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Chirton - OPC Vacancy

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Chirton Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Marden - Patney - Urchfont - Wilsford


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Chirton
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies 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. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Gallery              St. John the Baptist interior Gallery

Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers Meeting 1915

Parish Register Transcripts


1582-1649          1650-1699           1700-1749          1750-1799          1800-1849          1850-1875


1588-1719       1720-1811

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1579-1986
Marriages 1588-2002
Burials 1588-1987


Parish History

Chirton is also known as Cherrington.  Chirton and Conock are the two tithings which make up Chirton parish.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Devizes Registration District


Buildings and Land


Owners of Land 1873

Property Sales by Auction

Rowde Estate Sale 1874


Crime and Legal Matters


Bastardy Examinations 1858-1873

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Carrying a Gun Without License 1890


Chandler Brothers Trespass & Game Charges 1846                  


Mushroom Case 1870



Post Office 1855               Post Office 1875




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.

Robert Batt 1730


Aviation Certificate Henry Adam 1916


British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969                


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Members 1827-1871

Census Returns Transcripts


The 1841 Census for Chirton and Conock were destroyed and the residential detail has been lost

Coroner 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 Book 1818           Voters List 1832                  Voters Lists Revisions 1843          

Family Notices

Family Notices 1850-1899

Inquest Reports

Hannah Kettlewell 1849

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poor Law Union Bread & Flour Contract 1838



Parishioners Wills

Joseph Zebedee 1834


War, Conflict and Military Matters

From Yorkshire to Lancashire and Places In Between Why the Poppy Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911 
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 Soldiers Who Died in WWI Named in Calne & District Casualty Lists  





Crime and Legal Matters

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Henwood & Beare v Myles, Gilbert & Nashe


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

Poll of Free Holders 1772



National Probate Index 1858-1966



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