Lacock, Wiltshire, England

County Wiltshire
Country England
 
Enclosed By
Wiltshire
 
Place Encloses
St Cyriac’s Church
Church Street

Narrative

National Gazetteer (1868) - Lacock

"LAYCOCK, (or Lacock), a parish in the hundred of Chippenham, county Wilts, 3 miles S. of Chippenham, its post town, and 4 N. of Melksham. It is situated on the river Avon, near the Wilts and Berks canal. The village, which is considerable, was formerly a market town under the Longspécs. Here are the remains of an Austin nunnery, founded in 1232 by Ela,[sic] Countess of Salisbury, and now converted into a private residence. The site was given to the Skerringtons at the Dissolution, at which time its revenues were estimated at £203 12s. 3d. There was a very ancient stone cross, which stood near the centre of the village. On the river are the remains of Bewly Priory cell. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £341 10s. 6d., and the vicarial for £325.
The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £244. The church, dedicated to St. Cyriack, is an ancient structure with a spired tower containing six bells. In the interior are several monuments, including those of the Baynards, and Montagues of Lackham House, Bishop Johnson, &c., also a brass bearing date 1501. Mann, an ambassador to Spain, was a native of this place. The charities produce about £3 per annum. There are National and Sunday schools for both sexes, also a place of worship for the Independents.

The principal residences are Notton House, Notton Lodge, Lacham House, Bowden House, and Lacock Abbey - which last, being built on the site of the abovementioned nunnery, still retains the old cloisters, chapterhouse, kitchen, and treasury for records, where is preserved Henry III.'s Magna Charta of 1225, sent to the Countess of Salisbury, who at that time held the shrievalty of the county of Wilts. The charter is 15 inches by 10½, with the seal still attached. Here are also preserved the bell and many other relics of the old nunnery. W. H. Fox Talbot, Esq., is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Narrative

Lacock village was an important cog in the British wool industry, in the 16th century, under the first Tudor King Henry VII. 60% of Britain's exports were wool, by 1500 this trade had all but gone and was replaced by exports of fine wool cloth, which were then 50% of the export market. Lacock was central to the gazing lands and on the trade routes. The dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII freed people from some of the Church control of all aspects of life and brought about more enterprise.
Before 1545 there were no records kept, at least for commoners, the newly formed church of England began keeping some records but they were haphazard for many years. All records that survive for Lacock are in the Wiltshire record office, all records pertaining to Grist families have been transcribed in the Gristgen database.

Narrative

Lacock village was an important cog in the British wool industry, in the 16th century, under the first Tudor King Henry VII. 60% of Britain's exports were wool, by 1500 this trade had all but gone and was replaced by exports of fine wool cloth, which were then 50% of the export market. Lacock was central to the gazing lands and on the trade routes. The dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII freed people from some of the Church control of all aspects of life and brought about more enterprise.
Before 1545 there were no records kept, at least for commoners, the newly formed church of England began keeping some records but they were haphazard for many years. All records that survive for Lacock are in the Wiltshire record office, all records pertaining to Grist families have been transcribed in the Gristgen database.

