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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 David Haimes on October 10, 2009 at 7:25pm
My Wiltshire connections lie in Donhead St Andrew. My paternal grandfather was from the Haime(s) family, who lived there until the early 1900s. In addition, my paternal grandmother was a Gurd. While she was not born in Wiltshire, her father was, also in Donhead St Andrew.

I have researched both my Haime(s) and Gurd connections back several generations.
Comment by Lynda Lempriére on October 9, 2009 at 2:43am
I am looking for the birth and parents names of Jeffrey Collier and Ann Russell.
Jeffrey and Ann Married in 1771 at Hilmarton Wiltshire. I have hit a brickwall with these two. I think they were born around 1751 but am unsure.Any help appreciated.
Thank you
Comment by David L Plaskett on September 15, 2009 at 1:55pm
Thanks Dorothy - I will persue it
Comment by Dorothy Gurd on September 15, 2009 at 1:36pm
Hello David

The Wiltshire Wills website lists Wills and other documents relating to the Plasketts of Downton. Copies of these can be purchased from the Wiltshire Archives. These go back as far as the 17th Century. I see that some of them were yeoman farmers, so would have had some standing in the area. The website is at
Interestingly there are 4 documents of Plasketts from Great Bedwyn in north Wiltshire. It would be worth ordering copies of those as well, in case there is a link. Hope they help with your research
Comment by David L Plaskett on September 15, 2009 at 12:57pm
PLASKETT: I have been researching my family for over 50 years. I was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada and when my grandfather was dying my relatives were discussing what to put in his obit - they had lost touch with the English relatives. My father was sure he was Welsh but I have traced the family to Portsmouth. I'm back to 1749. Now I seem to be trailing to Wiltshire but can find little. There is a familysearch record for William Plaskett, son of Samual and Mary, jun 30 1735 in Downton Wiltshire, but it has no reference since it was submitted by "an LDS church member". Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Comment by Vicki Chesterman on September 6, 2009 at 1:00am
I seem to have Wiltshire links with some of the branches of my tree. I'll attempt to remember them below:
Chesterman - CHESTERMAN one name study ( lots of Chestermans in Wilts
(have not delved into them too much yet)). My direct link to
Wiltshire is via marriage into the HUGHES and SANSUM families
(Highworth area).
Biggs/Edwards - my maternal grandmothers family came from Stanton St
Bernard/Honeystreet area
Comment by Kathy Nemaric on September 5, 2009 at 7:49am
Sorry I got confused. I sent a message to the group, confusing it with a discussion. I am a new member - forgive me.

My maternal 4x great-grandfather was born in Westbury in 1791; subsequent generations were born in either Westbury or Dilton Marsh until my grandather's birth in Monmouthshire in 1892. My paternal line came from Wellington, Somerset so I plan to go there as well. Other surnames connected to my Wiltshire line include: SCULL, DEACON, VEAL, and SAGE.
Comment by Kathy Nemaric on September 5, 2009 at 7:45am
Hi everyone - I live in Florida, USA, and am a part-time professional genealogist. I am coming to the UK for research in 2 weeks and plan to spend time in Dilton Marsh, where my mother's family line originated (or at least go back to the late 1700s). I lived in Yorkshire in the 1960s but as a teenager, I was not that interested in family history. I hope to accomplish a lot during my two weeks of research (also going to Somerset, Wales, and Yorkshire).
Comment by William Bruce Hillman on September 5, 2009 at 7:31am
The Hillman family were originally from around Westbury, Wiltshire. George Hillman and Elizabeth Harman and sons James & John plus their children immigrated to Upper Canada(Ontario) sometime between 1829-1831.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on September 4, 2009 at 2:35am
Welcome to the seven members who have joined since 1 September - what are your Wiltshire connections? Has anyone linked up yet?

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