Wroughton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Wroughton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Westlecott, Salthrop, Overtown, Westlecoate, and Elcombe.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WROUGHTON, a parish, with four tythings, in Highworth district, Wilts; 3¼ miles SSW of Swindon r. station. It has a post-office under Swindon. Acres, 4,546. Rated property, £11,202. Pop., 1,721. Houses, 373. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester and W. W. Codrington, Esq. W. House and Salthrop Lodge are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £160. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is of the 11th century and good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £26.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Bewley Bryan, Wroughton, Wiltshire, corn dealer, Oct. 2, 1832.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Wroughton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Wroughton, 1606-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wroughton (Wiltshire)

Church records, 1864-1882 Author: Swindon Chapel (Wiltshire : Wesleyan Methodist); Wroughton Chapel (Wiltshire : Wesleyan Methodist)

Record of members, 1851-1852 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wroughton Branch (Wiltshire)

Vestry minutes book 1849-1894, Wroughton, Wiltshire Author: Wroughton (Wiltshire)

Baptisms from parish records and bishop’s transcripts Author: Wiltshire Family History Society


Village of Wiltshire–Wroughton Author: Wroughton History Group (Wiltshire)

Land, Property and Manors

Vestry minutes book 1849-1894, Wroughton, Wiltshire Author: Wroughton (Wiltshire)

Manor court rolls in Wroughton, Wiltshire, 1732-1742 Author: Manor of Wroughton. Court (Wiltshire)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

A Miscellany of Wroughton poor law records Author: Cole, Jean A.

Out relief from the board of guardians’ minutes of Highworth & Swindon Union, 1842-1879 Author: Hurley, Beryl; Hassell, Margory; Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire); Wiltshire Family History Society

Poor law records, 1866-1914 Author: Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Wroughton, Wiltshire 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Highworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cricklade
  • Poor Law Union: Highworth and Swindon
  • Hundred: Elstub and Everleigh
  • Province: Canterbury