References

  1. Grist, John (0000-00-00)
  2. Bellingham, Grace (16 December 1564)
  3. Family of Jones, Walter and Bellingham, Grace (16 December 1564)
  4. Jones, Walter (16 December 1564)
  5. Family of Walker, Richard and Grist, Agnes (12 February 1567)
  6. Grist, Agnes (12 February 1567)
  7. Walker, Richard (12 February 1567)
  8. Grist, John (17 March 1568)
  9. , Agnes (23 November 1570)
  10. Griste, John (9 November 1572)
  11. Griste, Richard (28 February 1574)
  12. Griste, Edward (20 September 1578)
  13. Jones, Ann (25 March 1579)
  14. Griste, Robert (29 January 1580)
  15. Vizer, Elizabeth (16 September 1582)
  16. Griste, Meleir (22 September 1583)
  17. Griste, Elizabeth (6 September 1588)
  18. Vizer, John (18 May 1589)
  19. Jones, Alice (30 May 1590)
  20. Griste, Henry (21 July 1591)
  21. Cromwell, Marie (7 September 1591)
  22. Family of Cooke, Jasper and Cromwell, Marie (7 September 1591)
  23. Cooke, Jasper (7 September 1591)
  24. Cooke, Joane (27 November 1591)
  25. Rocke, Rycharde (26 February 1592)
  26. Family of Rocke, Rycharde and Jones, Ann (26 February 1592)
  27. Jones, Ann (26 February 1592)
  28. Cooke, Parnelle (11 May 1594)
  29. Griste, Johan (12 February 1595)
  30. Griste, Johan (20 February 1595)
  31. Cooke, Parnelle (2 June 1595)
  32. Vizer, Richard (15 October 1595)
  33. Griste, John (20 January 1596)
  34. Rocke, Anne (8 September 1596)
  35. Griste, John (15 August 1598)
  36. Rocke, Ollyffe (29 August 1598)
  37. Vizer, Anne (21 October 1599)
  38. Rocke, Thomas (17 March 1600)
  39. Cooke, Jasper (30 April 1600)
  40. Cromwell, Marie (13 June 1601)
  41. , Johan (30 July 1601)
  42. Rocke, Cycell (21 October 1603)
  43. Jones, Walter (1604)
  44. Rocke, Elizabeth (9 February 1605)
  45. Smith, Hester (2 May 1605)
  46. Family of Griste, Richard and Smith, Hester (2 May 1605)
  47. Griste, Richard (2 May 1605)
  48. Bacon, Johan (27 August 1605)
  49. Griste, Edward (27 August 1605)
  50. Family of Griste, Edward and Bacon, Johan (27 August 1605)
  51. Griste, Anne (1 June 1606)
  52. Rocke, Richard (3 February 1607)
  53. Griste, Mary (28 February 1607)
  54. Griste, Richard (13 September 1607)
  55. Chamberlaine, John (8 October 1609)
  56. Vizer, Olive (1610)
  57. Griste, Anne (5 February 1610)
  58. Cooke, Joane (6 August 1610)
  59. Family of Vizer, John and Cooke, Joane (6 August 1610)
  60. Vizer, John (6 August 1610)
  61. Griste, Edward (14 October 1610)
  62. Griste, Robert (25 November 1611)
  63. Family of Griste, Robert and Taylor, Ann (25 November 1611)
  64. Taylor, Ann (25 November 1611)
  65. Vizer, Anne (19 September 1613)
  66. Griste, Hester (28 November 1613)
  67. Chame, Thomas (23 May 1614)
  68. Griste, Elizabeth (23 May 1614)
  69. Family of Chame, Thomas and Griste, Elizabeth (23 May 1614)
  70. Rocke, Anne (26 February 1615)
  71. Griste, John (4 June 1615)
  72. Vizer, Mary (20 October 1615)
  73. Edsone, Margerie (26 November 1615)
  74. Rocke, Rycharde (10 April 1616)
  75. Griste, John (27 July 1617)
  76. Griste, Meleir (13 March 1618)
  77. Griste, Robert (20 December 1618)
  78. Griste, John (24 January 1620 (Julian))
  79. Vizer, Grace (29 May 1620)
  80. Griste, Henry (7 August 1620)
  81. Family of Griste, Henry and Harwine, Joane (7 August 1620)
  82. Harwine, Joane (7 August 1620)
  83. Griste, Margery (22 October 1620)
  84. Rocke, Cycell (11 May 1621)
  85. Griste, Alice (13 July 1622)
  86. Vizer, John (1 October 1622)
  87. Rocke, John (21 March 1623)
