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Preshute - St George Preshute - St George

Preshute Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick Bassett - Broad Hinton - Fyfield - Marlborough St. Mary The Virgin - Marlborough Sts. Peter & Paul - Mildenhall - Ogbourne St. Andrew - Overton - Savernake - Wilcot - Winterbourne Bassett


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St George's Church.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. George

St. George Gallery          St. George Interior Gallery

Interesting Parish Register Entries 1650-1654

Parish Register Transcripts


1606-1700            1700-1811

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1606-1927
Marriages 1606-1952
Baptisms 1606-1894

The early registers may contain entries for Savernake and the Forest.


Parish History

Just above Marlborough College the old mother church of Preshute stands beside the Kennet.  Within the parish the Conqueror founded his great castle of Marlborough; the church holds as its chief treasure what is believed to be the castle font, a squat column of black Tournai marble.  Legend has it that King John was baptised at this font.

The Parish includes the village of Manton and the hamlet of Clatford

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Marlborough Registration District

Recommended Reading

Parish Church of St. George at Preshute by R.H. Lane & E.G.H Kempson 1959, reprinted 2010.
This is a 20 page booklet on the church and architecture of St. George and the history of the parish.
Available from the Church.

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873          Sale of Savernake Estate 1929


Crime and Legal Matters


Bastardy Examinations 1853

General Crime Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849         

Prisons and Prisoners      

Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842         


Robbery from School Pupils 1853          Four Boys Steal from Grammar School Pupils 1860



Kellys 1915          Swindon & District 1928




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Trades Unions

Charles John Adams 1919 


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843          County Council Election Notice 1925

General Items

Tragedies at Preshute 1796-1812 

Family Notices


Inquest Reports

Mary Birch 1849  

Wedding Reports

Marlborough Bride Married at Preshute November 1949


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



Parishioners Wills

Geoffray Daniell proved 1561          Mary Chapman Proved 1570


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Military Gallery

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918          Why the Poppy



Employment and Business

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts

Clatford Park         1851          1861




Manton Photogallery

Buildings and Land 

Savernake Estate Sold 1929

Crime and Legal Matters


Bastardy Examination Goodship v Scott 1853

Employment and Business

Ledley's of Marlborough Newspaper Advertisment 1956

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772

Census Returns Transcripts

Manton & Clatford


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.



Overton Heath

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1851          1861


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