Glanville Marriages

    
 

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Marriage Distribution

Glanville distribution around the country can be determined by examining Where they married.

I have sufficient coverage (although incomplete) of the records to allow an examination of where the known marriages took place, in 50 year slices, between 1550 and 1950.
Mainland England and Wales only. Scilly Isles, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish and Irish records excluded.

A series of maps are presented below, either by specific location within a time window, or a by-county count within a time window.

Known Errors

  • I have used my own experiences and judgement (which is not perfect) to decide which spelling variants to include / exclude as "Glanvilles". Phonetic spelling, transcription errors, original document mistakes etc etc etc conspire against exactitude in my analysis.
  • Not all marriages that must have taken place have been identified.
    For example, parents named in baptismal records, and spouses in census records inform of Glanvilles for whom the marriage record is yet to be found. Hence there are more marriages than identified here.
  • Many of the marriages are of Glanville woman, and some of those will have been Glanville widows remarrying in their previous married name - i.e. they were not born Glanvilles

Maps

Here are the maps, each opens into a new Browser window.

By Location Maps
Each marriage within the year range covered appears as a single white spot geographically located at the town / village.
Other marriages at the same location force an increase in spot size, not additional spots.
Only marriages with a known date and location are used in the generation of the maps.

The Top Towns list the locations with the most marriages recorded in the 50 year period.
Town names such as Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth cover all the church locations within that town, and a single spot covers all the marriages regardless of which church held the marriage.
However, London in the Top Towns is a count of the marriages held within the central parts such as Islington, Westminster, Hackney and Battersea, Wandsworth but each of those districts is shown as a separate map spot. Greenwich, Ealing, Clapham etc are deemed separate and marriages there do not get counted in the London Top Town, and have their own map spot.

This section includes all the spelling variants I have deemed to refer to Glanvilles.

Marriages 1551 to 1600
1551-1600
Top Towns# Marrs
South Tawton, Devon11
Exeter, Devon  7
 
Marriages 1601 to 1650
1601-1650
Top Towns# Marrs
Exeter, Devon24
Plymouth, Devon18
London  9
Honiton, Devon  7
Boyton, Cornwall  7
 
Marriages 1651 to 1700
1651-1700
Top Towns# Marrs
Exeter, Devon31
London24
Plymouth, Devon17
Crediton, Devon14
Heavitree, Devon 7 
 
Marriages 1701 to 1750
1701-1750
Top Towns# Marrs
London56
Exeter, Devon31
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon18
Morchard Bishop, Devon 8
St Columb Minor, Cornwall 8
St Columb Major, Cornwall 7
 
Marriages 1751 to 1800
1751-1800
Top Towns# Marrs
London55
Camborne, Cornwall28
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon18
Stoke Damerel, Devon19
Exeter, Devon16
Newlyn East, Cornwall12
 
Marriages 1801 to 1850
1801-1850
Top Towns# Marrs
London55
Camborne, Cornwall28
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon18
Stoke Damerel, Devon19
Exeter, Devon16
Newlyn East, Cornwall12
 
Marriages 1851 to 1900
1851-1900
Top Towns# Marrs
London229
Plymouth, Devon114
Exeter, Devon  44
Redruth, Cornwall  35
Camborne, Cornwall  29
Bristol, Gloucs  28
 
Marriages 1901 to 1950
1901-1950
Top Towns# Marrs
London203
Plymouth, Devon173
Bristol, Gloucs  74
Portsmouth, Hants  64
Exeter, Devon  56
Redruth, Cornwall  52
 
Marriages 1951 to 2000
1951-2000
Top Towns# Marrs
Plymouth, Devon157
London113
Bristol, Gloucs  69
Exeter, Devon  37
St Austell, Cornwall  31
Chatham, Kent  30
 
Counts by County
The migration of Glanvilles out of Devon and Cornwall can be seen by the following maps showing the Ancient Counties and the number of Glanville marriages taking place within them in the last 250 years.
As the previous maps showed more clearly, the marriages were not evenly distributed across counties, but focussed on specific locations such as the population centres (and naval bases) of Plymouth, Portsmouth, Chatham and Bristol. However, the by-county count, makes clear the summation of marriages in more rural areas where the per-location count may be low (and less visible on the earlier maps), but together there are significant Glanville marriages in a region as a whole (e.g. Yorkshire 1901-1950.)
 
Marriages 1751 to 1800
1751-1800
Marriages 1801 to 1850
1801-1850
Marriages 1851 to 1900
1851-1900
Marriages 1901 to 1950
1901-1950
Marriages 1951 to 2000
1951-2000

 

Page Created: 5-May-2007
Page Modified: 17-Sep-2019

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