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Collingbourne Ducis - The OPC is Paul Vivash

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Collingbourne Ducis Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Collingbourne Kingston - Fittleton - Ludgershall - North Tidworth


Websites of Interest

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for photographs of St Andrew's Church
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Collingbourne Ducis
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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. Andrew

Incumbents List 1535-1834               Collingborne Ducis Protestation Return 1641-1642                 Grants to Retiring Aged Parish Clerks 1864                  Reverend John Dryden Hodgson 1896

Parish Register Transcripts



Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1959
Marriages 1654-2004
Burials 1653-1900

Records available from Other Sources


Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Pewsey Registration District
April 1936 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land


Cattle Plague Regulations 1867               


Conservation Area Statement 2002           Village Design Satement 2003


Fire at Mount Orleans 1858


Owners of Land 1873               


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808               Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809          Conservation Areas 2002

Notable Buildings

Collingbourne Lodge

Sale of Furniture - James Smith 1817

Public Houses


Victualling House License for Robert Fay 1605


Railway Gallery

Savernake Estate

Sale of Savernake Estate 1929               Savernake Estate Sold 1929


Crime and Legal Matters

Animal Crime

Lamb, Sheep and lead Stealing 1820


Assault at the Blue Lion 1861


Married to Three Women 1902-1913

Miscellaneous Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849          Crime Reports 1850-1899               


Murder of Eleanor Lawrence 1849               


Accused of Stealing Beer 1866 



Universal British 1793-1798               Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915           Post Office Telephone 1940



Free Education 1891


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.  16 paupers emigrated to Canada under an assisted emigration programme in 1844.

Strays Index                 Emigrant - William Annetts & Family 1857                 Emigrant Thomas Cook and Family, Utah Pioneers 1857-1930


Employment and Business


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

Apprentice Debentures 1750-1867
Simon Allen 1724
John Chandler 1725
John Fay 1729 
George Franklyn 1750 Benjamin Lawrence 1722
Richard Lush 1744
Mary Piper 1720
John Rose 1742    
Wiltshire Society Apprentices
George Charles Annetts 1886 Henry Annetts 1874 William Henry Cox 1892 George Mildenhall 1861
Henry Lay Smith 1867-1873 James Thomas Smith 1902 John Silver Smith 1861 Thomas Trueman 1876



Postal Service Complaint 1883

Pelham Puppets

For a history of the company visit the website

Pelham Puppets Short History


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Primitive Methodist Chapel (Cadley) 1880-1983


People and Parish Notables

People of the Village Gallery


Arabella Cook Bitten by Adder 1868                Fatal Boiler Explosion 1873

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                 Inaugural Ploughing Match 1848 

Census Returns Transcripts

1841         1851

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 Taxes

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Polll Book 1818           Voters List 1832           Poll Book 1865                 County Council Election Notice 1925                 MP Nomonations 2015

Family Notices

1800-1849          1900-1949           1950-1999

Inquest Reports

Death & Inquest on Edward Vivash, Haulier 1905

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - This item was 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 refer to Quaker burials found across the county


Cricket Matches 1800-1899


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846



Will and Inventory Extract of Robert Say Proved 1625                 National Probate Index 1858-1966

Parishioners Estate Notices

Elizabeth Piper 1890 

 Parishoners Wills

William Fidler proved 1614


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy                  Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911                  Remembrance Day Verse by Laurence Mcgowan 2015

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

VAD Record for Blanch Bridgman 1915

War Memorials

Church Roll of Honour 1914-1919                  Collingbourne Ducis War Memorial WWI & WWII


Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918


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