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Whaddon, Wiltshire Genealogy

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

Whaddon, Wiltshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Melksham
County Wiltshire
Poor Law Union Melksham
Registration District Melksham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1582-1585; 1622
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Potterne
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Location of Archive
Wiltshire Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

WHADDON, a parish, in the union and hundred of Melksham, Melksham and N. divisions of Wiltshire, 2¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Trowbridge. [1]

ResourcesEdit

Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

Census recordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 534-537. Date accessed: 2 April 2013.