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Foxley - OPC Vacancy

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Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bremhilham - Brokenborough - Easton Grey - Hullavington - Norton Coleparle - Sherston Magna - Westport St. Mary


Websites of Interest

University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories.
GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Foxley.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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.
British History On-line - This is an online digital library.  While some access is restricted to premium membership, texts, and locations can be found.


The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Lantern Service 1916

Parish Register Transcripts





Please note that the baptisms and marriages published above have not been transcribed from the parish registers - this is a temporary measure to provide some information at least and will be replaced once the registers are transcribed.  There may be gaps in the entries so please bear with us.

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1713-1992
Marriages 1715-1974
Burials 1713-1992
BTs 1847-1858 are held at Bristol Record Office


Parish History

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Domesday Book Entry         Owners of Land 1873 


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814


Crime and Legal Matters

Prisons and Prisoners

Convicts for Transportation 1830


Transported for Pig Stealing 1830



Post Office 1855                Post Office 1875               Kellys 1915               Swindon & District 1828                Taylors Telephone 1941




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business

Game List 1846


Miscellaneous Documents

 Accidents 1800-1899

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables 

Census Returns Transcripts

1811        1851

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818           Voters List 1832          Voters Lists Revisions 1843

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


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Tenders for Medical Service 1837          Election of Guardians 1837           Election of Guardians 1839          Election of Guardians 1844          Nomination of Guardians 1886



Inquisition Post Mortem of Lands Held

Richard Jeaine 1628        


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy



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