancel built at the sole expense of Lord Sherborne, lord of the neighbouring manor of Standish.  At this time certain pews were allotted to certain families or rather houses, and the singers were given seats in the gallery.


1823                ………..in 1823 the chancel was rebuilt……….

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1823                The following advertisement is culled from the “Gloucester Journal” of July 21st, 1823:-

CLASSICAL EDUCATION, Randwick near Stroud Gloucestershire.  The Rev. J. Elliott M.A. receives into his family and educates eight young gentlemen.  Terms for pupils under thirteen years of age, thirty six guineas per annum, above that age, forty guineas.  He has at present two vacancies.


1823                (Revival)  Chapel too small and dilapidated.  Necessary to take down and rebuild and enlarge…………………for congregation and 200 children.

[Records Office D3187 1/3/7]* 



1824                (The mill at Oxlynch) had apparently ceased working by 1824.  The mill was at a small stone cottage at the meeting of the streams east of Tiledhouse Farm where a mill’s existence was remembered in 1967; no machinery survived, but the former position of the shaft for the wheel was evident in the stonework and the cottage had a small loft doorway in its western gable.  Another feature of the cottage is a staircase-turret.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [Bryant Map of Glos. (1824)] [ Greenwood, Map of Glos. (1824)]  [Glos. R.O. D1241, deed of 1707, describing the mill as having the highway to Randwick on the west.]  [Glos. R.O. P 263/VE 1/1-2, naming a piece of land near there as Mill Pond Bank.]  [local information]*

1824                Accounts of the surveyors of the highways survive from 1824 – 1838.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]     [Glos. R.O., P263 SU 2/1]

1824                Accounts of overseer’s accounts survive from 1824 to 1838.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]   [Glos. R.O., P263 OV 2/1]

1824               A gallery was erected in the Church in 1824.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 229]  [Glos. R.O. P 263/CW 4/2]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*


 1824               A third parchment (found in the Old Oak Chest) says on the back:- “Faculty for enlarging the parish Church of Randwick, and erecting a gallery and seats therein.  Dated 15th Jan., 1824.”  It is a request made by William Butcher, Charles Holder, Richard White, William Knight, Francis Holmes, and George Harmer (who are and for many years have been principal inhabitants of the said parish of Randwick), to the Bishop, and in it seats No. 1, 2, in the S. aisle are apportioned to Edward Hogg Esqr., Lord of the Manor of Randwick, and his family for Pool Cottage or Churchyard House; No. 3 to John Butcher and his family and future owners of Westrip Farm; No. 4 to T. Croome, Esqr., for the Gravel Pits; No 5 to Jasper Selwyn Hawkins, at Prospect Cottages; No. 6 to Edward Palling Caruthers, Esqr., and his family at Westrip House; No. 7 two Sittings in said seat to Mrs. Pettal (?Pettat) of Ebley; and three sittings in said seat to be attached to the Golden Cross Inn, Cainscross.  Singers to the number of 14 to have a seat (probably in the gallery, as they did latterly sit there), instead of one in the old gallery.

[E.F. p.p. 67 and 68]*

1824                George Harmer was one of the “principal inhabitants” of the village who signed the petition to the Bishop in 1824 regarding the enlargement of the church etc.

[E.F. p.40]*

1824                The chapel built in 1807 was rebuilt in 1824.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [E.F. p 42.43]*

1824                Building of National School on charity land – north side of school house and garden.  Size 12 feet by 25 feet

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1824                A Sunday School started in 1824 and an evening school was also being held.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]   [Church School Inquiry, 1846-7, 14-15]  [Educ. Enquiry Abstract, 324]  (This Sunday School and evening school appear to be connected with the School – not with the Wesleyan chapel)

1824                Extract from appeal for subscription to new Chapel:-  The result of William Knee’s self-denying labours in Randwick for the last twenty years is manifest in the present state of the inhabitants and equal if not superior to those of the surrounding parishes.  The poor rates are lessened and there is little crime.  We the undersigned have known the Parish of Randwick for many years and do declare that the change produced by the education of the poor is the most general, the most effectual, and the most happy we ever witnessed.

Signed:  Stephen Clissold, Edward Hogg Lord of the Manor, John Butcher and Thomas Butcher Churchwardens, William Butcher,? Lawrence, John Phipps.

[The Early Days of Sunday Schools, Charles Kirby, 1879]*

1824                Wesleyan Methodist Chapel rebuilt.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 p.229]*

1825                Wesleyan Methodist Chapel opened.

[Records Office D3187 1/3/7]*


1825                Poverty, with its attendant lawlessness……(was) later aggravated by depressions in the cloth industry….(but) in 1825 the village was said to have “recently” emerged from the poverty and degradation of past years”

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Glos. R.O. P263/MI.5]

1825                In 1825 another 33a. in Withington (glebe) were purchased.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [G.D.R. Randwick Terrier 1828]*

1825                Two services (Church) were being held in c.1825.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [G.D.R. vol. 383 no. clxv]*

1825                In 1825 the chancel was rebuilt by Lord Sherborne.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. N & Q iv 547]*

1825                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups at Randwick in 1825, 1835, and 1843.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1825                Sarah Pegler by will dated 21st May 1825, bequeathed £42 to the Stroud Dispensary, the interest of which to be expended annually in tickets of recommendation to the said Dispensary, and to be given by the resident clergyman to any poor person residing within two miles of Randwick Church, who may be considered proper objects of such charity.

[EF p.20]

1825                Dec 12 – At a Vestry meeting called to investigate the claim made by Incumbent to land whereon a house stood, called the Church House, we agree to subscribe the sums set opposite our names in order to compromise the claim, and to purchase the right of the parish to certain premises now known by the name of the Workhouse and which premises were purchased of Miles Mitchell Esq., in the year 1782 – followed by names and amounts to total of £65.

[NH Notes] 

1826                In 1826 the master (?school) was expected to teach 40 children although the actual attendance was then 38 – three of the children  were taught to read and write the remainder only to read.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [16th Rep. Com Char. 79]*

1826                The Oil Mill was worked by James Lewis until his death in 1826.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]*  

1826                The congregation (at Ebley Chapel) was said to be small, the building in disrepair, and the community badly in debt in 1826 when Benjamin Parsons became minister.  He remained at Ebley until his death in 185 and during the time increased the congregation, repaired the chapel and estored its finances, founded a school, and promoted a variety of communal activities.  He achieved a more than local fame by his speeches and writings in support of working-class movements, and progressive causes, such as Negro emancipation and corn-law abolition.  As a supporter of the voluntary principle in religion and education he consistently refused to pay church rates.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287]  [E.P Hood, The Earnest Minister (1856) 56-67, 269-70, a life of Parsons, Cat. of Glos. Colln. Has a list of Parson’s writings.]  [Crystal Harrison booklet of Benjamin Parsons]



1827                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups at Oxlinch in 1802, 1827 and 1847

                        [VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1827                In 1827 the property belonging to the Charity School brought in an annual income of £40 19s.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [16th Rep. Co. Char. 76 – 79]*

1827                A Wesleyan day school was started in 1827.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]*


1828                In 1828 Edward Hogg was living at Long Court on the main road south of the village – the house which he apparently built, is in the Gothic style and adjoins the 17th century farm house of the manor farm which is of rubble with stone mullioned windows with drip moulds – and may be on the site of Walter Winston’s house.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]   [Glos. R.O., P 263/SU 3/1]  [E.F. p 12]*

1828                In 1828 and 1829 the poor were farmed.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1828                Patrick Beard – Chapel Sunday School teacher (Class 5) and Committee Member.

[NH Notes] *

1828                by 1828 some of the glebe acquired by earlier purchase had apparently been sold.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [G.D.R. Randwick Terrier 1828]*

1828                A paten was given (to the Church) in 1828.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. Ch Plate, 171]*


1828                Sarah Pegler of Moor Hall gave a silver plate for the use of the Communion.

[E.F. p.20]*


1829                In 1829 a select vestry was formed to supervise the management of the poor.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]    [Glos. R.O. P263/VE 3/1]

In 1829 most of the female poor (in the workhouse) did spinning and the men work on the roads.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [Glos. R.O. P263 VE 2/2]

1829                In February 1829 Mr Elliott went up to Oxford to vote against Sir Robert Peel on his Roman Catholic Emancipation Bill.


1830 – 1837


1830                In 1830……………….it was resolved to petition parliament about the distress in the parish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]    Glos. R.O. P263/VE2/1]

c.1830             The vicarial tithes of Randwick were conveyed to the perpetual curacy by the Vicar of Standish c.1830.

VCH Vol. 10 p.228]          [ G.D.R. Standish Terriers, 1828, 1835]*

1830                Sarah Peglar, daughter of Richard Peglar, lived there (More Hall) until her death in 1830.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 275]  [Little, Our Family History, 10]*


1831                105 families were supported by trade compared with 32 by agriculture.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Census 1831]*

1831                In 1831 the workhouse housed 15 paupers.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]    Glos. R.O., P263/OV 2/1]

1831                “Bennets Wood”  Plot of woodland ground.  Indenture – land held by Thos. Watkins (formerly of Francis Holmes) “All that piece of ground, late wood or woodland ground now arable est. at ¼ acre, being part of a wood called Runswick or Bennets Wood”.

