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Steeple Ashton - The OPC is Jo Clinton

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Steeple Ashton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bratton - Edington - Hilperton - Keevil - North Bradley - Semington - Trowbridge - Westbury

 

Websites

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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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

 

The Parish Church of St. Mary The Virgin

The most richly ornamented church in Wiltshire is undoubtedly that of Steeple Ashton near Trowbridge.  A great clothier church, its steeple rose to 186 feet before it fell, but the tower on which it stood is still a noble structure.  Its walls display an array of wide windows and are crowned by battlements and pinnacles.  Almost uniquely in English parish churches, the whole interior was designed to be vaulted in stone.          St. Mary's Church Gallery          Inside St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Monumental Inscriptions Incumbents List 1252-1980 Churchwardens 1543-1676 Parish Clerks 1543-1676
Parish Sidesmen 1543-1676 Church Charity Bag 1832-1851 Church Alms Recipients 1856-1869
 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1538-1856
Marriages 1558-1987
Burials 1538-1900

Burials Recorded in Churchwardens accounts 1559-1663

 

Parish History

The parish includes the tythings of Great Hinton, Hinton, Littleton and West Ashton

Parish Officials 1543-1676           Parish News 1800-1849            

Civil Registration

April 1936 - Present Warminster Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Surveyors of the Highway (Waymen) 1543-1676           Building & Land News 1800-1849               Inclosure Awards Extract 1818                Owners of Land 1873

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports

1700-1799            1800-1849          1850-1899

Drink Related Crimes

Shooting While Drunk 1901

Murder

Moses Angel Hanged for Murder 1828

Police & Law Enforcement

Parish Constables 1543-1676

Prisons & Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879

Riot

The Chartists at Steeple Ashton

 

Directories

Post Office 1855          Gillmans 1899          Kellys 1915   

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index          Emigration To Utah 1852-1864

 

Employment and Business

Agricultural

Game Keepers Certificates 1807

Apprentices

Apprentice Indentures 1710-1811                 

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.

Hebar S. Adams 1723           Thomas Bennett 1715

Manufacturing

Wool Trade In Steeple Ashton

Medical

General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

Postal Services

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969 

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Non Conformists in Steeple Ashton

A house was licensed for Methodist meetings in 1797.  In 1829 they were meeting in a farm house with 8 members of the church and a congregation of 50.  In the 1851 religious census it was recorded that one room of a house was set aside exclusively for worship; there were 120 seats and the average size of the congregation was about 100 people.  (source Wiltshire Community History)

Steeple Ashton Primitive Methodist Photo Gallery

 

People and Parish Notables

People Photo Gallery

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871 

Census Returns Transcripts

Census 1841 1851 1867 1871 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1901 1911
Other Census 1770 (V.1) 1770 (V.2) 1800 (V.1) 1800 (V.2) 1813 1818 1826 1827    

 

The Census of 1770 and 1800 V.2 includes information on the tithings of Steeple Ashton and for neighbouring parish Semington.  The Census return of 1826 and 1827 were probably lists of households entitled to bread under poor law relief 

Look ups for various items of interest in Steeple Ashton can be obtained by contacting Jo via the Contact Us Tab at the top of the page and selecting OPCs from the drop down list

Elections and Polls

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

Entertainment

Hunt Ball 1929

Family Notices

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

Funeral Reports

Funeral Report of Josephine Knulley 1937

General People Items

People News 1850-1899

Inquests

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                   Inquest Reports 1850-1899

Local Families

Ball Family of Steeple Ashton

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.

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Charities

Charity News 1800-1849           Parental & Carers Support Charity Closes 2014

Poor Law

Collectors of the Poor Rate 1543-1676          Overseers 1543-1676          Distribution to the Poor 1605-1623          Poor Law Union Audit 1849    

Distributors to the Poor 1543 - 1676

Workhouse                           

Workhouse Provisions & Clothing Tenders 1846                   

 

Probate

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands held

William Jones 1626          John Lowe 1632               James, Earl of Marlborough 1633                Henry, Earl of Marlborough 1638               Thomas Lambert 1639

 

Parishioners Wills

Samuel Ghey proved 1825          

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Why the Poppy
Military News 1900-1949 Diocese of Salisbury Book of Remembrance 1914-1918
Egg Collection for Wounded Servicemen 1914-1918 Bell Ringers WWI Book of Remembrance is St. Paul's Cathedral Library> St. Mary Roll of Honour WWI & WWII
Steeple Ashton War Memorial WWI & WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945
 

British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers 

Mary Gardner 1915-1918

Hinton

Hinton

Crime and Legal Matters

Execution of Richard Potter 1789          Negligent Driving Charge 1924

 

People and Parish Notables    

Census Returns Transcripts

Census          1841   1851   1861   1871   1881   1891   1901   1911

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772                 Voters List 1832

Family Notices

Family Notices 1850-1899

Funeral Reports

Funeral Report of Catherine M. Noad 1937

General Items

People News 1800-1849

Inquest Reports

Coroners Inquests Reports 1800-1849

 

Probate

Parishioners Wills

John Kingman Proved 1776

 

Littleton

Littleton

Probate

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands held

Thomas Somner 1632               Nicholas Flower 1634

 

Transcriptions

Census      1841   1851   1861   1871   1881   1891   1901   1911

 

West Ashton

West Ashton

West Ashton Gallery

Church of St. John

St. John's Gallery               Churchyard Gallery

Church Matters 1800-1899

 

Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849

 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

Census          1841   1851   1861   1871   1881   1891   1901   1911

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772                    Voters List 1832

 

Probate

Estate Values 1900-1949

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Gifford Longe 1634               John Harris 1636       

       

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Diocese of Salisbury Remembrance Book 1914-1918                War Office Letter to Walter H. Long 1919

 

 

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