Hilperton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Hilperton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Hilprington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1694
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1622

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HILPERTON, or HILPRINGTON, a village and a parish in Melksham district, Wilts. The village stands near the Somerset and Weymouth railway and the Kennet and Avon canal, 1½ mile NNE of Trowbridge; and has a post-office under Trowbridge. The parish comprises 1,078 acres. Real property, £3,238. Pop. in 1851, 996; in 1861, 880. Houses, 209. The manufacture of cloth is carried on; and the decrease of pop. was caused by the substitution of power looms for hand looms. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Walter Long, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Whaddon, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £418. Patron, W. Long, Esq. The church is good, and has a tower. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a national school.

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 Hilperton, 1841-1891

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Hilperton, baptisms, 1622-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hilperton (Wiltshire); Hassell, Margory; Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Hilperton, 1622-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hilperton (Wiltshire)

Church records, 1848-1911 Author: Hilperton Chapel (Wiltshire : Wesleyan Methodist)

Civil registration

Notices of marriage, 1837-1904 Author: Great Britain. Superintendent Registrar (District of Melksham with Trowbridge)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Surveyors’ account book 1840-1852 and overseers poor rate book 1824- 1868, Hilperton, Wiltshire Author: Hilperton (Wiltshire)

Land and property

Surveyors’ account book 1840-1852 and overseers poor rate book 1824- 1868, Hilperton, Wiltshire Author: Hilperton (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Hilperton and Whaddon, Wiltshire 1773-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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