Charlton (near Pewsey), Wiltshire Family History Guide

St Peter's Church, Charlton, from the north-west
St Peter’s Church, Charlton, from the north-west. Christine Johnstone / St Peter’s Church, from the north-west / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611; 1622

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Charlton

  • Tilshead
  • Rushall
  • Wilsford
  • West Lavington
  • North Newnton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHARLTON, a parish in Pewsey district, Wilts; on the river Avon, near Salisbury plain, 3¼ miles S of Woodborough r. station, and 8½ SE by E of Devizes. Post Town, Pewsey, under Marlborough. Acres, 1,706. Real property, £1,835. Pop., 222. Houses, 44. The property is divided among three. An alien priory was founded here, in 1187, by Reginald de Raveley; given, at the suppression of alien monasteries, to St. Catherine’s hospital; and transferred, in the time of Edward VI., to the Sheringtons. A Roman camp is at Casterley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £143. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is old but excellent; with a tower; and has a mural brass of 1524. Stephen Duck, the author of the “Thrasher’s Labour,” was a native.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Charlton near Pewsey 1696-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Family History Links

FamilySearch Historical Records

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Pewsey
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Potterne
Poor Law Union: Pewsey
Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
Province: Canterbury

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