Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Collingbourne Kingston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Vallance, Southton, Kingston, Brunton, and Aughton.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLLINGBOURNE-KINGSTON, a village and a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts. The village stands on an affluent of the river Avon, 3¾ miles NW of Ludgers-hall, and 6 S by E of Savernake r. station; contains several old cottages of ornately-worked brick and flint; and has a post office under Marlborough and an inn. The parish includes also the tythings of Southton, Brunton, Kingston, and Aughton. Acres, 7,293. Real property, £8,014. Pop., 903. Houses, 169. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Collingbournes; one of whom was executed, in the time of Richard III., on accusation of being a party to Buckingham's rebellion. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £261. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church was reported in 1859 as bad. There is a Wesleyan chapel. John Norris, the philosophical opponent of Locke, was a native; and his father was vicar.

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

Bankrupts

Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Gooden Robert, Collingbourne, Wiltshire, maltster, Dec. 4, 1829.

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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