Boscombe Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1696
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608-1609; 1622

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Boscombe

  • Newton Tony
  • Winterslow
  • Idmiston with Porton
  • Nether Wallop
  • Over Wallop
  • Amesbury
  • Allington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOSCOMBE, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, and on the Basingstoke and Salisbury railway, 1½ mile NE of Porton station, and 4 SE of Amesbury. It has a post office under Marlborough. Acres, 1,692. Real property, with Gomeldon, Idmiston, Porton, and Winterbourne-Gunner, £7,630. Pop., 143. Houses, 34. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £330. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is old but good; and there are almshouses, with endowed income of £24. Richard Hooker was rector from 1591 till 1595, and wrote here the first four books of his "Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity"

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Registers

Marriages at Boscombe 1696-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Amesbury
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Amesbury
Poor Law Union: Amesbury
Hundred: Amesbury
Province: Canterbury