Wilsford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wilsford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Manningford Bohune is a chapelry of Wilsford.

Other places in the parish include: Townsend and Bottlesford.

Alternative names: Wilsford Dauntsey, Wilsford near Pewsey

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1588
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1624

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILSFORD, or W.-Dauntsey, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; 1¾ mile SSW of Woodborough r. station, and 5 WSW of Pewsey. It includes Manningford-Bohun tything, and has a post-office under Marlborough. Acres, 2,997. Real property, £3,877. Pop., 521. Houses, 118. The manor belongs to Sir F. Astley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £242. Patron, St. Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury. The church is tolerable.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wilsford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms from 14 parishes south and east of Devizes Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Wilsford, near Pewsey, 1624-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wilsford (near Pewsey, Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Wilsford, near Pewsey, 1588-1987 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wilsford (near Pewsey, Wiltshire)

Manors - Court Records

Court book of the manor of Manningford Bohun, Wiltshire, 1738-1852 Author: Manor of Manningford Bohun. Court (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Wilsford, Wiltshire, 1730-1750 Author: Manor of Wilsford. Court (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Wilsford near Pewsey, 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 Peculiar of the Prebendal of Wilsford and Woodford
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Pewsey
  • Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
  • Province: Canterbury