[Ref. Fort View Cottage Deeds.]  [N H Notes]*


pre 1832          Previous to 1832 the benefice was a perpetual curacy in the patronage of the Vicar of Standish; ……………the tithes and some glebe belonged to the Abbey of Gloucester, and were given to that See at the Dissolution.*

1832                REFORM ACTS

1832                From 1832 there were two overseers and a salaried assistant overseer.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1832                In 1832 a local resident organized the unemployed men of the village in road-works and established a scheme of payment in tools or in clothes, some of them made by the women.  A small allotment scheme was also started.

(“Facts submitted to the sympathy of the public, with a view to call their attention to an effort that is being made on behalf of the distressed weavers at Randwick……..in a series of letters written on the spot by an eye-witness…….Second edition.   To which is added a statement of the rate at which the idle time of the poor is exchanged for the blessings of food and raiment, by which personal decency is promoted, and immorality checked.

Scheme initiated by two residents of Randwick to provide work for the unemployed in the village, payment in food, clothes, furniture, tools, or books being substituted for money.  In the conditions set out it is shown that for one day’s work a basket of potatoes would be given, for 8 days “a Sunday hat” or as an alternative “a Bible” and for 13 days labour “ a good single bedstead”. “)

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]  [Glos. Colln. RQ 246 – now in Glos. R.O.]]

1832                The (Wesleyan Chapel) was said to have very full congregations in 1832.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. Colln. RQ 246.1]*

1832                Early in 1832 the Vicar of Standish, with the consent of the Bishop of the Diocese as patron of the living of Standish, augmented the Perpetual Curacy of Randwick – being a chapel attached – by alienating the vicarial tithes of the parish of Randwick and annexing them in perpetuity to the Perpetual Curacy under the provisions of an Act passed the previous session in Parliament.  The living was formerly of the nett annual value of about £140, but the addition of the great tithes to the gross annual value of about £60 has now augmented its nett value to £180 and seems to have converted it to a rectory.

[E.F. p. 30]*

1832                Stipend increased to £200

[Andrew Tweedie notes]

1832                ………………..a shoemaker (was mentioned) in 1832.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]   [Glos. Colln. RQ 246.1]*

1833                (The school) was affiliated to the National Society before 1833.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Educ. Enquiry Abstract, 324]*

1833                In 1833 the (Wesleyan) day school had an attendance of 36 and was supported by voluntary contributions and payments by the children.  No later record of it has been found.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Educ. Enquiry Abstract, 324]*

1833                In 1833 the mill (the Oil Mill) gave employment to c. 200 people, including the outdoor weavers.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Rep. Factory Com. H.C. 450, B. 1, p 47 (1833) xx]*


1834                A Primitive Methodist chapel was built in 1834.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229] *

1835                May – ?Lewes, ?Baxter s8o pp 24 a few parting words to the inhabitants of Standish/Randwick.

[N H Notes]   [possibly octavo pamphlet in Glos. R.O.]

1835                In 1835 a doctor (for the workhouse) was retained for an annual payment.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [Glos. R.O., P263/VE 2/1]

1835                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups in Randwick in 1825, 1835 and 1843.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1835-37           In 1835 the expansion of Ebley and Cainscross and their distance from the parish church, and perhaps also the increasing attraction of the Ebley Congregational chapel, were recognized by some of the local inhabitants in their plans for a new church to serve the eastern part of the parish (Stonehouse).  It was begun in 1835, on a site between the two villages and consecrated in 1837.  It was assigned an ecclesiastical parish which included Ebley and Cainscross and parts of Randwick, Westrip, Dudbridge, and Paganhill.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 286]  [Lond. Gaz. 1910 (p. 5379)]*

1836                Edward Hogg was lord (of the manor) until his death in 1836.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]            [E.F. p95]*

1836                In 1836 Randwick became a part of the Stroud Union.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 226]    [Poor Law Com. 2nd Rep. Pp. 523-4]


1836                In 1836 rules for the school laid down that 6 of the pupils should be taught writing and arithmetic and that all girls should learn needlework.  The school was to take children between 5 and 12.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Glos. R.O. P 263/CH 2]*

1836                There was, in the village, a small (Nonconformist Chapel) belonging to the Primitive Methodists dated 1836, which is carried on mostly by local men.

[E.F. p. 43 (1893)*

1837 – 1901


1837>>>>       The final smaller wing (at Humphreys End House) was added in Victorian times.

[Leaflet produced for Open Garden Scheme in June 2010 by Jim Hutton – owner of Humphreys End House]*


1837                Masons were mentioned in 1837.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Glos. R.O. P263/SU 2/1]*

1837                Records of poor law administration survive in the Vestry Minutes from 1770 to 1837.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1838                Accounts of surveyors of the highways survive from 1824 – 1838.

VCH Vol. 10 p.228]*

1838                Records of overseers’ accounts survive from 1824 – 1838.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1838                Hand Loom Weavers’ Report – Patrick Beard gave evidence.

[NH Notes]*

1838                Randwick Church Rate

Vestry 27.7.1838  Proposition to grant church rate for year.  At close of poll   for granting rate of 1d. in pound- 83: for postponement for twelve months – 3.

[Gloucester Journal 4.8.1838]*

1839                In 1830, however, it was resolved to petition parliament about the distress in the parish which was still serious in 1839.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]          [Rep. Com. Handloom Weavers 471; cf. Lilley Standish 222]

1839                In the early 19th century the local gentry, concerned at the effect on the unemployed attempted to prevent new beerhouses from opening, but by 1839 there were seven  in the parish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Glos. R.O. P263/MI 5]  [Rep. Com. Handloom Weavers, 471; cf. Lilley, Standish,222]*


1839                The village was said to have an excellent friendly society in 1839.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]


1839                In 1839 the average earnings of the cottage weavers were among the lowest of the clothing parishes.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Rep. Com. Handloom Weavers, 408, 418-19]*

1839                In 1839 it (More Hall) was owned by Richard Cooke and occupied by Sarah Peglar Drew and Joseph Turner.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275]  [G.D.R. Stonehouse tithe award]*


1840                Rev. Elliott of Randwick preached sermon at opening of Whiteshill Church.



1840                ……the sons of James Lewis continued the business (at the Oil Mill) until at least 1840.

[CH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]    [Glos. R.O. D 873/T 20/1 T 55A]   [Valuation of Stonehouse (Glos. Colln. 10703)   [G.D.R. Stonehouse tithe award]*

1841                Simeon Pearce one of a numerous family in the village emigrated to Australia in 1841 and founded the town of Randwick near Sydney.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]    [Glos. N. & Q. ii, 280-2]

1841                By 1841 the estate was owned by the Revd. R. Morris.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]     [ G.D.R. Randwick tithe award]*

1841                …………..in 1841 there was still uninclosed land in Stonyfield and also in Odmarlow, Linch and Wadding fields.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 227]     [G.D.R. Randwick Tithe Award]*

1841                In 1809 there were 165 a. of arable and 425 ac. of pasture and wood, and the proportions were the same in 1841.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 227]         [G.D.R.  Randwick Tithe Award]*

1841                Holly Tree House, north-west of the Oil Mill, is a three-storey brick house of c. 1800 with a fan light over the door.  It was probably built by the Lewis family of the Oil Mill who owned it in 1841.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]   [G.D.R. Randwick Tithe Award]*

1841                Clergyman – John Elliott aged 45 lived at Blenheim House with 7 family, 14 scholars and 2 servants.

[Census 1841]

1841                Long Court occupied by Edmund Halliwell aged 40, independent, with his wife Martha and their eight children ——–and three servants

[Census 1841 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1841                ….in 1841 (the vicarial tithes of Randwick) were commuted for a corn-rent of £72.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]    [G.D.R. Randwick Tithe Award]*

1841                Land held by F. Holmes includes plot of land in Randwick Village called the “Woodland Camp”.

[N H Notes]   [Randwick Tithe Map]*

1841                Ryelands House occupied by John Dimock, aged 45, independent, with wife Susanna, a son and daughter and one servant.  Churchwarden in 1838

[Census 1841 Randwick and oc. Dwellings Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1841                Joshua Farr aged 40 is schoolmaster

[Census]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1843                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups at Randwick in 1825, 1835 and 1843.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1844                This city was founded by Mr. Simeon Pearce, a native of Randwick, England, somewhere about the middle of this century, he having arrived in the colony of New South Wales in 1844.

                        [E.F. p. 74]

1844                (The workhouse) destroyed when the glebe house was built in 1844.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 224]       [E.F. p.30]

1844                New vicarage completed

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1844                Curacy augmented by further grants (from Queen Anne’s Bounty) at the time of the building of a new glebe house in 1844.

[VCH Vol. 10 p. 228]      [E.F. p 30]*

1844                Mr. Elliott was the first resident minister, and even he resided for some time out of the parish, until the erection of a Glebe House or Manse in 1844.

[E.F. p.32]*


1847                Houses were licensed for use by unidentified dissenting groups at Oxlinch in 1802, 1827 and 1847.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Hockaday Abs. cccxxi]*

1847                In 1847 it (the school) comprised an infant’s school with a separate classroom and a salaried mistress, and a school for the older children taught by the salaried master and unpaid helpers.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230] *

Late 1840’s     The values that Simeon Pearce brought to bear on the shape and style of Randwick were largely derived from his family, village and county background in England.  Although the economic strictures and limited opportunities of his native village drove him away to seek financial security and social status elsewhere, Pearce never really left his past behind.  Throughout his life, he retained a deep attachment to village life and values.  In his later (years) seeking after wealth and status in Sydney he would aspire to and attain positions of authority that had direct parallels in his home village.  These positions represented the piccacle of status and achievement in his native Randwick and, in Sydney, he would never try to gain positions whose authority extended beyond the local level.  His vision was circumscribed by his narrow village upbringing; his ambitions, as a result scarcely reached further than the parish boundary.  The narrow focus of Pearce’s vision and his attachment to village life had a major bearing on the development of Randwick.  From the time he first settled in the then unnamed area in the late 1840’s he set about building a new Randwick village.  In one way, the new Randwick was designed to be a re-creation of the original.  But Pearce also intended it to be the original Randwick as he would have wanted it – a Randwick, that is, without the poverty and hopelessness of his native village.  He wanted it to be a Randwick with an ideal, physical, social and economic structure, according to his values – to be, in other words, his ideal Randwick.

                        [Simeon Pearce’s Randwick Dream and Reality – Brendan O’Keefe, Introduction]*


Mid 19thC.     The curate (also) benefited from four charities founded in the 17th and 18th centuries, his income from this source in the mid 19th century was c. £9.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 228]  [Glos. R.O. P263/CH 2]*

Mid 19th C.      In the mid 19th century coats and gowns were distributed to about 12 people each year.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230]

Mid 19th C.      The charity of John Mills was distributed in calico in the mid 19th century to c. 30 people.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230]  [Glos. R.O. p 263/CH 2-3]

1850                Joshua Farr is present master of Charity School

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1851                Incumbent – John Elliott aged 59 lived with his wife and 3 daughters, 1 servant and 3 scholars at the Vicarage.

[Census Randwick – 1851]

1851                (Wesleyan Chapel) in 1851 over 100 attended the morning service and c.200 the afternoon.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [H.O. 129/338/1/4/8]*

1851                (Primitive Methodist Chapel) by 1851 when it had a congregation of c.40 it was affiliated to the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion and was served from Ebley chapel, but it continued to be known as a Primitive Methodist Chapel.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [H.O. 129/338/1/4/9]  [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1856) and later edns.]*

1851                In 1851 a group of c.24 Congregationalists under the Stonehouse minister were meeting in a house at Oxlinch.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [H.O. 129/338/1/4/10]*

1851                (Benjamin) Parsons (of Ebley Chapel) claimed a moning congregation of 450 and an evening congregation of 520 in 1851.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287]  [H.O. 129/338/1/4/7]*

1851                The Rylands – occupied by Thomas ?Greenshield, aged 49 an architectural civil engineer who was born in Middlesex –  together with his wife Elizabeth two sons and two daughters.There were also three servants living in the house

[Census 1851 Randwick and doc. Dwellings Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1851                Pool Cottage occupied by Charles Arnett, retired tobacconist, aged 59, his wife Ruth, sister-in-law Elizabeth Newberry and one servant.  Charles Arnett is also the census enumerator

[Census 1851 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1851                The Rylands – occupied by Thomas ?Greenshield.

[NH Notes]  [Census 1851 – Randwick]

1851                Long Court occupied by Edward Carpenter aged 51, a common brewer, with his                           wife Elizabeth, five children and two servants.

[Census 1851 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1851                Census – 1851 – Randwick – area “down Chapel Field to Rising Sun”

Benjamin Hill, age 50, Innkeeper lived at the Rising Sun with his wife Mary, son Edwin, sister-in-law Sarah Chapman and sister-in-law Ann Clark.

1851                Edwin Vines, age 30, Publican, lived at the Squirrel with his wife Ellen.

[Census, Randwick, 1851]


1854-56           THE CRIMEAN WAR

1855                Plans and elevation of National School.

[N H Notes]  [Glos. R.O. D2186/109]*

1856                Conveyance of land from Lieutenant Barrow of land on east of School House – “piece of land about 11 perches being part of a garden of two messuages built by Charles Harrison now pulled down”.  Public Elementary School founded by deed dated 24th September

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1856                …….in the later 19th century there were usually two shoemakers at Randwick.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]  [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1856 and later edns.]*

1856                The Rising Sun near the Wesleyan Chapel was in existence in 1856.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]*

1856                It (the Oil Mill) had ceased to be a cloth mill in 1856, when it was probably the corn-mill worked by William Hall.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]  [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1856) 283]*

1856                Revd. R. Morris held manor in 1856.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]        [Kelly’s Dir, Glos. (1856), 345]*

1856                In 1856 the value of the living was £128.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [G.D.R. vol.384. f 163]*

1856                ……….Charity School became Public Elementary School.

                        [NH Notes]*

1856                24th September – conveyance and a copy, Barrow and others, to Browne and others, of land next to school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1856                The undermentioned particulars are taken from the Deed of Conveyance (dated 1856) of land (about 11 perches) on which Randwick National School is built.  The deed is deposited with Messrs. Ball Smith and Co.

  1. School is to be for education of children of the poorer classes in Randwick
  2. School is to be open to Inspectors of Schools under Act of 1840
  3. School shall be conducted in accordance with principles and National Society management of school
  4. Principal officiating Minister of the Parish shall have superintendence of religious and moral instruction of all scholars
  5. Minister may use premises for Sunday School under his exclusive control and management
  6. In all other respects (besides the above 4 and 5) management of school and funds, and appointment and dismissal of teachers, shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the Minister and fourteen persons.
  7. Members of the Committee must be:-

(a)  members of the Church of England

(b)  landholders in parish or residents in this or adjoining parishes

(c)  subscribers of at least 10s. a year to school funds

  1. Vacancies are to be filled up by majority of votes given by subscribers of at least 5s. a year to school funds, one vote for every 5s. provided.  No subscriber shall have more than six votes.
  2. No member shall serve on Committee until he has at a meeting of the Committee signed a declaration that he is a member of the Church of England, or has been a communicant of the Church of England for the last three years.

[DK,s extracts of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1856                ………….in 1856 a partisan source claimed that Ebley Chapel frequently held a congregation of 1,200 and that between 300 and 400 children attended its Sunday School.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287  [Hood, Earnest Minister, 52]*

1857                A new school was built in 1857.  Half of its income then came from the endowment and half from pence and voluntary contributions.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Ed. 7/35/266]*

1860                Extract from document written by Rev J Elliott – our new school was built in 1856 at a cost of £340.  Day school 87 children, Sunday school 75 children – Sunday scholars do not attend the Day School  (Wesleyan Day School 21 infants, Wesleyan Sunday School 95 children

[DK,s extracts of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1861                The Ryelands occupied and owned by Thomas James Raikes Barrow aged 48, a lieutenant in the Royal Navy

[Census 1861 Randwick and oc. Dwellings Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1861                Pool Cottage occupied by Charles Arnett, aged 69, retired tobacconist and others

[Census 1861 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1861                Long Court occupied by Elizabeth Carpenter and family

[Census 1861 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1861                Perpetual Curate of Randwick – John Elliott, aged 69 lived at the Vicarage with 4 others.

[Census Randwick – 1861]

1861                John Elliott of Parsonage held freehold land and property in Randwick

[Poll 1861 and Andrew Tweedie Research]

1861                John Moore age 39 is schoolmaster

[Census]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1863                By 1863 T J R Barrow whose wife Martha Sophia was later said to have been the heir of the Hoggs was lord of the manor.  Barrow died in 1863.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]    [E.F. p8]   [Kelly’s Dir, Glos. (1863) 329]*

1863                Death of Thomas James Raikes Barrow aged 50, eldest son of Lt Col Barrow of the Coldstream Guards.

[MI in Randwick churchyard and Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1864                The following is a copy of an old circular dated September 1864:-

Proposed restoration of Randwick church:-  This village church is of ancient date.  It is mentioned in connection with the mother Church of Standish as early as the year 1348 (22 Edward III).  It now requires partial Restoration.  It is proposed to take down the Organ Gallery at the west end – this gallery hides several seats from view, and often leads to unhappy effects in disturbing the order and decency of divine Service; and it obstructs the light and air from the pews beneath.  Any loss of seats by this removal will be more tan regained by a fresh arrangement of seats in the body of the Church.

It is therefore proposed to replace the present square or double seats by single ones, commodiously low and uniform, so that all the congregation may face the reading desk and pulpit, which will be lowered and placed at the north-east angle of the church against the Chancel wall.

