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Atworth - The OPC is Samantha Butler

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Atworth - St. Michael Atworth - St. Michael

Atworth Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes

Box - Broughton Gifford - Corsham - Great Chalfield - Melksham - South Wraxall



GenUKI - For information relating to Atworth
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Bradford on Avon Museum - Has a few objects from Atworth
Wiltshire Heritage Museum - Devizes has some objects which were excavated from the Roman Villa in Atworth.
Atworth Village website - Village Information
Wiltshire Council - Council Website
Wikipedia - Information about the parish


Parish Church of St. Michael

St. Michael Church Gallery               St. Michael Church Interior               St. Michael Churchyard Gallery          Churchyard Survey              


Clergy News 1800-1899          New Deacon Ordinated October 2012

Parish Register Transcripts



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1645-1971
Marriages 1654-1993
Burials 1654-1992

Other Resources


Parish History

This parish was also known as Atford

History of Atworth                Tour Through Atworth Then and Now

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Bradford Registration District
April 1936 - Present Trowbridge Registration District


Buildings and Land

Indenture of Hannah Moore 1841               Owners of Land 1873                Roman Villa 1937-1938


Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1808-1811

Public Houses

Foresters Arms

Situated on the Bradford Road.  Known as the The Thirsty Beggar in the 1990s

New Inn

Situated on the Bath Road.  The Pub closed in the 1960s

Red Lion

Transfer of License 1864

White Hart


Crime and Legal Matters


Charge of setting Fire to a Wheat-Rick 1870

General Items

Crime Reports 1800-1849                  Crime Reports 1850-1899


Murder Charge Against Gamekeeper 1850


Midnight Poaching 1866

Quarter Session Appearances

Moses Pickwick Bath 1875          Moses Bath 1875-1876          

Prisons and Prisoners

Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842

Victims of Crime

Elizabeth Bath 1875


Post Office 1855          Kellys 1867          Post Office 1875          Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index


Employment and Business

Business Receipts Gallery     

Agriculture and Land

Game Licenses 1834 (Cottles) 


Apprentice records published here may not necessarily mean that the apprentice was from the parish but was apprenticed to a master within the parish.

George Bean 1730 

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

Stephen Roberts 1831                Isaac Roberts 1836               Edward Bath 1852


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Atworth Independent Church, Bath Road

Congregational Chapel

Congregational Chapel Gallery

Chapelyard Memorials Stones Survey

Ebenezer Baptist Chapel

St. Francis de Paula Roman Catholic Church (Cottles)

Registers for Births/Baptisms 1858-1876 and for Deaths/Burials 1859-1871 for the Roman Catholic Church, Cottles, Atworth are held at the Bristol Record Office.


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Knight Compositions 1628                Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871                 Outstanding Contribution to the Parish Award 2015

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1901

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772           Voters Lists Revisions 1843               MP Nominations 2015           MP Nominations 2017            

Coroners Reports

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 of 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

Inquest Reports 



Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Bradford Union Registration Districts 1836               Bradford Union Medical Appointments 1842                Election of Guardians of the Poor 1842



Probate Index 1847-1881 (WSHC)              National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

John Yerbury 1633

Parishioners Wills

Thomas Pinchin, Snr. Proved 1646                Edward Willsheare Proved 1651               Thomas Dancey Proved 1834


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials and Military Gallery

Servicemen and Women

Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911

Uncategorised Military Items

Why the Poppy 



Casualty Biographies            Arthur George Reynolds 1918

For King and Country

Ernest Roy Alford 1898-1956


Memorials and Commemorative Items      

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918                   Atworth War Memorial 1914-1918




Casualty Biographies                   Atworth Roll of Honour 1939-1945


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0 #1 delrosan 2020-01-15 11:36
Hi Samantha
I'm looking for a baptism record for ancestor Maria Hawkins, born in Atworth, circa 1820, father was Thomas. I wonder how I can get this information and a copy of the parish register,

many thanks

Susan Williams

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