Froxfield, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Froxfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Oakhill, Rudge, and Hughditch.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608; 1616

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FROXFIELD, a village and a parish in the district of Hungerford and county of Wilts. The village stands near the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Mid Wilts railway, 3¼ miles W of Hungerford; and has a post-office under Hungerford. The parish includes the tythings of Hughditch, Oakhill, and Rudge. Acres, 2,214. Real property, £2,926. Pop., 530. Houses, 144. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £122. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is very good. The Duchess of Somerset’s almshouses here were founded in 1686; form an oblong quadrangle, surrounding a court, with a small chapel in the interior; gave maintenance to thirty widows of clergymen, and twenty widows of laymen; and have an endowed income of £2,370.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Froxfield, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Froxfield, 1608-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Froxfield (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Froxfield, 1561-1889 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Froxfield (Wiltshire)

Court Records

Manor court rolls in Froxfield, Wiltshire, 1582-1583 Author: Manor of Froxfield. Court (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Hungerford Union : workhouse births and deaths 1866-1914, pauper’s service book 1877-1917 Author: EurekA Partnership

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Froxfield, Wiltshire 1780-1881 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Vital Records

Hungerford Union : workhouse births and deaths 1866-1914, pauper’s service book 1877-1917 Author: EurekA Partnership

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hungerford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Marlborough
  • Poor Law Union: Hungerford
  • Hundred: Kinwardstone
  • Province: Canterbury