Other Documents

The following documents held in the Gloucestershire Archives are now available online:

Maps and Plans

D1180/10 Maps and Plans Maps and Plans relating to the Stroudwater Canal.

Early Administration

D1180/5/2 John Dallaway's Case The case for the Stroudwater Navigation made by John Dallaway in 1756 together with a proposed sinking fund of £10,000.

D1180/5/1 Parliamentary Proceedings Documents relating to parliamentary proceedings to obtain the 1776 Act of Parliament.

D1180/8/1 Articles of Government Articles of a Subscription for raising the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds for making Navigable the River Stroud Water in the County of Gloucester

Commissioner's order book Report of meetings held by Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament to adjudicate on disputes.

Vessel Movements

D1180/4/55 Vessel Movements Account of Vessels entering Framilode lock between January and September 1890,


Summaries of Ledgers for 1775-1802 and 1814-1823 are provided as PDF documents. Please note that the contents of these files are not included in our global seach function so they must have their contents searched individually.

Share Registers

Information relating to the sale of shares is recorded in a number of places, including minute books and share registers. These have been collated into a Share Transactions spreadsheet and summarized in date orderby share number and by purchaser's name. When reviewing these files please note:

  • Shares are often held by a set of trustees but when listed by purchasers name each trustee will be listed separately. Checking the share number in the list by share number will reveal the names of all the trustees as having purchased the share on the same date.
  • Original subscribers to the shares were liable to pay £150 for their shares, but as this was paid by installments they sometimes sold shares for less than this to purchasers who were required to pay the remaining subscription.
  • When the sale price is quoted as a few shillings, it indicates that the share was being passed on by a legacy or a gift for which solicitors still expected to record something in exchange as in all other property transactions.
  • The  summaries are PDF documents, which are not included in our global seach function, so the files must have their contents searched individually.
  • The Excel spreadsheet must downloaded from the server when required for examination.