Alderbury Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1606
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Alderbury

  • West Grimstead
  • Charlton All Saints
  • Whiteparish
  • Nunton and Bodenham
  • Clarendon Park
  • Redlynch
  • Laverstock
  • Britford

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alderbury, a parish in the division of Salisbury and Amesbury, union of Alderbury, Wilts, containing the chapelries of Farley and Pitton, and the tything of Alderbury. It is about 3 miles south of Salisbury. Living, a discharged vicarage, a peculiar of the treasurer of Salisbury cathedral; gross income £1,561. Patron, in 1835, the earl of Radnor. Pop. of the parish, in 1831, 1,323. Houses 233. Acres 3,950. A. P. £3,502. The township of Alderbury stands on a hill, in a good sporting country, in the vicinity of the Salisbury and Southampton canal; and is intersected by the South western railway, and the proposed Hants and Wilts Union railway. A manufactory of fustians here gives employment to many of the inhabitants. Pop., in 1801, 430; in 1831, 690. Houses 101. Acres 2,100. A. P. £1,689. Poor rates, in 1837, £218.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alderbury, 3 miles S.E. Salisbury. P. 1440

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815

Alderbury, (Wilts.) a village pleasantly situated in a good sporting country near the Avon. Its air is very salubrious, and it carries on a considerable manufacture of fustians. Distant from Salisbury 3 miles. On the left is a turnpike road to Southampton by Ramsey, or Redbridge. Population, 448.

Source: Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815; Baldwin, Cradock & Joy.

Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807

Alderbury, (Wilts) a village pleasantly situated in a good sporting country near the Avon. Its air is very salubrious, and it carries on 9 considerable manufacture of fustians. Distant from Salisbury 3 m. 2 f. On the left is a turnpike. Road to Fordingbridge.

Source: Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury in the Prebendal of Calne
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Alderbury
  • Province: Canterbury
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