Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
Castle Combe - Colerne - Marshfield (GLS) - Nettleton - Slaughterford - West Kington
GenUKI - For information on North Wraxall.
Ruth Ranger's - Website has more information & transcriptions.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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. James The Great
The beautiful piece of artwork found in the church was the gift off John Howell who died in 1872.
|History of St. James The Great||Incumbents List 1319-1540||Churchwardens 1588-1699|
|Churchwardens 1700-1759||Churchwardens 1760-1799||Churchwardens 1800-1915|
Memorial Plaques in St. James Church
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers Held at WSHC
BTs 1838-1900 are held at the Bristol Record Office
IGI batch number: C152511
North Wraxall is just to the north of the Bristol Road, A420 on the Chippenham (east) side of Marshfield. St. James church is currently part of a benefice of 10 churches. There is a grand stone memorial in a railed off area inside the church with memorial stones on the walls commemorating the Methuen family who owned Corsham Court and most of the land around the Chippenham area up to Bromham and across to Bristol. There is a small independent chapel in the village dating from 1851 which has its own graveyard.
Includes the hamlets of The Shoe, Upper Wraxall, Mountain Bower and Ford
1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
In 1850 the school benefited from the legacy of Richard Bennett in that the bequeath was used towards teachers salaries (see Bennett Benefaction below). In 1872 John Howell also made a legacy to the benefit of the school (See Howell Benefaction below)
|Education Timeline 1818-1874||School Staff 1865-1906||Average School Attendance & Government Grant 1871-1885|
|Education Timeline 1875-1880||Education Timeline 1881-1889||Education Timeline 1890-1905|
|School Accounts 4 August 1905|
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 Canada under an assisted emigration programme in 1846.
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
Independent Memorial Chapel, Ford
Baptisms 1838-1882 Independent Chapel Ford & Memorial Chapel North Wraxall
Elections, Polls and Voters Lists
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
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
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
War, Conflict and Military Matters