Wishford Magna, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wishford Magna is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Great Wishford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WISHFORD (Great), a parish, with a village, in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, and on the Salisbury railway, 2½ miles NNW of Wilton. It has a post-office under Salisbury, and a r. station. Acres, 1,610. Rated property, £2,166. Pop., 381. Houses, 88. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £342. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was enlarged in 1829, and restored in 1864. There are an endowed school with £63 a year, alms houses with £79, and other charities £32.

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 Great Wishford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Wishford, 1602-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Wishford (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1813-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Wishford (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Great Wishford, 1558-1983 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Wishford (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Great Wishford, Wiltshire 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: Wilton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Wilton
  • Hundred: Branch and Dole
  • Province: Canterbury