The plan also includes the renewal of the North Window and that of the Chancel; and on the outside the removal of a very objectionable flight of steps to the gallery against the west front; and a new Porch.

[E.F. p.80]*

Mid 1860’s      The church was restored in the mid 1860’s when a new south porch was built and three new windows inserted in the north wall of the nave.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  Glos. R.O. P 263/CW 4/7]  Kelly’s Dir. Glos. 1870, 621]*

1865                In 1865 the Church was restored and repewed, the faculty pews given up, and the whole of the seats made free.  There were formerly three galleries in the Church: the one in the South aisle now standing (1893), another at the West end where the organ now stands, and one over this known as “the Martin’s Nest.”  There was formerly a flight of stairs leading to the two principal galleries on the outside, both on the East and West; access to the Martin’s Nest being gained through the belfry.

[E.F. p. 19]*

1866                The living was declared a vicarage in 1866, and has remained in the gift of the Vicar of Standish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]   [G.D.R. vol. 384, f 163]*

1866                Randwick was declared a Vicarage by the 28th Victoria Cap.42, published in the London Gazette 4th December 1866.

[E.F. p.31]*

1867                Memorial to Joseph Parker in Randwick Churchyard reads “a faithful servrant to Mrs Barrow and her family for 46 years”.  Died 1867 aged 80.  Also his wife Hannah died 1869 aged 84

[Andrew Tweedie Research]*


1868                THE LAST PUBLIC HANGING.


1870                Thomas Mortimer – schoolmaster 1870 – 1915.

Print of Randwick including the Church given by the family of Thomas Mortimer.

? in the Church or in the School.

[N H Notes]*


1871                John Wm. Moore (?????) aged 27 (???????) is schoolmaster

[Census]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*


1871                Vicar of Randwick – John Elliott, aged 79, lived at the Vicarage with 4 others.

                        [Census Randwick – 1871]

1871                The Ryelands occupied by Martha S Barrow Lady of the Manor

[Census 1871 Randwick and oc. Dwellings Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1871                Pool Cottage – occupied by Elizabeth Newberry, age 70 – ?sister-in-law of  Charles Arnett – see 1861.

[Andrew Tweedie Notes – Census 1871 Randwick]*

1871                Pool Cottage occupied by Elizabeth Newberry , aged 70

[Census 1871 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1871                Long Court occupied by John H Carpenter, a brewer, and family

[Census 1871 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*


1872                School enlarged 1872.

[Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1874                Deed of appointment of new trustee.  “The school charity – consistingof about a quarter of an acre – situate close to the National School at Randwick in the parish of Stroud in the occupancy of the master of the school”

[Parish Chest Documents]   [Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1874                The Lady of the Manor gave a piece of ground from the Wellays for the purpose of enlarging (the churchyard).

[E.F. p.27]*


1878                A conveyance dated 1878 mentions “The Stocks” as recently erected.

[Ex inf. Irene Byron – owner/occupier 2 The Stocks 2011]*

1878                The building known as The Stocks sold by William Holder to Samuel Holder a gardener.

[Ex inf. Irene Byron – owner/occupier 2 The Stocks 2011]*

1879                …..a lime-burner and lime merchant were mentioned in 1879.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]   [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1879), 329]*

1879                School enlarged.

[Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1881                Vicar of Randwick – John Elliott, aged 89, lived at theVicarage with 5 others.

                        Census Randwick – 1881].

1881                The chapel (Ebley) was rebuilt in 1881.  It  was (now demolished) a large stone building surmounted on three sides by pediments with balustrading and urns; the front had foliated capitals and tall round-headed windows with Gothic tracery.  The heptagonal rear part of the chapel survived from the earlier building.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 287]  [Hood, Earnest Minister, plate facing p 72]*

1881-1889       Pool Cottage – occupied by Edgar W Edwards, aged 30, curate of Randwick, and others.

[Census 1881 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1881                Pool Cottage – occupied by Edgar W Edwards, age, curate of Randwick, and others.

[Andrew Tweedie Notes – Census 1881 Randwick]*

1881                Long Court occupied by Sarah Carpenter , independent, aged 48

[Census 1881 Randwick +Doc “Dwellings compiled by Andrew Tweedie]*

1881                The Ryelands occupied by Martha S Barrow, independent income

[Census 1881 Randwick and Andrew Tweedie research]*

1882                Several detached parts of Randwick parish in the north-west were added to Standish, and other land was received from Stroud and Standish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]

1882                (Large housing estates were built in Cashes Green in the mid 20th century) where there was already an estate of late 19th century brick houses, the earliest Springfield Terrace built by 1882.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [O.S. Map1/2,500, Glos. XL1. 15(1884 edn.)*


1883                The wood, mainly beech, conceals an ancient fortified camp, and a long barrow which was excavated in 1883.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]    [Proc. C.N.F.C. viii 156 – 60]*

1884                School enlarged.

[Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1885                In 1885 it (the Oil Mill) was driven by both water-power and steam.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1885) 376]*

1885                The southern peninsula and detached parts (of Randwick parish) in Stonehouse, with a population of 465 people in 95 houses were transferred to Stonehouse; the part of Randwick at Oxlinch with 89 people in 19 houses was added to Standish, and other parts with 12 people in 5 houses passed to Stroud.

1885/6             Small parts (of Randwick parish) within Haresfield and Moreton Valence were absorbed by these parishes.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]


1887                1887-1881 – Stroud Union Statement of Accounts – parochial list of outdoor poor.

[N H Notes]  [presumably Glos. R.O.]

1889                Rev Elliott preached his last sermon August 11th when he was ninety-seven.

[E.F. p.33]*

1889                School holds 160 pupils.  Average 120.  Headmaster Thomas Mortimer.

[Kelly’s Directory 1889]*

1889                Agriculture – Samuel Blanch, farmer.

[Kelly’s Directory 1889]*

1889                George Knight – Farmer and Assistant Overseer.

[N H Notes]  [Kelly’s Directory, 1889]*

1889                Public House – William Cratchley, Rising Sun; Mrs Mary Ann Nott, beer retailer; Arthur Clutterbuck, shop and beer retailer.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1889]*

1889                Trades and Professions – Thomas Chandler, shoemaker; J. Fennemore, haulier.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1889]*

1890                T.J.R. Barrow died in 1863 and his widow (Martha Sophia) held the estate until her death in 1890.  She was succeeded by her son the Rev. T. E. M. Barrow of Taunton.

                        [VCH Vol. 10 p.226]    [E.F. p94-95]   [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1870 and later editions] * 

1890                Death of Maria Sophia Barrow aged 73

[NH Notes] [Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1890                Chandelier erected in the Church in memory of Mrs. Martha Sophia Barrow.

1890                On the occasion of his (Rev John Elliot) ninety ninth birthday ………………..twelve lime trees were planted in the Churchyard by members of his family and friends.

Mrs. Wells. Mrs Tilton, Miss Elliott (daughters; Mr John Libby 2 (one for himself and one for Mrs Libby; Rev. E. W. Edwards, curate; Mrs Edwards, Mrs Godsell, Miss Godsell, Mr & Mrs Mortimer, and Mr Solomon Hinder (the last named being an aged parishioner from Oxlynch).

[E.F. p. 33]*

Rev. Elliott’s last public address (to some schoolteachers) in village church Sept 1890.

                        [E.F. p.33]*


1891                John Elliott died in 1891 after an incumbency of 72 years. He was the oldest clergyman in England and held the Incumbency of Randwick seventy-two years.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. R.O., P263/VE 2/2]*

1891                Rev. A. C. Lowth appointed Vicar of  Randwick in May.

[Andrew Tweedie notes]

1891                Among the many mural tablets in the Church is one to the memory of the Rev. John Elliott, vicar if Randwick from 1819 to 1891, in which latter year he died at the age of 99 years.  On completion of fifty years of his long incumbency Mr Elliott was presented with a silver tea pot filled with golden sovereigns which teapot (minus the sovereigns) is, I believe, still preserved by a lady descendant.    Born during the stormy days of the French Revolution, the old vicar in the course of his long life witnessed the forging from its shattered and disrupted state what until 1914 was modern Europe.  He was a young man when Napoleon Bonaparte rose, and crashed from the dizzy heights of his fame.  He saw kingdoms and empires rise and sometimes fall.  Their founders and the leaders of their armies – names wellnigh forgotten to-day – were household words in his prime of life.  What did he not witness in the mnajing of our own great Empire?  He lived and was vicar of Randwick in four reigns, and is buried in his parish churchyard.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936] *


1891                A paten was given to the Church in 1891.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [Glos. Ch. Plate, 171]*

1891                In 1891 there were five (beerhouses); among them were the Rising Sun near the Wesleyan chapel which was in existence in 1856, the New Inn also in the main village, and the Vine Tree on the main road.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  Licensed Houses in Glos. 1891 232-3]  [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1856) 345]*

1891                In the 1891 Census the Rylands was unoccupied.

[N H Notes]*

1892                In spite of efforts to abolish it (the Wap) continued until 1892.


1892                Tablet in Church – Benefactions

Mr J  G Strachan by Will bequeathed the sum of £500 free of legacy duty to be invested in the name of the Official Trustee of Charitable Funds, and the yearly interest to be paid to the Vicar and Churchwardens of Randwick Church, to be divided amongst the poor of the Ecclesiastical District for the time being of such Church in such manner as the Vicar and Churchwardens shall in their absolute discretion think best.  5th September 1892

[E.F. p.23]


1892                ……….when sold  in 1892 it (the Oil Mill) had two steam-engines, eight pairs of stones, and two water wheels.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282]   [Glos. R.O. D 873/T 20/2]*

1893                Miss Fennemore published her book “A History of Randwick”

1893                The church now consists of a nave and a chancel, two aisles, porch, and a low embattled tower at the West end, and the belfry is reached by a short flight of stone steps on the North side of the Church.  Originally access was gained to the belfry and tower by a circular flight of steps which started from the ground apparently outside the church, and which are still in existence at the back of the organ.  The tower contains a peal of four bells in a minor key……….

