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Box Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Atworth - Bathford (SOM) - Corsham - Ditteridge - Monkton Farleigh - South Wraxall



GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Box
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 - Box Entry


The Parish Church of St. Thomas A Becket

Church Gallery

Parish Register Transcripts


1532-1599          1600-1649     

Please note that the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials have been transcribed from several different sets of source material but not directly from the parish registers.

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1538-1973
Marriages 1538-1994
Burials 1538-1951

Other Resources 


Parish History

Includes the hamlets of Ashley, Corton, Hazelbury Manor, Kingsdown, Middle-Hill, Wadswell and Wadswick

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Chippenham Registration District


Buildings and Land


Owners of Land 1873          Rent Receipt for Miss Shewring 1896 


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Railway Station 

Railway Gallery

Roads and Highways

Sheppards Shord & Sand Lane Turnpike Upkeep 1789           Corsham Turnpike Notice 1846


Crime and Legal Matters

Committed to the House of Correction & New Prison 1800-1849                      Crime Reports 1800-1849               Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879             Crime Reports 1900-1949



Post Office 1855                   Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889                    Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business                          


Charles Alland 1752          Thomas Aust 1757           Ann Baber 1757          James Bayly 1720

Wilshire Society Apprentices
Thomas Clark 1829 Edward Bath 1852 Henry James Hancock 1856
Thomas Hancock 1856 George Newman 1907 Herbert George Tidmarsh 1908
Henry Moules 1910 Thomas Edward Tidmarsh 1913 Sidney Albert Moules 1914
John Alfred Johnson 1916 Horace F. Guy 1921  


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969     

Emergency Services

Police Sergeant Reakes Retires 1932


General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959                     Nurse - Charlotte Matilda Case 1890                 Nurse - Louisa Case


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

The Pilgrims Chapel, Chapel Plaister
Box Methodist Church, High Street
Free Methodist Chapel
Hazelbury Church
Plymouth Brethren Gospel Hall
Methodist Chapel, Kingsdown


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Accidents, Sudden Deaths and Suicides

Sudden Death of Mr. Mitchell 1812                   Schoolteacher Takes Own Life by Poison 1939

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871                   St. John Ambulance Fete and Prize Giving 1950 

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901          1911

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 

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843          MP Nominations 2015          MP Nominations 2017


Hunt Ball 1929

Family Notices

1800-1849                    1850-1899                   1950-1999

General Items

People News 1800-1849                  Secrets of Farming Book Subscribers 1863


Obituary of Charles Howse 1896

Parish Notables

Rev. Wilbert Awdry, Clergyman and author Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Railway Engineer and Designer David Hempleman-Adams, Adventurer and Explorer
Clive Mantle, British Actor    

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.


Cricket Match - Kingsdown, Box v Beaven's Eleven, Holt 1874


Poor Law, Charity  and The Workhouse



Probate Index 1790 (WSHC)               National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem

Hugh Speke 1626

Parishioners Wills

Tobias Pinchin proved 1776               


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy Muster Roll 1539 Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911
War Memorial 1914-1918 Casualty Biographies of WWI  

Read about the sad story of Arctic Convoy Veteran Herbert Jacobs who passed away just 90 minutes after receiving his medal

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers 

William J. Hatch 1916-1919




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index




Parishioners Wills

Hester Gore Proved 1722



Buildings and Land

Kingsdown House Lunatic Asylum Census  1841


People and Parish Notables

Bankruptcy Notices 1850-1899

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