Alderton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Church of St. Giles, Alderton
Church of St. Giles, Alderton. Kevin Farmer / Church of St. Giles, Alderton / CC BY-SA 2.0

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

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALDERTON, a parish in Malmesbury district, Wilts: near Akeman-street, 9 miles NNW of Chippenham r. station. It has a post office under Chippenham. Acres, 1,587. Real property, £2,404. Pop., 192. Houses, 44. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, not reported. Patron, Sir J. Neeld, Bart. Gore, the antiquary, who flourished in the 17th century, was a native of Alderton, and was buried in the church.

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

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.

Parish Registers

Marriages at Alderton 1606-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


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


  • 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

Last Updated: 27 January 2019

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