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Wilsford (near Amesbury)

"WILSFORD, a parish in the hundred of Underditch, county Wilts, 2 miles S.W. of Amesbury, and 7 N. of Salisbury. The parish is bounded on the E. by the river Avon, and includes the tything of Bottesford and part of the hamlet of Manningford-Bohun. The soil is a light loam, and the land chiefly arable, with some good water meadow. On the downs are many barrows. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Salisbury, value with that of Woodford annexed, £250, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, was repaired in 1858. The Baptists have a chapel."

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

Wilsford (near Amesbury) is 2 miles SW of Amesbury. Grid Ref SU135398. Postcode SP4 7BL. Population 119 in 1831, in 1951. There is another Wilsford near Pewsey.

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 Wilsford with Lake, St Michael:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1681-1991, Mar 1696-1985, Bur 1655-1992
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1588, 1605-07, 1614, 1617-26, 1630-35, 1639, 1642, 1678, 1680-81, 1684-86, 1690-94
    • IGI Chr 1681-1812 Batch P018411 from transcript
    • Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1618-1858

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