All Cannings, Wiltshire Family History Guide

All Cannings is an Ancient Parish in the county of WiltshireEtchilhampton is a chapelry of All Cannings.

Alternative names: All Cannings with Etchilhampton, Allcannings

Other places in the parish include: Allington, Etchilhampton, and Fallaway

Parish church: St. Anne

Parish registers begin: 1579

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to All Cannings

Historical Descriptions

All Cannings

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALLCANNINGS, a tything and a parish in Devizes district, Wilts. The tything lies on the Avon canal, 2 miles S of Wans dyke, 4 miles E by N of Devizes r. station; and has a post office under Devizes. Pop., 602. Houses, 138. The parish contains also the tythings of Allington, Etchilhampton, and Fallaway. Acres, 5,483. Real property, £8,647. Pop., 1,013. Houses, 230. The manor-house is a building of the 14th century, now used as a farmhouse. The living is a rectory, and was formerly a prebend, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £1,100. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church was partly built in the 17th century. Charities, £19.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Allcannings, a parish in the hund. of Swanborough, union of Devizes, county of Wilts, comprising the tythings of Allcannings, Allington. and Tullaway; 4 miles east by north from Devizes. Living, a rectory, with the chapel of Etchilhampton, in the archd. of Wilts and dio. of Salisbury; rated at £31 16s. 10½d.; gross income £1,187. Patron, in 1835, Alexander Baring, Esq. The church was partly built in the 17th century. There was formerly a prebend here, rated at £13. Annual income ef charities connected with this parish, £19 4s. 8d. Pop., in 1821, 749; in 1831, 811. Houses 149. Acres 4,470. A. P. £5,917. Poor rates, in 1837, £378.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Allcannings, 4 miles E. Devize’s. P. 1148.

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Allington

Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Allington, a township or tything in the parish of All-Cannings, Wilts, on the Kennet and Avon canal. There is a daily school here. Pop., in 1801, 145; in 1831, 162. Houses 32. A. P. £1,259. Poor rates, in 1837, £107.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Registers

The Registers of All Cannings and Etchilhampton Wiltshire - View Online

Directories

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

Allington Residents 1855

Tuckwell Mr Joshua Carby

Burgess Henry farmer

Dowse Robert carpenter 

Godwin James farmer

Morley Simon shopkeeper

Parry Joseph farmer 

Stevens John mason 

Source: Post office [afterw.] Kelly's directory of Hampshire, Dorsetshire, Wiltshire (the Isle of Wight, and the Channel Islands) 1855

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Devizes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Devizes
  • Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury