Volumes 1-4 of the Presentments, an overall view of the state of Churches in Wiltshire after the Restoration. Churchwardens Presentments 1662
These are answers to a questionnaire sent to each parish prior to the Bishop's Visitation, when churchwardens or other parishioners were required to cover a wide range of business, and they are an important source for both local and family historians. They show the effect of the civil war on the fabric and ornaments of the church and the lives of ordinary people. However, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the presentments lies in the evidence of nonconformity, and here may be clues to explain the limitations of parish registers.
The transcriptions are published in four volumes covering 208 parishes and listing 2023 names. See the individual volumes above for the coverage of parishes.
Supplied by: Wiltshire Family History Society
Product Ref: WIL-B077