Category Archives: Parish Registers

East Kennett BMD

East Kennett, Wiltshire – Parish Registers
(Christchurch)


The information has not been validated and should be verified before using

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1655 – 17251655 – 17251655 – 1725

Snippets from the Register
1655 ~ Samsone Coopere & Thomase Jorden, Church Wardens of this parish
1704 ~ On Thursday Feb. 8th 1704 I baptised a son of William Smith by Lucy his wife at Redhill in the liberty of Bowwood park near Caln, but in no parish. He was born on ye 4th of ye same month. His namw was William.
L. Crosse { of this Wiiliam the father sdd b:fore in ye yeare 1673

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Dennington BMD

Dennington Parish Registers
(St. Mary the Virgin)

St Mary the VirginBook cover The information has not been validated and should be verified before using
© Colin Walker, Penny Hallowes & parishioners of Dennington 2002

 

 

 

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1571 – 16881571 – 18361571 – 1611
1689 – 17531837 – 19001612 – 1733
1754 – 18001734 – 1823
1801 – 18311824 – 1900
1832 – 1859
1860 – 1900

The following list contains profession or occupation abbreviations used:

bkr = bakerblth = blacksmithbrlr = bricklayerbthr = butchercptr = carpenterclg = clergyman
chmn = coachmanchmr = coachmakercpr = cooperdlr = dealerdvr = droverfmr = farmer
fmbf = farm bailifffrr = farriergdr = gardenerglz = glaziergcr = grocergrm = groom
hglr = higglerhsmn = horsemanhbn = husbandmaninkr = innkeeperjbr = jobberlbr = labourer
mlr = millerpen = pensionerphgr = photographerpbn = publicanrtr = rectorsvnt = servant
schm = schoolmastershpd = shepherdshmr = shoemakertlr = tailorthtr = thatchertkr = tinker
whmn = warehsemanwtmr = watchmakerwhth = whitesmithwhwt = wheelwrightwvr = weaver

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Potterne BMD

Potterne Parish Registers
(St. Mary the Virgin)

St Mary Church
Register entries are listed chronologically (register order).
Many parish entries have not been transcribed because they are either illegible, faint, unclear or water damaged etc
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BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1575 – 15991754 – 18331575 – 16441574 – 1597
1602 – 16391654 – 1812 1603 – 1653
1640 – 16811661 – 1699
1682 – 17191700 – 1758
1720 – 17591759 – 1812
1760 – 1789
1790 – 1812

Incidents recorded in the Parish Register
“Tho Pilpot coloth and cosan that now its has mad olnf put upon the pulpit the 24 day of April in the year of our Lord 1687.
Mr Cumin (Minister), Edward Long (Churchwarden), Richard Higgs, John Atneaves (Churchwarden), William Maynard (Clerk)
all at the same time”  (brackets are added to clarify text)

“12 Jul 1735 Thomas Hillerd, ?an God himself”   (entry within 1672 Baptisms)
“19 Jul 1739 Sarah Dicke, ?an God herself”   (entry within 1672 Baptisms)

“3 Jul, Sarah Pick, hanged her self”   (entry within 1686 Baptisms)

Memorandum dated 1823
“Memorandun – The Reverend Mr Edmonstone Vicar of Potterne has delivered into my hands the loose sheets of the most ancient registers of this church which are fast decaying that they might be arranged and transcribed as far as possible for the benefit of the Parish”

Robert Benson MA of the Middle Temple residing at
No.4 New Square
Lincolns Inn

20 January 1823, Potterne

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Mr Benson
The above register was transcribed as far as possible & returned to me by Mr Benson
1 Aug 1824, G Edmonstone

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Rowde BMD

Rowde Parish Registers
(St. Matthew)


Register entries are listed chronologically (register order).
An “?” denotes that I have been unable to transcribe an entry (illegible, faint or water damaged)
The information has not been validated and should be verified before using.

 

 

 

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1661 – 17381661 – 17491616 – 1695
1739 – 17731750 – 18111696 – 1754
1774 – 18121755 – 1812
“Still Born” 1695 – 1704

Churchwardens mentioned in Parish Register

Some pages of the parish register have been signed off as an accurate record and witnessed by the Church / Parish Wardens, whilst Latimer Crosse was serving Vicar. A sample wording as follows …

“This page signed and attested 13 Apr 1706 by Latimer Crosse – Easter Day
Parish Wardens Francis Ellyott and Thomas Mesqulon”

