Huish, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Huish is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Rainscombe.

Alternative names: Hewish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1603
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEWISH, or HUISH, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; under the Marlborough downs, 3 miles NNW of Pewsey r. station. Post town, Pewsey, under Marlborough. Acres, 754. Real property, £932. Pop., 133. Houses, 29. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the Somerset family; and was given, in 1690, to the College of Froxfield. Hewish Hill has extensive vestiges of an ancient British village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £178. Patrons, the Trustees of Froxfield College. The church is good.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Huish, 1841-1891

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Wilcot, baptisms & burials, 1564-1837 and Huish, baptisms & burials, 1603-1837, 1831 census and children confirmed Author: Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Wilcot (Wiltshire)

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

Marriages at Huish, 1684-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hewish (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Hewish, Wiltshire 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Pewsey
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Marlborough
  • Poor Law Union: Pewsey
  • Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury