Robson's Commercial Directory of

Newent 1837


A parish in the hundred of Botloe, county of Gloucester, comprising the liberty and market town of Newent, and the tythings of Boulsdon with Killgott, Compton, Cugley and Malswick, and containing 2660 inhabitants, of which number 1287 are in the town of Newent, 8 and a half miles N.W. from Gloucester, and 112 W.N.W. from London. The Hereford and Gloucester canal passes through the parish, and communicates by a short branch with the town. The market is on Friday; and fairs are held on the Wednesday before Easter, the Wednesday before Witsuntide, and August 12th; a statute fair on the 19th September. The living is a discharged vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the King's books at 23l. and in the patronage of the Rev. William Andrew Foley. The church, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a spacious fabric, the work of different periods; over the porch is a tower with a lofty spire, built in 1679, as was also the roof of the nave, which is supported without pillars. There are two places of worship for dissenters. Here are two free schools, and an endowed almshouse for twenty poor persons of either sex.


Name, Residence, & Profession

ARCHIBALD Rev. James, Curate of Newent

BAILEY Edwin, Organist & Teacher of Music

BAILEY William, Malster and Saddler

BIRT Elizabeth, Tailor

BISCO James, Malster

BISCOE John, Linen Manufacturer

BISCOE J. L., Shopkeeper

BOWKETT John, Coal dealer

BOWKETT John, Timber Merchant

BRADLEY Eliz., Confectioner

BRADLEY Thomas, Watch & Clock Maker

BROWN Lawrence Thos., Auctioneer & Appraiser

BRUTON Richard, Butcher

BRUTON William, Registrar of Births & Deaths

BUDDING William, Cooper

BULLOCK Thomas, Miller

CADLE Cornelius, Draper

CADLE Thomas, Solicitor & Clerk to the Magistrates

CARELESS Elizabeth, Malster

CHILD James, Wheelwright

COLLEY Thomas, Bull

COOK Edward, Boarding School

COOKE John, Surgeon

COWMEADOW Wm., Ironmonger & Blacksmith

CROMWELL Richard, Shopkeeper

DALE Ann, Boarding School

ELLIS William, Surgeon

EVANS George, Boot & Shoemaker

GATFIELD Hannah, Shopkeeper

GATFIELD Joseph, Nailmaker

GOODYER John, Carpenter

GOUGH John, George, Com. Inn & Posting House

GREEN Eliz., Plumber & Glazier

GREEN John, Plumber & Glazier

HANKINS John, Solicitor

HARTLAND Thomas, Grocer & Druggist

HAYES Thomas, Tailor

HAYLING William, Carrier

HERBERT Thomas, Boot and Shoemaker


HOLLISTER George, Surgeon

HOPE Charles, Boot & Shoemaker

HUMPIDGE James, Miller & Flour Dealer

JENNINGS John, Crown Inn

JEFFREYES Thomas, Linen Manufacturer

KING John, King's Arms

LAUDER Abraham, Boarding School

LEGGE Edward, Tanner

LEWIS Benj., Clerk to the Canal Company

LEWIS Joseph, Red Lion

LITTLE George, Cooper

MALVERN Thomas, Builder

MARSHALL R., Boot & Shoemaker

MATTHEWS James, Malster

MATTHEWS John, Tanner

MERRITT Robert, Cabinet Maker

MILES Mrs., Boarding School

MOODY James, Butcher

MOODY Richard, Butcher

MORRIS Joseph, Grocer

MORRIS Robert, Grocer & Cheesemonger

NICHOLLS Robert, Carpenter & Builder

NICHOLLS William, Carpenter

NORTH James, Butcher

ONSLOW, Venerable Archdeacon, Vicar of Newent

PETERS Thomas, Boot & Shoemaker

POWELL William, Royal Oak

PRICE David, Tailor

RUDGE John, Baker & Shopkeeper

RUDGE Jonathan, Baker

RUDGE J., Butcher

STEVENS W., Basket Maker

STONE Henry, Stone Mason

STONE Stephen, Govenor of the Workhouse

SUMMERS Richard, Clothes Dealer

SURL C & A., Straw Hatmakers

SURL John, Brazier & Ironmonger

THACKWELL George, Watch & Clockmaker

THOMAS Barron, Parish Clerk

THOMAS John, Coal Dealer

THOMSON Henry, Grocer & Draper

THURSTON Henry, Saddler

THURSTON John, Baker

THURSTON Robert, Baker

THURSTON William, Brazier & Tinman

WATTS Samuel, Carrier

WEBLEY Thomas, Tailor

WELLING Samuel, Blacksmith

WELLINGTON Thomas, Grocer

WELLINGTON William, Woolstapler

WILKS George, Tailor

WINTLE William, Boot & Shoemaker

WRIGHT William, Earthenware Dealer

YEARSLEY George, Boot & Shoemaker

Post Office - Thos. Hartle, Postmaster. Letters from London, &c, arrive every day at 11, and are despatched through Cirencester every afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Fire & Life Assurance Agents - Manchester - Abraham Lauder

Carriers - To Gloucester, William Hayling's carts Wednesday and Saturday; returns same day. To Gloucester, Samuel Watt's cart, Wednesday and Saturday, and to Ross every Thursday.