Sopworth, Wiltshire Family History Guide



Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Sopworth
SE aspect of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Sopworth A lovely building in Cotswold stone, tucked away in Church Lane. The copyright on this image is owned by Pauline Eccles and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Sopworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOPWORTH, a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts; 7 miles E by S of Wickwar r. station. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 1,011. Real property, £1,685. Pop., 214. Houses, 49. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £265. Patron, the Duke of Beanfort. The church is ancient.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Sopworth 1698-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Directories

Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and the Isle of Wight 1889

Family History Links

FamilySearch Historical Records

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Malmesbury
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
Poor Law Union: Malmesbury
Hundred: Chippenham
Province: Canterbury