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Bradford-on-Avon - The OPC is Rosalind Dunning

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Bradford on Avon Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Great Chalfield - Holt - Limpley Stoke - Monkton Farleigh - North Bradley - South Wraxall - Staverton - Trowbridge - Westwood - Wingfield - Winsley

 

Websites

Bradford on Avon - For maps, photographs and other sources of local history and genealogy
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Register of One Place Studies - Links back to the OPC site listing what resources can be found amongst our pages

 

The Parish Church of Holy Trinity

Parish Register Transcripts

Marriages

1566-1599          1600-1649           1650-1699            1700-1724            1725-1749           1750-1774           1800-1824          1825-1849   

Parish Registers held at WSHC for Holy Trinity

Baptisms 1579-1951
Marriages 1580-1977
Burials 1579-1856

Other Resources

 

Parish History

Holy Trinity Gallery

At Bradford on Avon can be seen what may represent the first stone building to be raised in England after the departure of the Romans, the little church of St. Lawrence, believed to have been built by St. Aldhelm at the end of the 7th century. The walling of this venerable church, with its chancel arch a little over a yard wide, is built of large, roughly-shaped stones giving it at almost prehistoric appearance.

Writing in 1886, Professor Edward Freeman said "there can be no reasonable doubt that the building now standing is the 'Ecclesiola' recorded by William of Malmesbury as having been built by St. Aldhelm . . . an all but untouched example of a church at the end of the 7th century or the beginning of the 8th century; it must be unique, or very nearly so".

The Parish includes Frankley, Great Ashley, Little Ashley and tithings of Leigh, Trowle and Wooley

There are two main churches for Bradford-on-Avon, Holy Trinity the Parish Church and Christchurch

Bradford on Avon is twinned with Sully-sur-Loire, France and Norden, Germany

History and Description of Bradford on Avon 1907               Town's Future Blueprint 2014

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Bradford Registration District
April 1936 - Present Trowbridge Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Orpin's House             Cattle Plague Regulations 1867            Owners of Land 1873                 North Leigh House Furniture Sale 1916

Cemetery

Cemetery Gallery

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Kings Head

License Transfer 1864

New Bear Inn

New Bear Inn Advert 1815               

New Inn

New Inn News Reports 1800-1899

Riverside Inn               

Tithe Barn

Tithe Barn Gallery

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Capital Punishment

Ann Strawbridge Hanged for Murder 1867

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                 Crime Reports 1850-1899                 Cases of Conscience 1857

Murder

Murder of Ann Tucker 1811

Prisons and Prisoners

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

Robbery

Surgeon Faced Highway Robbery 1835

Riots

The Riots of 1791

Theft

Shoemaker Steals Leather and Lasts 1870

Transportation 

Sarah Penny 1846

 

Directories

Pigots 1822               Post Office 1855              Post Office 1875                Kellys 1907           Kellys 1915               Kellys 1915 (Without)

       

Education

Formation of School Board 1870               Christ Church Primary School Fun Day 2014

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index               Emigration Home Contact Requested 1800 - Present               USA Naturalisation Record - Cecelia Maude Mariane Bainton 1920

 

Employment and Business

Advertising

Rogers & Co. Advertisements 1900-1949

Apprentices

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

Apprentices to London Livery Companies 1599-1755                  Apprentices 1712-1797

Richard Abrahams 1759 Hebar S. Adams 1723 Mary Akerman 1740 John Alexander 1723 John Alexander 1756
Ambrose Awdry 1710 Joseph Banks 1722 John Barker 1717  John Barnes 1729 Edward Batten 1723
John Bayly 1712
Richard Beverstoake 1728
Wiltshire Society Apprentices
Ebenezer Aland 1871 Manoah Aland 1875 William Stephen Barton 1903 William Philip Brain 1880 Frederick Charles Bryant 1893
Robert Bryant 1828 Florence Ellen Burgess 1880 Gertrude Fanny Burgess 1881  Mary Maud Burgess 1885 Benjamin Collar 1821
George Collar 1830 Florence Martha Crisp 1876 George Samuel Crisp 1877 Thomas James Crisp 1873
William Davis 1837 John Dix 1844 Ada Elizabeth Elliot 1876-1877 Frederick William Fricker 1842 Arthur John Giddings 1885
Francis Hebert Golledge 1913 Ida Kathleen Golledge 1914 Henry Hosey 1878 Henry George Howard 1850 Samuel Lewis Howard 1845
Samuel George James 1845 Florence Louisa Jennings 1890 Florence Annie Jones 1884 Laura Gertrude Lippitt 1897 George Cooper Marchant 1829 
Job William Mustoe 1854 Celia Caroline Naish 1882 John Miles Pitman 1832 Annie Lily Read 1884 William Henry Read 1829
William Frederick Rudman 1885 John Stevens 1839 Joseph William Stokes 1828 Frederick John Walter 1905 Herbert William Walter 1907
John Weightman 1852 George White 1851 Robert Wody 1823  

Aviation

Aviation Certificate for Hubert Applegate 1939

Communications

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

Engineering

Automobile Engineer - Hubert Frederick Applegate 1895

Fashion and Materials

Woollen Industry In Bradford

General Items

Situations Vacant & Wanted 1800-1899                 Hair Powder Tax Stamp Distributors 1801

Medical Matters

Medical License Extract - John Clarke 1708                  General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

 

Miscellaneous Documents

Facts and Figures About Wiltshire 1874

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Bethel Chapel
Grove Meeting House

Hermitage Tory Chapel

The Hermitage (St. Mary's Chapel) Tory

Methodist Chapel, Coppice Hill
Morgan's Hill Independent Chapel
Old Baptist Church
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sladesbrook
Providence Baptist Chapel
Quaker Meeting House