[E.F. p.20]*

1893                Plan of proposed alterations and additions to Church 1893. 1 document PC/C2 Records Office.

[NH Notes]*

1893                An extensive restoration of the Church is now (May 1893) in active progress, which includes the removal of the gallery, built early in this century; the insertion of three instead of two windows in the South aisle; the building of a memorial aisle to the late Rector, to be known as the Elliott Memorial Aisle; to open the Tower arch; to build an organ chamber in the North Wall of the Chancel; and also vestries at the East end of the “Elliott Aisle”.  The memorial stone of the Elliott aisle was laid on Wednesday May 24th by Mrs Tilton, daughter of the lat Rev. J Elliott.  On it is the following inscription:-  “To the Glory of God and in Memory of the Rev. John Elliott, 72 years Vicar of this Parish, this stone was laid on the 24th of May, 1893.

A memorial stone in the South aisle was also laid at the same time with this inscription:- To the Glory of God this Stone was laid on the 24th of May, 1893 to commemorate the Rebuilding of this South aisle.

[E.F. p.85]*

1893                ………….and in 1893 further extensive restorations were carried out.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1893                A Parish Magazine has been started this year (1893) known as the Randwick Parish Church Magazine.  It is in great demand, the circulation being not far short of 200.*


1894                In 1894 The Local Government Act was implemented.  This gave Parish administration to the newly formed, elected Parish Council which took over the duties previously carried out by the Parish Vestry.  The Vestry had been responsible for secular administration such as highways maintenance, welfare of the poor and the collection of rates as well as the pastoral care of the parish.

[NH Notes]*


1894-96           The south aisle (of the church) was rebuilt as a memorial to the late vicar, John Elliott.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  [Kelly’s Dir. Glos. (1894) 266 (1897) 271]*


1894                Enoch White of Townsend, Boot and Shoe dealer, elected in the first Parish Council Election.

[NH Notes]

1894                Randwick was extended to include parts of Stonehouse, Stroud and Standish containing 286 people in 66 houses leaving it a compact parish of 349 a. centred on Randwick village.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.224]

1894                Between 1894 and 1896 the south aisle was rebuilt as a memorial to the late vicar John Elliott

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]*

1894                School enlarged to accommodate 170.

[N H Notes]   [Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1897                Rev John Clough Hayward appointed.  He died in 1929 aged 81

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1897                Staff at School – Miss Locke, Miss Sumner, Miss Powell and headmaster Thomas Mortimer.  Average attendance 160.

[Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1897                Pool Cottage – occupied by Mrs Orchard.

[Andrew Tweedie Notes – Kelly’s Directory]*

1897                Public Houses – Rising Sun, William Cratchley; beer retailer, Walter Charles Hale; beer retailer and shop, George Shelton.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1897]*

1897                Trades and Professions – Arthur Cole, shoemaker; J Fennemore, haulier.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1897]*


1897                Agriculture – Mrs Sarah Blanch; Robert Martin; Thomas Jones, carter.

[N H Notes]   [Kelly’s Directory 1897]*

1897                Westrip Farmers – Albert Henry Merrett; Samuel Phipps; Thomas Phipps; Henry Robins.

[N H Notes] [Kelly’s Directory, 1897]*

1897                Trades and professions – Henry Baxter, grocer; William Beard, butcher; Thomas Cole, shopkeeper; Peter Fluck, shopkeeper; Mrs Mary Jenki9ns, shopkeeper.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1897]*

1898                John H Carpenter died.

[NH Notes]


c.1890,s           A row of cottages east of the road at the north of the village (where a small housing estate was built in the mid 20th century) was pulled down in the late 19th century.

[Ex inf. Miss A. Powell of Randwick; cf. Fennemore, Randwick, 11]*

Late 19th C.     In the late 19th century many of the villagers were employed in the local mills.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 227]   [E.F. p 17]*

End of 19thC  At the end of the century 6 coats and c. 35 flannel garments were distributed to the poor (from Charities)

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230]

1901 – 1910


1901                POPULATION OF BRITAIN 40 MILLION.

1901                In 1901 when all the arable land near Oxlinch had been transferred to Standish there were 75a. of arable in the parish.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]    [Acreage Returns, 1901]*

1901                Primitive Methodist Chapel – services were held there until 1901 when the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Cashes Green was rebuilt.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.229]  [ex inf. the vicar(1967)]

1901                Parish Council receive a complaint about rowdy villagers trying to revive the Wap.

[NH Notes]

1902                END OF BOER WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA

1902                THE FIRST OLD AGE PENSION

1902                At the Croft on Foxmoor Lane leading from Ebley to Westrip an old house was demolished and replaced by a new one c.1902.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271]  [Ex inf. Mr. R. T. B Martin of the Croft]*

1902                About 1902, More Hall, then in a state of disrepair was acquired by Mrs Seddon, wife of a former vicar of Painswick, who had it restored, and at her death left it to the Rev. C. H. Sharpe, an Anglican clergyman, who in later years was received into the Church of Rome.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1904?              Cashes Green Hospital for Infectious Diseases

[NH Notes]

1906                Longcourt –  occupied by John Borlase Warren retired Admiral and chairman of the Parish Council.

[Poll Book 1906 – from Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1906                Westrip Farmers – William Moseley Merrett; Frederick Powell; Mrs T Phipps; William Hammond, gardener to E Godsell.

[N H Notes]  [Kelly’s Directory, 1906]*

1906                Agriculture – Alfred Arnold, market gardener, Sandpits.

[Kelly’s Directory – 1906]*

1906                Sir John Walsham (owned??? ) and lived at the Ryelands

[Poll 1906 and Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1908                Col. William Robert Le Geyt Anderson Companion of the Bath died at the Ryelands 3 October

[MI Randwick Church and Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1909                G Harmer living at The Stocks.

                        Ex info. Irene Byron owner/occupier 2 The Stocks 2011]*

1910 – 1937


1911                The school had an average attendance of 111 in 1911.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Bd. Of Educ. List 21, 1911 (H.M.S.O., 166, 1936,123]*

1912                From 1912 to 1916 More Hall was occupied by a community called the Evangelist Brothers of the Common Life founded by the Revd. C. H Sharpe, who built a small stone chapel on the western corner of the house.

More Hall magazine – a quarterly review, messenger and journal of the EBCL was published at the More Hall Mission Press, Stroud.  Vol. 1 1912-1913 has an illustration of More Hall and chapel.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 276]  [More Hall Magazine, 1912 – 1916 (copies in Glos. Colln. 10294]*

Father Sharpe as he was generally known dwelt at More Hall in community with three or four others of his faith, and it was during this period that a small, beautiful chapel was erected abutting on the main building.  From a balcony of this chapel in seasonable weather, Father Sharpe would sometimes preach to a congregation assembled beneath in the open air.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1913                Thomas Edward Morris Barrow owned Court Farm

[Andrew Tweedie Research]*


1913                Public Houses – Vine Tree Inn, innkeeper, Henry Bassett; Carpenters Arms, Mrs Hawkins; New Tree Inn, innkeeper, Joseph Mullins, Rising Sun, George Smith.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1913]*

1913                Agriculture – Albert Rosier, gardener, The Change.  (the Manor)

[Stroud and Mid Glos. Directory 1913]*

1913/14           Trades and Professions – Elizabeth Bennett, dressmaker, Townsend; A T Cratchley, decorator, Harry Cratchley, chimney sweep; Albert Harris, insurance agent.

[N H Notes]  [Kelly’s Directory, 1913/14]*



WW1               Pool Cottage occupied by The Deaconess?????

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

WW1 – 1947   Pool Cottage occupied by Mrs Peacock

                        [Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1914                Mrs Anderson lived at the Ryelands

[Kellys Directory and Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1914                Agriculture – W G Burford, Water Lane Farm; Bernard Harmer, farmer; Alfred Jordan, Humphreys End Farm; William Phipps, Court Farm; Henry Vick, farmer, Westrip; George Watkins, bailiff to Rev. Barrow.

