Shalbourne, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Shalbourne is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and partly in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Oxenwood.

Alternative names: Shalbourn

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1672
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1587

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHALBOURN, a village in Berks, and a parish partly also in Wilts; but all in Hungerford district. The village stands near Wans dyke, 2¾ miles E of Bedwyn r. station, and 4 SSW of Hungerford; and has a post-office under Hungerford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bagshot and Oxenwood in Berks, and the hamlet of Newtown in Wilts. Acres of the B. portion, 2,550; of the W. portion, 2,805. Real property of the whole, £6,879. Pop., 506 and 506. Houses, 105 and 113. Much of the property belongs to the Marquis of Ailesbury. Prosperous farm was the scene of the agriculturalexperiments of Jethro Tull. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £428. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is good; and there are a parochial school, and charities £13.

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 Shalbourn, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Fosbury, 1856-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Fosbury (Wiltshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Shalbourn, 1587-1835 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Marriage licence bonds 1669-1693 Author: Church of England. Dean and Canons of Windsor at Wantage. Peculiar Court

Parish register transcripts, 1581-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Fosbury, 1856-1973 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Fosbury (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Shalbourn, 1672-1840 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Shalbourn, 1672-1862 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Computer printout of Shalbourne, Wilts., Eng

Land and Property

Overseers rate books and miscellaneous parish records 1773-1867 Author: Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Manors

Estate survey in Collingborne, Wiltshire, 1706-1776 Author: Manor of Collingbourne-Ducis (Wiltshire); Manor of Collingbourne-Kingston (Wiltshire); Manor of Shalbourn (Wiltshire); Selkley (Wiltshire : Hundred)

Estate survey in Pewsey, Wiltshire, 1552-1730 Author: Manor of Pewsey (Wiltshire)

Court Records

Manor court rolls in Shalbourn, Wiltshire, 1566 Author: Manor of Shalbourn. Court (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Hungerford Union : workhouse births and deaths 1866-1914, pauper’s service book 1877-1917 Author: EurekA Partnership

Overseers rate books and miscellaneous parish records 1773-1867 Author: Shalbourn (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Shalbourn, Wiltshire 1780-1881 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Vital Records

Hungerford Union : workhouse births and deaths 1866-1914, pauper’s service book 1877-1917 Author: EurekA Partnership

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hungerford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1846 - Windsor, Post-1845 - Newbury
  • Poor Law Union: Hungerford
  • Hundred: Kinwardstone
  • Province: Canterbury