Chitterne St Mary, Wiltshire Genealogy

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Guide to Chitterne St Mary, Wiltshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Chitterne St Mary, Wiltshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Heytesbury
County Wiltshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Warminster
Registration District Warminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wylye
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Location of Archive
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHITTERN (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Warminster, hundred of Heytesbury, Warminster and S. divisions of Wiltshire, 3¾ miles (E. by N.) from Heytesbury. St. Mary is similar to the parish of Chittern All Saints; they both form one village of a single street, each side of which is respectively in its own parish. There is a place of worship for dissenters. [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]

Chitterne St Mary, Wiltshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
NIM = Nimrod Research - (£). Results delivered by email.[3]
Chitterne St Mary, Wiltshire Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1608-1861
1611-1836

IGI 1608-1836
NIM 1608-1840
1608-1837

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. 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) Date accessed: 24 August 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Wiltshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 15 January 2014.
  3. 'Wiltshire Parish Explorer,' Nimrod Research, accessed 8 January 2014.