Hankerton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Hankerton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cloatly, Bishopers, and Bishoper.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1699
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Particular Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANKERTON, a village and a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Malmsbury, and 4 W by S of Minety r. station; and has a post office under Chippenham. The parish includes also the tything of Cloatly. Acres, 2,150. Rated property, £2,611. Pop., 393. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Suffolk. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £269. Patron, the Rector of Crudwell. The church is ancient and good, with a tower; and there is a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Hankerton Wiltshire Marriages 1700 to 1837 - View Online

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Hankerton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Hankerton, 1607-1859 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hankerton (Wiltshire)

Marriages at Hankerton, 1700-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hankerton (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Settlement examinations, 1755-1816 and removal order 1768-1830, Hankerton, Wiltshire Author: Hankerton (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Hankerton, 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