Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Compton Chamberlayne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Compton Chamberlain

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Barford St Martin
  • Baverstock
  • Dinton
  • Fovant
  • Broad Chalke
  • Burcombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COMPTON-CHAMBERLAIN, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on an affluent of the river Avon, adjacent to the South Devon railway, 1¼ mile SE of Dinton r. station, and 4½ W by S of Wilton. It has a post office under Salisbury. Acres, 2,130. Real property, £2,371. Pop., 348. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. Compton-Chamberlain House is the seat of Penruddock, Esq.; and belonged to Colonel Penruddock, who was executed for an attempt to over-throw Cromwell. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, Penruddock, Esq. The church contains an obituary of the Penruddocks, and a large brass of a priest; and is good.

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

Parish Records

Census returns for Compton-Chamberlain, 1841-1891 - FamilySearch

Bishop's transcripts for Compton-Chamberlain, 1599-1880 - FamilySearch

Compton Chamberlayne incumbent's visiting book 1847-76 - FamilySearch

Manor court rolls in Compton-Chamberlain, Wiltshire, 1703-1750 - FamilySearch

Land tax assessments in Compton-Chamberlaine, Wiltshire 1780-1837 - FamilySearch


Vision of Britain historical maps


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