Wiltshire Records now on Ancestry

Wiltshire Church Records, 1538-1897

Ancestry.co.uk has put online some interesting church records for Wiltshire. It’s been done without the usual fanfare and email out to bloggers, perhaps they are all too busy at RootsTech !

This is a mixed bag of records, the source of the material is vague

Quaker Records

Quaker Births 1636 – 1837
Quaker Deaths 1542 – 1897

These Quaker records were sourced from a private donor, there are no digitized images of the originals and without knowing the provenance it is hard to tell how accurate they are.

Extracted Parish Records 1500’s – 1900’s

These have come from various publications of parish and probate record and at the bottom of the information is this list which I assume is the source for this information

Wiltshire: – Inquisitions Post Mortem returned to the court of chancery, 1242-1326
Wiltshire: – Abstracts of Inquisitions Post Mortem Returned Into the Court              of Chancery, 1327-1377
Wiltshire: – Abstracts of Inquisitions Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of Chancery in the Reign of Charles 1st
Wiltshire: – Registers of Marriages, 1561-1812
Wiltshire: – Registers of Marriages, 1591-1812
Wiltshire: – Registers of Marriages, 1538-1812


Wiltshire Marriages 1538 – 1837

This set of transcripts have come from a  private donor, they have been indexed by Ancestry. I am unable to ascertain if it is a full transcript or partial and whether it covers all the parishes of Wiltshire. 


Bishops Cannings parish registers transcribed by J H Parry 1906

This is a scan of a privately printed transcript of the parish registers from Bishops Canning, Wiltshire. The transcript runs from 1591 – 1812. The book has an index at the beginning and possibly because of this Ancestry hasn’t indexed it, so use the index and then browse the pages.


This collection will be useful for those with Wiltshire ancestry, but use them with caution if you find an entry of interest then you need to check the original record as Ancestry seems to have been reticent as to who is the transcriber.



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