Wilcot, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wilcot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Stowell, Oare, and Draycott Foliatt.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILCOT, a parish, with a village and three tythings, in Pewsey district, Wilts; on the Avon and Kennet canal, 1½ mile W by N of Pewsey r. station. Post town, Pewsey, under Marlborough. Acres, 2,668. Real property, £3,662. Pop., 651. Houses, 137. The manor belonged, in the Norman times, to Edward of Salisbury; passed to th e Lovells, and remained with them till the time of Henry VII.; and, with W. House, belongs now to Lieut.-Col. G. W. Wroughton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £143. Patron, Lieut.-Col. G. W. Wroughton. The church is good.

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


Puckeridge James, Draycott, Wilcott, Wiltshire, farmer, June 22, 1830.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wilcot, 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 Wilcot, 1605-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wilcot (Wiltshire)


Estate survey in Wilcot, Wiltshire, 1696 Author: Manor of Wilcot (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Wilcot, Wiltshire, 1677-1750 Author: Manor of Wilcot. Court (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Wilcot, 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