Great Somerford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Great Somerford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Broad Somerford

Other places in the parish include: Sturtley, Startley, and Starely.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1707
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Great Somerford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOMERFORD (Great or Broad), a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Malmsbury district, Wilts: on the river Avon, 7 miles NNE of Chippenham r. station. It has a post-office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,770. Rated property, £2,520. Pop., 532. Houses, 114. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £447. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church was restored in 1865.

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

Parish Registers

Great Somerford Marriages 1707 to 1812

Great or Broad Somerford Wiltshire Marriages 1707 to 1812 - View Online

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Wiltshire OPC

Churchyard Survey

Owners of Land 1873

Ordnance Surveyor's Drawings 1813-1814

Probate Index 1558-1879

Parish Register Transcripts

Marriages

1605-1812

Crime and Legal Matters

Crime Reports 1650-1699

Crime Reports 1800-1849

Inmates of Gloucester Gaol 1815-1879

Directories

Kellys 1867

Post Office 1875

Kellys 1898

Swindon & District 1928

Taylors Telephone 1941

Census Returns Transcripts

1851

1861

1871

1881

1891

1901

Elections and Polls

Poll of Freeholders 1772

Poll Book 1818

Voters List 1832

Voters Lists Revisions 1843

Family Notices

1750-1799

1800-1849

1850-1899

Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Settlement Examinations 1763

Tenders for Medical Service 1837

Election of Guardians 1837

Election of Guardians 1839

Nomination of Guardians 1886

War Memorials

WWI Church Memorial Transcript

WWI Village War Memorial Transcript

WWII Church Memorial Transcript

Directories

Kelly's Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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