Winterbourne Family History Online... by Frenchay Village Museum
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The Homepage  tab brings you back to this page The Maps tab shows the area covered by this web site The Museum tab tells you about the Frenchay Village Museum and how to find its Web Site The Archives tab is the key page for all the research data available on this web site You are welcome to use the Contacts tab for comments and queries about this site The Messages tab is for you to locate other researchers of your own family



New book available

JS Fry & Sons

Now on sale at Frenchay Museum!

the Story of Fry's Chocolate in Bristol

by Alan Freke

The Future of the Frenchay Village Museum

    On 10th December last, South Glos Council granted planning consent to North Bristol NHS Trust to build 490 houses on the footprint of the present hospital buildings, and to safeguard most of the green open spaces. One of the many conditions was that South Glos Council acquired the museum building, and some land around the building - to include the garage. South Glos Council have offered to sell all this on to us at around half its market value.

    The Museum committee has agreed in principle to the offer, but we have yet to see the formal details. The planning officer concerned has told us that the transfer could be complete by April.... We are cautiously optimistic, and we believe it is a genuine offer that will be successful.

    Meanwhile, we have to organise how we're going to provide a toilet, upgrade security etc.

The family history research material available on this site is mainly related to the Civil Parish of Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire.

This includes the ecclesiastical parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down and  Frenchay.

Also the hamlets of Watley's End, Hicks Common, Pye Corner, Whiteshill and Hambrook; all within the Civil Parish.

New - Mary Binns is researching James Mascott & Mary Drew


New - Penny Gay is looking for information about Lucy Long


New - The amazing story of the Rev Hugh Kinred, one-time curate of Frenchay.


New - Bill Willcox is researching Tillett, Tene and Willcox...


New - The Museum has been offered the stained glass window depicting BBC Radio Lollipop at Frenchay Museum


New - US Chapel wall painting discovered at Frenchay Hospital


New - Letters from Alizon Fox, from France & Poland,

                                                                            after The Great War


New - Autograph Book, of May Ellis at Cleve Hill Hospital


New - Autograph Book of Amy Hill at Cleve Hill Hospital


New - 1737 Map of Winterbourne from Elizabeth McIntyre

                                   (This is in .pdf format)

Use the Archives tab above to access the following...

Parish records: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Tithe maps.

Parish Magazines from 1878 to 1951

Headstones: Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyards.

Censuses from 1841 to 1901.

School Registers and Master's Log Books.

Hospital records and the US Hospitals.

Kelly's Directories, with descriptions of the hamlets and lists of local trades people and gentry.

Cricket Clubs: and score books.

Photographs and Biographies of local people.