Worton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Worton is a chapelry of Potterne Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Marston.

Alternative names: Worton and Marston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1841
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1841

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WORTON, a tything and a chapelry in Potterne parish, Wilts. The tything lies 3 miles SSW of Devizes r. station, and has a post-office under Devizes. Real property, £3,311. Pop., 401. Houses, 82. The chapelry includes Marston tything, and was constituted in 1851. Pop., 591. Houses, 123. The property is much subdivided The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £137. Patron, the Vicar of Potterne. The church is good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Worton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Worton, 1841-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Worton (Wiltshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Potterne (Wiltshire)

Minute book, 1852-1877 Author: Worton Wesleyan Chapel (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Worton, 1841-1954 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Worton (Wiltshire)

Land, Property and Manors

Valuation of the messuages, lands, and other hereditaments, liable to poor rates in the prish of Worton Author: Worton (Wiltshire)

Estate survey in Worton, Wiltshire, 1657 Author: Manor of Worton. Court (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Valuation of the messuages, lands, and other hereditaments, liable to poor rates in the prish of Worton Author: Worton (Wiltshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessments in Potterne, 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: Devizes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Salisbury (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - None, Post-1846 - Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Devizes
  • Hundred: Potterne and Cannings
  • Province: Canterbury