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Semington - OPC Vacancy

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Semington - St. George Semington - St. George

Semington Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Hilperton - Keevil - Melksham - Seend - Steeple Ashton - Whaddon



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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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


The Parish Church of St. George

Church Gallery          Inside St. George          St. George Churchyard

Tithe Census 1800                  Re-Opening of the Parish Church 1860                   Leavetaking of the Rev. C. J. Down 1862                  Grants to Retiring Aged Parish Clerks 1864

Parish Register Transcripts


1800-1812          1813-1837




1589-1649          1650-1699          1700-1754          1755-1799           1800-1837


1588-1599          1600-1649          1650-1699           1700-1749           1750-1799          1800-1837 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1586-1937
Marriages 1589-1981
Burials 1588-1936


Parish History

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land


Wilts & Berks Canal 1796-1801


Semington Farm to Let 1811              Sale of Stock and Lands at Outmarsh Farm 1862              

Land & Property for Sale or Let

Sale of Land at Kings Arms Melksham 1783               Sale of Land at Kings Arms Melksham 1785               Matravers Property for Sale or let 1808               Dwelling House & Land to Let 1814

Miscellaneous Items

Owners of Land 1873                  Allotments Register 1900-1915                  Closing Order 1916


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Public Houses

New Bell Inn for Sale or Let 1784-1801


Crime and Legal Matters

Certificate of Suitability for Matthew Bruges 1744          Crime Reports 1800-1849          Unprofitable Visit from a Tramp 1863          Court Decision on Rent 1935



Kellys 1915              Kellys 1939




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                Christmas Fare at Devizes 1870                 James Lampier, Soldier & Toll Collector 1872           


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Entertainment at the Wesleyan Schoolroom 1915


People and Parish Notables


Death of Child 1818                 Teenager Injured in Road Accident 2014


Frederick Benjamin Flower 1915 

Census Returns Transcripts

1800       1851       1861       1871        1881        1891        1901

Please note that the Census of 1800 includes entries for Steeple Ashton

Elections, Poll Books & Tax Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772 Poll Book 1818 Voters List 1832 Electoral Register 1886
Electoral Register 1887 Electoral Register 1889 Electoral Register 1890 Electoral Register 1892
MP Nominations 2015 MP Nominations 2017  

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849                  Family Notices 1850-1899

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1850-1899                  Railway Death 1902

Miscellaneous Items

Desertion of Husband by Mary Howell 1811

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.


Hair Powder Tax Certificates 1795


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse


Trustees of Semington Chapel Charity Lands 1857                 Charity Commision Land Occupiers 1891        

Poor Law Union

Poor Law Union Audit 1849


Although the Workhouse was known as the Melksham Union Workhouse it was situated in the parish of Semington.  Read a little about the Workhouse and see a plan of the layout here.          Semington Workouse Gallery

Workhouse Census    1841     1851     1861     1871     1881      1891     1901     1911 

It is worth noting that in some cases inmates were entered by their initials only and for this project the names recorded have been listed alphabetically.

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850                   Workhouse News 1859                



Legacies of Hester Bruges 1840 Administration Bond of Sarah Taylor Bruges 1869 Accounts of the Estate of Sarah T Bruges 1870 
Administration Bond of Thomas George Bruges 1888    


Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Lowe 1632               Thomas Lambert 1639


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Crimean War

Casualty - Haman Cadby 1854


Egg Collection for Wounded Servicemen 1914-1918

Why the Poppy Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918  
Roll of Honour Plaque WWI War Memorial Transcript WWI Casualties of WWI, WWII and Korea
Semington War Memorial War Memorial Transcript WWII War Memorial Transcript Korean War
Bid to Refurbish Semington War Memorial 2014    

Albert Charles Perrett 1918

War Memorials

WWI & WWII Church Memorial Transcript

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