  88. Vizer, Anne (21 March 1623)
  89. Family of Rocke, John and Vizer, Anne (21 March 1623)
  90. Griste, Dorothie (29 January 1625)
  91. Vizer, John (4 December 1626)
  92. Bellingham, Grace (17 December 1626)
  93. Griste, Olive (16 September 1627)
  94. Family of Griste, Richard and Vizer, Anne (29 November 1632)
  95. Vizer, Anne (29 November 1632)
  96. Griste, Richard (29 November 1632)
  97. Griste, Anne (29 July 1633)
  98. Family of Chamberlaine, John and Griste, Mary (1 September 1634)
  99. Chamberlaine, John (1 September 1634)
  100. Griste, Mary (1 September 1634)
  101. Griste, Richard (24 February 1635)
  102. Griste, Edward (26 March 1635)
  103. Griste, Richard (25 May 1635)
  104. Chamberlaine, Mary (5 July 1635)
  105. Edsone, Margerie (24 September 1635)
  106. Griste, John (24 September 1635)
  107. Family of Griste, John and Edsone, Margerie (24 September 1635)
  108. Griste, Olive (7 August 1636)
  109. Griste, Barbara (8 August 1637)
  110. Griste, John (3 December 1637)
  111. Bacon, Johan (1 September 1638)
  112. Bacon, Johan (between 1 September 1638 and 12 June 1639)
  113. Griste, Olive (5 December 1638)
  114. Griste, Thomas (17 February 1639)
  115. Griste, Richard (19 March 1639)
  116. Griste, Robart (18 April 1639)
  117. Bacon, Johan (12 June 1639)
  118. Grist, John (5 July 1640)
  119. Grist, Benjamin (26 March 1642)
  120. Grist, Robert (9 December 1642)
  121. Derington, Mary (1 February 1643)
  122. Griste, Anne (26 January 1644)
  123. Grist, William (25 March 1644)
  124. Chamberlaine, John (5 May 1644)
  125. Jones, Mary (28 July 1645)
  126. Cooke, Joane (6 August 1645)
  127. Chamberlaine, Richard (1 November 1646)
  128. Griste, Henry (26 December 1646)
  129. Griste (4 April 1647)
  130. Taylor, Ann (30 January 1648)
  131. Griste, Robert (3 February 1648)
  132. Griste, Richard (18 March 1649)
  133. Griste, John (29 December 1650)
  134. Grist, John (8 May 1651)
  135. Chamberlaine (1652)
  136. Griste, Samuell (22 November 1652)
  137. Griste, Sarah (25 May 1653)
  138. Chamberlaine, Richard (13 October 1653)
  139. Griste, Thomas (31 July 1656)
  140. Griste, John (8 March 1658)
  141. Bush, Jane (1 August 1658)
  142. Family of Griste, Richard and Bush, Jane (1 August 1658)
  143. Griste, Richard (1 August 1658)
  144. Griste, Jane (17 February 1660)
  145. Griste, Ann (1662)
  146. Grist, John (25 September 1663)
  147. Griste, Anne (8 November 1664)
  148. Grist, John (30 March 1665)
  149. Vizer, Anne (24 September 1665)
  150. Grist, Elizabeth (18 January 1666)
  151. Grist, Benjamin (30 April 1666)
  152. Family of Grist, Benjamin and Eliots, Mary (30 April 1666)
  153. Eliots, Mary (30 April 1666)
  154. Grist, Elizabeth (7 January 1668)
  155. Grist, Elizabeth (21 February 1668)
  156. Grist, Elizabeth (24 February 1668)
  157. Grist, William (12 April 1668)
  158. Grist, William (19 April 1668)
  159. Grist, Richard (20 April 1671)
  160. Grist, John (5 June 1671)
  161. Grist, Anne (1 October 1671)
  162. Burkham, Mary (6 October 1672)
  163. Grist, Robert (11 December 1672)
  164. Grist, Edward (20 February 1673)
  165. Grist, George (30 July 1673)
  166. Grist, Anne (19 December 1673)
  167. Grist, Jane (29 August 1675)
  168. Grist, William (13 September 1675)
  169. Grist, Milliard (13 September 1675)
  170. Grist, William (12 November 1675)
  171. Grist, Sarah (1676)
  172. Grist, William (19 April 1676)
  173. Grist, Elizabeth (19 May 1677)
  174. Grist, Sarah (26 December 1677)
