Contiguous Parishes (Our Neighbours)
Hindon - Chicklade - Berwick St. Leonard - Fonthill Bishop - Tisbury - East Knoyle
Websites of Interest
GenUKI - Genealogical resource.
Society of Genealogists - Genealogical resource.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - Genealogical resource.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical resource provided by Wiltshire Counci.l
Wiltshire Family History Society - Genealogical resource.
Nadder Valley - Community website.
A History of the County of Wiltshire - Contains section on geology and landscape.
A History of the County of Wiltshire - Comprehensive history.
University of Leicester - Historical Wiltshire directories.
The Parish Church of Holy Trinity
|List of Rectors 1547-1797||Advertisment for the Publication of a John Still Sermon 1799||Church Matters 1800-1849|
|Rector Donates to Salisbury Infirmary 1815 New Church 1866|
Parish Register Transcripts
Parish Registers held at WSHC
The parish of Fonthill Gifford is located in the south-west of the county of Wiltshire. To the north of the parish, the A303 road runs east-west and to the west the A350 runs north-south. Fonthill, probably from the Celtic, meaning 'spring place' and Gifford from the possession of the manor by the Giffard family at the time of the Domesday Survey. Fonthill Gifford village is one of fifteen in an area known as the Nadder Valley, situated in a triangle formed by Warminster and Shaftesbury in the west, and Salisbury in the east. The other villages are: Chicklade, Hindon, Fonthill Bishop, Chilmark, Teffont Magna, Dinton, Baverstock, Tisbury, Teffont Evias, Barford St Martin, Ansty, Swallowcliffe, Sutton Mandeville, Fovant and Compton Chamberlayne. Stops Hill Road connects Fonthill Gifford to the neighbouring village of Hindon to the north-west and Hindon Lane links it to the town of Tisbury to the south-east, which has the nearest railway station.
1837 - April 1936 Tisbury Registration District
April 1936 - January 1978 Mere Registration District
January 1978 - Present Salisbury Registration District
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
|Bastardy Examinations||Crime Reports 1800-1849||Samuel Macey Transported to Tasmania 1831|
|Crime Reports 1850-1899||Accused of Stealing Wood 1858||Charge of Stealing a Watch & Chain 1884|
Emigration and Migration
Employment and Business
Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections and Polls
William Thomas Beckford - writer, art collector and politician 1750-1844 Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster 1795-1869
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held
|Theodore Burleton Proved 1745||Henry Hacker Proved 1850||Mary Hewlitt Proved 1806||Ann Spencer Proved 1839|
|Richard Spencer (Extract) Proved 1868||Rechaurd Thomson Proved (with Codicil) 1749|
War, Conflict and Military Matters