Whitsbury, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Whitsbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Whitchbury

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1714
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1780

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITSBURY, or Whitchbury, a parish in Fordingbridge district, and partly in Hants, but chiefly in Wilts; 2¼ miles W of Breamore r. station, and 3½ NNW of Fordingbridge. Post town, Fordingbridge, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,850. Rated property, £1,375. Pop., 204. Houses, 39. The manor belonged once to Breamore priory. A Saxon camp, of 15½ acres, is on a hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £284. Patron, Vice-Admiral Purves. The church is not good. Charities, £6.

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 Whitsbury, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Whitsbury, 1780-1884 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whitsbury (Hampshire)

Parish registers for Whitsbury, 1714-1846 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whitsbury (Hampshire)

Transcripts of Bishop’s transcripts, 1780-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Whitsbury (Hampshire)

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions, Whitsbury, Hampshire, England : 1791-1885

Taxation

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Fordingbridge
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
  • Diocese: Winchester
  • Rural Deanery: Fordingbridge
  • Poor Law Union: Fordingbridge
  • Hundred: Cawden and Cadworth
  • Province: Canterbury