  175. Grist, Grace (8 November 1679)
  176. Grist, Robert (10 November 1680)
  177. Grist, John (4 December 1680)
  178. Grist, Benjamin (9 June 1683)
  179. Grist, John (24 March 1687)
  180. Tuck, Sarah (5 April 1691)
  181. Grist, John (18 March 1692)
  182. Edsone, Margerie (10 April 1692)
  183. Grist, John (26 March 1693)
  184. Grist, Grace (17 June 1694)
  185. Grist, John (17 January 1695)
  186. Grist, John (30 September 1695)
  187. Best, Joane (30 September 1695)
  188. Family of Grist, John and Best, Joane (30 September 1695)
  189. Grist, William (28 January 1696)
  190. Grist, Anne (28 January 1696)
  191. Family of Grist, William and Grist, Anne (28 January 1696)
  192. Grist, Rebeccah (27 December 1696)
  193. Grist, Sarah (27 December 1696)
  194. Grist, George (1697)
  195. Grist, Betty (28 May 1697)
  196. Grist, Sarah (28 September 1697)
  197. Grist, Grace (16 August 1698)
  198. Grist, Thomas (13 February 1699)
  199. Grist, Benjamin (27 May 1699)
  200. Grist, Benjamin (30 May 1699)
  201. Burkham, Mary (30 May 1699)
  202. Family of Grist, Benjamin and Burkham, Mary (30 May 1699)
  203. Grist, Jane (9 August 1699)
  204. Grist, Richard (8 May 1700)
  205. Griste, Anne (8 May 1700)
  206. Griste, John (2 July 1700)
  207. Grist, Christopher (12 January 1701)
  208. Grist, Mary (28 September 1701)
  209. Grist, Sarah (16 March 1702)
  210. Grist, Benjamin (27 December 1704)
  211. Grist, Richard (8 May 1706)
  212. Self, Samuel (3 June 1706)
  213. Grist, Robert (7 April 1708)
  214. Tuck, Sarah (29 August 1713)
  215. Grist, John (29 August 1713)
  216. Family of Grist, John and Tuck, Sarah (29 August 1713)
  217. Grist, George (6 December 1714)
  218. Grist, John (19 January 1715)
  219. Crewe, Edward (27 December 1715)
  220. Grist, Elizabeth (8 January 1716)
  221. Crew, James (30 April 1718)
  222. Rogers, Grace (10 January 1719)
  223. Crew, James (19 July 1719)
  224. Grist, Elizabeth (8 September 1719)
  225. Crew, Mary (5 December 1721)
  226. Grist, Betty (30 April 1723)
  227. Grist, Benjamin (19 January 1725)
  228. Grist, Ann (7 March 1730)
  229. Grist, Mary (10 December 1730)
  230. Self, Fortune (26 May 1731)
  231. Grist, Richard (between 1732 and 1740)
  232. Grist, George (21 May 1732)
  233. Grist, Ann (12 October 1732)
  234. Grist, James (14 October 1733)
  235. Self, Edward (26 April 1735)
  236. Grist, Samuel (2 November 1735)
  237. Grist, Sarah (18 April 1736)
  238. Self, Anne (22 August 1736)
  239. Grist, Grace (19 August 1737)
  240. Dummer, George (18 December 1737)
  241. Crewe, Jane (1 February 1738)
  242. Grist, Betty (26 August 1739)
  243. Crewe, Grace (8 February 1740)
  244. Self, Jonah (6 March 1741)
  245. Grist, Richard (11 July 1742)
  246. Crewe, James (26 June 1743)
  247. Self, Samuel (10 February 1744)
  248. Grist, John (21 August 1745)
  249. Grist, Catherine (28 December 1747)
  250. Grist, Ann (1 November 1750)
  251. Family of Dummer, George and Grist, Sarah (10 September 1753)
  252. Dummer, George (10 September 1753)
  253. Grist, Sarah (10 September 1753)
  254. Domer, William (12 March 1756)
  255. Domer, Ann (25 September 1757)
  256. Dummer, Anthony (4 February 1759)
  257. Fream, Nathaniel (17 March 1760)
  258. Grist, John (17 March 1760)
  259. Grist, Grace (15 November 1761)
  260. Grist, Samuel (15 November 1761)
  261. Family of Grist, Samuel and Grist, Grace (15 November 1761)
  262. Family of Grist, Samuel and Grist, Grace (30 November 1761)
