Findmypast adds Wiltshire records

Baptisms, asylum registers, WW1 hospital records, and tithe awards are included in the 350,000 new Wiltshire records this week from Findmypast via the Wiltshire FHS.

Wiltshire Baptisms Index 1530-1917 are transcriptions from parish registers and bishop’s transcripts.  The 70,000 new records come from nine parishes. The whole collection is 2,956,437 records.

Wiltshire Asylum Registers, 1789-1921 adds 27,761 transcript records from six institutions. Expect to find the name,  admission date, and age. Occupation, marital condition, place of residence, status – i.e. private, pauper, criminal, discharge date (or date of death, if death occurred at the institution).

Wiltshire WW1 Hospital Records has 6,279 records from three hospitals in Wiltshire – the Old Sarum Isolation Hospital, the Harnham Red Cross Hospital, and the Salisbury Infirmary. Expect to find: name, rank, service number and unit, age, length of service, admission date, where admitted, and details of injury or disease. There appear to be no Canadians included.

Wiltshire Tithe Award Register 1813-1882  includes 257,246 transcript entries showing the name of occupier, name of the owner, description of the property, including size and land use, and date of the survey.

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