Xmera / Gloucestershire Gentry

Family Ties
The Gloucestershire Gentry

This site documents my ongoing research into the kinship ties between gentry families in post-Reformation Gloucestershire.
Please contact me (janb@xmera.co.uk), if you have any comments, questions or corrections.

Sir Nicholas Poyntz (NPG 5583)
© National Portrait Gallery, London

My method & links to online sources



Peers were distinguished from the gentry by their formal status and wealth, but interacted with them through local office holding and occasionally through the marriages of their younger children. Between the Reformation and the Civil War the dominant aristocratic families in Gloucestershire were the Berkeleys and the Brydges.

Lord Berkeley Lord Chandos

Berkeley of Stoke Gifford Browning of Coaley
Codrington of Codrington Codrington of Dodington
Colchester of Westbury Cooke of Highnam
Davies of Cranham Estcourt of Shipton Moyne
Guise of Elmore Hodges of Shipton Moyne
Lowe of Ozleworth Master of Cirencester
Oldisworth of Bradley Poyntz of Iron Acton
Pyrke of Abenhall Smyth of Nibley
Thorpe of Wanswell Throckmorton of Tortworth and Clearwell
Tracy of Stanway Tracy of Toddington
Tyler of Shipton Moyne Wood of Brookthorpe