Hilmarton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Hilmarton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Whitcombe, Pen, Littlecot, Goatacre, Corton, Cleveaney, Cleveancy, Cleave Ansty, Cleave Anstey, Catcomb, and Beversbrook.

Alternative names: Hillmarton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1645
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HILLMARTON, a village and a parish in Calne district, Wilts. The village stands 3½ miles NNE of Calne r. station, and 7 SW by W of Wootton-Bassett; and has a post office under Calne. The parish includes also the hamlets of Catcomb, Corton, Beversbrook, Goatacre, Pen, and Cleveancy. Acres, 4,182. Real property, £7,727. Pop., 787. Houses, 181. The manor belongs to Thomas H. A. Poynder, Esq. Brick clay occurs, and building stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £399. Patron, the Crown. The church is later English, and was restored by the late Thomas Poynder, Esq. Chapels were formerly at Corton and Whitcombe. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £14.

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 Hillmarton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Hillmarton, 1605-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillmarton (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1655-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillmarton (Wiltshire); Webb, William A.

Parish registers for Hillmarton, 1645-1929 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillmarton (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Hillmarton, 1645-1947 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillmarton (Wiltshire)

Land and property

Surveyors’ account and miscellaneous parish records 1723-1847, Hillmarton, Wiltshire Author: Hillmarton (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Hilmarton settlement certificates and examinations, WRO 796/51/52 and removal orders, WRO 796/53 Author: Cole, Jean A.

Surveyors’ account and miscellaneous parish records 1723-1847, Hillmarton, Wiltshire Author: Hillmarton (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Hillmarton, Wiltshire 1780-1837 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Calne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Avebury
  • Poor Law Union: Calne
  • Hundred: Kingsbridge; Selkley
  • Province: Canterbury