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Ovncis Bellis Cheasledeane. deliuered to Robert hoskines

bells iiij and Thomas Newse j cvpp or chalis by xij ovne

and a Indentur of xij ovnc iiij bells

saunctus bell In plate to the Kings vse

xij ovne

This book contains entries as to, nearly or quite, all the parishes of Wiltshire; but of the Indentures very few remain; the following which relate to Wanborough and Liddington, will show the form of them.


Wiltes hund. de Kinbrige Thenventorye Indented made the xxijth. of in com Wiltes maye in the seventh yere of the reyne of Wanbrough. OM. sowayne lorde Kinge Edward the vj th

of all bells and Chalices deliued by St. Anthonye Hungerforde, Wyllm Sherington, & Wyllm Wroughton, Knyght, unto the custodye of John heyringe nycolas ristrope of the same pysh sauflye to be kept to thuse of oʻ. sayd sowaugne lord the Kyng as hereafter more playnlye may Appere

Inprimis A Challis of Silver weinge vij ounc
Item iiij belles wth a saun. bell.

Hundr. de Kingbridge The Inventory Indented made the loodington

xxiij of maye in the vij yere of the

rayne of our sowaygne lord Kinge Edwarde the vjth of all the belles Challis of the parishe of Loodington delyued by Ss Antony hung'ford Sr. Willm Sherington And Sr. Willm Wroughton Knyghtes Comyssoners the Custodie of Robert Walk & hary taylo of the same parishe to thuse of our said sowaigne lord the Kinge as herafter Apereth

Imp’mis A Challis of Silver weyinge vj oune
I. iij belles wth a sauncs belle


A few words to Wiltshire Eutanalogists.

It is very desirable that lists of specimens which have been taken in the county should be supplied by those who have given their attention to Entomology; they are invited to do so.

There are no doubt many Entomological collections in Wiltshire, which are of little or no practical use, beyond the interest and pleasure which they confer on the individual collectors. These collections may now become more generally useful, by their catalogues being brought together and compared.

But a caution must be given here, for perhaps no class of collectors are so careless as Entomologists, in the manner of keeping their cabinets and Catalogues. They do not mark their specimens with sufficient care; and it frequently happens that after a year or So, and even after a few months, they are unable to remember the exact localities where they were taken. It is not an uncommon occurrence in works upon the subject, as well as in cabinets both private and public, to meet with specimens whose localities are unknown, merely from a want of system when classifying them. In such instances the value of such specimens, especially if they are rare species, is greatly diminished. What is required are chiefly lists of specimens which are known to belong to the county.

And now one word on the subject of obtaining a complete catalogue of Wiltshire specimens. It may be asked of what possible use can it be? Its chief utility will consist in its supplying the very kind of information that the Naturalist requires. He wants facts to aid him in elucidating the distribution of insect life. The following very excellent remarks, by John Gray, Esq., upon this subject, appeared in “the Naturalist,” (Vol. ii. p. 261-2.) “The first and indeed the great use of investigating local fauna, consists in giving the student of nature a knowledge of the range of species, and what we may know of their positions of locality. A fundamental error with the majority of local faunists, consists in their limiting their observations within the capricious boundaries of counties or nations. This would be so far well, if it were intended merely as a step towards the elucidation of the entire natural range; but how seldom is this the case; how rarely do we find their interest in the subject extended to Nature's own boundaries. Let the unprejudiced naturalist take a glance at those entomological cabinets devoted exclusively to British species, and he will quickly discover what a precious jumble is there made in geographical distribution. In such collections he will find two, if not three, distinct ranges of distribution, illustrated by species taken within the British Isles, forming an arrangement to the entire exclusion of such as occur in the remaining portions of the same sphere of natural habitats. The only interest to the naturalist, in such collections, would consist in their elucidation of geographical character: this they do not possess; whilst as a systematic arrangement, the defects are still more apparent; thus leaving an impression on the mind, that such arrangements could only have been dictated by the most capricious absurdity. If such entomologists must have an arrangement of local fauna, let them study Nature's geography and act accordingly.

Another use in the investigation of local fauna, consists in the facility thus afforded, of noticing the peculiarities, and oft-times anomalies, which species exhibit in the selection of their habitats. This can only be attained by a patient tracing of the habits of the species, as shown in various localities. Thus it will be seen that local notes in the natural history of animal life, have their distinct sphere of usefulness, when viewed as a link or step towards a proper understanding of the economy of nature; but when looked upon as a topic of exclusive interest, far better would it have been had they never been perused.

With this view let local investigators in this county go to work; contributing duplicates to the Society's Museum, as well as furnishing catalogues of their Wiltshire specimens.





Manuscript Collections for Wiltshire,






54 Wilts Visitation, 1565, copied by Hensley; fol. ch. 72 Chartulary of Bradenstoke Abbey, (Transcript by Careless);

fol. ch. 73 Ditto of Malmesbury Abbey, (Transcript by Hensley); 4to.,

ch., s. xix. 74 Ditto of Wilton Abbey,


18mo. 75 Ditto of College de Vaux at Salisbury; 2 vols., Fol. 91 Drawings of Brasses ;-Wilts and Oxon; 4to. 140 Testa de Nevil, Co. Wilts, in Tables; by Thos. Phillipps;

fol. 151 Lords of Manors, Co. Wilts; 2 vols., fol. ch., by T. P. 152 Glastonbury Abbey Terrier, for Co. Wilts; fol. ch. 153 Wilts Inquis. p. M.; fol. ch. 154 Ditto Deeds; fol. ch. 155 Ditto Collectanea; 4 vols., fol. ch., s. xix. 156 Ditto Pedigrees; fol. ch. 157 North Wilts Collectanea; fol. ch., s. xix.

Wilts Monumental Inscriptions; 4to. ch., s. xix. 160 Wanborough Court Rolls; 2 vols., fol. ch., s. xix. (Trans

cript). 161 Marriages of Wiltshire Wards ; fol. ch., s. xix. 162 Wilts Inquisitions; fol. ch.


NO. 163 Sarum Cathedral Library Catalogue; fol. ch., s. xix. 164 Chartulary of the Tropenell Family, (Extracts); fol. ch. 165 North Wilts, Church Notes; small oblong 4to., red leather. 166 Pedigrees and Wills, &c.; 12mo. 167 Extracts from the Registers of the Bishops of Salisbury;

fol. ch. 168 Charters of Stanley Abbey, (near Chippenham). 169 Durnford Parish Registers; (Transcript). 172 Wilts Visitation, 1565; 4to. 173 · Arms of Wilts Gentry; 18mo. 175 Wilts Inscriptions; 6 copies, 8vo., with MSS. notes. 176 Ditto Pedigrees. 177 Names of places in Co. Wilts; 4to. 183 Parish Register Extracts for the Family of “Long" of

Wilts; 4to. 184 Osborne's Letters from Wilts; 4to. 186 Wilts Monumental Inscriptions; 7 vols., 4to., by Thos.

Phillipps. 276 Litelton Court Rolls, Wilts. 287 Scudamore Papers. 3095 Deed of Confirmation of the Foundation of the Priory of

Eston, (near Peusey), in co. Wilts. Date: xvi century. 3976 Genealogy of the Family of Grove, of Ferne, in Wilts. By

Robert Grove, Bishop of Chichester, (1691). 4068 Will of John Bignell of Wilton, co. Wilts.

Deeds about Wilts. 4131 4254 Collections from Wilts Pedigrees of Long and Goddard, &c;

Query, if these are part of the Collections of Gore of

Alderton, Wilts ? 4741 Names of places where it is necessary to search for Wilts

descents. 4742 Pedigrees from Inq. p. M.

Sarum Chartulary; 12mo. 4743 Wilts Extracts from the Court of Wards and Liveries in

the Chapter House, Westminster; 12mo. 4744 Wilts Inquis., p. M.;

Ditto Fines;

MSS. in the College of Arms; 12mo. 4745 Wilts Church Monuments;

Parish Register Extracts; 12mo.

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