Semington, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Semington is a chapelry of Steeple Ashton Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1586
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1623

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEMINGTON, a chapelry in Steeple-Ashton parish, Wilts; on the Kennet and Avon canal, near the Mid Wilts railway, 2 miles ESE of Holt-Junction r. station, and 3½ NE of Trowbridge. It has a post-office under Trowbridge. Real property, with Littleton, £3,308. Pop. in 1861, 427; of whom 160 were in Melksham workhouse. Houses, 60. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Staple-Ashton. There are a Wesleyan chapel 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 Semington, 1841-1891

Church Records

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Semington, baptisms, 1586-1837 Author: Hassell, Margory; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Semington (Wiltshire)

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Semington, burials, 1588-1837 Author: Hassell, Margory; Wiltshire Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Semington (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Semington, 1623-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Semington (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Semington, 1586-1973 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Semington (Wiltshire)

Biography

Brief account of Charles Dunsdon, of Semington, Wilts : whose death was occasioned by an accident which he survived but four days : with extracts from his letters

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1878-1914 Author: Melksham Union (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Semington, Wiltshire 1780-1884 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: Whorwellsdown
  • Province: Canterbury