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Warminster Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bishopstrow with Boreham - Corsley - Edington - Frome (SOM) - Horningsham - Longbridge Deverill - Upton Scudamore - Sutton Veny - Westbury


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Warminster
St. Denys - The Minster Church
St. Lawrence Chapel - A Peculiar or Independent Church
Warminster and Its Surrounds - Local Information Website
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 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 Minster Church of St. Denys

Warminster St. Denys Gallery               Inside St. Denys                Churchyard Gallery

Church Matters 1800-1849                Sunday Schools Anniversary 1888

Parish Register Transcripts

Interesting Entries from the Parish Register             

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1556-1965
Marriages 1556-1983
Burials 1556-1986


Parish History

Facts and Figures About Wiltshire 1874               Urban District Council Meeting 1900               Councillor Resigns 2014

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District

Twin Towns

Warminster is twinned with Flers, France

Made in Wiltshire

On display at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich is Queen Anne's Astronomical Clock dated c1710 which was made by Edward Cockey of Warminster


Buildings and Land


County Agriculture Report 1847           Cattle Plague Regulations 1867


Five Buildings Damaged by Fire 1825   


Owners of Land 1873         

Public Houses


Three Horseshoes for Sale 1812


Great Western Railway Timetable Changes 1874


Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842             


Crime and Legal Matters


Intoxicated Father Assaults Son 1840          Drunk, Disorderly & Assaulting a Policeman Charge 1883                  Assault Charge 1888                  Sentenced for Assault 1888      

Bastardy and Child Support

Bastardy Examinations 1857

Capital Punishment

Death Sentences & Executions 1757                  Capital Punishment in Wiltshire 1800-1827                 Death Sentence for Infanticide 1831          Death Sentence for John Gurd 1892

Courts and Court Cases

Warminster Assizes July 1878                 Committed to the County Gaol 26.5.1874          Wilts Quarter Sessions Business Meeting 1884                 Toone & Co. v John Jones 1900


Fake Notes in Circulation 2014


Con Men 1852

Miscellaneous Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899                Fines for Not Sending Children to School 1889


Murder Charge 1886          Double Murder in Wiltshire 1892          Murder on the Beat 2008

Prisons and Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879                 Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842       

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Audeley v Thynne             Bingham v Staples


3 Runaway Boys 1859          Reformatory Runaways Recaptured 1871                   Sentenced to the Reformatory 1883 

Sex Crimes  

Rape at Warminster 1878                 Undergraduate Charged with Kissing Young Lady 1878           


Theft of Half-Pennies 1841            August Mitchell, The Warminster Romance 1867           Labourer Steals from Workhouse 1870                  Burglaries in the Market Place 1874                  Heavy Fine for Stealing Coal 1890  


Transportation of Prisoners 1827              Transportation for Assault 1829                  Convicts for Transportation 1830            



Pigots 1822



St. Boniface Missionary College Festival 1890                Plans for Kingdown School 2014


Emigration and Migration

Emigration to Australia

Nth. Queensland Pioneer & Settlers Register 1825-1920 - Herbert Curtis                   Passengers Bound for South Australia  on the Surge 1852

Emigration to the United States of America

James Gale, Utah Pioneer 1829-1915

General Items

Strays Index             


Employment and Business


R. E. Vardy - Tarling's Metallic Ink Suppliers 1846

Agriculture and Land

Agricultural Labouring

Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850


Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                  Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                    Gamekeepers Certificates 1846               


Shepherds Prizes 1886


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

Nicholas Addee 1716 Samuel Adlam 1751 Thomas Adlam 1719 William Adlam 1751 Joseph Alford 1752
Thomas Baker 1723 William Barfitt 1742 Ambrose Barns 1755 Edward Barter 1741 Richard Bayly 1729
Thomas Beard 1715 Francis Bennett 1728 James Biggs 1718
Robert Bleeke 1715
Abraham Butcher 1756
Mary Lawrence 1722
Nicholas White 1715  
Wiltshire Society Apprentices 

William Moffatt 1835                George Herbert Humphries 1883          Victor Henry Edward Rawlings 1916


Aviators Certificate for Gordon Ernest Bigwood 1939

Community Services


Police Sergeant Enos Molden 1843-1892          Health & Pension of P.C. Joseph Mizen 1905   

Metroplitan Police Pensions Records           

Thomas Alexander Abbott 1860s-1889          John Andrews 1855-1880


County Surveyor Application of William Hardick 1858

General Items

Hair Powder Tax Stamp Distributors 1801                  Treat for Workmen 1866

Markets and Fairs

Markets 1800-1849                Warminster Fair and Market 1847                 Markets 1850-1899

Medical Matters


Dental Services 1846

Doctors, General Practitioners and Surgeons

Medical License Extract for Alexander Pyott 1687                   Medical License Extract of Richard Pearsall 1742                   General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

Situations Vacant


Trades Unions

Union Membership


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Farewell to Rev. Johnson 1884           Non Conformist Sunday School Annual Treat 1888


People and Parish Notables


Horse & Phaeton Accident 1847          Man Killed by Lightning 1901

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871               Brownies Celebrate 100 Years 2014                  


