Donhead St Mary with Charlton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Donhead St Mary with Charlton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Heystone, Ashgrove, Charlton, Dognal, Dognol, Haystone, and Ludwell.

Alternative names: Donhead St Mary, St Mary Donhead

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Christians, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DONHEAD-ST. MARY, a village and a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Nadder, ½ a mile NE of Donhead-St. Andrew village, and 1¾ SE of Semley r. station. The parish includes also the tythings of Charlton, Dognol, and Haystone; and its post town is Donhead-St. Andrew, under Salisbury. Acres, 5,247. Rated property, £5,611. Pop., 1,482. Houses, 330. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Charlton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £928. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is old but good, and has a pinnacled tower. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans.

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 Donhead-St. Mary, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms, 1843-1932 Author: Shaftesbury and Gillingham Circuit (Wesleyan Methodist)

Births and baptisms, 1800-1837 Author: Bird Bush Chapel (Donhead-St. Mary, Wiltshire : Independent)

Bishop’s transcripts for Donhead-St. Mary, 1622-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Donhead-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Donhead-St. Mary, 1678-1970 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Donhead-St. Mary (Wiltshire)

Parish register printouts of Donhead-St. Mary, Wiltshire, England (Independent, Bird Bush Chapel) ; christenings, 1800-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Land tax assessments in Donhead-St. Mary, Wiltshire 1780-1876 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


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