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Marston Meysey

"MARSTON-MAISEY, a parish in the hundred of Highworth, county Wilts, 3 miles N.E. of Cricklade, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated near the Thames and Severn canal, and is wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £250. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £76. The church is dedicated to St. James. There is a National school for both sexes, with a small endowment."

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

Marston Meysey or Marston Maisey is 3 miles NE of Cricklade, and is now adjacent to Fairford airfield. Grid Ref SU127973. Postcode SN6 6SZ. Population 240 in 1831, 185 in 1951.


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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 Marston Maisey, St James:
    (it was formerly a tithing and chapelry of Maiseyhampton, in Gloucestershire)

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1742-1974, Mar 1742-1838, Bur 1744-1812 (on microfiche - originals at Gloucestershire Record Office)
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1578, 1613, 1617-18, 1620-24, 1628-29, 1631, 1637-40, 1660, 1662-63, 1667, 1670, 1674-86, 1688-1715, 1717-25, 1727-31, 1734, 1735-42 (with Maiseyhampton, at Glos RO)
    • Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1800-1837

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