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Dauntsey - The OPC is Ruth Wood

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Dauntsey - St. James the Great Dauntsey - St. James the Great

Dauntsey Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Brinkworth - Christian Malford - Great Somerford - Little Somerford - Lyneham - Seagry


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Dauntsey.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.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 Parish Church of St. James the Great

St. James Gallery

Interesting Entries from the Parish Registers

Parish Register Transcripts

1653-1699 1700-1749 1750-1812


1653-1699 1700-1749 1750-1799 1800-1812

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1653-1950
Marriages 1653-1999
Burials 1653-1918
BTs 1838-1860 held at Bristol Record Office


Parish History

Civil Registration

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


Buildings and Land

Notice of Intended Construction of the Wilts & Berks Canal 1793          Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814          Ordnance Surveyor's Drawing North Wilts 1826


Dauntsey Railway Station closed in 1965


Crime and Legal Matters

Carpenter Claims Unpaid Wages 1843



Post Office 1875         Kellys 1915          Swindon & District 1928          Taylors 1941



The school register entries were kindly submitted by Pat Bulley

Dauntsey School Admissions Register 1931-1945


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807      


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Independent Chapel
Providence Baptist Chapel


People and Parish Notables 

Associations, Clubs, Organisations & Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871       

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851

Coroners Bills

County coroners were introduced in England in around 1194 once established other boroughs and liberties sought the right to have their own coroner.  Often in Medieval times the coroner also assumed the role of the sheriff and his duties weren't limited to holding inquests on dead bodies although almost a full time post they were unpaid for the duties apart from those that were deemed murder or manslaughter when they would receive 13s. 4d.   From the 24th June 1752 a law was passed allowing the coroner to claim £1 for every inquest they attended not held in a gaol and also to claim 9d per mile travel allowance from the place of residence.  Inquests held in any gaol were performed at a rate totalling no more than £1.  These costs were to be paid from the county rates.  In cases of homicide the coroner also received the former fee of 13s. 4d.  The coroners submitted their bills at the quarter session sittings for approval.  Coroners Bills 1752-1796

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Poll ook 1818          Voters List 1832           Voters Lists Revisions 1843           MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017

Family Notices

Family Notices 1800-1849                 Family Notices 1850-1899

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


Brinkworth Pony Gymkhana and Sports 1937


Tax List 1332 with Smithcot         


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 Report on Dauntsey Almshouses 1905



Parishioners Wills 

Mary Skuse Proved 1731          Susannah Swaine Proved 1789 (Adminstration)          Benjamin Vines Proved 1776


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1919 Roll of Honour Plaque 1939-1945
Those Who Served Plaque 1939-1945 Why the Poppy   



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