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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 rita a gerrard on September 1, 2009 at 2:07am
I've recently got back to my maternal 2xgt grandfather Robert GRIFFIN who is believed to originate from Salisbury, bc 1790 - this has yet to be confirmed.Another recent discovery is my gt grandmother Elizabeth WATERS' ancestors originate from Stratford sub Castle and Durnford area. Elizabeth's grandfather George WATERS brn c 1787 in SSC, died 1874 Edmonton, N London having moved around Kent & Lowestoft. My GERRARD line are believed to originate from Broad Chalk way back, before emigrating to Somerset and Dorset.. Any links to these families will be most welcome. rita
Comment by Kay Pedrosa on August 31, 2009 at 12:58pm
I'm a descendant from the Porter / Sheppard line - both of Atworth, Wilts., later from Bristol, and eventually Cwmbran, South Wales.
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else interested in these lines. I have traced back to mid 1700's.
Comment by Michael Hampton on August 31, 2009 at 12:22pm
My father came to Bristol, where I was born, as a child. Both his parents, Charles HAMPTON b.1876 and Emily WATTS b.1885, came from Devizes. I have traced the WATTS side of the family, originating in Potterne, back to the C17. I would be pleased to hear from anyone having family links.
Comment by Dorothy Gurd on August 31, 2009 at 9:59am
I descend from generations of the Gurd family who have lived in south Wiltshire from as far back as the 13th century to the present day. I have found no links to the early Gurds (yet!), but have paper evidence to confirm the family line back to the early 16th century in Semley and Donhead St Mary. The Gurds intermarried with many well known south Wiltshire families. I would welcome contact from anyone who has links to the family
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on August 31, 2009 at 9:42am
Elizabeth and Dorothy
Welcome to you both - I have added links to your groups
Comment by Elizabeth Kipp nee Blake on August 31, 2009 at 8:21am
Elizabeth Rawlings, my great grandmother, was born at Enford bap 19 Oct 1853 and the daughter of William Rawlings and Elizabeth Lywood. Elizabeth Lywood was born at Milston bap 25 Dec 1826 and the daughter of George Lywood and Martha Peck. William Rawlings was born at Enford 1825 and the son of Thomas Rawlins and Mary Dove. I have more information on the Rawlings, Lywood, Peck and Dove lines.

It is likely that my Isaac Farmer (b 1764) was born/bap at Collingbourne Kingston (bap 6 May 1764) and the son of John Farmer who was buried at Collingbourne Kingston in 1771.

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