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Westbury photo gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bickington (SOM) - Berkeley (SOM) - Bishopstrow - Corsley - Edington - Frome (SOM) - North Bradley - Rodden (SOM) - Steeple Ashton - Upton Scudamore - Warminster with Christchurch



GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Westbury
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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.
Register of One-Place Studies - Westbury Entry


The Parish Church of All Saints

All Saints Gallery                  All Saints Churchyard

Church  Matters 1800-1849 Funeral Report and Obituary of Rev. Stafford Brown 1847 Church Matters 1850-1899
Bishop of Salisbury's Memorial Fund 1870 Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers Meeting 1915  

Parish Register Transcripsts

Interesting Entries from the Parish Registers

Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1556-1998
Marriages 1556-1991
Burials 1556-1991


Parish History

Facts and Figures About Wiltshire 1874               Rates Charges 1951

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Westbury Registration District
April 1936 - Present Warminster Registration District


Buildings and Land


Cattle Plague Regulations 1867          Agriculture in and Around Westbury


Westbury Cemetery Gallery

General Items

Lease Indenture of Thomas Phipps 1775               Appointment of Select Commissioners for Land and Assessed Taxes 1842                   Owners of Land 1873         


Mills History in and Around Westbury

Public Houses


Oak Inn

Pub Taken Over by Aldi 2012         Destruction of the Oak Inn 2012          Demolition Video 2012


Railway Gallery

New Engine Sheds


Roads Through Westbury

White Horse

White Horse Gallery

Westbury White Horse


Crime and Legal Matters

Animal Related Crime

Horse Cruelty - William Kill & Rachael Mead 1872

Capital Punishment

The Execution of Rebecca Smith 1849

Court Cases

County Court Case Jackson v Watson 1847

Crime Reports


Firearms Offences

Shot Fired at Children at Play 1762


Fake Notes in Circulation 2014

General Items

Association for the Prosecution of Felons Meeting 1825  Wilts Quarter Sessions Business Meeting 1884  Hawking Without a License 1889
Damages Against Farmer's Son 1925     


Murder, Escape, Capture & Sentence 1784

Prisons and Prisoners

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879                 Convicts sent to Prison Hulks 1823-1842


Obtaining Money by False Pretence 1889                 Businesses Hit by Spate of Lead Thefts 2014                Theft at White Horse Country Club 2014


Transported for Theft 1828          Transported for House Breaking 1831 



Pigots 1822



Education in Westbury              School Log Extracts 1863-1918


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index Emigration Home Contact Requested 1800 - Present Paul Elkins and Family, Utah Pioneer 1850-1911
Scott Family Emigration to South Australia 1854    


Employment and Business


Rogers & Co. Advertisements 1900-1949

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807                 Gamekeepers Certificates 1834                   Sale of Timber 1846


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

William Abraham 1719          William Ball 1720           John Bennett 1714          Isaac Blagdon 1744          Edward Curtis 1713           James Mattox 1720

Wiltshire Society Apprentices

James Bigwood 1822          William George Dafter 1877          Richard Davis 1839                 William Newman 1921           James Randall 1823


Aviation Certificate of Benjamin Bathhurst 1928                  Aviation Certificate of Ronald Belbin 1939    

Community Services

Metropolitan Police Pensions Records

John Benjamin Adlam 1883-1908

Fairs and Markets

British Postal Services Appointments 1737-1969

Medical Services

Apothecary Shop for Sale 1767                  General Medical Council Registrations 1859-1959

Trades Unions


Robert E. Abrahams 1919-1927


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Associations, Clubs, Organisations and Societies

Trowbridge Provident Society Success 1789          Brownies Celebrate 100 Years 2014

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861 

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1865                Poll Book Analysis for Polling District July 1865                 MP Nominations 2015

Family Notices

1850-1899          1900-1949          1950-1999

Funeral Reports

Amy Beatrice Webb 1928

Inquest Reports

Inquest Reports 1800-1849                  James Hulbert 1846                 Luke Harding 1869                  Inquest Reports 1900-1949

Parish Notables

Theodore Penleigh Boyd - Artist             George Pargiter Fuller - Liberal Politician               Sir Robert Peel - British Prime Minister and MP for Westbury


Cricket Match - Westbury Junction v Hadpen 1857                   Pigeon Racing Annual Awards 1956

Personal Research Items

Descendents of George Smith and Betty Taylor

Tuck Family Research Burial Extracts - These items were 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 references to Quaker entries may be found from across the county.


Falstone Day Book 1645-1653


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Poverty in Westbury Westbury Workhouse Poor Law & Union Workhouse News 1800-1849
Workhouse Census 1841 Workhouse Provisions & Clothing Tenders 1846 Poor Law Union Audit 1849
Workhouse Census 1851 Paupers Recorded in the Workhouse for 5 Years Consecutive 1861 Almshouses
Workhouse Crime 1835-1850    



Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Christopher Polden 1626           William Jones 1626            John Hall 1632               James, Earl of Marlborough 1633               Henry, Earl of Marlborough 1638

Parishioners Wills

Elizabeth Gaisford Proved 1743           Abigail Hancock Proved 1722-23           Samuel Wereat Proved 1721             


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

General Miitary Items

Why the Poppy          Prisoner of War Camps 2012

Service Men & Women

Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828          Family Notices 1850-1899

War Memorials

Casualties of WWI & WWII Honoured on the War Memorial New War Memorial WWI & WWII War Memorial - Public Views Sought 2013
Restored War Memorial Cross Rededicated 2014 War Memorial Mystery as Numbers Don't Tally 2014  


Wiltshire Regiments

Encampment of the Wiltshires 1868               Servicemen & Families with the 1st Wilts. Regt. in South Africa 1911 


British Red Cross/VAD Volunteers

Mary Ethel Jeffries 1917-1919


Soldiers of the Parish Buried Elsewhere in the United Kingdom                    Calne & District Casualty Lists WWI     

War Memorials & Books of Remembrance

All Saints Churchyard War Memorial Cross WWI          Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918          Bell Ringers Book of Remembrance in St. Pauls Cathedral Library WWI


Roll Up - War Time Poem 1914-1918 

Wiltshire Regiment in WWI

Wounded List 1917 



Dennis George Gumm 1944

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