  263. Grist, Samuel (30 November 1761)
  264. Grist, Grace (30 November 1761)
  265. Dummer, Richard (25 December 1761)
  266. Grist, Susannah (6 January 1763)
  267. Fream, Nathaniel (19 July 1763)
  268. Self, Hannah (5 February 1764)
  269. Self, Arthur (5 February 1764)
  270. Dummer, Robert (2 December 1764)
  271. Crewe, Jane (27 January 1766)
  272. Self, Edward (27 January 1766)
  273. Family of Self, Edward and Crewe, Jane (27 January 1766)
  274. Self, Hannah (8 June 1766)
  275. Dummer, Isaac (1 March 1767)
  276. Self, James (4 April 1768)
  277. Self, Ann (15 May 1769)
  278. Self, Mary (8 September 1771)
  279. Selfe, Edward (17 July 1774)
  280. Family of Grist, John and Fream, Deborah (6 August 1776)
  281. Grist, John (6 August 1776)
  282. Fream, Deborah (6 August 1776)
  283. Self, Jane (1 April 1777)
  284. Grist, Nathaniel (17 August 1777)
  285. Fream, Nathaniel (12 September 1780)
  286. Grist, James (28 April 1784)
  287. Turner, Richard (18 May 1786)
  288. Family of Turner, Richard and Self, Fortune (18 May 1786)
  289. Self, Fortune (18 May 1786)
  290. Dummer, Elizabeth (16 January 1791)
  291. Cottle, Elizabeth (3 May 1800)
  292. Grist, Nathaniel (3 May 1800)
  293. Family of Grist, Nathaniel and Cottle, Elizabeth (3 May 1800)
  294. Grist, William Fream (10 May 1801)
  295. Grist, Sarah Joyce (11 March 1803)
  296. Grist, John Milsom (11 January 1805)
  297. Grist, Harriet Milsom (6 July 1807)
  298. Grist, Nathaniel (1813)
  299. Grist, Edwin Nathaniel Freame (14 August 1813)
  300. Grist, Sarah Joyce (14 June 1838)
  301. Grist, Elizabeth (February 1844)
  302. Grist, Elizabeth (10 March 1844)
  303. Jones, Walter (about 1545)
  304. Griste, John (about 1546)
  305. , Johan (about 1550)
  306. Jones, Mary (about 1563)
  307. Vizer, John (about 1565)
  308. Cooke, Jasper (about 1566)
  309. Cromwell, Marie (about 1570)
  310. Griste, John (about 1571)
  311. , Johan (about 1571)
  312. Family of Griste, John and , Johan (about 1571)
  313. Jones, Ann (about 1572)
  314. Vizer, Johan (about 1584)
  315. Taylor, Ann (about 1584)
  316. Vizer, Grace (about 1595)
  317. , Elizabeth (about 1644)
  318. Rogers, Grace (about 1651)
  319. Family of Grist, John and , Elizabeth (about 1662)
  320. Grist, John (about 1662)
  321. , Elizabeth (about 1662)
  322. Grist, John (about 1671)
  323. Rogers, Grace (about 1671)
  324. Family of Grist, John and Rogers, Grace (about 1671)
  325. Grist, Benjamin (about 1672)
  326. Grist, Rebeccah (about 1680)
  327. Grist, William (before 24 March 1644)
  328. Grist, John (before 1665)
  329. Grist, Elizabeth (before 20 February 1668)
  330. Grist, Elizabeth (before 23 February 1668)
  331. Grist, William (before 19 April 1668)
  332. Grist, Richard (before 19 April 1671)
  333. Grist, John (before 17 March 1692)
  334. Grist, Grace (before 16 June 1694)
  335. Grist, John (before 16 January 1695)
  336. Grist, Sarah (before 27 September 1697)
  337. Grist, Richard (before 7 May 1700)
  338. Grist, Christopher (before 11 January 1701)
  339. Grist, George (before 5 December 1714)
  340. Grist, Elizabeth (before 7 January 1716)
  341. Grist, Elizabeth (before 8 September 1719)
  342. Grist, Betty (before 29 April 1723)
  343. Grist, Benjamin (before 18 January 1725)
  344. Grist, Ann (before 6 March 1730)
  345. Grist, Samuel (before 1 November 1735)
  346. Gardner, Deborah (before 15 October 1779)
  347. Fream, Nathaniel (before 12 September 1780)
  348. Jones, Ann (calculated before 1579)