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Manningford (Bruce) - The OPC is Duncan McBurney

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St. Peter, Manningford Bruce St. Peter, Manningford Bruce

Manningford Bruce Village Gallery

Church of St. Peter

Church Gallery

Parish Register Transcripts


1605-1749        1750-1837    



Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1657-1916
Marriages 1660-1983
Burials 1658-1986


Parish History


Buildings and Land

Doomsday Book Entry

Grimbaldus the goldsmith holds Maniford.  Edward held at in the time of King Edward [the Confessor] and it was assessed at 6 hides and a half.  Here are 4 ploughlands.  Two ploughlands, with one villager, are in demesne.  Ten cottagers and 2 borderers occupy one ploughland.  Two shares of a mill pay 12 shillings and 6 pence.  Here are 20 acres of meadow, and the pasture is a mile and a half square.  It was valued at a hundred shillings, now at 6 pounds.  Source: Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, Volume 34.

Owners of Land 1873          Conveyance of Land Lott/Meek 1900


Crime and Legal Matters

Trial & Execution of William Amor 1773



Post Office 1855              Kellys 1915



School Gallery


Emigration and Migration


Joseph Dunford 1854 Thomas Guley 1854 Charles Bromham 1855 
Dorcas Dunford (nee Simper) 1855 Jane Dunford 1855 Mary Ann Dunford 1855
Stephen Dunford Jnr. 1855 Stephen Dunford Snr. 1855 Richard Farr 1855
William Huntley 1855 Matthew Roberts 1855 Hannah Stratton (nee Dunford) 1855

Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcipts

1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Elections and Polls

 Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818              Voters List 1832


 Inquest Report on Elizabeth Harding 1888

Parish Notables

Dr. Robin Baker, Novelist and Broadcaster



National Probate Index 1858-1966


War, Conflict and Military Matters

World War I

There is a large stone cross and memorial to those from the Parish of Manningford Bruce that gave their lives in World War I in the graveyard of St. Peters Church.

Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918               Roll of Honour WWI

Biographies of the Men Remembered on the World War I Memorial

Edwin Hawkins Frank Muddle Herbert North
Edwin Nash George Taylor George Frederick Whitmarsh

In addition to those named above, Percy John Waters who was born in Manningford Bruce in 1890 is named on the memorial in Rushall.

Individual biographies are currently being researched and these will be added as and when completed.

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