Burbage Genealogical Records

Burbage Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Wiltshire Birth Index (1837-1948)

A growing index of births registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Wiltshire Baptism Transcripts (1538-1854)

Transcriptions of Wiltshire baptisms covering around 50% of Anglican places of worship.

Wiltshire Quaker Births (1636-1837)

Transcriptions of around 1,500 births recorded in Quaker registers. Details recorded are much the same as in Anglican baptism registers.

Wiltshire Baptism & Burial Search (1528-1940)

A service charged at £12 an hour to search transcripts of of baptism and burial indexes. Includes some Quaker and Methodist records.

Burbage Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Wiltshire Marriage Index (1837-2011)

A growing index of marriages registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

Wiltshire Marriage Index (1538-1837)

An index to over 262,000 marriages, including Quaker marriages and marriages of Wiltshire residents in other counties. Available on CD or as a lookup service.

Wiltshire Marriage Transcripts (1538-1912)

Transcriptions of 78 parish marriage registers. They list brides and grooms, their residence, marital status and occasionally other details.

Burbage Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Wiltshire Death Index (1837-1948)

A growing index of deaths registered in the county. Records include a reference to the sub-registration district, making it easier to order the correct certificate.

Wiltshire Quaker Deaths (1542-1897)

Transcriptions of around 1,800 records from Quaker death records. They include ages, relations, residences and more.

Wiltshire Baptism & Burial Search (1528-1940)

A service charged at £12 an hour to search transcripts of of baptism and burial indexes. Includes some Quaker and Methodist records.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Burbage Church Records

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Wiltshire Church Photographs (1999-Present)

Extensive galleries of parish churches in Wiltshire.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

England Parish Registers (1914-2013)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at England. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Burbage Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

North Wiltshire Militia Musters (1539)

An index to names listed in a document listing those liable for militia service.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Burbage Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1559-1571)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Burbage

Western Gazette (1863-1950)

A regional newspaper covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Hampshire and Berkshire. It covers local and national news, family announcements, business news, legal proceedings and more.

Western Daily Press (1858-1949)

A regional newspaper covering the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. It covers local and national news, family announcements, business news, legal proceedings and more.

Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle (1858-1867)

A liberal newspaper, containing news and family notices, such as births, marriages and death.

Wiltshire Independent (1836-1870)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Wiltshire area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette (1822-1870)

Fully text-searchable articles from a regional newspaper covering the Wiltshire district. It includes family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more.

Burbage Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Burbage Cemeteries

Wiltshire Monumental Inscriptions (1600-2000)

An index to vital details engraved on over 290,000 monuments across the county of Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Wiltshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Burbage Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1939)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1920)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1915)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1912)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1625-1649)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1327-1377)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1242-1326)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire Quarter Session Calendars (1728-1890)

Calendars to names occurring in over 65,000 legal documents.

Civil Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre (1249)

Transcriptions of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

Burbage Taxation Records

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Burbage Land & Property Records

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1625-1649)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1327-1377)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire - Inquisitiones Post Mortems (1242-1326)

Abstracts of records detailing the deaths of landowners in Wiltshire and the inheritance of their lands.

Wiltshire Poll Index (1772)

An index to freeholders who voted in the election. Also names tenants of properties.

Wiltshire Name Index (1242-1900)

An index to over 400,000 names from numerous Wiltshire records, including court, parish, poor law and other records.

Burbage Occupation & Business Records

Salisbury Infirmary Admissions & Discharges (1761-1832)

An index to over 100,000 patient records covering Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Wiltshire pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Lost Pubs of Wiltshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Burbage School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Burbage

Victoria County History: Wiltshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Burbage Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Wiltshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Wiltshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Wiltshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Burbage Military Records

Berkshire & Wiltshire War Diaries (1914-1945)

Transcriptions of war diaries covering 15 regiments during World War I & II. The records detail war action and record names, generally those of officers.

Wiltshire War Monuments (1914-1945)

Photographs and transcriptions of monuments commemorating those who lost their lives in battle.

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (1899-1902)

An account of the regiment's part in the South African War.

North Wiltshire Militia Musters (1539)

An index to names listed in a document listing those liable for militia service.

Wiltshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Wiltshire, with some service details.

Burbage Immigration & Travel Records

Wiltshire Removal Orders (1670-1890)

Abstracts of over 20,000 removal orders, which provided legal backing to move people to their parish of settlement.

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Burbage Histories & Books

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Victoria County History: Wiltshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Wiltshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Church Photographs (1999-Present)

Extensive galleries of parish churches in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

Biographical Directories Covering Burbage

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Burbage Maps

Maps of Wiltshire (1626-1911)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Burbage Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Burbage Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

BURBAGE is a village and parish, on the Road from Marlborough to Salisbury, 5 ½ miles east from Pewsey, 6 south-east from Marlborough, 17 east from Devizes and 70 from London, having within the parish, and 1 mile north-east from the village, the Savernake Junction station of the Berks and Hants extension branch of the Great Western railway; one mile east is Grafton station of the Midland and South Western junction railway, this company having also running powers through Savernake station; but they have now constructed a new line from Savernake to Marlborough, to connect the two portions of their Andover and Cirencester railway: it is in the Eastern division of the county, Kinwardstone hundred, petty sessional division and county court district of Marlborough, Pewsey union, rural deanery of Marlborough (Pewsey portion), archdeaconry of Wilts and diocese of Salisbury. The church of All Saints is a building of stone and flint, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles and consists of chancel, nave of five bays with clerestory, aisles, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: there are eight stained windows, one of which is a memorial to the Rt. Rev. Edward Denison D. D. Bishop of Salisbury, 1837—54; in 1876 a south aisle was added to the chancel and the interior of the church renovated, as a memorial to the Ven. Thomas Stanton, archdeacon of Wilts and for 23 years vicar of the parish, who died 24 March, 1875: the church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1854, and affords 450 sittings. The churchyard was extended by an addition of half an acre of land in 1891. The register dates from the year 1561. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £214, including 5 ½ acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Salisbury, and held since 1890 by the Rev. William Augustine Heygate M.A. of New College, Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, seating 70 persons. There are charities of the yearly value of £72 17s. 6d. In 1805, Philip Pearce bequeathed the sum of £2,000, the interest of which, after deducting the sum of £10 for educational purposes, is given annually about Christmas to the second poor. Robert Highett left by will, in 1873, the sum of £500, the interest of which is expended in coals for the poor and for educational purposes. In 1875 the late Archdeacon Stanton bequeathed £200, the interest of which is spent in gifts of clothing to the poor. The Kennet and Avon canal passes, under the railway station, by a tunnel a quarter of a mile in length; on the canal are two locks, wharves and a goods station. The Burbage and Easton Friendly Society had in 1898 260 members, and a capital of £4,400; on attaining the age of 65 years members are pensioned off and cease paying to the fund. The Marquess of Ailesbury is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The soil is green sand; subsoil, chalk. Chief crops, wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 3,685 acres; rateable value, £4,229; the population in 1891 was 1,213.

National (mixed), built in 1856, for 150 children; average attendance, 108.

National (infants’), built in 1861 by George, Marquess of Ailesbury, for 120 children; average attendance, 65.

Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire (1898)

Surnames Found in Burbage

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Hillier876.61
2Davis483.64
3Hope433.26
4Wheeler433.26
5Chandler302.28
6New302.28
7Spanswick272.05
8Kimber261.97
9Nutley251.90
10Goddard221.67
11Cox201.52
12Ruddle181.37
13Stone181.37
14Highett151.14
15Skittral151.14
16Popejoy151.14
17Matthews141.06
18Hailstone141.06
19Johnson141.06
20Bailey141.06
21Smith141.06
22Skittrall130.99
23Blackman130.99
24Hilliard120.91
25Eagle120.91
26Burrough120.91
27Cole120.91
28Castleman110.84
29Marsh110.84
30Fribbance110.84
31Kempton110.84
32Fisher110.84
33Martin100.76
34Vallis100.76
35Noyes100.76
36Viveash100.76
37Lewis100.76
38Rawlings100.76
39Jones90.68
40Long90.68
41Perry90.68
42Mann90.68
43Spackman90.68
44Skitterall90.68
45Newman90.68
46Pye80.61
47Pocock80.61
48Colyer80.61
49Bushnell80.61
50Skitteral80.61
51Drewett70.53
52Woolcott70.53
53Lovelock70.53
54Broadway70.53
55Platt70.53
56Church70.53
57Banning70.53
58Hayward70.53
59Harper70.53
60Beckingham70.53
61Bates70.53
62Neale70.53
63Jackman60.46
64Annetts60.46
65Jenning60.46
66Good60.46
67Leyshar60.46
68Blundy60.46
69Crossby60.46
70Ferris60.46
71Scarlett60.46
72Townsend60.46
73James60.46
74Pearce60.46
75Barnett60.46
76Burrows60.46
77Miles60.46
78Roberts50.38
79Liddiard50.38
80Warman50.38
81Maidment50.38
82Cummins50.38
83King50.38
84Mills50.38
85Eggleton50.38
86Fall50.38
87Merrett50.38
88Hannath50.38
89Barley50.38
90Ingram50.38
91Hall50.38
92Cook40.30
93Pragnell40.30
94Willcox40.30
95Hatter40.30
96Tasker40.30
97Holmes40.30
98Yates40.30
99Page40.30
100Wilcox40.30