Trowbridge Holy Trinity, Wiltshire Genealogy

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Trowbridge Holy Trinity

Guide to Trowbridge Holy Trinity, Wiltshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Trowbridge Holy Trinity, Wiltshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Melksham
County Wiltshire
Poor Law Union Melksham
Registration District Melksham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1838
Bishop's Transcripts: 1839
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Potterne
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Wiltshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

TROWBRIDGE, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Melksham district, Wiltshire. The town stands on the river Biss, and on the Bath and Salisbury railway, 11¾ miles SSW of Chippenham. The town was formerly known to the Saxons as Truthhabrig. Afterwards, it was called Tribridge, Trolbridge, and Thoroughbridge.[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]

Trowbridge Holy Trinity, Wiltshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Trowbridge Holy Trinity, Wiltshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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BIVRI 1552-1841

IGI 1600s-1800s

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]