Codford St Mary, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Codford St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: St Mary Codford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1623

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CODFORD-ST. MARY, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, near Codford r. station, 4 miles SE of Heytesbury. It has a post office under Bath. Acres, 2,123. Real property, with Codford-St. Peter, £4,086. Pop., 404. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. Codford-Hill is crowned by a curious earthwork, called Ogbury or Codford Circle, supposed to have been formed by Druids for religious rites; and commands a most interesting view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £306. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford. The church is later English, in good condition; and there is an Independent chapel.

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

Directories

Kelly’s Post Office Directory 1855

Gentry

Bennett Mr Thomas

Maddox Rev John Webb [Independent minister]

Sturgess Mrs

Webster Rev George Mountjoy D D Rectory

Traders

Andrews Edward draper

Beckett John basket maker

Bendall John saddler & harness maker & postmaster

Bennett William farmer

Fidler Matthew Rivers shopkeeper

Fry Thomas shopkeeper & blacksmith

Goodfellow James baker

Hinton Charles tailor

Hinwood Thomas blacksmith

Merchant Esther Mrs boot & maker

Morgan William parish clerk

Norton George plumber painter & glazier

Notley Anthony farmer

Perriour Thomas & John sieve makers

Rabbits James shopkeeper

Sims Joseph boot & shoe maker

Sparey Charles baker & carrier

Sturgess Elizabeth Mrs draper

Sturgess Richard carpenter

Todd John railway agent

Viney William carrier

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Codford-St. Mary, 1841-1891

Church Records

Births and baptisms of Codford-St. Mary and Wily Chapel, Independent Church, 1813-1836 Author: Independent Church (Codford-St. Mary)

Bishop’s transcripts for Codford-St. Mary, 1623-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1800-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Codford-St. Mary, 1653-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Codford-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Parish register printouts of Codford-St. Mary, Wiltshire, England (Independent, Wily Chapel) ; christenings, 1813-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Memorials of the parish of Codford St. Mary : containing particulars of the church, by the author of memorials of Oxford Author: Ingram, James

Church History

Memorials of the parish of Codford St. Mary : containing particulars of the church, by the author of memorials of Oxford Author: Ingram, James

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Codford-St. Peter and Codford-St. Mary, Wiltshire 1773-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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