Edington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: West Coulston, Tinhead, and Baynton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EDINGTON, a tything, a parish, and a sub-district, in Westbury district, Wilts. The tything lies 3 ½ miles NE by E of Westbury town and r. station; and has a post-office under Westbury. The parish contains also the tythings of West Coulston, Baynton, and Tinhead. Acres, 5,705. Real property, £9,453. Pop., 994. Houses, 239. The property is all in one estate. The manor belonged, after the Reformation, to the first Marquis of Winchester; passed to the Dukes of Bolton; and belongs now to W. Taylor, Esq. A collegiate church was built here, in 1347, by William de Edington, a native of this parish, and bishop of Winchester; was changed, in 1358, into a monastery of Bonhommes; and was given, at the dissolution, to Sir Thomas Seymour. A palace of the bishops of Salisbury also stood here; but it was plundered and destroyed by Jack Cade’s mob in 1460; and Bishop Ayscough, who was then in the church performing mass, was dragged out and put to death. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value 87. Patron, W. Taylor, Esq. The church is partly the structure built by Bishop Edington; has a cruciform plan; forms an interesting specimen of transition architecture from decorated English to perpendicular; and contains a monument of Sir Simon Taylor by Chantrey, and some ancient monuments and brasses. Charities, £5. The sub-district contains three parishes, and parts of two others. Pop., 3,490. Houses, 811.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages Out of Parish

Details Place of Marriage
Thomas Seven, of Edington, priest, & Katherine Tutford 3 June 1549 Bratton Wiltshire
Thomas Hill, of Edington, & Christian Shabden, of Winchester 16 Apr. 1589 Bratton Wiltshire
William Hevell & Margaret Rundell, of Edington 22 Oct. 1601 Bratton Wiltshire
William Gunston, of Heywood, & Rachel Ellis, of Edington 10 July 1687 Bratton Wiltshire
James Pepler, b., & Jane Chapman, sp., of Edington, lic. 16 Oct. 1754 Bratton Wiltshire
Gabriel Morgan, widr., & Lucy White, sp., of Edington 4 May 1758 Bratton Wiltshire
Aaron Greathead, widr., of Edington, & Mary Oldan, wid., lic. 26 Oct. 1758 Bratton Wiltshire
Francis Merret, of Edington, & Mary Prior, minors, with consent 27 Feb. 1760 Bratton Wiltshire
James Coulrick, b., of Edington, & Mary Stephens, sp., lic. 27 Jan. 1774 Bratton Wiltshire
William Beaven, b., of Edington, & Nelly Ann Nash, sp., with consent, lic. 1 July 1784 Bratton Wiltshire
Edward Humphry, b., of Edington, & Sarah Sweetland, sp. 16 Oct. 1784 Bratton Wiltshire
William Dew, b., of Edington, & Mary Lambert, wid. 26 July 1785 Bratton Wiltshire
John Bathard, b., of Edington, & Isiah Pike, sp. 6 Feb. 1794 Bratton Wiltshire
George Taylor, b., of Edington, & Ann Whitaker, sp., lic. 2 July 1817 Bratton Wiltshire
Henry Harte, of Tinhead, & Elizabeth Lewes, wid. 28 Oct. 1587 Bratton Wiltshire

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Edington, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Church history – Sources ( 1 )
The Edington cartulary
Author: Catholic Church. Edington Monastery (Edington, Wiltshire); Stevenson, Janet H.

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Edington, 1597-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Edington (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1597-1823
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Edington (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Edington, 1678-1971
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Edington (Wiltshire)

Sunday school minute book, 1849-1881
Author: Tinhead Wesleyan Chapel (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Parish register printouts of Edington, Wiltshire, England ; christenings, 1741-1875
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Civil registration ( 1 )
Notices of marriage, 1837-1921
Author: Great Britain. Superintendent Registrar (District of Westbury)

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Court records ( 1 )
Poor rate books and miscellaneous parish records 1577-1850, Edington, Wiltshire
Author: Edington (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Edington – History ( 1 )
Bratton fire brigade
Author: White, Kathleen

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Land and property ( 1 )
The Edington cartulary
Author: Catholic Church. Edington Monastery (Edington, Wiltshire); Stevenson, Janet H.

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Military records ( 1 )
Poor rate books and miscellaneous parish records 1577-1850, Edington, Wiltshire
Author: Edington (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Poor rate books and miscellaneous parish records 1577-1850, Edington, Wiltshire
Author: Edington (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Edington – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments in Edington, Wiltshire 1780-1884
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Land tax assessments in West Coulston, Wiltshire 1780-1884
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury and Whorwellsdown
  • Hundred: Whorwellsdown
  • Province: Canterbury

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