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There are two parishes by the name of Bishopstone in Wilts:
Bishopstone (Wilton), a parish "in the hundred of Downton, though locally in the hundred of Chalk," county of Wilts, 2.56 miles southwest of Coombe Bissett, 3-1/2 miles southwest of Wilton and 5.86 miles southwest of Salisbury, "...the living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Salisbury, rated in the king's books... there is also a sinecure rectory... The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery was patron in 1822..." (ibid.)

Bishopstone (Little Hinton), "...in the hundred of Ramsbury, 5-3/4 miles east of Swindon... the living is a vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at 6. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Prebendary of Bishopston in the Cathedral Church of Salisbury. The church is dedicated to St. Mary..." (Lewis, Vol. 1, p. 160). Bishopston (Little Hinton) is near the juncture of Wilts, Oxfordshire and Berks, being only 1.75 miles southwest of Ashbury, Berks; 2.56 miles southeast of Bourton, Oxfordshire.
The Combes of Tisbury, Wilts intermarried with a number of families of Bishopstone, all believed to have been Bishopstone by Wilton (but research in progress):

28 Mar 1641 Bishopstone by Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Married: Edward COMBE and Rebecca TOPPE (IGI, B: 30 Jun 1981 SLAKE, Ba: E057922, E: 2 Sep 1981 SLAKE, So: 950237, film not yet read). Note: There may be later IGI records not yet extracted.

According to the Visitation of Somersetshire, Edward COMBE was the s/o William COMBE of Tisbury, Wilts and Norton Ferrers, Somerset, and Isabel SMITH, d/o Thomas SMITH of Knighton Manor, Bishopstone, Wilts, and Elizabeth PENRUDDOCK of Compton Chamberlayne [Chamberlin], Wilts. If this record is correct, then Bishopton (Wilton) is probably the Bishopstone of this visitation (assuming it does not include families from both).


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