Woodford, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Woodford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Woodford, Middle Woodford, and Lower Woodford.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1588

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODFORD, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 3 miles E by N of Wishford r. station, and 4½ NNW of Salisbury. Post town, Salisbury. Acres, 2,780. Rated property, £3,236. Pop., 500. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. A palace of the Bishops of Salisbury was here. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Wilsford. The church is good.

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 Woodford, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms from Salisbury St. Thomas, Salisbury Cathedral and 9 parishes to the west and north Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

Bishop’s transcripts for Woodford, 1588-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Woodford (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1713-1750 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Woodford (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Woodford, 1538-1952 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Woodford (Wiltshire)

Court Records

Court records, 1624-1643 Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Wilsford (near Amesbury) and Woodford, Wiltshire)

Manors - Court records

Manor court rolls in Heale, Calne, Calstone, Bowers and Potterne, Wiltshire, 1594-1632 Author: Manor of Heale. Court (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Heale, Wiltshire, 1600-1612 Author: Manor of Heale. Court (Wiltshire)

Probate records

Index to wills, 1615-1854 ; Original wills, 1615-1799 Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Wilsford (near Amesbury) and Woodford, Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Woodford, 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: Amesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Wilsford and Woodford
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - None, Post-1846 - Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Amesbury
  • Hundred: Underditch
  • Province: Canterbury