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Bishops Cannings Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

All Cannings - Avebury - Blackland - Bromham - Calstone Wellington - Cherhill - Devizes St. John - Devizes St. Mary - Heddington - Rowde - Southbroom

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information Bishops Cannings
Roll-of-Honour - Dedicated to the men and women of the parish who fell fighting for their country
United Benefice - Churches of Bishops Cannings, Etchilhampton & All Cannings
Wikipedia - For Bishops Cannings
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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One Place Studies - Links back to the OPC site listing what resources can be found amongst our pages

 

The Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin

At the western end of the Vale of Pewsey stands one of Wiltshire's most distinguished churches, St. Mary the Virgin at Bishops Cannings,built by the Bishops of Old Sarum towards the end of that city's life. A large cruciform building surmounted by a spire, most of the building is of twelfth/thirteenth century date with a broad nave, a sturdy crossing, wide transepts and a vaulted chancel. The transepts were designed to lead to eastern chapels.  An unusual item of furniture is the penitential seat ornamented with curious painting.          Church Gallery          Inside St. Mary's

Bells and Bellringers

A Peal of Bells 1890           Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers Meeting 1915         

Church Charities and Legacies

Recipients of George Ruddle's Legacy 1740

Incumbents and Church Officials

Incumbents List 1290 - Present          Churchwardens 1592-1669            Officiating Clergymen 1746-1812             

Parish Register Transcripts

Interesting Entries in the Parish Registers

Baptisms

1591-1620        1621-1640        1641-1660         1661-1680         1681-1700         1701-1720          1721-1740        1741-1760        1761-1780         1781-1800        1801-1812 

Banns

1656-1811

Marriages

1591-1650           1651-1700           1701-1730           1731-1780            1781-1812

Burials

1591-1630            1631-1660           1661-1690            1691-1720           1721-1750           1751-1780            1781-1811        

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1591-1928
Marriages 1591-1973
Burials 1591-1882

Other Resources

 

Parish History

Bishops Cannings which is also known as Cannings Episcopi includes the tythings of Bourton, Coate, Easton and Horton. It formerly covered the chapelries of Chittoe and Southbroom St. James which are now stand alone parishes. It also contains the hamlets of Bedborough and Nursteed. It also covers the area of Devizes known as Roundway.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Devizes Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Property Sale by Auction 1794               Inclosure Award Extract 1812-1813               Owners of Land 1873

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Animal Crime

Illegal Cock Fighting 1921

Assaults

Assault on Sister 1874

Bastardy

Bastardy Examinations 1853-1878

Crime Reports

1700-1799            1850-1899

Transportation

Transportation of Prisoners 1827

 

Directories

Post Office 1855          Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index

 

Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807

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

Thomas Allen 1756           William Baley 1743            Samuel Thurgood Bartlett 1747

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

William Hutchins 1838                 Charles Henry Smith 1912

Communications

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

 

Miscellaneous Documents 

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Quaker Burials at Gallows Ditch 1678-1681

 

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Associations, Clubs, Organisations & Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                Wilts Friendly Society Annual Festival 1847

Bankruptcy Reports

George Hitchcock Blake 1932-1935

Census Returns Transcripts

1851

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, Polls and Voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772             Voters List 1832           Voters Lists Revisions 1843              County Council Election Notice 1925           MP Nominations 2015                      

Family Notices

1800-1849

Parish Notables

Ira Gandy, Writer, 1885-1977                 James Pound - Clergyman, Doctor of Medicine, Naturalist and Astronomer - 1666-1724

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

Sports Clubs and Events

Cricket Match Bishops Cannings v Heddington 1890

Taxes

Falstone Day Book 1645-1653             

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poor Commission Election 1837               Poor Law Cottages for Sale by Auction 1837                Poor Law Union Bread & Flour Tenders 1838

 

Probate

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

 Griffin Nicholas 1635         Michael Drew 1633

Parishioners Wills

Alice Vivash 1587

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery   

Boer War

War Memorial in St. Mary's 1900-1902          

General Items      

Why the Poppy                   Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911

WWI

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                  Bell Ringers Memorial Book WWI, St. Paul's Cathedral Library, London                  Calne & District Casualty Lists WWI                 War Memorial 1914-1918

 

Bedborough

Bedborough

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills 1752-1796               Poll of Freeholders 1772                 Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Parishioners Wills

Joseph Waterman (alias Watts) 1675 (Nuncupative)

Bourton

Bourton

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Action For Slander 1866                Bastardy Examinations 1866

 

People and Parish Notables 

Coroners Bills 1752-1796             Voters List 1832             Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871

Family Notices

1850-1899

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.

Coate

Coate

Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy Examinations 1847-1865                 Leaving Service (John Weston) 1874                  Alleged Theft of Eggs 1890

 

Employment and Business

Medical License - Daniel Elson (Nelson) 1599

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Ranters Meeting 1835

 

People and Parish Notables

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                Voters List 1832

Family Notices 

1850-1899

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poor Law Cottages for Sale by Auction 1837

Horton

Horton

Gallery

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873          Horton Village Design Statement 2004

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849          Bastardy Examinations 1863-1880

 

Employment and Business

Game List 1846

 

People and Parish Notables

Accidental Shooting 1846

Elections and Polls

Poll Of Freeholders 1772                Voters List 1832

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

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poor Law Cottages for Sale by Auction 1837               Poor Law Rate Assessment Challenged 1846        

 

Probate    

National Probate Index 1858-1966

War, Conflict & Military Matters

Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828

Nursteed

Nursteed

Crime and Legal Matters

Mr. Lyne Shot at Whilst in Bed 1830               Beerhouse Keeper Savagely Beaten 1841                  Fined for Toll Evasion 1846

 

Employment and Business

St. Anne's Hill Fair 1823

 

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

        

Wick

Wick

People and Parish Notables

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

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