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Easton Royal

"EASTON, (or Easton Royal), a parish in the hundred of Kinwardstone, county Wilts, 3 miles E. of Pewsey, its post town, and 7 S. of Marlborough. It is situated near the river Avon. In the reign of Henry III. a priory was founded here by Stephen, Archdeacon of Salisbury, for Canons of the Trinitarian order for the redemption of poor captives. At the Dissolution its revenues were estimated at £55 14s. 4d., and the site was then given to the Seymours. The living is a donative curacy in the diocese of Salisbury, in the gift of the Marquis of Ailesbury, who is lord of the manor. The church is a plain edifice of the latter part of the 16th century, built by Edward, Earl of Hereford. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The parochial charities amount to about £25 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is an endowed school for boys and girls. In the neighbourhood there are several barrows."

[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 Easton Royal, Holy Trinity:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1580-1991, Mar 1582-1991, Bur 1538-1992
    • IGI Chr 1580-1741 from transcript Batch P014391, Chr 1741-1871 Batch C014392, Mar 1582-1741 from transcript Batch M014391
    • VRI Chr 1741-1871, Mar 1741-1837
    • White Horse Baptisms 1741-1840

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History

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Population

  • Population was 488 in 1831, 256 in 1951.

 

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