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Little Bedwyn - The OPC is Paul Vivash

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Little Bedwyn Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Burbage - Froxfield - Great Bedwyn - Mildenhall - Ramsbury - Savernake - Shalbourne


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Little Bedwyn.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Michael

Extracts from the Registers of John Chandler 1404-1417         Incumbents List 1554-1829

Parish Register Extracts



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1722-1857
Marriages 1722-1959
Burials 1722-1919


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1937 Hungerford Registration District
April 1937 - Present Marlborough Registration District


Buildings and Land

Domesday Book Entry 1086                Feet of Fines 1377-1509                  Tithe Apportionments 1840                Savernake Cottage Hospital 1869              Owners of Land 1873               


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809


Crime and Legal Matters

Eyre Rolls 1249                Quarter Sessions 1563-1592                


Committed to the Devizes House of Correction & New Prison 1800-1849               Bedford Gaol Prisoner Kitty Shepherd 1807


Serial Thief - George Watts 1853



Universal British 1793-1798         Pigots 1830         Post Office 1855         Kellys 1867         Kellys 1915          Swindon & District 1928




Emigration and Migration

Published in tables from the Poor Law Commissioners Annual Reports for 1835, 1836 and 1847-1848 the following may be of use for tracing missing ancestors.  6 paupers emigrated to Australia on an assisted emigration programme between April 1840 and April 1841

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Agricultural Employment

Stuart Tradesmen 1612-1620                    Gamekeepers Certificates 1807


Daniel Billingslee 1710          Joseph Billingsley 1718          William Bolter 1712


Medical License Extract for Matthew Hungerford 1670               


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Meeting House Certificates


People and Parish Notables


Horsedrawn Bus Overturns in Pond 1905

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871     

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections, Polls and Voters Lists         

Poll Book 1818         Poll Book 1865         

Council Elections          

County Council Election Notice 1925


Cricket Matches


Tax List 1332 (Borough)             


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

William, Earl of Pembroke 1630                  Nicholas Hyde 1633

Parishioners Wills

Richard Inckpen Proved 1590/91               Thomas Keemer Proved 1618


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

Servicemen and Women

Servicemen & Families with 1st Wilts Regt. in South Africa 1911    

Uncategorised Military Items

Why the Poppy

War Memorials

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918               Roll of Honour Plaque (includes those who served)         Little Bedwyn & Chisbury Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918




Chisbury Photo Gallery


Clergy of the Church of England - Database. For Chisbury, the jurisdiction Diocese is Salisbury
Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St. Martin's Church
GenUKI - For information related to Wiltshire and Chisbury


Emigration and Migration

Assisted Emigration 

Samuel & Elizabeth Brooks 1854


Employment and Business

Stuart Tradesmen 1614


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           

Family Notices 

Family Notices 1850-1899

Parish Notables

Death Warrant of Colonel Hugh Grove 1655               




War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Little Bedwyn & Chisbury Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918



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