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Seagry - OPC is Ruth Wood

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Seagry - St. Mary The Virgin Seagry - St. Mary The Virgin

Seagry Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Christian Malford - Dauntsey - Great Somerford - Malmesbury - Stanton St. Quintin - Sutton Benger


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St. Mary the Virgin.
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Seagry.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.


The Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin

The church os St. Mary much restored in 1849 but containing two recumbent effigies of great interest. One, in the aouth transept, commemorates Walter Cliff, the father of Fair Rosamund, who founded the church in 1172 in her memory. The other , in the chancel, is that of Isabella Mompesson and is a figure of 13th century date with whimple head dress. Note also a perpendicular oak screen and a Norman font. To the east of the church is a 14th century gateway with a louvre chimney. This formerly led to a grange of Bradenstoke Priory, on the site of a farm. [The Little Guide, published by Methuen, 1949]

St. Mary the Virgin is the parish church for both Lower and Upper Seagry which are separate tythings within the parish

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1610-1964
Marriages 1610-1837
Burials 1610-1991
BTs before surviving registers 1605-1609
BTs 1838-1842 are held at the Bristol Record Office


Parish History

The Parish is split into tithings of Lower and Upper Seagry

Civil Registration District

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879



Swindon & District 1928              Taylors Telephone 1941




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832             Voters Lists Revisions 1843           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017          

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were donated by Ken Tuck and contains entries that may or may not relate to the Tuck family however they have been published as such.  Many references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Tax List 1332             

Uncategorised People Items

Residents Mentioned in Kilvert's Diary 1870-1879        


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Hungerford 1636

Parishioners Wills

Charles Bayliffe 1733


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy            Home Guards 1940-1944

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