                        [Kelly’s Directory, 1914]*

1914                Public Houses – Rising Sun, George Clark; beer retailer, Henry Bassett; beer retailer, Elizabeth Hawkins, New Inn, publican, Joseph Mullins.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1914]*

1914                Dick Mullins the last publican of the New Inn (Pub and sweetshop). The Pub was previously called The Squirrel.  In the 1940’s the premises were run as a Dairy and Post Office (now-2011) the Old Dairy.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from meeting held 13 September 1985]


1914                Ernest Baxter, grocer; Walter Beard, butcher; Thomas Cole, shopkeeper; Jane Jefferies, shopkeeper, Westrip; James Spencer, shopkeeper; Joel White, baker, Townsend; Miss Sarah Blanch, Post Office.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1914]*

1915                February – Land Valuations on school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1915                John Francis Buckle appointed schoolmaster at the School 30th August.

[N H Notes]*

1917                In 1917 Sharpe (Revd. C. H. Sharpe of More Hall) became a Roman Catholic.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 276]*

C1917             Licensee at Vine Tree “Tasher” Smith and George Smith – father and son.  ? related to Reg Smith Cobbler and shopkeeper at Beech Cottage in the Lane.

[Info from Kath Watkins to Norah Holmes 1994]*

1919                Agriculture – William Hammond, gardener to executors to E. Godsell; R T B Martin, The Croft.

[Kelly’s Directory, 1919]*

1919                Miss Lena Brown appointed as teacher at Randwick School.

[N H Notes]*

1920                William Wallace Hayward Nash resident (?at the Vicarage) (Rev Nash Vicar  of Standish)

[Poll 1929]  [Andrew Tweedie Research]

1920                Nigel Oliver Willoughby Steward lived at the Ryelands

[Poll 1920 and Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1920                Rev. T. E. M. Barrow sold the estate (the manor) comprising 187 a. 1920.  Subsequent record of the lordship of the manor has not been found.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.226]   [Glos. R.O. SL.44]*

1920’s             Heather Bungalow built in the 1920’s by Mr Bennett, then bought by the Smith’s.

[N H Notes]*

1920                Longcourt – occupied by John Bentley.

                        [Poll 1920 – Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1921                Rev William Edward Moore appointed. (wife Lillian)

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1922                Trades/Shops – Arthur Ballinger, engineer, Myrtle Cottage;  Henry Bassett, dairyman, Close Cottage; Ernest Baxter, baker and grocer, Towsend; Walter \beard, butcher, Cashes Green; T. Cole, shopkeeper, Randwick; Alfred Cratchley, plasterer, Randwick; Fred Cratchley, lime burner, Church Street; Chas. A Guy. Carpenter, Townsend; Miss Harris, costumier, Humphreys End; Miss Jefferies, Shop, Westrip; Mrs.Pollard, postmistress; J. B.Powell, Asst. Overseer, Red House, Westrip.

[N H Notes]  [Stroud & Mid Glos. Directory]*

1922                Trades – Alfred T. Cratchley, decorator; Harry Cratchley, chimney sweep; Miss Carrie Harris, dressmaker; Harry Gilbert Apperley, painter.

1922                Agriculture – Walter Giles Burford, farmer, Water Lane Farm; Bernard Harmer, farmer, Hill Farm; Alf Jordan, farmer, Humphreys End; Sling, farmer, Court Farm; Henry Vick, farmer Westrip

[N H Notes]  Kelly’s Directory]*

1922                Agriculture – Walter Giles Burford, farmer, Humphreys End;  Bernard Harmer, haulier, Mount Farm; A J Jordan, farmer, Humphreys End; R B Martin, farmer, The Croft, Westrip; W Phipps, farmer, Court Farm; A Rosier, The Change, Randwick; Henry Vick, farmer, Westrip.

[Stroud & Mid Glos. Directory – 1922]*


1922                Public Houses – Rising Sun, innkeeper, Henry Ball; New Inn, innkeeper J Mullins; Carpenters Arms, innkeeper, Frank Pearce; Vine Tree, innkeeper, George HSmith;

[Stroud & Mid Glos. Directory, 1922]*


1922                Trades – Henry Bassett, dairyman; Ernest Baxter, grocer; Walter Beard, butcher; Thos. Cole, shopkeeper, (Laurel Cottage); Miss Jane Jefferies, shopkeeper, Westrip.

[N H Notes] [Kelly’s Directory, 1922]*

1925                ……………….I have just referred to a wood-crowned hill that rises above the village.  It is known locally as Randwick Ash, apparently from the fact that a large ash tree stood out prominently on its summit, and formed a landmark for miles around.  For some years it has disappeared, but recently two trees have been planted to replace it, and to commemorate His Majesty’s Silver Jubilee.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]


1925                Miss Evelyn Lucy Clifford appointed as teacher at Randwick School 29 June.

[N H Notes]*

1928                Rev George Robert Wehner appointed in November.  (wife Kathleen Almeric May)  GRW born 1894 Redhill Surrey.

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1928                Longcourt – occupied by William Lloyd Paul and Jessie Mary Paul.

[Poll 1928 – Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1928                Guy Richard Pedder, Captain lived at the Ryelands

[Poll 1928 and Andrew Tweedie research]*

1930’s             The Rylands – occupied by Major L. C. Soltau-Symons, D.S.O.

[N H Notes]*

1930                There was a village carpenter until c.1930.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [ex inf. Miss Powell]*

1931                Miss Marie Rosalie Bennett left her post as teacher at Randwick School to get married.

[N H Notes]*

1932                …………….at his (C H Sharpe of More Hall) death in 1932 he left the house (More Hall) to the Sisters of the Temple, a French nursing order.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 276]* 

1932                He (Father Sharpe) died in 1932 and left More Hall to the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Clifton for disposal as he should think fit, and as a result it became inhabited by its present (1936) occupants a gentle community of French nuns, nursing sisters of the order of Jesus in the Temple, who devote their lives to the relief of others in pain and sickness.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1932                Drawing or photograph – Church by Monsell.  ? in the Vestry.

[N H Notes]

1933                Trades/Shops – H Apperley, painter and decorator, Humphreys End; Lewis Ballinger, engineer, Myrtle Cottage; Ernest Baxter, baker and grocer, Townsend; H. Brinkworth, market gardener, Westrip; Wallace Mitchell Cratchley, plasterer, Rose Cottage; Alfred Cratchley, lime burner, Church Street; Henry Cratchley, plasterer; C. A. Gay, carpenter, Townsend; B. Harmer, haulier, Mount Farm, Miss C. Harris, costumier, Hemphreys End;  J. Mullins, haulier etc., New Inn; Mrs. Pollard, post mistress; Fred Turner, monumental mason.

1933                Agriculture – Walter G Burford, farmer, Humphreys End; A J Jordan, farmer, Humphreys End; R B Martin, farmer, The Croft, Westrip; A E Vick and Miss L E Vick, farmers, Westrip; L W Wilkins, farmer Court Farm

[N H Notes]  [Stroud and Mid Glos. Directory]*

1933                Vine Tree Inn – innkeeper – George H Smith.

[N H Notes]*

1933                Public Houses – Rising Sun, innkeeper, H J Parker; Carpenters Arms, innkeeper, Mrs Pearce; Vine Tree, innkeeper, George Smith; New Inn, J Mullins, innkeeper and haulier etc.;

[N H Notes]*



1933                Thomas Mortimer of  Frome Avenue, Rodborough, former schoolmaster at Randwick School died 16th August, aged 83.

[N H Notes]*

1935                Walter Giles Burford, farmer, Water Lane Farm, Bernard Harmer, farmer, Hill Farm; Gilbert Edmonds, small holder; Alf Jordan, farmer, Humphreys End; Frederick Vick, farmer, Westrip; Louis Wilkins, farmer, Court Farm.

[N H Notes]  [Kelly’s Directory]*

1935                Public Houses – Beer retailer, Frank Groves; Rising Sun, Henry Parker; Westrip, beer retailer, Mrs Eva Pearce;

[Kelly’s Directory, 1935]*


1935                Trades – Ernest Baxter, grocer; Henry Brinkworth, shopkeeper; F Butt, butcher, (Jones); Charles Scriven, shopkeeper, (Old Dairy); Reginald Smith, shopkeeper, (Beech Cottage).

