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Great Wishford - The OPC is Maureen Withey

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Great Wishford Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Barford St. Martin with Groveley Wood - Burcombe - Little Langford - South Newton - Stapleford

 

Websites

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Great Wishford
Great Wishford - Community website
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 - Great Wishford Entry

 

The Parish Church of St. Giles

St. Giles Gallery                   St. Giles Interior                 St. Giles Churchyard Gallery

Building & Maintenance

Plans to Rebuild the Church 1864          Church Clock Legacy 1883

Choir and Bell Ringers

Ringing for 5 New Hats 1812          Supper for Choir and Bell Ringers 1901

Church Festivals

Harvest Festival 1901

Cost of Your Daily Bread

Set into the churchyard wall at Great Wishford are stones that show the price of bread at various points over the last 200 years. In 1800, it is to be noted that a gallon of bread cost 3s. 4d., while in the next year 1801 the price rose sharply to 3s. 10d. for the same amount.  At the start of the 20th century they still sold bread by the gallon costing 10d. in 1904, but 2s. 8d. in 1920 (possibly sold by the pint by this date).  

Bread Stones 1950

Fake Marriage?

Amongst the Baptism Entries in the Parish Register we find an entry on February 20th 1720 - Mary, daughter of John Blake and Rebecka Down; this couple pretend they were married by a groom or aleseller at Mitford about 2 months before her delivery.

Incumbents and Rectors

Gifts for Rector & His Wife 1867          Funeral of Rev. Edward Hill 1895           Death of Rev. MacDonald 1928          

Miscellaneous Church Items

Protestation Return 1641-1642

Parish Register Transcripts

Baptisms

1559-1574 

Marriages

1559-1579 

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1559-1983
Marriages 1558-1982
Burials 1559-1922

Sunday School

Sunday School Treats 1827

Parish History

Books About Wishford

Great Wishford, The making of a Wiltshire Village written by Tim Garraway Jones and published by Waterlane Books.
Wishford Station written by Terry Waldron and published by Bretwalda Books.

Celebrations & Customs

Midsummer Tithes

Midsummer Tithes Auction 1902-1903          Midsummer Tithes Auction 1943          

Oak Apple Day

Oak Apple Day Gallery          Oak Apple Day 1950

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Wilton Registration District
April 1936 - Present Salisbury Registration District

Parish Council

Letter from the Chairman 1898

 

Buildings and Land

Notice of Petition for Inclosure 1808               Inclosure Extract 1809             Tithe Apportionment 1838-1841 (1)               Tithe Apportionment 1838-1842 (2)             

Fires

Cottage Fire 1858           Fire at the Rectory 1867         Cottages Fire 1873          Cottage Fire 1903

Listed Buildings

Beehive House Chedworth Monument Churchyard Bread Stones Eagle Cottage
Granary, Wishford Farm Milestone near Royal Oak Inn 1, 2, 3, 4 South Street Stable, Wishford Farm
Stoford Bridge Yew Tree Cottage    

Maps

Maps Gallery

Property Sales

Leasehold Estate for Sale 1789           Sale of House, Shop and Cottages 1863          Sale of Cottages and Meadow 1881

Public Houses

Gallery

Railway

Railway Gallery

Railway Branch Line to Open 1856

 

Crime and Legal Matters

Arson

Eccentric Charged with Hayrick Arson 1872

Assaults

Apology for Assault 1801               Farmer Committed to Gaol for Assault 1867              Son Threatens Mother 1871

Bastardy

Bastardy Examinations

Employment Cases

Claim for Wages 1886

Family Crime

Ill Treated by Unnatural Son 1603           Deserting a Family 1869         

Imprisonment

Committed to the Devizes House of Correction & New Prison 1800-1849

Miscellaneous Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                 Crime Reports 1850-1899   

Public Nuisance

Nuisance on the Highway 1894

Tax Crime

Excise Evasion 1834                              

Theft

Theft of a Silver Watch at Groveley 1858           Robbery at Railway Station 1868           Shepherd Steals Mutton 1873

Trespass and Wilful Damage

Damage to Trees on Wilton Estate 1866                   Killing a Neighbour's Bees 1870

 

Directories

Kellys 1848               Post Office 1855               Post Office 1859                Kellys 1867              Post Office 1875              Owens 1878              Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915

 

Education

Education Gallery

Advertising

Adverts for Miss Streets' School 1832-1837 

Further Education   

Evening Continuation School 1901

General Education Items

Bioscopic Treat for School Children 1905

Pupils and Scholars   

Presentation by Pupils 1903          Scholastic Achievement 1903      

Teachers and Assistants

Needlework Assistant Advert 1828          Presentation to Schoolmaster 1871                     

 

