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Wiltshire Ancestors

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

Location: Wiltshire, England
Members: 78
Latest Activity: Jan 9, 2017

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

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 Perileen Smith Jan 9, 2017.


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

Started by Robyne Moran Oct 24, 2011.

Hall Family of Goatacre, 1600's

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

Started by Jérome Armént Oct 16, 2010.

Ludgershall and area Name interests 6 Replies


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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Stanley R Archer on March 28, 2010 at 4:05pm
Hi-I am Stanley Archer--and new to this site and group

I have many Wiltshire connections-mainly in the location of Bishops Cannings and All Cannings and nearby villages-HILLIER HISCOCK MINTY and MASLEN are strongly represented
Comment by brenda walcroft on March 28, 2010 at 1:29pm
Thankyou Kathleen, I did have that marriage, between Mary Clarke and John White, but, am now at a dead end, Other than knowing where they lived, have no other info.
Comment by Kathleen Berrett Bares on March 27, 2010 at 3:04pm
Recieved an e-mail re: Mary Clarke and John Whit asking for information. Here is what I found - information is from the extracted records porgram...There marriage is listed as 4 July 1840 at St Edmonds, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, There is no more info about the couple but the fathers are - William White and Thomas Clarke. I hope that this info helps.
Regards, Kathleen
Comment by Ruth Wood on March 24, 2010 at 11:37am
I cant remember if I introduced myself properly although Ive been on the forum for a while.
I am descended from a Porter line in Swindon, and also possibly Westbury [although Im awaiting confirmation] on that line via a birth cert.
Interested in hearing from anyone with Porter's and Wilson's in their family lines.
I am already in touch with a cousin and another distant rellie from another forum already. Aint it great!
Comment by Kathleen Berrett Bares on March 24, 2010 at 10:52am
My family name is 'BERRETT', of which there is many in Steeple Ashton and I would be interested in find more about the line. Names are not in front of me right now, but I will be asking for info in the next few days. Thank you....
Comment by Jack William Wilton on March 1, 2010 at 6:41am
Thank you very much for adding me to your group. I am not certain the information I have is accurate or even pertains to my Wiltons but the census I saw included folks born in Bromham and Warminster both said to be in history is fascinating but this particular family line seems a bit elusive.....William Wilton was listed as an army pensioner....also shows Eliza Wilton b. Norfolk Island Australia and a Samuel J Wilton Launceston, Australia on that same 1871 England I am thoroughly confused.
Comment by Jack William Wilton on March 1, 2010 at 6:23am
Seeking any information on WILTON ancestors in my Wilton Lineage, Have had world ancestry and ancestry subscriptions....finances forced cutback to just ancestry. The only information I was able to obtain with anything that might connect my WILTON line to English ancestors was an 1871 England census showing a William Wilton b. abt. 1814, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England...a wife Jane 40, a laundress born Bromham, Wiltshire, daughter Agnes W 7, Warminster, Wiltshire, son Charles W 9 Bromham, Wiltshire and a second daughter Eliza W 17 a dress makers apprentice....not certain what happened to William, but Charles immigrated to USA in 1881 followed a couple of years later by a Jane Wilton and a George Whyte/White all show up in a 1910 US census living together in Pennsylvania Charles and a Byron Wilton I assume a son to Charles.......ANYONE with ANY information pertaining to this Wilton line I would truly appreciate hearing from you.....almost 10 years on the Family Tree nearly 4,000 people and I can't even find my own fathers ancestors.....I believe William to be my great great grandfather and Charles to be my great grandfather but have little information on either. Again Than you for your help
Comment by Jim Slade on February 24, 2010 at 4:32pm
Hi Everyone,
My name is Jim Slade, I was born in Marlborough but I've been living in Cheltenham since 1966.My wife since 1967 is from the town, but she has a couple of surnames from her tree in Wiltshire. They are

Barrington -Nettleton (Castle Combe)&
Freegard - Bremhill

My main surnames for Wiltshire are:-

Middleton - Ramsbury & Marlborough areas
Pounds - Ramsbury & Chilton Foliat areas
Shefford - Marlborough area
New - Burbage
Sawyer - Marlborough

Comment by Stephen Hull on February 24, 2010 at 2:02pm
My name is Steve and i am researching the name Sheppard (often spelt many ways) in the Westbury area of Wiltshire.
Another surname i have found linked is Singler. If your researching or even find these surnames please let me know.
Comment by Frances Cronin on January 26, 2010 at 6:33pm
Searching for Descendants of Michael Francis Deane B.1898 Cork Irl married M Morrissey. b.1914. D,1983. 4 Children, Mary, Michael,Katherine & John. John was still in Swindon 4yrs ago. Family lived in Swindon Wiltshire. Would like to make contact with any family still in Swindon.

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