                        [Kelly’s Directory 1935]*

1936                Oil paintings of George (Harmer) junior and Thomas Bassett , a contemporary sexton, together with a portrait of the Rev. John Elliott (to whom the oil paintings formerly belonged) hang in Randwick School, where recently they were shown to me.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1936                The school had an average attendance of 107 in 1936.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Bd. Of Educ. List 21, 1911 (H.M.S.O). 166, 1936, 123]*

1936                The origin of the annual revels known as Randwick Wap is lost in the mists of time.  Local tradition affirms that they originated in the Middle Ages when the Church was built.  To commemorate the completion of the building a supper was given to the workmen, one of whom at the table so successfully emulated the habits of a hog that his companions had to take him to what is called the Mayor’s Pool and there they thoroughly washed him.  From time immemorial Randwick Wap was held annually commencing on the evening of the first Saturday after Easter and extending well into the following week.  For miles around it was regarded as a general holiday, visitors thronging into the village to disport themselves among the booths and stands that were set up in the main road and consume cakes, beer and cider, all of which could be obtained in abundance.  The cake sellers, vendors of drinks, gypsy fortune tellers, mountebanks (and probably pickpockets) reaped rich harvest as the result of their enterprise.  On Saturday evening the preliminaries for the Mayor’s election began with the crying of the names of the three candidates for the year’s office.  The names were cried with the ancient formula of “Oyez, and another Oyez!  This is to give notice to all gentlemen freeholders belonging to the Parish of Randwick; and if any know just cause why (names of the candidates) should not stand Mayor for the year ensuing they must appear at the High Cross on Monday next, in the forenoon, or otherwise hold their peace.  God save the King!”  On the following day –  Wap Sunday – with an influx of visitors in the village, the Church was usually well filled and the collections for the day were devoted to church expenses.  Early on Monday morning, the polling booth was set up on the site of the Stocks, and here the Clerk of the Wap recorded each vote as given orally.  Beside the Mayor the under officers to be elected were the High Sheriff, Sword Bearer and Mopman.  The successful candidate for chief office sworn in and his officers chosen there followed much feasting and drinking.  Feasting and drinking concluded, a procession was formed headed by the Mopman, who cleared the way with a vigorously handled wet mop.  Then came my Lord in ceremonial dress, borne aloft in his chair of office , and bearing a bowl of water with which he sprinkled the spectators.  With a band consisting of a drummer, tambourine player and fiddlers, banging, crashing and sawing away in full swing, the procession and a great crown of spectators made their way to the Mayor’s Pool, by the roadside a little below the Church, that had been cleaned out and the water dammed in readiness for the ceremony.  Hereupon followed the Wap Song its verses being sung to the tune of the Old Hundredth by the entire assembly.  The song is remarkable for nothing so much as for its sheer incoherency and random allusions to certain characters of Greek mythology and the Old Testament; and it might well have been written by some inmate of a lunatic asylum.  Here is the song;

When Archelus began  to spin  –  And Pollo wrought upon a loom  –  Our trade to flourish did begin  –  Though conscience went to selling broom.

When princes’ sons kept sheep in field  –  And queens made cakes with oaten flour  –  And men to lucre did not yield  –  Which brought great cheer in every bow’r.

But when the giants huge and  high  –  Did fight with spears like weavers’ beams  –  and  men in iron beds did lie  –  Which brought the poor to great extremes.

When cedar trees were grown so rife  –  And pretty birds did sing on  high  –  Then weavers  lived more void of strife  –  Than  princes of great dignity.

The David with a sling and  stone  –  Not fearing great Goliath’s strength  He pierced his brains and  broke  his bones  –  Though he’s nine feet and  a span  in length

Chorus   Let love and friendship still agree  –  To hold the bonds of amity.

Following the singing of the Wap Song, the Mayor seated in his long-legged chair, was lifted by his bearers and deposited in the pool, from which place he splashed water from his bowl in the faces of the nearest spectators, which his satellite, wet mop in hand, charged among the crowd like a bull at a gate.  The tumult, yelling, screeching and general confusion that resulted from these delicate attentions may well be left to imagination.  There followed more beer and cider drinking, until Monday was spent, to be resumed on Tuesday and Wednesday, and sometimes, funds permitting on following days.  Randwick Wap revels have been discontinued for many years past, and Thomas Bassett, the old sexton, lying in his grave beneath the churchyard wall shall never more hear “the Mayor go down to the Pool”.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1936                Another custom that seems from remote times to have been observed annually at Randwick, and is said to have been discontinued long before the Wap revels came to an end was the May Day cheese-rolling.  At daybreak every 1st May, three cheeses, festooned and garlanded, were carried on a litter to the churchyard.  Here each cheese was rolled three times round the church, and then carried back on the litter to the starting place of the procession that followed the cheeses.  The cheeses were then cut up and distributed among the people.  Nobody seems to know anything concerning the origin of this curious bygone custom, nor when it came to an end.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1936                The sexton’s (Tommy Bassett) portrait (on display in the school in 1936) is decidedly one of a village “character” and one, moreover, with a very strong will, such as he is said to have possessed.  He died in 1847 in his ninety third year of age, after having held office for a very long period.  Before he died, he expressed the wish to be buried “where I can hear the Lord Mayor going down to the Pool” and was accordingly interred within the churchyard as near to the road as possible.

[Stroud News – Notes on the Local District by “Cotswolds” 24.1.1936]*

1936                The Ryelands occupied by Major Lionel Culme Soltau Symons and Lucy Jessie Lyon Soltau Symons with two servants Mary Fitzgerald and Lily Woodland. He was wounded in WW1 and came from an estate at Chapelwood, Plympton, Devon.  He added a wing to the house.  The conservatory was demolished before the wing was built.  LCSS died at the Ryelands.

[Poll 1936 and Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1937                Wood crowned hill above Randwick Ash – large tree on summit now gone but two planted to replace it to commemorate George V? silver jubilee

[Contents Oak Chest in Vestry File RHA archives]*






1937                Longcourt – occupied by William L Paul followed by his son also William.  William Snr and Jnr lived at Longcourt and owned Hill Pauls factory in Stroud.  The Paul family lived at Longcourt until 1955.  At some point Billy Jnr. was president of Randwick Football Club.

[Stroud Mid Glos Directory from Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1937                Miss Evelyn Lucy Clifford left her post as teacher at Randwick School 24 March to be married.

[N H Notes]*

1937                Miss Gwendoline Emily Helen Beard appointed as teacher at Randwick School 3rd November.

1937                Old Off Licence – formerly Off Licence at Westrip.  Run by Mrs Brown from at least 1937 to around 1974.  Also sold sweets.

[Andrew Tweedie Research from meeting RHA 13 Sept 1985]*


1937/8             Vine Tree Inn – innkeeper – Frank Groves.

[N H Notes]*

1937/8             ?Mrs? Butt, Butcher, Cashes Green.

[N H Notes]*


1939 – 1945    THE SECOND WORLD WAR

1940’s             Old Dairy – Mrs and Mrs Charles Scrivens ran a Dairy and Milk Round.  Post Office here for a short time.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from RHA Meeting 13 Sept 1985]


1943                John Francis Buckle left his post as schoolmaster at Randwick School.

[N H Notes]*

1947                Springbank – cottage next to Vicarage, formerly Post Office.  Ceased being Post Office before 1947 but returned for a couple of years in late 1950’s.  Previous occupants were Miss Sarah Blanch, parents of Fred and Evelyn Pollard, Horace Harmer who had a haulage business and left the cottage in 1947.  Clarence Dauncey moved in in 1947.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from RHA Meeting 13 Sept 1985]*

1947                Pool Cottage occupied by Robert and Amy Harrison – he was an inventor and she the schoolmistress for many years.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1949                Letter appointing J F Buckle as Foundation Manager of the school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

Mid 20thC.     In the mid twentieth century the area along the road which climbs steeply from Cainscross to Randwick has been transformed by the building of large housing estates;  they are centred on Cashes Green……………

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271] *

c.1950             A small housing estate, east of the road at the north of the village was built in the mid 20th century.

VCH Vol. 10 p224]*

1951                FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN

1951                Dated 29th June – drainage easement at school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1952 –


1953                A Mrs Edith Lucy Barrow owned 1 – 4 The Stocks in 1953.

[Ex info. Irene Byron owner/occupier 2 The Stocks 2011]*

1954                9th July – plan and letter relating to extension of playground of school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1955                Two timber-framed cottages at the road junction south of Tiledhouse Farm were destroyed c.1955.

[VCH Vol. 10 p225]*

1955                Longcourt – occupied by the Hawkins family with 2 children.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1956                The Ryelands – house and grounds sold to Harry Keene for development of estate for housing

[Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1956                Dated 25th October – conveyance – Rev Wehner and Gloucestershire County Council to Rev Wehner and others of Well Leaze for use of school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1956/7             Schedule of deeds re school

[DK,s list of contents of Parish Chest – items now presumably moved to Records Office]*

1960’s             Old Bakehouse, Townsend – Bakehouse with general stores next door.  Owned by Ernest Baxter and later by some/all of his five daughters, Dorothy, Florence, Olive, Barbara and Mona.  Closed c1960.  Deeds go back to 1765.

