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Martin - OPC Vacancy

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Martin Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bishopstone (Wilton) - Bowerchalke - Broadchalke - Combe Bissett - Cranborne (DOR) - Pentridge (DOR) - Rockbourne (HAM) - South Damerham - Stratford Tony


Websites of Interest

GenUKI for information on Martin.
Martin Parish Council for the history of Martin and All Saints church.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.


The Parish Church of All Saints

All Saints Gallery

Parish Registers held at Hampshire Record Office, Winchester

Baptisms 1590-1880
Marriages 1589-1978
Burials 1589-1898

Other Resources Held Elsewhere


Parish History

The parish of Martin was transferred from Wiltshire to Hampshire in 1895.

Martin, a parish in the hundred of South Damerham, county Wilts, 9 miles south west of Salisbury, its post town, and 4 north east of Cranbourne.  It is situated on the borders of Hampshire and Dorsetshire and contains the tythings of East and West Martin.  The inhabitants are engaged chiefly in agriculture.  The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Sarum, value £80.  The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure with a tower containing 3 bells.  The church has recently been thoroughly restored.  The register dates from 1590.  The parochial charities produce about £142 which goes towards the church and poor.  The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship.  There is a National school.  Allenford Farm, an extra-parochial place in the parish of Martin, hundred of Damerham, county of Wilts, 8 miles to the south west of Salisbury. Tidpit, a tything in the parish of Martin, county Wilts, 8 miles south west of Salisbury.  [source; National Gazette 1868]

Civil Registration

1837 - October 1932 Fordinbridge Registration District
October 1932 - Present Christchurch Registration District


Buildings and Land

Village Hall, Former Chapel


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1700-1799          Crime Reports 1800-1849                 Wages Dispute 1849                  Lad Stole Eggs & Assaulted Witness 1871



Post Office 1875               Kellys 1889



Diocesan Board of Education Meeting 1874


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969



Strays Index


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Non Conformists Gallery

Christmas Celebration for School Children 1857                   George White, Primitive Methodist 1828-1920


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891           1901           1911

Elections, Polls & Voting Lists

Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1865

Family Notices 



Inquest Reports 1850-1899                      

Personal Research Items

Tuck Family Research Marriage 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.


Tax List 1332             


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



1860          1868           1870           1872



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Lowe 1632

Parishioners Wills

John Harris proved 1672          Edward Hewett proved 1797          Henry Prince proved 1716          


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy          Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918           British Red Cross/VAD Volunteer Hilda Harvey 1918-1919



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Ouellet on 13th February 2019.  Carol was OPC for this parish for some time.  



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