Alderton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Aldrington St Giles

Parish church: St. Giles

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1606
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Alderton

  • Littleton Drew
  • Sherston Magna
  • Sherston Parva
  • Luckington
  • Hullavington
  • Acton Turville Gloucestershire

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alderton, a parish in the division and union of Malmesbury, Wilts; 8 miles south-west of Malmesbury. Living, a curacy in the archd. and dio. of Salisbury, annexed to the vicarage of Sherston-Magna. It is not in charge, and is rated in the parliamentary returns at £30. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Gloucester. Pop., in 1801, 103; in 1831, 213. Houses 34. Acres 1,700. A. P. £2,822. Poor rates, in 1837, £91.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alderton, 6 m. S.W. Malmsbury. P. 183

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

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: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Chippenham
  • Province: Canterbury
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