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Draycot Foliat

"DRAYCOTT FOLIATT, a parish in the hundred of Kingsbridge, in the county of Wilts, 4.1 miles S.E. of Swindon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury, value £165, in the patronage of A. Goddard, Esq. The church has long been destroyed, and the inhabitants attend that of the adjoining parish. Bishop Buckeridge, who wrote against Bellarmine, was a native."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]




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Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Draycot Foliat, (dedication?):
    ('Drayton Foliat' in WSRO list: for earlier entries see Chiseldon)

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  • Population was 19 in 1831.



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