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Malmesbury Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Charlton - Garsdon - Great Somerford - Grittleton - Hullavington - Lea & Cleverton - Little Somerford - Stanton St. Quintin - Westport St. Mary

 

Websites

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of Malmesbury Abbey
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Malmesbury
Malmesbury Portal - Malmesbury Information Site
Town Council - Information Pages
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 Sts. Peter and Paul (Abbey Church)

Abbey Gallery

The huge fragment of the abbey church of Malmesbury towers above the town and is visible from some distance away. Most of the massive Norman nave remains to serve today as the parish church; eastwards of this are two lofty arches which once helped to carry the central tower and spire. The south porch is an elaborate example of Norman architecture and contains within it some early sculptured panels. High up on the south side of the nave is the medieval organ loft. Part of the west front of the abbey church is still standing. In the churchyard is a memorial to a barmaid who was struck down by a tiger! The 11th century witnessed an early experiment in aviation when the monk Egelmer launched himself from the tower of Malmesbury Abbey equipped with wings made of feathers. He is reported to have flown a furlong before making a bad landing and breaking both legs.  read more about the Abbey & Church here

Interesting Entries from the Parish Registers 1639-1750               New Organ Celebration Services 1846

Parish Register Transcripts

Marriages

1591-1649           1650-1699          1700-1749          1750-1799           1800-1837

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1591-1991
Marriages 1590-1992
Burials 1591-1920
BT's 1838-1860 are held at Bristol Record Office

 

Parish History

The parish includes the Abbey in Malmesbury Parish and the tythings of Burton-Hill, Cole, Cole Park, Corston, Milbourn, Rodbourne (Redborn) and West Park

National Gazetteer Extract 1868

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Malmesbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Chippenham Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Agriculture

Cattle Plague Regulations 1867                  

Domesday Census

In the Borough of Malmesbury the King has 26 occupied dwellings which did not pay tax more than that of waste land. Each of these dwellings paid 10d. in tribute (43s. 6d. altogether).

Landowners

Owners of Land 1873

Maps

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814

Malmesbury Railway

The Malmesbury Railway               Proposed New Railway Meeting 1871

Property Sales by Auction

Property Auction 1838             

Public Houses

Beerex Festival 1976

The Old Bell

The inn adjoins the lovely old Abbey of Malmesbury, and at one time formed part of the castle built by the Bishop of Sarum, when it served as a guest house for pilgrims. Parts of the old building still remain, including a fine 13th century mullioned window, and the front of the building is covered with a beautiful wisteria. The peaceful old-world garden marks the line of the old town and castle, and enjoys a fine view across the River Avon.

Turnpikes

Turnpike Road from Faringdon to Cricklade and Malmesbury 1818           Chippenham Turnpike Notices 1846                

Crime and Legal Matters

Court Cases

Furniture Dispute 1950

General Items

Crime Reports 1700-1799                  Crime Reports 1800-1849

Murder

Murder & Suicide 1913 

Prisons and Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879                  Convicts for Transportation 1830                    Charles Neale Fools the Prison Doctors 1878

Bedford Gaol Prisoners

George Herring 1843                 William Smith 1879                Peter Travis 1885

 

Directories

Kellys 1915 (Official Establishments)               Kellys 1915 (Residential & Commercial)             Swindon & District 1928              Taylors Telephone 1941

 

Education

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index                  Emigration Home Contact Requested 1800 - Present

 

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.

Robert Aldin 1716          Henry Alexander 1718           Richard Arnold 1726           Charles Axton 1719           Samuel Barnes 1751           James Baynham 1740

Aviation

Aviators Certificate Patrick McGrath 1946

Communications

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969

General Items

Hair Powder Tax Stamp Distributors 1801

Markets

Market Day 18 June 1890

Medicine

Doctors, General Practitioners and Surgeons
Deaths

Dr. Salter 1870

Registrations

Medical License for Aquila Smith 1675 and William Smith 1681          Medical License for Nicholas Hayes 1678           Medical License for Richard Collins 1702           General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

