Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Bramshaw - East Wellow (HAM) - Eling (HAM) - Landford - Plaitford - Sherfield English (HAM)
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and West Wellow.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. Margaret of Antioch
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers Held at Hampshire Record Office
Wellow is a combined parish divided into East and West Wellow sharing the church of St. Margaret situate in East Wellow. Historically West Wellow was in Wiltshire and East Wellow in Hampshire. However the West Wellow section was transferred to Hampshire county jurisdiction in 1895.
1837 - Present Romsey Registration District
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Census Returns Transcripts
Election and Polls
It cannot go unmentioned that "The Lady with The Lamp" who found fame with her devoted care to the injured during the Crimean War is buried in the churchyard at St. Margaret's. Florence was born in Florence, Italy on 12th May 1820 and died peacefully in her sleep at 10 South Street, Park Lane, London on 13th August 1910 age 90. She did not wish to be buried, her wish was that her body be used for medical research. The Government offered a state funeral and burial in Westminster Abbey. Neither Florence's wishes nor the offer from the Government were accepted by her relatives and she was laid to rest in the churchyard where her parents were also buried. Her funeral service was held in St. Paul's Cathedral on 20th August 1910 and her coffin was escorted to the church at Wellow by train to Romsey station and escorted by soldiers from the regiments she nursed in the Crimea. Read more about Florence Nightingale and her life. Florence Nightingale photo gallery
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters
West Wellow War Memorial Why the Poppy