Salisbury St Thomas, Wiltshire Genealogy

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Salisbury St Thomas

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

Salisbury St Thomas, Wiltshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salisbury
County Wiltshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Salisbury
Registration District Salisbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1530
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Salisbury
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of the Sub-Dean of Salisbury
Location of Archive
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Salisbury (or New Sarum).SALISBURY, a city,having separate civil jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Underditch, S. division of Wiltshire, 82 miles(S. W. by W.) from London. tory. Parish and municipal border, city, and county town of Wiltshire, on the Upper Avon, at confluence of the Bourne and the Nadder and Wiley, 28 miles W. of Winchester and 83 SW. of London by rail. The city comprises the parish of St. Edmund, part of St. Martin's, and the parish of St. Thomas. Theextraparochial district of the Cathedral Close includes a grammer school for the education of eight boys.Thereareplaces of worshipfor Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.[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]

Salisbury St Thomas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[3]
NIM = Nimrod Research - (£). Results delivered by email.[4]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[5]


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BIVRI 1530-1532, 1559-1561, 1570-1904


NIM 1530-1840

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), pp. 5-11
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 10 January 2014.
  3. Wiltshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 11 September 2013.
  4. 'Wiltshire Parish Explorer,' Nimrod Research, accessed 8 January 2014.
  5. 'Parish Records - Coverage', The Genealogist, accessed 27 September 2013.