Foxley, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Foxley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1713
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FOXLEY, a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts; on Akeman-street, near the boundary with Gloucester, 3 miles WSW of Malmsbury, and 8 N by W of Chippenham r. station. Post town, Malmsbury, under Chippenham. Acres, 750. Real property, with Bremilham and Westport, £6,335. Pop., 65. Houses, 14. The manor belonged to the Berkeleys; passed to the Ayliffes and the Foxes; and gave the title of Baron Foxley to Lord Holland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £261. Patron, Lady Holland. The church is ancient, and contains some old monuments.

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 Foxley, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Foxley, 1605-1860 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Foxley (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Foxley, 1713-1835 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Foxley (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Foxley, Wiltshire 1780-1870 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Malmesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Malmesbury
  • Hundred: Malmesbury
  • Province: Canterbury