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During the 17th century, the rectory lands and tithes of Cheltenham and the associated 'chapel' of Charlton Kings descended from Sir Baptist Hicks

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Cheltenham has a rich series of manor records, starting in the 1300s.

By 1766 Bishop Newton recorded a total of 42 Jews in the city, 40 of whom lived in Temple.

In the period 1532 to 1552 a total of 3,139 apprentices were registered, of whom 766 came from within Bristol, and 456 from Wales.

The Bristol and West Progressive Jewish congregation was formed in 1961 and met briefly in members’ houses then met at the meeting house of the Red

The table shows people of African descent  who lived in Bristol. Scipio Africanus  (1720) was one of them.

 The National Archive, E179/113/103: 1440 grant of Alien Subsidy, Bristol return dated 27 July 1441 (extract)

Raja Rammohan Roy was born of a distinguished Brahmin family in Bengal.

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