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FALFIELD - Pale brown or fallow open land'. Old English fecal + field.
Taken from A Dictionary of Place-Names Oxford University Press, © A.D. Mills 1998.



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This information has been taken from the baptism records of St George’s Church, Falfield. The records are contained in 3 Baptism Registers. Register 1 (1813 to 1877), Register 2 (1877 to 2001) and Register 3 (2001 to the present day). Books 1 and 2 are now held at the Gloucestershire Archives. Records start at entry no 541 dated 7th October 1860 for Robert Banks Anthony Jenkinson who was the first child to be baptised in the Church of St George. Robert Banks Jenkinson who was born on 6th September 1860 but died in 1882. There is a stained glass window in the church to the memory of Robert Banks Jenkinson with the following inscription at the base of the window.

“Erected by the parishioners of Falfield and other friends to the memory of Robert Banks Jenkinson the first child christened in the church youngest son of Sir George Samuel Jenkinson 11th Baronet and Emily Sophia his wife. Born September 8th 1860 accidentally killed June 20th 1882. For his soul pleased the Lord therefore hasted he to take him away”

Between 7th October 1860 and 5th September 2010 there have been a total of 1,021 baptisms recorded. Some records are clear to read, others are not and a small number are incomplete. As it was the responsibility of the individual who conducted the baptism to record the baptism in the register there may have been occasions when this was not completed and therefore the number of baptisms could be greater than the 1,021 recorded. Some entries are recorded as private baptisms which may or may no have taken place within St George’s Church. However for the purpose of the attached information all private baptisms have been included within the total number of baptisms recorded.

It should be noted that in Register 1 (1860 – 1877) entry numbers 596 to 600 do not contain any information. In Register 2 (1877 to 2001) the entry numbers 671 to 683, 685 to 691, 693, 696 to 708, 710 to 712, 763 to 768, 774 to 780, 782 to 784, and 788 to 790 are not shown as they refer to baptisms which took place in the Chapel at HMP Eastwood Park Detention Centre. Also Entry 792 contains no information. In Register 3 (2001 to 2010) Entry No 8 contains no information and entries 2, 6 & 7 are incomplete.

Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of the information and every attempt made to present accurate information, I cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. I therefore cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or errors found.

James Carpenter

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