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Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire Genealogy

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Guide to Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Underditch
County Wiltshire
Poor Law Union Amesbury
Registration District Amesbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1610
Bishop's Transcripts: 1588; 1605
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Amesbury
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Wilsford and Woodford
Location of Archive
Wiltshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

WILSFORD (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Amesbury, hundred of Underditch, Salisbury and Amesbury, and S. divisions of Wilts, 1¾ mile (S. W. by W.) from Amesbury, with the tything of Lake.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Wilsford cum Lake parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP = Wiltshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Banns = Wiltshire Banns Index 1538-1933 (FindMyPast) - ($)
ANC 1 = Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = Wiltshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC Marr = Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837 (Ancestry) - ($)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Wilsford cum Lake Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP 1530-1917
1538-1933
1538-1990
FMP Banns

1538-1933


ANC 1 1538-1812
1538-1812
1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1916
1754-1916
1813-1916
ANC Marr

1538-1837


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Information about the parish may be found on Wiltshire Online Parish Clerks. Records are also available at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Wiltshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 581-584. Adapted 4 April 2013
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk