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Collingbourne Kingston - The OPC is Maureen Withey

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Collingbourne Kingston - St Mary Collingbourne Kingston - St Mary

 Collingbourne Kingston Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Burbage - Chute with Chute Forest - Collingbourne Ducis - Easton Royal - Everley (Everleigh) - Fittleton - Great Bedwyn - Ludgershall - Milton Lilbourne

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information on Collingbourne Kingston
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One-Place Studies - Collingbourne Kingston Entry

 

The Parish Church of St. Mary

St. Mary's Church stands at the heart of the village. The present church dates from the Norman period however archaeological excavations during recent building work suggest that there may have been an earlier Saxon church.  Prior to 1763, St Mary's was called St John the Baptist.               St. Mary Church Gallery

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1913
Marriages 1654-1986
Burials 1653-1863

Records available from Other Sources

 

Parish History

The parish includes the tythings of Aughton, Brunton, Collingbourne Sutton, Kingston and Southton (Vallence)

Collingbourne Kingston lies on the A338 ten miles south of Marlborough and twenty miles north of Salisbury. The parish includes the two small hamlets of Aughton and Brunton. Prior to 1934, the hamlets of Sunton and Cadley were also part of Collingbourne Kingston but are now part of neighbouring Collingbourne Ducis.   The village is situated along the River Bourne, a chalk stream, which dries up in the summer.  It also lies alongside the former Midland and South Western Railway, which closed in 1961.

The population has varied in size from 933 (1841 census) to 397 (1961 census) to 456 in 2001

Civil Registration

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

 

Buildings and Land

Agriculture and land

Cattle Plague Regulations 1867

Fires

Fires 1800 - Present           Fire at Mount Orleans 1858           Three Families Left Homeless After Blaze 1934             

Landowners

Owners of Land 1873               

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Cleaver Inn/The Barleycorn

Cleaver Inn to Be Let 1851

Maps

Maps Gallery

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809            Parish Map 1843

Railway

Railway Gallery

New Halt Plan 1932

Property Sales

Sale of Savernake Estate 1929               Savernake Estate Sold 1929

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Assault

Assault at the Blue Lion 1861

Business Related Crime

Bakers Charged with Selling Underweight Bread 1869

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899

Public Order Offences

Summoned for Being Drunk and Disorderly 1867

Theft

Summoned for Stealing Rabbit Traps 1860

Transportation

Thomas Nutley 1804-1883

 

Directories

Universal British 1793-1798               Post Office 1855               Kellys 1867            Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889              Kellys 1903               Kellys 1915

 

Education

Education Gallery

Class of 1939 

 

Emigration and Migration

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

 

Employment and Business

Agriculture

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                   Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850

Apprentices

George Moore 1713 Mary Piper 1720 George Dosell 1722 Benjamin Lawrence 1722
John Chandler 1725 William Pyle 1725 John Fay 1729 John Rose 1742
Richard Lush 1744      

 

Postal Services

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969             

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Cost of New Chapel 1914

 

People and Parish Notables

People of the Village Gallery

Inaugural Ploughing Match 1848               Gun Accident 1868               Family Notices 1900-1949        

Census Returns Transcripts

1841

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                 Voters List 1832                Poll Book 1865             County Council Election Notice 1925            MP Nominations 2015

Inquests

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                 Inquest Reports 1850-1899                Ann Taplin - Letter from the Vicar 1855                   Frederick James Palmer 1874

Taxes

Falstone Day Book 1645-1653

 

Poor Law, Charity  and the Workhouse

Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Creditors & Debtors Notices for Probate Estates

William Cook 1801    

Parishioners Wills

Daniel Black Proved 1804          Mary Black Proved 1777           Robert Coster Proved 1820         William Seager Proved 1843

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Military Record of Charles Henry Palmer, 1889-1960               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911          Death of Lance Corporl Gerald Britton Woodhouse 1929     

Books of Remembrance

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                                        

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

VAD Record for Blanch Bridgman 1915

War Memorials

Collingbourne Kingston War Memorial            School War Memorial 1914-1918

 

Cadley

Cadley

Crime and Legal Matters

Brothers Charged with Theft of Beans and Bran 1859

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