Emigration and Migration

Emigrant - Thomas and Elizabeth Young 1768-1847           Clifford Frank Still Emigrates to New York 1879-1930                 Emigrants - King Brothers 1894-1920        

                             

Employment and Business

Agriculture

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807           Game Licences 1834              

Apprentices

Apprentices Newspaper Adverts 1824-1834

Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

John Gravill 1729           John Rowden 1741

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Hubert E. Bailey 1919          Ronald Budden 1911          Stanley Charles Eber Gray 1911

Community Services

Appeal for a Police Constable for Wishford 1901          Proposed New Fire Brigade 1902          Fire Brigade Supper 1902          Village Fire Brigade 1936

Employment Offered & Sought

Situations Vacant 1800-1899

Medical

Dredges Heal All Advertisement 1846

Transport

Railway

New Stationmaster 1867           Petition to Retain the Station Masters' Services 1894 

 

Miscellaneous Documents

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Meeting House Certificates 1797-1839

 

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Accidents

Accidents 1800-1899           Shooting Accidents 1809          Runaway Horse 1875          Accident & Recovery 1899-1902

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Agricultural

Pig Club Meeting Annual 1894         

Benefit & Friendly Societies

Benefit Society Annual Gathering 1878   

Culture & Traditions     

Oak Apple Club Founding Members 1892

Gardening

Enormous Vegetables 1837          Giant Onion 1863                    

Slate Clubs              

Slate Club Dinner 1907

Bankruptcy

Insolvency and Seduction 1861

Reports

Josiah Ewence 1869-1870          Charles Lucas 1886            John Henry Shatford 1883-1884           John Trubridge 1861          Francis Tutt 1875    

Celebrations

Earl of Pembroke's 21st Birthday 1871             

Census Return Transcripts

1841         1871          1911      

Coroners Bills

Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Celebration for Mr. Benett's Election 1819              Voters List 1832              Poll Book 1865                MP Nominations 2015

Entertainment

Musical Treat 1868          Brass Band Available for Events 1874           Evening School Concert 1904

Family Notices

1800-1849                1850-1899

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1849 Thomas Simper 1823 Inquest Reports 1850-1899
Frederick Goodfellow 1860 Catharine Slow 1862 John Trubridge 1866
Peter Smith 1867 Fatal Railway Accident 1874 John Morris Lacey 1940 

Obituaries

Death of Lord Chedworth 1804

Funeral Report of Rev. Edward Hill 1895

People News

People News 1800-1899               

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.

Sport

Cricket

Match v Wylye July 1894          Cricket Club Dinner 1894

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishers Dinner 1901

Football

Against South Newton 1908

Taxes

Falsone Day Book 1645-1653          Hair Powder Tax - Birch Household 1796-1797

Wedding Reports

Pyle to Wyatt 1905           Thatcher to Young 1907

 

Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Charity

Letter for Beneolence After Storm 1855          Waif Sunday Collection 1901          Charity Commission Enquiries 1904

Guardians of the Poor

Wilton Union Guardians Appointed 1835

War Time Relief

Rector Distributes Food from Australia 1946

 

Probate

National Probate Index 1858-1966                Contesting the Will of Frederick Ford 1867

Estate Notices 

Joseph Scamell 1885

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Adam de la Forde 1326               Walter Kingman 1629               William, Earl of Pembroke 1630               Richard Grobham 1630

Legacies

Mary Smokem 1888

Parishioners Wills

Thomas Kingman 1536 (Written) John Kyngman 1558 (Written) Robert Kingman 1559 (Written)
William Kingman 1587 (Written) Walter Kingman 1629 (Written) Roger Kingman 1694 (Written)
Robert Kingman 1700-1704 (Written) John Rowden Proved 1811 Solomon Dredge Proved 1818 

Probate Inventories

Roger Kingsman 1647               Robert Kingman 1705    

Property Sales for Probate

Rev. de Veil William's Effects 1863                 Farm & Estates of Thomas Trubridge 1870

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Boer War

Return of Wilton Volunteers 1901

General Military Items

Why the Poppy           Autumn Manoeuvres 1872

WWI

Casualties of WWI

Lieutenant James Cromwell Bush 1917           William Herbert Head 1918                  Edward John Middlewick 1917

War Memorials and Books of Remembrance

Dioceses of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918           Roll of Honour Plaques 

Little Wishford

Little Wishford

Employment and Business

Agriculture

Ploughing Match & Shepherding Prizes 1868

Apprentices

George Amor 1713

 

People and Parish Notables

Accidents

1900-1999

 

 

 

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