Semley, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Semley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1708
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1626

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEMLEY, a parish, with a village, in Tisbury district, Wilts; on the Salisbury and Yeovil railway, 3 miles N E of Shaftesbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Salisbury. Acres, 2,945. Rated property, £3,812. Pop., 699. The manor belongs to Lord Arundel. Building-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £600. Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The church was all early English; but the chancel was rebuilt, in the decorated style, in 1866. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £4.

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 Semley, 1841-1891

Church Records

Births, 1821-1837 Author: Particular Baptist Church (East Knoyle, Wiltshire); Particular Baptist Church (Semley, Wiltshire)

Births, 1821-1837 Author: Particular Baptist Church (East Knoyle, Wiltshire); Particular Baptist Church (Semley, Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Semley, 1626-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Semley (Wiltshire)

Church records, 1824-1952 Author: Knoyle and Semley Baptist Chapel (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Semley, 1709-1889 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Semley (Wiltshire)

Land and Property

Overseers poor rate book and miscellaneous parish records 1792-1862, Semley, Wiltshire Author: Semley (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Overseers poor rate book and miscellaneous parish records 1792-1862, Semley, Wiltshire Author: Semley (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Semley, Wiltshire 1740-1876 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Window tax for Semley, Wiltshire, 1762-1774 Author: Great Britain. Exchequer

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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