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Great Bedwyn (Grafton) - The OPC is Paul Vivash

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East Grafton Gallery

Church Matters

Extracts from the Registers of John Chandler 1404-1417


Buildings and Land


Proposed Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway 1872


Crime and Legal Matters

Eyre Rolls 1249                Feet of Fines 1320                 Extent For Debts 1358-1577                 Quarter Sessions 1563-1592

Proceedings in Chancery Elizabeth I Era (1558-1603)

Griffith and Piper v Hungerford



Kellys 1915           Swindon & District 1928


Employment and Business

British Postal Service Appointments 1737-1969


People and Parish Notables

Poll of Freeholders 1772 Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871 (East Grafton) Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871 (Grafton)
Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1827-1871 (West Grafton)    

Coroners 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 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 (East Grafton)                 Coroners Bills 1752-1796 (West Grafton)

Inquest Reports

John Sheffard 1771                

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



National Probate Index 1858-1966

Inquisitions Post Mortem of Lands Held

Robert Sotwell 1632

Parishioners Wills

Ricard Skory 1638


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

Dioceses of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 East Grafton War Memorial Roll of Honour Plaque (East Grafton) 1914-1918
Roll of Honour Plaque (West Grafton) 1939-1945    

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid

Elizabeth Sandwith Dowson 1914-1919          Edith Vere Gauntlett 1914-1919

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