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Church Monuments at Avening,  Gloucestershire, England

compiled by Graham Thomas

This is an abstract of Driver Records found on this site.

Avening is situated in the Longtree Hundred and is close to Minchinhampton. The village is quite pretty, nestling on the side of a steep combe.

The church in Avening, which still retains Norman features, was recorded from 1105. The Church of the Holy Cross is built in the form of a cross and the oldest parts may date from the late 11th century. A tower was added in the late 12th century and further additions made subsequently.

This information on the monuments is from Rudders' History of Gloucester and Bigland.


Avening History



To the happy memory of John Driver -  Gent, who deceased June the 12th 1681, in the 85th year of his age. And also Elizabeth his wife who deceased January 28th A. Dni 1675, aged 73 years, they having lived together 52 years. Refurrectionem expectantes gloriofam.

Carolus filius natu maximus Iohannis Driver Gent. obijt xx die Januarij Anno Domini 1636, Aetat.5.
Mattheus ejusdem Johannis natu fecundus, olim Colleg. Omnium Animarum in Oxon Socius, potfea Conciliarius ad legem, obijit xxviii die Januarij Anno Dom. 1661, Aetat 27.
Refurrectionem corporum expectamus gloriofam

John Driver, died Jan, 5 1687;

Walter Driver; 

Joan, wife of Robert Driver, died  6 Nov. 1746; 

Robert Driver of Forwood, died April 25, 1671; 

Dorothy, daughter of Robert, died July 28, 1749;

Nathaniel Driver of Aston, died April 17, 1695, aged 53; 

Dorothy, daughter of John Driver, Gent, died Jan 14, 1683; 

Robert Driver, died March 29, 1751, aged 77; 

John Driver of Aston, died Dec. 6, 1725;
Charles Driver, M.D. died August 21, 1740, aged 57; 

Mary, daughter of Charles and Mary his wife, died Nov. 29, 1740, aged 19; 

Mary, the wife of Charles, died Jan. 21, 1742, aged 65; 

Rachell Driver, widdow of Nathaniel Driver, died Dec. 26, 1700, aged 51.

The Church of the Holy Cross, Avening, Gloucestershire, England has its own web page.