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Buttermere - OPC Vacancy

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Buttermere - St. James The Great Buttermere - St. James The Great Courtesy of Neil MacDougall

Buttermere Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Combe (HAM) - Ham - Linkholt (HAM) - Shalbourne - Tidcombe - Vernhams Dean (HAM)

Websites

GenUKI - For information on Buttermere
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Register of One-Place Studies - Buttermere Entry

 

The Parish Church of St. James the Great

Is apparently the highest and one of the most remote churches in Wiltshire, and is also one of England's 100 smallest churches, with about only thirty parishioners.  However they care about this pretty stone built church and churchyard and have completely restored the church in 1991.  In springtime the churchyard is covered with patches of snowdrops giving the church a wintery appearance.

Church News 1800-1899

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1720-1952 (possible gaps)
Marriages 1720-1950
Burials 1720-1967

 

Parish History

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1937 Hungerford Registration District
April 1937 - Present Marlborough Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873 

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809

 

Crime and Legal Matters

 

Directories

Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875                Kellys 1915

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

 

Employment and Business

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Descendants of Thomas Strange c1730               Poll of Freeholders 1772               Poll Book 1865

Coroners Bills and Inquests

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 of 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

 

Poor Law, Charity  and The Workhouse

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy                    Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918

 

 

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