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Etchilhampton - The OPC is Amanda Wood-Woolley

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Etchilhampton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

All Cannings - Patney - Potterne - Southbroom - Stert


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Etchilhampton.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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 registers of Allcannings, and Etchilhampton - American Libraries - these have been transcribed below. 
Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust - Etchilhampton entry.


The Parish Church of St. Andrew

St. Andrew Church          St. Andrew Interior          St. Andrew Churchyard          Churchyard Survey

Church Memorial Plaques

Edmund, Susanna & Mary Hitchcock           Jane Hitchcock 1829           Louisa Susanna and Elizabeth Giddings Hitchcock 1840            

Rectors List 1333-1977         

Parish Register Transcripts

Notes from the Parish Registers       







Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1630-1944
Marriages 1630-1982
Burials 1630-1992


Parish History

In the 1861 census the parish of Etchilhampton was recorded as Ashelton

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land

Labourer's Friend Society Meeting at Devizes 1833               Owners of Land 1873


Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1800-1849              Assault on Postman 1865                Baker Sold Underweight Bread 1870

Bastardy Examinations

The definition of a bastard for the period when examinations were carried out by  parish overseers and local justices is as follows:-  any child born out of wedlock including those where the mother and father later marry, children of a second marriage whilst the first wife is still living; the issue of divorced couples; children born where the husband is known to have been abroad for some year; A child born after the father has died.  The definition has evolved since the Act of 1732/33 where a “single mother” was by law obliged to declare her pregnancy and state the name of the reputed father.  Some parish registers may record the words base-born against a baptism record and some may even name the reputed father.  Below are some of the surviving bastardy examination reports transcribed from various sources such as court books and overseers accounts.  It is interesting to note that only the mother’s and witnesses’ oaths seem to be recorded even though the defendant would have been summoned to the hearing.  Perhaps their evidence was pre-delivered for the examiners to peruse before the mother was required to prove her case.  It is also interesting to read the language used to describe the situation the mother found herself in and the circumstances in which the child was conceived.  It would appear that the examination itself would not have been a pleasant experience for plaintiff or defendant no matter what the outcome.               Bastardy Examinations

Head v Watson 1870


Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875              Kellys 1915                 Kellys 1931




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


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

Alexander Applegarth 1730


Aviation Certificate for Robert Armour 1946


Medical License for William Dorchester 1700               


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851           1861  

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772               Poll of Freeholders 1772 (Ashlington)          Poll Book 1818               Voters List 1832            Voters Lists Revisions 1843            MP Nominations 2015     

Family Notices   

Family Notices 1850-1899


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Poor Law Union Bread & Flour Contract 1838



Parishioners Wills

William Winchester 1701


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Casualty Biographies of WWI               Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918              Roll of Honour Plaque of Those Who Served 1914-1918         Why the Poppy

WWI Church Memorial - Tom Cox & John Plank


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