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Wiltshire Ancestors

This group is for anyone with ancestors from the county of Wiltshire in England.

Location: Wiltshire, England
Members: 79
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2023

Welcome to Wiltshire

Welcome to the Wiltshire Ancestors Group for all those who have an interest in the County of Wiltshire.

Please introduce yourself and your Wiltshire interests on the Comment Wall or start a discussion on the Discussion Forum.

Useful Links
Berkshire Family History Society have a number of Wiltshire related items in their Research Centre
Genuki Wiltshire
Goddard Association of Europe
Guild of One Name Studies
Pictures of Wiltshire
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives
Wiltshire Family History Society
Wiltshire Parishes A map of the parishes in the county
Wiltshire Wills Index of Wills held at Wiltshire Archives

Related Surname Groups on GenealogyWise
Breadmore Genealogy
Colbourne and Colborne
The GURD Family
HELLARD family from South Wraxall Wiltshire
Rawlin(g)s Family of Enford Wiltshire
WOODMAN family from Melksham, Wiltshire

Related Place Groups on GenealogyWise
England Family History
Mildenhall, Wiltshire

Discussion Forum

Bolter in Little Cheverille

Started by Perileen Smith. Last reply by Perileen Smith Mar 5, 2019. 5 Replies

I am looking for information on my grandmother-in-law Mahala Maude Bolter born 1875 to Charles Bolter and Mary Jane Ingram.  She attended Berlin to study music and married Seebaum while there and…Continue


Started by Robyne Moran Oct 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello everyone,I am trying to find information on my Togood/Toogood/Twogood Family (as you can see there are 3 different ways of spelling their last name) also there is a lot of information out…Continue

Hall Family of Goatacre, 1600's

Started by Jérome Armént Oct 16, 2010. 0 Replies

The earliest Hall I know of is a Thomas that was born about 1655 (give or take a few years), probably in Goatacre, of Hilmarton. He left England about 1681 and settled in Delaware Co., PA USA. If…Continue

Ludgershall and area Name interests

Started by steve welling. Last reply by Andrew Hutchins Aug 22, 2010. 6 Replies


Comment Wall


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Comment by Kathryn Armstrong on October 9, 2016 at 5:40pm
Hi, my name is Kathryn and I am researching my ancestors from Wilton, Wiltshire---Mary Elizabeth Thring (1735-1797) and her husband Sander Sidford ( 1736-1781). I am wondering where the name Sander came from as well--it seems uncommon. One of their grandchildren ended up coming to Canada where I live. Any information would be appreciated.
Comment by Marc Shaw on August 7, 2013 at 4:50pm

Hi, This is Marc in Ontario, Canada. My ancestors are found in the Hilperton and Trowbridge areas in the late-18th/early 19th century. Surnames of interest: Swain, Gregory, Carpenter, Lucas, Marshman, Sainsbury, Broom, and Wallop. Hope to make some connections here!

Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on August 8, 2011 at 6:47am
Margaret Young died on 7 August 2011 after a short and unexpected illness with cancer.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on January 1, 2011 at 3:18am

Wishing everyone in the Wiltshire Ancestors Group a happy and successful year for your research.


Why not post your problems to the group - there may be someone who can help you!



Comment by Larry Boswell on November 3, 2010 at 6:43pm
Hi, my Wiltshire ancestors came from Devizes. I'm particularly interested in the Cadby surname.
Comment by KAREN MCFAL on October 17, 2010 at 12:04pm
Margaret, for your Thring interest. I have Elizabeth Doling m William Thring, 1835 St Mary Wilton Wilts. Hope of some interest to you.
Comment by KAREN MCFAL on October 17, 2010 at 11:51am
Hello all. I have discovered that my ancestors came from Wilton in Wiltshire. I have become really interested in finding out as much as I can about them. The family name is DOLING and the time frame is 1790-1897. It seems as if my relative, JOHN DOLING was a respected member of the community. He was a woolstapler and built the Wool Store in Market Place. Would be lovely to chat to anyone else who has family from Wilton. Other names linked are TABOR, THRING, FORD and ROWDEN.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on August 26, 2010 at 3:08am
I am researching SIM(M)S from the Ramsbury area around 1750-1800. My 3
x great grandmother was Mary SIMS, daughter of William SIMS and
Elizabeth CLARKE, baptised March 1779 at Mildenhall (Minal) Wiltshire.

I am also searching for A Nora Mary SIMS who was born in the Marlborough
area in the September quarter of 1901 and whose father was William John
SIMS (according to her marriage certificate) - possibly lived in Pewsey?

Any connection, links or ideas will be much appreciated.
Comment by David Bennett on July 10, 2010 at 8:28am
Hello, all. I am descended from John Stokes, b. 1817, Wiltshire, England. He was married in 1836 to Phebe Gregory, daughter of John Gregory. They came to Providence, Rhode Island, USA, in 1848. I would appreciate any information on these persons that may be found in local records, and I can provide information on some descendants.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on April 25, 2010 at 8:44am
Does anyone have any information on John MONEY, Innkeeper of Little Bedwyn in the1820s / 1830s?

His daughter Charlotte married first a PLATT (forename not known) and then in 1846 John WILLOUGHBY.


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