1616 ~ Churchwardens John Fylks and William Bryant
1619 ~ Churchwardens Edward Carter and Edward Parsons
1653 ~ Churchwardens Thomas Hill als Eliott and John Brewer
1653 ~ Signatories Amos Hope, Robert Steevens and Francis Ellyott
1691 ~ Churchwardens William Bolwell and John Compton
1705 ~ Churchwardens James Gilnott and Thomas Mathiston
1706 ~ Churchwardens Thomas Mesqulon and James Helps
1708 ~ Churchwardens Thomas Mesqulon and Samuel Webb
1709 ~ Churchwardens Thomas Mesqulon and Joseph Hicks
1710 ~ Churchwardens Samuel Webb and James Helps
1714 ~ Churchwardens William Webb and Robert Harper

Notes at start of 1703 Parish Register

(first page)

The Register Book of the parish of Rowde
in the County of Wilts for the recording all
Marriages, Births, Baptisms, Deaths and
other memorable accidents which have or shall
happen within the said parish since the 25 day
of March in the year of Our Lord God 1703

(Foward by Latimer Crosse, Vicar continues)

(next page)

Mr John Tyse Vicar of this Parish was buried Feb 6 1608 inducted
Mr Timothy Richards succeeded and was here about 1651 or 2 & Mr
Mr Thomas Collyer was put in till the restoration when
Mr Richards was ? & was succeeded after by his removal to Brom
Mr Tho Sims Vicar who was buried May 12th 1671
Mr Tho Jekyl succeeded & left Rowde in August or September 1676
Mr John Hinde succeeded & died in 15 Jan 1688
Mr Wm Smart succeeded & died in 2 May 1703
Mr Latimer Crosse succeeded & removed in April 1708    instituted at Rowde 21 May 1703
Mr John Baker succeeded & died in April 1718    [only death of Thomas, son, recorded in April 1718]
Mr Tho Peirce succeeded & died Sept 30th 1730    [PR gives death as 1 Oct and burial on 3 Oct 1730]
Mr Ferdinand Warner succeeded & was Instituted Dec 15 following
Mr James Warner succeeded in October 1732
Mr John Collinson succeeded & was Instituted August 2 1762
Mr William Harrison was inducted to the Living of Rowde Sept 21 1764
Mr William Higginson died April 13th 1816
Mr Edward Vincent was inducted to the Living of Rowde 27th April 18
Mr Andrew Beauchamp Starky was inducted July 15th 186
William Samway & he was inducted May 187
Ellis Shipley Harris was inducted November 187
Mr Ellis Shipley Harris ? March 25 189
Mr Arthur James Clark was inducted June 7th 189
Mr Arthur James Clark ? 15 August 190
Thomas Hawerth Jervis was inducted September 24 190
Thomas Hawerth Jervis January ? 191
Arthur James Clark ? 191

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Keevil BMD

Keevil Parish Registers
(St. Leonards)


Register entries are listed chronologically (register order).
An “?” denotes that I have been unable to transcribe an entry (illegible, faint or water damaged)
The information has not been validated and should be verified before using

 

 

 

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1702 – 17591702 – 17531702 – 1760
1760 – 18121754 – 18121761 – 1812
1853 – 18991813 – 1837

Church Wardens / Parish Clerks mentioned in Register
1770 ~ Matthew Shepherd, Church Warden
1770 ~ John Marjoram, Church Warden
1714 ~ John Long, Clerk of Keevil Parish
1735 ~ Matthew Shepherd, appointed Clerk of Keevil Parish
17 Jun 1781 ~ James Shepherd, chosen as Keevil Parish Clerk (still in 1805)

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Liddington BMD

Liddington All Saints Parish Registers

The information has not been validated and should be verified before using.
Register entries are listed chronologically (register order). An “?” denotes that the entry is either illegible, faint or water damaged.
The Parish Register has been only part transcribed.
It would appear that some Pope’s migrated from Chisledon

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1692 – 17491754 – 17991692 – 17531692 – 1749
1750 – 17931754 – 18401750 – 1793
1813 – 1918

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Other Registers

Wiltshire Parish Registers

Bishops Cannings – Pope and White surnames to 1837. Extracts from the 1905 edition of “The Registers of Bishop Cannings”.
Bishopstone – Burial Parish Register 1837 – 1880.
Chilton Foliat – Parish Registers
Chisledon – Parish Registers.
Clyffe Pypard – Marriage Parish Register.
Cricklade St Sampson – Parish Registers
Devizes St. Mary’s Church – Burial Parish Registers 1783 – 1796
Devizes St. Mary’s Church – White Burial Register 1632 – 1833
Devizes St. Mary’s Independent Chapel – Baptism and Burial Records.
East Kennett – Parish Registers
Hannington – Parish Registers
Liddington – Parish Registers
Little Hinton – Marriage Parish Register 1605 – 1840
Little Hinton – Cemetery Burial Register 1877 – 1915
Overton – Parish Registers
Southbroom St. James Church – White Burial Register 1623- 1833

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