Wiltshire Record Society

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The Wiltshire Record Society is a text publication society in Wiltshire, England, which edits and publishes historic documents concerned with the history of Wiltshire.

History[edit]

In 1937 Ralph Pugh was the chief mover in a proposal to found the records branch of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.[1] The Records Branch was established in 1939, and in 1967 it became the Wiltshire Record Society, an independent organisation in its own right.[2] However, the numbering of the volumes published has remained continuous, the last volume published by the Records Branch being number 21 and the first volume under the new regime being number 22.[3] The books published by both have all been bound in pale blue cloth and have the same size and format.

The work of the Society is funded by the subscribing members, some of them being academic bodies and libraries, but most are private individuals. An annual general meeting is held in Wiltshire once a year, usually in June.

General editors[edit]

  • 1962–1972: Dr Christopher Elrington
  • 1972–1976: Dr Douglas A. Crowley
  • 1976–1978: D. C. Cox
  • 1979–1981: Miss Janet H. Stevenson
  • 1981–1982: vacant
  • 1982–1988: Dr J. L. Kirby
  • 1988–1995: Dr Jane Freeman
  • 1995–2007: Dr John Chandler
  • 2007– : Dr Virginia Bainbridge

Publications[edit]

Since 1939, the Society and its predecessor the Records Branch have produced roughly one volume per year, the list of publications being as follows.[4]

  • Vol. 1: Abstracts of feet of fines relating to Wiltshire for the reigns of Edward I and Edward II, ed. R. B. Pugh, 1939
  • Vol. 2: Accounts of the parliamentary garrisons of Great Chalfield and Malmesbury, 1645–1646, H. P. Pafford, 1940
  • Vol. 3: Calendar of Antrobus deeds before 1625, ed. R. B. Pugh, 1947
  • Vol. 4: Wiltshire county records : minutes of proceedings in sessions, 1563 and 1574 to 1592, ed. H. C. Johnson, 1949
  • Vol. 5: List of Wiltshire borough records earlier in date than 1836, ed. M. G. Rathbone, 1951
  • Vol. 6: The Trowbridge woollen industry as illustrated by the stock books of John and Thomas Clark 1804–1824, ed. R. P. Beckinsale
  • Vol. 7: Guild stewards book of the borough of Calne, 1561–1688, ed. A. W. Mabbs, 1953
  • Vol. 8: Andrews and Dury's map of Wiltshire, 1773: a reduced facsimile, ed. Elizabeth Crittall, 1952
  • Vol. 9: Surveys of the manors of Philip, earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, 1631-2, ed. E. Kerridge, 1953
  • Vol. 10: Two sixteenth century taxation lists, 1545 and 1576, ed. G. D. Ramsay, 1954
  • Vol. 11: Wiltshire quarter sessions and assizes, 1736, ed. J. P. M. Fowle, 1955
  • Vol. 12: Collectanea, ed. N.J. Williams, 1956
  • Vol. 13: Progress notes of Warden Woodward for the Wiltshire estates of New College, Oxford, 1659–1675, ed. R. L. Rickard, 1957
  • Vol. 14: Accounts and surveys of the Wiltshire lands of Adam de Stratton, ed. M. W. Farr, 1959
  • Vol. 15: Tradesmen in early-Stuart Wiltshire : a miscellany, ed. N. J. Williams, 1960
  • Vol. 16: Crown pleas of the Wiltshire eyre, 1249, ed. C. A. F. Meekings, 1961
  • Vol. 17: Wiltshire apprentices and their masters, 1710–1760, ed. Christabel Dale, 1961
  • Vol. 18: Hemingby's register, ed. Helena M. Chew, 1963
  • Vol. 19: Documents illustrating the Wiltshire textile trades in the eighteenth century, ed. Julia de L. Mann, 1964
  • Vol. 20: The diary of Thomas Naish, ed. Doreen Slatter, 1965
  • Vol. 21: The rolls of the Highworth hundred 1275–1287, part 1, ed. Brenda Farr, 1966,
  • Vol. 22: The rolls of the Highworth hundred 1275–1287, part 2, ed. Brenda Farr, 1968
  • Vol. 23: The earl of Hertford's lieutenancy papers, 1603–1612, ed. W. P. D. Murphy, 1969
  • Vol. 24: Court rolls of the Wiltshire manors of Adam de Stratton, ed. R. B. Pugh, 1970.
  • Vol. 25: Abstracts of Wiltshire inclosure awards and agreements, ed. R. E. Sandell, 1971
  • Vol. 26: Civil pleas of the Wiltshire eyre, 1249, ed. M. T. Clanchy, 1971
  • Vol. 27: Wiltshire returns to the bishop's visitation queries, 1783, ed. Mary Ransome, 1972
  • Vol. 28: Wiltshire extents for debts, Edward I – Elizabeth I, ed. Angela Conyers, 1973
  • Vol. 29: Abstracts of feet of fines relating to Wiltshire for the reign of Edward III, ed. C. R. Elrington, 1974
  • Vol. 30: Abstracts of Wiltshire tythe apportionments, ed. R. E. Sandell, 1975
  • Vol. 31: Poverty in early-Stuart Salisbury, ed. Paul Slack, 1975
  • Vol. 32: The subscription book of Bishops Tounson and Davenant, 1620–40, ed. B. Williams, 1977
  • Vol. 33: Wiltshire gaol delivery and trailbaston trials, 1275–1306, ed. R. B. Pugh, 1978
  • Vol. 34: Lacock Abbey charters, ed. K. H. Rogers, 1979
  • Vol. 35: The cartulary of Bradenstoke Priory, ed. Vera C. M. London, 1979
  • Vol. 36: Wiltshire coroners' bills, 1752–1796, ed. R. F. Hunnisett, 1981
  • Vol. 37: Two justicing notebooks of William Hunt, 1744–1749, ed. Elizabeth Crittall, 1982
  • Vol. 38: Two Elizabethan women : correspondence of Joan and Maria Thynne, 1575–1611, ed. Alison D. Wall, 1983
  • Vol. 39: The register of John Chandler, dean of Salisbury, 1404–17, ed. T. C. B. Timmins, 1984
  • Vol. 40: Wiltshire dissenters meeting house certificates and registrations, 1689–1852, ed. J. H. Chandler, 1985
  • Vol. 41: Abstracts of feet of fines relating to Wiltshire, 1377–1509, ed. J. L. Kirby, 1986
  • Vol. 42: The Edington cartulary, ed. Janet H. Stevenson, 1987
  • Vol. 43: The commonplace book of Sir Edward Bayntun of Bromham, ed. Jane Freeman, 1988
  • Vol. 44: The diaries of Jeffery Whitaker, schoolmaster of Bratton, 1739–1741, ed. Marjorie Reeves and Jean Morrison, 1989
  • Vol. 45: The Wiltshire tax list of 1332, ed. D. A. Crowley, 1989
  • Vol. 46: Calendar of Bradford-on-Avon settlement examinations and removal orders, 1725–98, ed. Phyllis Hembry, 1990
  • Vol. 47: Early trade directories of Wiltshire, ed. K. H. Rogers and indexed by J. H. Chandler, 1992
  • Vol. 48: Star chamber suits of John and Thomas Warneford, ed. F. E. Warneford, 1993
  • Vol. 49: The Hungerford cartulary : a calendar of the earl of Radnor's cartulary of the Hungerford family, ed. J. L. Kirby, 1994
  • Vol. 50: The Letters of John Peniston, Salisbury architect, Catholic, and Yeomanry Officer, 1823–1830, ed. M. Cowan, 1996
  • Vol. 51: The Apprentice Registers of the Wiltshire Society, 1817–1922, ed. H. R. Henly, 1997
  • Vol. 52: Printed Maps of Wiltshire 1787–1844 : a selection of topographical, road and canal maps, in facsimile, ed. John Chandler, 1998
  • Vol. 53: Monumental Inscriptions of Wiltshire, ed. Peter Sherlock, 2000
  • Vol. 54: The First General Entry Book of the City of Salisbury, 1387–1452, ed. David R. Carr, 2001
  • Vol. 55: Devizes income tax assessments, 1842–1860, ed. Robert Colley, 2002
  • Vol. 56: Wiltshire Glebe Terriers, 1588–1827, ed. Steven Hobbs, 2003
  • Vol. 57: Wiltshire Farming in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Joseph Bettey, 2005
  • Vol. 58: Early Motor Vehicle Registration in Wiltshire 1903–1914, ed. Ian Hicks, 2006
  • Vol. 59: Marlborough Probate Inventories 1591–1775, ed. Lorelei Williams and Sally Thomson, 2007
  • Vol. 60: The Hungerford Cartulary, a calendar of the Hobhouse cartulary of the Hungerford family, ed. J. L. Kirby, 2007
  • Vol. 61: The Court Records of Brinkworth and Charlton, 1544–1648, ed. Douglas Crowley, 2009
  • Vol. 62: The Diary of William Henry Tucker, 1825–1850, ed. Helen Rogers, 2009
  • Vol. 63: Gleanings from Wiltshire Parish Registers, ed. Steven Hobbs, 2010
  • Vol. 64: William Small's Cherished Memories and Associations, ed. Jane Howells and Ruth Newman, 2011
  • Vol. 65: Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, 1268, ed. Brenda Farr and Christopher Elrington, 2012
  • Vol. 65: The Minute Books of Froxfield Almshouse 1714–1866, ed. Douglas Crowley, 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. R. J. Currie, 'Pugh, Ralph Bernard (1910–1982)', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004) online edition (subscription required), May 2010, accessed 7 January 2011
  2. ^ Christopher Richard John Currie, English county histories: a guide (1994), p. 421
  3. ^ The Rolls of Highworth Hundred, 1275–1287 Part 2 (1968), p. 189
  4. ^ List of Wiltshire Record Society Publications, 1939–2007 at ancestry.com

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