[Research Andrew Tweedie from RHA meeting 13 Sept 1985]*


1960                Rising Sun Public House closed.  Pub sited at foot of Ocker Hill.  Landlords include Harry Ball, Mr and Mrs Short, Mr & Mrs Ryland and Mr Whitting.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from RHA meeting held 13 September, 1985]*


Early 1960’s    In the early 1960’s the former Primitive Methodist chapel became the meeting-place of a group affiliated to the Pentecostal Church.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]  [Ex inf. Mrs Ashmead] *  

1960                Rev Wehner retired

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

1960                …………by 1960 the school attendance had fallen to c.65 but new building in the parish increased it to c.125 by 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]*

1961                The population was c.700 in the first half of the 20thcentury but rose to 836 in 1961.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]  [Census 1801-1961]

1962                Rev Niall Ranald Morrison appointed

[Andrew Tweedie Research]

Mid 1960’s      Beech Cottage – general store with shoe repairer at rear run by Reg and Lizzie Smith – closed in mid 1960’s

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from RHA meeting 13th March 1985]*

1965                Longcourt – occupied by Michael Jenner, an accountant, his wife Margaret, and 5 children.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1967                In 1967 most of the inhabitants of Randwick village worked in the factories in Stroud and the locality.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.227]  [Ex inf. The vicar]*

1967                Randwick in Stroud Rural District in 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.228]

1967                New building in the parish increased school attendance to c.125 by 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]  [Ex inf. the vicar]*

1967                In 1967 the income assigned to the poor from the various charities, none of which brought in more than £5 a year, was distributed in cash at Christmas.

[VCH Vol. 10 p.230]`

1967                ……….in 1967 both (the road past Tiledhouse Farm) and the road past Roadway Farm were unmetalled tracks for several hundred yards before they met Ash Lane from Randwick at the south end of Randwick wood.

[VCH Vol. 10 p225]*

1967                ………a French nursing order (still) occupied it (More Hall) in 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 276]  [Langston, “Cath Missions”, iv;]  [ex inf. one of the sisters]*

1967                In 1967 the Vine Tree was the only “beerhouse” (remaining in the village).

[VCH Vol. 10 p.225]*

1967                In 1967 the income assigned to the poor from the various charities, none of which brought in more than £5 a year, was distributed in cash at Christmas.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 230]  [Char. Com. Reg.]  [ex inf. the vicar] 

1967                The chapel, a stone building on the east side of the village remained in use as a Wesleyan chapel in 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 p 229]*

1967                The Oil Mill remained a corn mill in 1967.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 282] *

1967                In 1967 Westrip consisted mainly of stone cottages of the 18th or early 19th centuries, but there was one 17th century house at the cross-roads.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 271] *

1967                The present house, (More Hall), dated 1582, is a large gabled house of coursed rubble with ashlar quoins, partly of two stories and attics and partly of three stories and attics; it has a Cotswold stone roof, stone-mullioned windows with dripmoulds, boldly projecting stone waterspouts, and diagonal chimney stacks with moulded caps.

[VCH Vol. 10 (Stonehouse) p 275/6) *  

1968                Wooden altar rails in Elliott Chapel and altar table both designed by Bernard Ashwell, the Cathedral Architect, in memory of Rev. G. Wehner, dedicated.

                        [NH Notes]*


1973                Ray Jones’ Butchers – known as “The Nook” now demolished and replaced by maisonettes clled Henley Court opposite Cashes Green School.  Shop closed c1973.  Ray Jones lost leg at Dunkirk.

[Andrew Tweedie Research from RHA meeting 13 Sept. 1985]*

1973                Planning permission requested for a bungalow to be built on the garden of The Stocks by Mr Alec Alder.

[Ex info. Irene Byron owner/occupier 2 The Stocks, 2011]*

1974                Pool Cottage occupied by Sidney W and Dorothea Allen.

[Andrew Tweedie Research – Voters List]*

1976                Vicar’s Chair in Randwick Church in memory of Leonard Axford (?brother/brother-in-law of Mrs Beata Ashmead)  made by H.O. Scrubey of Rodborough.

1978                Church roof restoration.*


1979                Westrip Stores – now known as Cromwell Cottage.  Also known as “Brinky’s”  Harry Brinkworth and later his son Pete ran Market Garden and General Stores. (Mr Dodsworth’s).  Closed around 1979.  At rear was Vick’s Cottage where Louise and brother Fred Vick sold milk and fruit from orchard for 23 years.  Property belonged to Major Godsell of Salmon Springs Brewery.

[Andrew Tweedie – from RHA meetings 1985] *

1981                Vine Tree landlord – Dalrymple until 1984

[Andrew Tweedie from RHA meeting 1985]*

1982                FALKLANDS WAR.

1984                Longcourt – occupied by John and Elizabeth Ford and Timothy and Amanda Hyde-Smith.

                        [1984 Voters List and Andrew Tweedie Research Notes]*

1984                The Ryelands –  house divided into two parts and occupied by A and J Hudson and B & G Kenny

[Poll 1984 and Andrew Tweedie Research]*

1984                Randwick Stores.  David and Pat Carter ran the shop in 1984.  Mr and Mrs Dalgleish ran it from 1981 – 1984, and before 1981 Mrs Rogers, Mrs Summers, Neil Taylor and Mrs Mary Bennett (now Davis)  who started the shop were some of the names recalled.

[Andrew Tweedie Research Notes from RHA meeting held 13 Sept. 1985]

1984                Vine Tree landlord – Hawker

[Andrew Tweedie from RHA meeting Sept 1985]*


1986                Carpenters Arms – name may be connected with Carpenter’s Brewery which was at Cainscross.  John Carpenter lived at Long Court.  Previous occupants of public house – Mr and Mrs Pearce and daughter Ethel, he was known as “Gentleman Pearce”, Len Harris in 1960’s sold firewood and had other sidelines, Don Cane in 1970’s, Glyn Cunningham, Brian and Margaret Webb 1983 – 1986.

[Andrew Tweedie Research from RHA meeting 13 Sept 1985] *


1987                Memorial – William Butcher, yeoman, died 1827 – removed from Methodist Chapel and taken to Randwick Church.

[NH Notes]

1991                GULF WAR.

1992                Opening of Wesley Room at the Church.

[NH Notes] *


1994                Centenary year of Parish Council

[NH Notes]*

2003                SECOND GULF WAR.






Acreage Returns         Board of Agriculture Acreage Returns of 1901 from a MS. Copy penes the Editor, Victoria County History of Gloucestershire.

Atkyns, Glos.              R. Atkyns,  The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire (Lond. 1712).

BGAS                         Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions

C1                                Chancery Proceedings – Early – Public Record Office

Cal Close

Cal  Pat

C.P.25(1) & (2)           Court of Common Pleas.  Feet of Fines.  Series 1 and 2. Public Record Office.

E.F.                             History of Randwick – E. P. Fennemore, 1893

E.H.R.                         English Historical Review

Ed. 7                           Ministry of Education, Public Elementary Schools, Preliminary Statements,   Public Record Office

FA                               Feudal Aids.  Copy in BGAS Library.

Fosbrooke, Glos.         T. D. Fosbrooke, Abstracts of Records and Manuscripts Respecting the County of Gloucester, Formed into a History……..(2 vols. Gloucester 1807.

G.D.R.                        Gloucester Diocesan Records, (previously) in Gloucester City Library, (presumably now in Gloucestershire Records Office) including terriers, tithe awards, and bound volumes of diocesan records.

Glouc. Cath. Libr.       Gloucester Cathedral Library

Glos. Colln.                 Collections and documents previously held at Gloucester Library and now in the Gloucestershire Record Office.

Glos. R.O.,D149         Gloucestershire Records Office, Deposited Collections, Clifford family of Frampton on Severn.

Glos. R.O. D445         Gloucestershire Records Office, Stonehouse Court Muniments.

Glos. R.O., D 678       Gloucestershire Records Office, Deposited Collections, Sherborne Estate Muniments.

Glos. R. O. D 873       Gloucestershire Records Office, Marling family of  King’s Stanley and Tidenham.

Glos. R.O. P 190         Gloucestershire Records Office, Parish Records, Kings Stanley.

Glos. R.O., P263         Gloucestershire Records Office, Parish Records, Randwick

Glos. R.O., P316         Gloucestershire Records Office, Parish Records, Stonehouse.

Glos. R.O. Q/REl 1     Gloucestershire Records Office,  elections, land tax.


Hist. & Cart. Mon. Glouc. (Rolls Ser.)

Historia et Cartularium Monasterii Sancti Petri Gloucestreiae.  Roll Series No. 33. Volumes printed 1863-1887 and edited by W H Hart.  Copy at Gloucester Collection.

H.O. 129                     Home Office  Ecclesiastical Returns – Public Record Office

Hockaday Abs.           Hockaday Abstracts

  1. H. Notes Norah Holmes Notes and References
  2. N. Glos. (E.P.N.S.) Place Names of Gloucestershire (4 vols. English Place Name Society vols. xxxviii-xli, 1964-5

Proc. C.F.N.C.            Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists’ Field Club.

Rep. Com. Char.         Report of the Commission of Charities (various numbers)

Rep. Com. Handloom Weavers

Reports from Assistant Handloom Weavers’ Commissioners, pt. v [220], H.C. (1840), xxiv.

RLC                            Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum.  Printed copy in BGAS library

Rudder, Glos.             S. Rudder, New History of Gloucestershire (Cirencester), 1779.

S.C.6                           Special Collections – Ministers’ Accounts, Rentals and Surveys. Public Record Office..

Standish Notes            Notes on Standish in the Glos Collection (31618  BT 34)


VALOR   ECCL.       Valor Ecclesiasticus 1538 published in six volumes in 1810-1864.                                                    Copy in BGAS Library.

VCH                          Victoria County History