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Plaitford, Wiltshire Genealogy

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EnglandGotoarrow.pngWiltshireGotoarrow.png Wiltshire Parishes

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

Plaitford, Wiltshire
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Alderbury
County Wiltshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Romsey
Registration District Romsey
Records begin
Parish registers: 1710; For more records see West Grimstead
Bishop's Transcripts: 1622
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Amesbury
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Location of Archive
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Parish History

PLAITFORD, a parish, in the union of Romsey, hundred of Alderbury, Salisbury and Amesbury, and S. divisions of the county of Wiltshire adjacent to Hants, 5½ miles (W. by S.) from Romsey.[1][2] [3]


Civil Registration

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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[4]
NIM = Nimrod Research - (£). Results delivered by email.[5]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1700s-1800s
NIM 1751-1800

Census records

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

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

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



  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 573-576. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.
  2. From: 'Pisford - Playford', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 573-576. British HistoryDate accessed: 09 October 2013.
  3. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870-72)
  4. 'Over 1.4 million new Hampshire parish records published', Find My Past, accessed 3 October 2013. Date ranges are not clearly identified.
  5. 'Wiltshire Parish Explorer,' Nimrod Research, accessed 8 January 2014.