St. Laurence, Saxon Church

Saxon Church Photogallery

St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Market Street
Tithe Barn Chapel
United Church
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Zion Baptist Church, Conigre Hill

 

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Accidents

Swindon Tram Disaster Accident 1906

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                  Metal Detector Club Help Find Wedding Band 2014 

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Notices 1800-1849       Bankruptcy of Seth Burge 1847

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

Elections and Polls

Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843                  MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017

Entertainment

Trinity Festival at Holt 1858                 Hunt Ball 1929

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849                  Family Notices 1850-1899                  Family Notices 1900-1949                 Family Notices 1950-1999

General Items

Knight Compositions 1628                   Prize Winners at Roots Show 1874

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1849 Inquest Report of Benjamine Strine 1846 Inquest Report of William Stokes 1846
Inquest Reports 1850-1899 Inquest Report of Mark Lazbury 1850  

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

Parish Notables

Will Carling - England International Rugby Union Player Sharron Davies - British Swimmer and Olympian Ed McKeever - Kayak Racer & Olympic Champion in 2012
Henry Shrapnel - Soldier and Military Weapons Inventor    

Sport

Bowls Club Open Day 2014

Wedding Reports and Anniversaries

James & Rosa Pratten Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary 1944

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Charity Events

Golf Tournament in Aid of Air Ambulance Charity 2014                  Men Tackle Peaks Challenge for Charity 2014

Election of Guardians of the Poor 

March 1842                  June 1842

Elections of Union Officers

Election of Poor Law Union Officers 1835                 Bradford Union Medical Appointments 1842

General Items

Tender to Survey Parishes for Poor Rate Assessment 1837                Union Requires Loan 1838                  Poor Law Union Audit 1849                        Offences Committed in the Workhouse 1835-1850

Parish Relief

Parish Relief Records 1827

Removal Orders and Settlements

Settlement Examinations 1799

Union Registration Districts

Bradford Union Registration Districts 1836

Workhouse Inmates

Adult Paupers of Union Workhouse 1861

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Hall 1632 James, Earl of Marlborough 1633 John Yerbury 1633
Henry, Earl of Marlborough 1638 Susan Titcombe 1639  

Parishioners Wills

Anthony Druce 1679 Richard King Proved 1685 John Druce 1686
George Goldsborough 1687 William Druce 1693  
Hector Cooper 1716 John Shrapnell 1729 Thomas Yerbury 1732
Thomas Aland 1733 Devinck Druce 1734 Bathsheba Carr 1740
Mary Druce Proved 1740 Henry Methuen 1741 Philip Iles Proved 1744
Daniel Clutterbuck Proved 1769 Susanna Pope (Extract) Proved 1780 Mary Wereat 1784
Isaac Aland 1786 James Pitman Proved 1788 Joseph Phelps Proved 1794
Hester Baskerville 1814 Magdalen Abraham 1823 Mary Mead Proved 1826
Uriah Aust Proved 1840 James Long 1844 Thomas Spackman Proved 1846
Matthew Coles 1846 Job Wastfield Proved 1847 James Keevil 1851
Jemima Spencer 1851    

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War, Memorials and Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Death of Drummer G. Howell & Christmas Truce of 1914 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Troops from H. J. Knee Ltd 1914-1918
Considerate Soldiers 1914-1918 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Egg Collection for Wounded Servicemen 1914-1918
Casualty Biographies of WWI Coppice Hill Wesleyan Church Memorial Window WWI Holy Trinity Church War Memorial WWI
Spence Moulton Co. War Memorial WWI Westbury Gardens War Memorial WWI Westbury Gardens War Memorial WWII

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment WWI

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918               

Volunteers
Phyllis Baynton 1915-1917 Margaretha Baynes 1916-1917 Innes Muriel Crossely 1917-1918 Laura Dando 1917-1919
Helen Douglas 1917-1919 Florence Dyer 1916-1918 Jemima Harding 1917-1919  

 

Servicemen and Women

Military Record of Gilbert Burton 1877-1922             

Wiltshire Regiments    

Encampment of the Wiltshires 1868                Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911

WWI Casualties

Leonard Victor Drew 1915

 

 

Christchurch

Christchurch

Parish Church

Church Gallery               Church Interior                   Churchyard Gallery

Church Matters

New Organ 1847

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Prior to 1842 see Holy Trinity

Baptisms 1842-1969
Marriages 1843-1931
Burials 1842-1937

Other Resources

 

Employment and Business

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Florence Helen Smith 1889

 

People and Parish Notables

Family Notices 1800-1849

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War, Memorials & Military Gallery

Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828          Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 (Christchurch)

Ashley

Ashley

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bill 1752-1796

Bearfield

Bearfield

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Bearfield Gallery

Bearfield Congregational Church
Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, Bearfield

John Wesley Preaching at Bearfield & Seend 1749

 

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772

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

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Bradford Leigh

Bradford Leigh

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1850-1899

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Methodist Church, Bradford Leigh

 

People and Parish Notables

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871               Bankruptcy Notice of Charles Hellier 1861               Family Notices 1900-1949

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

 

Parishioners Wills

Edward Cottle proved 1758                 Elizabeth Clutterbuck proved 1826

Cumberwell

Cumberwell

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849

 

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

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

Frankley

Frankley

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills 1752-1796              Poll of Freeholders 1772

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

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Trowle

Trowle

People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772                  Prize Winners at Bradford Roots Show 1874

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were 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 references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.

Turley

Turley

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Woolley

Woolley

Employment and Business

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Benjamin Bladud Hibberd 1845

 

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll Book 1705           

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

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

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