Brinkworth, Wiltshire Family History Guide


St Michael and All Angels church from the north
St Michael and All Angels church from the north. Nick Smith / St Michael and All Angels church from the north / CC BY-SA 2.0

Brinkworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Grittenham and Barnes Green.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1572

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Brinkworth

  • Tockenham
  • Lydiard Millicent
  • Lydiard Tregoz
  • Lea and Cleverton
  • Garsdon
  • Dauntsey
  • Wootton Bassett
  • Little Somerford
  • Charlton
  • Purton
  • Lyneham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRINKWORTH, a village and a parish in Malmesbury district, Wilts. The village stands on a headstream of the Avon, 3½ miles WNW of Wootton-Basset r. station, and 5½ ESE of Malmesbury; and it has a post office under Chippenham, and is a polling-place. The parish includes also the tything of Grittenham. Acres, 5,464. Real property, £10,618. Pop., 1,273. Houses, 280. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £808. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is early English, with a square tower; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £26. Crisp, the antinomian, was rector.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Brinkworth 1653-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

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: Malmesbury
Province: Canterbury



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