Supplies

Walkers, Agent for Salmon, Ody & Co. Trusses 1846

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Abbey Row Baptist Church

Family Notices 1850-1899

Congregational Church

Family Notices 1850-1899

Episcopal Church of United Brethren or Moravian - Registers for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials are held at WSHC

Independent Chapel

Family Notices 1850-1899

 

People and Parish Notables 

Accidents and Strange Deaths

Strange Death of Hannah Twynnoy 1703

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Notices 1800-1849

Elections and Polls

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

Family Notices

1700-1799           1800-1849           1850-1899           1900-1949          1950-1999

Funeral Reports

Emily Hazell 1939

Inquests

Inquest Reports 1850-1899           Thomas Ovens 1874

Obituaries

Edward Heavens 1930                Rev. Sidney Hinkes 2006            Robert Warner 1930           Death of Dr. Salter 1870

Parish Notables

Athelstan, King of England               William Stump          Hannah Twynnoy, c1670-1703

People News

People News 1850-1899

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

Sport

Brinkworth Pony Gymkhana and Sports 1937

Taxes

Tax List 1332 (Borough)               

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poor Law Guardians

Election of Guardians 1837                 Election of Guardians 1839                    Election of Guardians 1844                 Nomination of Guardians 1886

Poor Law Medical Matters

Tenders for Medical Service 1837

Poor Law Supplies and Tenders 

Malmesbury Union Supplies Tender 1890 

Removal and Settlement Orders

Settlement Examinations 1800-1850

Workhouse

Workhouse Crime 

Workhouse Crime 1835-1850

Workhouse Inmates

Adult Paupers in Workhouse for 5 Years Consecutive 1861                Workhouse Notice of Illness of Hezekiah Coster 1896

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Richard Jeaine 1628                 Adam Peddington als. Tuck 1628                              Richard Grobham 1630

Legacy Notices 

Arthur Joseph Schomberg 1924

Parishioners Wills

Sarah Henly Proved 1803                    Catherine Pope Proved 1610                  William Pope Proved 1594

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

General Military Items

Why the Poppy

Servicemen and Women

Captain Thomas Stump 1636                   Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828               

Wiltshire Regiment

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

WWI

Military Service Exemption Tribunals WWI

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

V.A.D. & Red Cross Hospitals 1914-1918

Volunteers

Marion Emma Alexander 1918                   Olive Beatrice Cox 1917-1918

War Memorials and Books of Remembrance

Abbey Church Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918                  Malmesbury War Memorial WWI                    War Memorial Ready for Remembrance Day 2001

Wiltshire Regiment in WWI

Wounded List July 1917

WWII

WWII Civilian Deaths 1939-1945 

Abbey

 

Abbey

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Census Returns Transcripts

1851 

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Voters List 1832                   

Burtonhill

Burtonhill

Buildings and Land

Fire at Burtonhill House 1846

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Amatory Servant 1843 

 

Directories

Taylors Telephone 1941

 

Employment and Business

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.

Robert Bennett 1716

 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841      1851       1871

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818

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

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists 

Cole Park & West Park

Cole & Westpark

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841

West Park: 1851 

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1818

 

Corston & Rodborne

Corston & Rodborne

Corston Photo Gallery

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849

 

Directories

Kellys 1915          Swindon & District 1928          Taylors Telephone 1941 (Corston)

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index (Corston)

 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1851  

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll Book 1818 (Corston)          Poll Book 1818 (Rodborne)         

Funeral Reports

Mrs. Rich 1931

Cowbridge

Cowbridge

People and Parish Notables

Family Notices

1850-1899

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

Eastcourt

Eastcourt

People and Parish Notables

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll Book 1818

Milborne

Milbourne

Crime and Legal Matters

Eli Englsih - A Very Bad Boy 1855-1891

 

Directories

Taylors Telephone 1941

 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841            1851

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818

St. Paul

St. Paul 

People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841 (St. Paul)          1851 (St. Paul)         

Elections, Polls & Voters Lists

Voters List 1832

 

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