Bisham, Berkshire Genealogy

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England
Berkshire
Berkshire Parishes
Bisham
Guide to Bisham, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Bisham, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Beynhurst
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Cookham
Registration District Cookham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1560
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Reading
Diocese Pre-1836 - Salisbury; Post-1835 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Location of Archive
Berkshire Record Office

Parish History

BISHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Cookham, hundred of Beynhurst, county of Berks, 4½ miles (N. W.) from Maidenhead. [1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Bisham parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FMP = FindMyPast - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = Ancestry - ($)
FREG = FreeREG - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bisham Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1813-1849
1560-1836
1560-1900
FS 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
ANC 1813-1849
1560-1836
1560-1900
FREG 1560-1812
1536-1812
1560-1812
IGI 1560-1812, 1812-1849
1536-1812, 1813-1885


FS Catalog PRs
1560-1991
1560-1991
1560-1991
FS Catalog BTs
1606-1836
1606-1836
1606-1836

Stubbings registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

Stubbings Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP



1852-1966
FS 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
ANC 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformist Churches

None

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Bisham in GENUKI


References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 263-267. Date accessed: 27 March 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk