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West Lavington - The OPC is Carol Ouellet

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West Lavington - All Saints West Lavington - All Saints

West Lavington Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Chitterne All Saints - Imber - Little Cheverell - Market Lavington - Potterne - Tilshead 

 

Websites

Duncan and Mandy Ball's - Website for images of All Saints Church
GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and West Lavington
West Lavington - Parish Council
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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 All Saints

Census Figures in the Parish Registers 1811-1841               Interesting Memorandum in Parish Register 1816            Vicar to Move to Melksham 1872

Parish Register Transcripts

Baptisms

1625-1649           1650-1674           1675-1699       1700-1724         1725-1749           1750-1774          1775-1799          1800-1824          1825-1849           1850-1899

Marriages

1598-1627          1628-1699          1700-1749

Burials 

1725-1749          1750-1774           1775-1799           1800-1824

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1598-1953
Marriages 1598-2002
Burials 1598-1987

 

Parish History

Also known as Bishops Lavington

Littleton Panell and Fiddington are hamlets of this parish.

Maps

Map of West Lavington 1896

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Devizes Registration District

 

Buildings and Land

Notice of Intended Construction of the Wilts & Berks Canal 1793               Auction of Nash's Mill 1831                    Owners of Land 1873

Agriculture

Cattle Plague Regulations 1867     

        

Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy

Bastardy Examinations 1844-1875             

Capital Punishment

Execution of Richard Potter 1789

Crime Reports

Crime Reports 1800-1849    

Fraud

Con Men 1852          

Highway Robbery

The first image is of the Robbers' Stone, Gore Cross, West Lavington. The inscription on the stone reads: "At this spot, Mr Dean, of Imber, was Attacked and Robbed by Four Highwaymen, in the evening of October 21st 1839. After a spirited pursuit of three hours one of the Felons BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH fell Dead on Chitterne Down. THOMAS SAUNDERS, GEORGE WATERS, and RICHARD HARRIS, were eventually Captured and convicted at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devizes, and Transported for the term of Fifteen Years. This Monument is erected by Public Subscription as a warning to those who presumptuously think to escape the punishment God has threatened against Thieves and Robbers."  (See the Tilshead parish photo gallery for an image of the stone where Colclough met his end).

The second image shows The Cleary family. Mr. Don Cleary has kindly allowed publication of these images - he is pictured in the front with his parents, his brother Bernard and a friend from the Lavington/Easterton area. Don would love to discover the name of the friend - does anyone recognise him? If so, please contact Teresa Lewis (Adninistrator) who will pass the details to Mr. Cleary.      Robbers Stone Photo Gallery

Theft

Pigs Stolen at Night 1849

 

Directories

Kellys 1915

 

Education

Dauntsey Agricultural School

Gallery

The school opened its doors to boys as a boarding and day school in 1895. Today it is a fully co-ed school with state of the art facilities. For a history/timeline of the school, visit Dauntsey School Website. Lookups and extracts from "The Dauntseian" school magazine for May 1971 (Issue 131) can be requested from Teresa Lewis (Administrator). The magazine contains details of sporting achievements and examination results as well as staff members and governors and interesting historical titbits about the village and school grounds.

 

Emigration and Migration

Strays Index                  Emigration Home Contact Requested 1800 - Present

 

Employment and Business

Medical License Extract for William Healy 1696                Aspects of the Life of the Wiltshire Agricultural Labourer c1850                     Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Stanley Richard Simper 1910

 

Miscellaneous Documents

The Turnip Hoe'rs Song 1950(You Tube Link)               

 

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

 

People and Parish Notables

Family Notices 1800-1849                   Inquest Reports 1800-1849                  Inquest Report on William Wyatt 1846                Dreadful Death 1847

Census Returns Transcripts

1841 1851 1861 1871 1881  1891  1901

Elections and Polls 

Poll of Freeholders 1772             Voters List 1832               Voters Lists Revisions 1843                County Council Election Notice 1925                     MP Nominations 2015                 Poll Book 1818

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

Parish Notables

George Baker, Actor               Louie Ramsay, Actress

 

Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse

Wanted for Domestic Abandonment 1812               Poor Law Union Bread & Flour Contract 1838               Concert for Dorothy House Hospice Care 2014

 

Probate

Probate Index 1540-1881

 

War, Conflict and Military Matters

Why the Poppy Chelsea Pensioners 1808-1828 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918
WWI Casualties who attended Dauntsey School WWII & Korea Casualties who attended Dauntsey School  

 

Fiddington

Buildings and Land

Fiddington House Lunatic Asylum

By 1880 boundary changes had moved the asylum into the parish of Market Lavington.

 

People and Parish Notables 

Census Returns Transcripts

1851   1861   1871 

Fiddington House Lunatic Asylum Census   1851

 

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