Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire Genealogy

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Parish History

BISHOPS-CANNINGS, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Devizes, Wilts. The village stands on the Kent and Avon canal, 1½ mile S of Wans Dyke, and 3 NE of Devizes railway station, and has a post office under Devizes.—The parish includes the tythings of Bourton, Easton, Chittoe, Coate, and Horton, and the chapelry of St. James or Southbroom.  Cannings, Bishop's (St. Mary)

CANNINGS, BISHOP'S (St. Mary), a parish, inthe union of Devizes, hundred of Potterne and Cannings, Devizes and N. divisions of Wilts, 3 miles(N. E.) from Devizes; containing, with the tythings ofBourton with Easton, Chittoe, Coate, and Horton, andthe chapelry of South Broom, 3843 inhabitants. Themanor belongs to the Bishop of Salisbury, whose predecessors From: 'Camden-Town - Cannington', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 497-501. Date accessed: 01 April 2013.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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