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. Outside that date range I do not
have enough records to make any examination meaningful, and in fact the range 1901-50 is barely representative.
A series of maps are presented below, with the Glanville marriages identified by white spots - the larger the spot, the
more marriages took place there.
Because of the missing records, and the fact that people married more than once, you should not use these maps to
attempt to determine how many Glanvilles there were in these eras.
- 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, baptismal and census records inform of married Glanvilles for whom the marriage record is yet to be found. Hence there are more marriages
than identified marriage spots on the maps.
- Many of the marriages are of Glanville woman, and some of those will have been Glanvill(e) widows remarrying in their previous married name - i.e. they were not born Glanvilles