People Connected to Wiltshire
Historical County of England
Wiltshire Genealogical Resources
Wiltshire Community History website, run by the Libraries and Heritage services of Wiltshire County Council. This site includes maps, demographic data, historic and modern pictures and short histories.
The Visitations of Wiltshire 1623 - with varying depths of pedigrees
How to use this Page
- Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Wiltshire to this project.
- You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Wiltshire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!
Note People with links to Wiltshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.
People connected to Wiltshire can also be linked to the following projects.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historical Wiltshire which covers the History of Wiltshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Wiltshire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Wiltshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Wiltshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project
Free to follow, request to collaborate
To join the project use the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page.
Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance.
See the discussion Project Help: How to add Text to a Project - Starter Kit to get you going!
Heads of Wiltshire Families on Geni
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.
- William Pyt-alias- Bennett (c 1550 Tisbury
Emigrants from Wiltshire
Please add the names of people from Wiltshire who settled in the "New World"
- David Vines (1760 - 1830) was born in Brinkworth, Wiltshire. He is the GGG Grandfather of Henry Ellsworth Vines, Jr. (1911 - 1994) (born in California, USA) who won the Wimbledon singles tennis championship in 1932
- James Rideout (1801-1878) Arrived in Australia 3 Oct 1838. He travelled to Australia on the "John McLellan" with his wife, Caroline and their children William, Jasper, Martha, Mary and John (who was born on the voyage). Departure date was 2 June 1838
- http://www.geni.com/projects/1820-Settlers-Hyman-s-Party/10286 1820 Settlers - Hyman's Party]
- Wiltshire Settlers on the Weymouth (1820)
Other Pages for People Connected to English Counties
this project is in History Link