Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)
East Coulston - Edington - Erlestoke - Potterne - Seend - Semington - Steeple Ashton - Worton & Marston
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Keevil.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.
Keevil Village Website - For Historical and Local Information.
The Parish Church of St. Leonard
The church (St Leonard) was originally early english but was largely rebuilt in the 17th century. It contains a monument to John Harris, citizen and alderman of London (1657) and many other 17th and 18th century memorials to the Blagden, Beach, and other families.
|St. Leonard's Gallery||St. Leonard's Churchyard Gallery||St. Leonards Interior Gallery|
|Inside Church - various memorial details||Churchyard memorial survey from information supplied by Lynne and Paul Powell||Church Lightning Strike 1794|
Parish Register Transcripts
Marriage and Burial Transcripts
John Pope's Genealogy Resource Project for marriages and burials 1702-1813.
Parish Registers held at WSHC
The parish has been known in the past as Couvele, Kyvele, Kyvle or Kyneleygh
Keevil (Cyla's leah or clearing) has two very notable old houses as well as some lesser ones of equal age. 'Talboys' is a fine half-timbered house of the 15th century, containing good panelling, but it has suffered somewhat by restoration. Later in date is the very beautiful stone-built and gabled manor-house, which was built circa 1580 by the Lamberts , by whom it was sold in 1680 to William Beach of Fittleton. It contains a panelled hall with Jacobean screen and is one of the best buildings of its kind in the country. [source: The Little Guide, published by Methuen, 1949]
The parish included the tything of Bulkington until 1860 when it became a parish in its own right
1837-April 1936 Westbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Warminster Registration District
Buildings and Land
|Domesday Book Extract||Enclosure Awards 1796||Game Certificates 1839||Game Certificates 1849|
|Tithe Awards 1864||Owners of Land 1873||Old Field Names|
Crime and Legal Matters
Prisons and Prisoners
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Agriculture and Land
Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish
Market and Fairs
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
Methodist Chapel and Schoolrooms (closed 1988)
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies
Census Returns Transcripts
Bishop Compton's census 1676
Aged over 16 years - 463 conformists, 7 non-conformists.
Elections and Polls
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
Contributing to Photo Galleries
If you have early photographs of Keevil or engravings of family members who were born in the village?
These are not only of great interest to researchers in the UK and Worldwide who cannot get to the parish in person, but they really do help the Keevil pages 'come alive'. If you would like to share photographs (copyright credited and retained by contributor) of your ancestors, please email me via the Contact an OPC link. Thank you.
Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
|William Jones 1626||Giles Tooker 1627||Roger Blagden 1630|
|Thomas Lambert 1639|
Miscellaneous Probate Items
War, Conflict and Military Matters
|Why the Poppy||Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918||Egg Collection for Wounded Servicemen 1914-1918|
|Calne & District Casualty Lists WWI||War Memorial|
British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment