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Salisbury (or New Sarum).SALISBURY, a city,having separate civil jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Underditch, S. division of Wilts, 82 miles(S. W. by W.) from LondonFrom: 'Salisbury - Salwarpe', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 5-11. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51253 Date accessed: 01 April 2013. Parish and mun. border, city, and co. town of Wiltshire, on the Upper Avon, at confluence of the Bourne and the Nadder and Wiley, 28 miles W. of Winchester and 83 SW. of London by rail.The city comprises the parish of St. Edmund, containing 4461 inhabitants; part of St. Martin's, 3051;and theparish of St. Thomas, 2515; also theextraparochial district of the Cathedral Close, with 596 inhabitants. The living of St. Edmund's is a perpetualcuracy; net income, £176; patron, the Bishop. Thechurch was formerly collegiate, and is a fine structurein the later English style, with a tower which, havingfallen down in 1653, was rebuilt in an appropriate manner; the chancel has been modernised, and contains abeautiful painted window of the Ascension, by Eginton,the gift of the late Samuel Whitchurch, Esq. The livingof St. Martin's is a vicarage, valued in the king's booksat £11. 3. 1½.; net income, £188; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter. The church is a spacious building, combining different styles, with a towersurmounted by a spire. The living of St. Thomas' is aperpetual curacy; net income, £118; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter. The church is alarge handsome edifice in the later English style, with atower on the south side of the south aisle; the chanceland some other parts are specimens of considerablemerit, and among the monuments is one supposed to bethat of the Duke of Buckingham who was executedhere in the reign of Richard III. There are places ofworship for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics. The grammar From: 'Salisbury - Salwarpe', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 5-11. Date accessed: 01 April 2013.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
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Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464204. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Wiltshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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