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Boyton with Corton - OPC Vacancy

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Boyton - St. Mary the Virgin Boyton - St. Mary the Virgin ©Copyright Trish Steel

Boyton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Berwick St. Leonard - Chicklade - Codford St. Peter - Fonthill Bishop - Heytesbury - Knook - Sherrington - Upton Lovell


GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Boyton
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories


The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin

To access the church at Boynton you enter through an elaborately moulded 13th century arch above which is the bell tower on the north side of the nave.  Its particular interest lies in its Giffard chapel opposite, a late 13th century structure with interesting details. The west window is a circular rose window remarkable for its early date.  Within the chapel are two early Giffard tombs.  The burial ground  for the church is situated in neighbouring Corton.               St. Mary's Church Gallery               Churchyard (Corton) Gallery

Parish Register Transcripts



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1560-1932
Marriages 1561-1977
Burials 1560-1992

Other Resources          Parish Registers in Wilts 1888


Parish History

The parish includes the township of Corton or Cortington

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District


Buildings and Land

Auction of Houses and Lands 1802          Owners of Land 1873          Land & Building News 1900-1949

Inquisitions of Land Held

George Slie, Lunatic of Corton 1634 


Crime and Legal Matters

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

 Gowerson als Arnold v Smyth (Corton)


Post Office 1855         Post Office 1875           Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index 


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807             Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Francis Mersh 1864 (Corton)


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Corton Baptist Chapel
Corton Chapel
Holy Angels Church


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871          Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871 (Corton)           Corton Friendly Society 1860

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881           1891           1901           1911

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1865   

Family Notices

1850-1899          1900-1949         

Parish Notables

Prince Leopold


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



Probate Index 1537-1879 (WSHC)               National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisition Post Mortem of Land Held

Thomas Lambert 1639


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy                Boer War Casualties


Church Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918                 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                Casualty Biographies of WWI         


Church Roll of Honour Plaque 1939-1945                 Casualty Biographies  of WWII         


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