Charlton (near Malmesbury), Wiltshire Family History Guide

Charlton (near Malmesbury) is a chapelry of Westport St Mary Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Stonehill.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHARLTON, a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts; 2¼ miles NE of Malmsbury, and 4 WSW of Minety r. station. It as a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 4,780. Real property, £4,926. Pop., 621. Houses, 129. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged to Malmsbury Abbey; passed to the Knevits; and belongs now to the Earl of Suffolk. The mansion on it, Charlton House, is a stately edifice, of Jacobean architecture, with west front by Inigo Jones; contains a large collection of valuable paintings; and was frequently visited by the poet Dryden. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Westport, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is early English; and contains the burial-vault of the Earls of Suffolk. Charities, £10.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Charlton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Charlton, near Malmsbury, 1607-1859 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Charlton (near Malmsbury, Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Westport-St. Mary, 1605-1860 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Westport-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Court Records

The court records of Brinkworth and Charlton 1544-1648 Author: Crowley, Douglas


Land tax assessments in Charlton near Malmesbury, Wiltshire 1780-1870 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Malmesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Malmesbury
  • Hundred: Malmesbury
  • Province: Canterbury