Easton Royal Wiltshire Family History Guide

Easton Royal is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Easton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1580
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Collingbourne Kingston
  • South Savernake with Brimslade and Cadley
  • Burbage
  • Wootton Rivers
  • Milton Lilbourne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTON, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; near the Kennet and Avon canal and the Berks and Hants railway, 3¼ miles E of Pewsey r. station, and 6¼ S by E of Marlborough. Post town, Burbage, under Marlborough-Acres, 2,080. Real property, £2,911. Pop., 463. Houses, 100. The property is all in one estate. Easton Hill is crowned with a barrow. A priory or hospital for Trinitarian canons was founded here, by Archdeacon Stephens, in the time of Henry III.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Seymours. The living is a donative in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, the Marquis of Aylesbury. The church was built in 1591 by the family of the Protector; and is very good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £26.

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

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: Kinwardstone
Province: Canterbury