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Burbage Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Collingbourne Kingston - Easton Royal - Great Bedwyn - Little Bedwyn - Savernake



GenUKI  - For information on Burbage
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 Savernake Team Ministry - Information on the Church
Team Ministry Photographs and Notices for Burbage - Images and Notices for Burbage Church
Register of One-Place Studies - Burbage Entry


The Parish Church of All Saints

The church is located in the Eastcourt area of the parish

Interesting Entries from the Parish Registers                Grants to Retiring Aged Parish Clerks 1864

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1561-1965
Marriages 1561-1990
Burials - 1561-1974


Parish History

Includes the hamlets of Brimslade and Herapath or Harepath and the village of Durley

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Public House Licenses Granted 1860          Owners of Land 1873          Sale of Savernake Estate 1929


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1809


Proposed Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway 1872


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1700-1799              Crime Reports 1800-1849               Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879               Rick Fire 1857



Universal British 1793-1798               Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875                Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Canal Diggers 1808-1809 General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959 Labourer Dies After Accident 1930
Aviators Certificate for Richard Mercer 1933    


Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850


Wiltshire Society Apprentices

John Ernest Sydney Head 1894


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, High Street   

Baptisms 1839-1934


People and Parish Notables 

Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies and Sport

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                Inaugural Ploughing Match 1848

Census Returns Transcripts


Coroners 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 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

Inquest Reports


Elections, Polls and Taxes

Falstone Day Book 1645-1653                Poll of Freeholders 1772                 Poll Book 1865

Family Notices



Rev. Thomas Wade-Smith 1925

Personal Research

Descendents of Thomas Strange c1730


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse


Legacies of Robert Highlett 1872

Union & Workhouse

Pewsey Union Supplies Tender Notice 1846



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

William, Earl of Pembroke 1630          Robert Sotwell 1632

Parishioners Wills

Ann Chowles Proved 1653


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy                 Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911             Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918




People and Parish Notables

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871


Will of William Neale proved 1824



Village Gallery



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