Zeals, Wiltshire Family History Guide


Alternative names: Zeals Green

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Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Zeals or Zeals-Green, a chapelry, with a village, in Mere parish, Wilts; 1½ mile WSW of Mere, and 4 NNW of Gillingham r. station. Post-town, Mere, under Bath. Real property, with Stourton, £5,654. Pop., 559. Houses, 134. Zeals House is the ancient seat of the Grove family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £290. Patron, the Vicar of Mere.

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.

Blake John, Zeal's green, Wiltshire, draper and grocer, Jan. 14, 1826.


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Mere
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wylye
  • Poor Law Union: Mere
  • Hundred: Mere
  • Province: Canterbury