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Great Bedwyn (Wilton) - The OPC is Paul Vivash

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Wilton Windmill Wilton Windmill

Wilton Gallery

Church Matters

Extracts from the Registers of John Chandler 1404-1417


Buildings and Land

Savernake Estate Sale 1929               Savernake Estate Sold 1929


Crime and Legal Matters

Quarter Sessions 1563-1592


Employment and Business

Apprentice - Edward Broad 1751


People and Parish Notables


Bankruptcy Reports 1750-1799

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 

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists 

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


War, Conflict and Military Matters 

British Red Cross/Voluntary Aid Detachment

Frances Mary Cousins 1916-1919          Emily Adelaide Hoare 1916-1919        

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