Bankruptcy Notices 1700-1849                     Bankruptcy Notice of William Baiss 1811-1812

Census Returns Transcripts


Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818           Polling District Poll Book Analysis 1857           Poll Book 1865             Polling District Poll Book Analysis July 1865                MP Nominations 2015

Entertainment, Fairs and Fetes

The Hanging Fair               Bachelors Ball 1838                 Lecture on India 1872                  

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849 Family Notices 1850-1899 Family Notices 1900-1949
BMDs from the Parish Magazine 1901 (St. Denys)  BMDs from the Parish Magazine 1902 (St. Denys)   

Funeral Notices and Reports

Obituaries, Death & Funeral Notices 1940

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1899 James Charlton 1872 Suicide of William Curtis 1859 Thomas Gilbert 1871
Alfred Horton 1890 Albert Sparey & Elizabeth Yeates 1888    

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


Horse & Hounds Meets 1800-1899          Shooting Competition 1902                Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956 

Uncategorised People Items

Bishop of Warminster Common c1790-c1860                      Japanese Prince at Warminster 1872

 Parish Notables

Peter John Walter (John) Atyeo (1932 -1993), Bristol City and England Footballer.

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Board of Guardians

Meeting Reports

16 July 1900

Poor Law Crime

Reward for Whereabouts of Samuel Cray 1837

Poor Law Supplies and Tenders

Medical Tenders Requested 1841

Removals and Settlements

Settlement Orders Guildford Surrey 1811-1819                


Workhouse Crime

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850                   Threatening Letter Sent to Workhouse Governor 1843

Workhouse Inmates

Adults in Workhouse for 5 Consecutive Years 1861



Probate Index 1857 (WSHC)               Death & Estate Notice of William Scott 1954

Inquisition Post Mortem of Lands Held

Inquisition of Thomas Maudut 1308               Inquisition of Lands Held 1433       

Parishioners Wills

William Adlam Proved 1750
Edward Bennett Proved 1826
James Bethell Proved 1819 John Bodman Proved 1757
Mary Bodman Proved 1759
Uriah Brodribb Proved 1833 James Brooks Proved 1794 George Dallimore Proved 1854
Jane Dredge Proved 1793 (Administration) Tabitha Dyer Proved 1804 Elizabeth Fricker Proved 1832 John Gaisford Prove 1790
Jane Long Proved 1829 John Lovelocke, Snr. Proved 1658
William Marven Proved 1761   Joshua Gerrard Mead Proved 1831 
Christopher Merewether Proved 1701 Martha Millard 1746 Tibatha Naish Proved 1831 Isaac Nowell Proved 1832 
Sarah Pickman Proved 1711 Stephen Pickman Proved 1683 Mary Pothecary Proved 1857
James Provis Proved 1832
Ambrose Sainstsbury Proved 1730 John Sheppard, Snr. Proved 1713/14 William Shepard Proved 1719
Edmund Slade Proved 1810 
John Slade 1748 John Sly 1785

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Crimean War

Death of Nurse Elizabeth Bidwell 1922

Boer War


Edwin George Ovens 1900

Red Cross

Dr. Hadley & Frederick Tucker 1900

Servicemen and Women

Chelsea Pensions 1808-1828                   Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911

Wiltshire Regiments

Encampment of the Wiltshires 1868


Burial of Unknown Soldier 1915                  Soldiers and Pet Jackdaw 1915

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918                 Rose Cox 1917-1919          Dora Hancock 1915-1919

WWI Casualties

Wallis Walter Prince 1915


WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945           Home Guards 1940-1944

Why the Poppy               Military News 1850-1899 

War Memorials & Books of Remembrance

Memorial Books
Bell Ringers Book of Remembrance in St. Pauls Cathedral Library WWI Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918
Bell Ringers Book of Remembrance in St. Pauls Cathedral Library WWII  
Copheap Lychgate War Memorial WWI & WWII Warminster War Memorial WWI & WWII Memorial Planned for Dog Shot in WWI at Copheap 2013
Refurbished Copheap War Memorial 2014    






Visit GenUKI for information relating to Christchurch, Warminster

The Parish Church

Warminster Christchurch Gallery

Church Matters 1800-1849               Church Matters 1850-1899

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1831-1952
Marriages 1839-1992
Burials 1833-1959


People and Notables

Life Events Extract from Parish Magazine 1901               Life Events Extract from Parish Magazine 1902




People and Parish Notables

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1818



St. Lawrence

The Parish Church

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1821-1858


War. Conflict and Military Matters

Military Gallery



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0 #2 Co-Ordinator - Teresa Lewis 2018-11-19 19:49
Hi Gary

This has only just shown up in admin notifications - I hope you have been able access the records we have uploaded now - As volunteers we may not have transcribed that much material. We are not part of Wiltshire FHS
+3 #1 napier79 2018-03-29 07:35
Hi Christine,

I can't seem to access the parish information, is all of this only held at Swindon and Wiltshire family history society?, as for example I have history in Dorset and u can access info dating back to 1500's?


Gary Napier

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