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Chilton Foliat - OPC Vacancy

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Chilton Foliat - St. Mary Chilton Foliat - St. Mary

Chilton Foliat Village Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

East Garston (BRK) - Hungerford - Lambourn (BRK) - Ramsbury


Websites of Interest

Chilton Foliat - Parish Council Website
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of St Mary's Church
GenUKI - For information on Chilton Foliat
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 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

St. Mary Church Gallery         St. Mary Interior Gallery         St. Mary Churchyard Gallery         St. Mary Churchyard Memorial Survey (incomplete)

Parish Register Extract 1598-1662         Lovelace Bigg 1724 Memorial           Church Matters 1800-1849         Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011

Parish Register Transcripts


1598-1624          1625-1662




1598-1624          1625-1662

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1568-1978
Marriages 1575-1994
Burials 1575-1990


Parish History

(Cilla's farm) derives its second name from the Foliot family, the former owners of Littlecote. The village in placed in well wooded surroundings in the Kennet Valley. The church (St Mary) has an Early English tower, but the remainder has been much restored. There is a good Jacobean barrel roof and a much mutilated effigy of a cross legged knight, thought to be a member of the Foliot family.  [source: The Red Book, published by Methuen, 1949]

The parish includes the tithing of Leverton

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Inclosure Award Abstract 1813


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1818

Public Houses



Crime and Legal Matters

Committed to the Devizes House of Correction & New Prison 1800-1849                  Fraud Crime Recalled 150 Years Later 1919

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Gerrard, Mylles & Willard v White



Post Office 1855           Post Office 1875          Kellys 1903           Kellys 1907          ;Post Office Telephone 1920



There was a National School for boys here 


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.  7 paupers emigrated to South Australia under an assisted emigration programme between April 1839 - April 1840.

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807     


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

John Butcher 1723 

Wiltshire Society Apprentices     

George Wait 1835                Philip Stanley Batt 1900


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

There was a Wesleyan Chapel here.


People and Parish Notables

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871          Family Notices 1850-1899           Family Notices 1950-1999

Census Returns Transcripts


 Coroner Bills

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder or manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818           Voters Lists 1832           Poll Book 1865         

Council Elections  

Councillor Nominations 2015

MP Nominations

MP Nominations 2015

Inquest Reports

George Packer 1641          Inquest Reports 1800-1849     


Death Ends Strange Golf Match 1938      


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse




War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918         St. Mary Roll of Honour 1914-1918         St. Mary Roll of Honour Stained Glass Window 1939-1945        



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