Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Aylesbury
County Buckinghamshire
Poor Law Union Wycombe
Registration District Wycombe
Records begin
Parish registers: 1868
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wendover
Diocese Pre-1845 - Lincoln; Post-1844 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
Location of Archive
Buckinghamshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BLEDLOW RIDGE was originally a hamlet in the parish of Bledlow. It separated from Bledlow in 1868 when a new chapel, dedicated to St. Paul, was constructed.[1] Bledlow Ridge is three miles from church in Bledlow. There is also a Wesleyan meetinghouse at Bledlow Ridge. BLEDLOW (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union of Wycombe, hundred of Aylesbury, county of Buckingham, 5½ miles (E. S. E.) from Thame.[2]

Resource[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

FMP = Buckinghamshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = Ancestry - ($)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
Bledlow Ridge Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1868-1917

FS 1538-1975
ANC 1538-1975
IGI 1868-1879

FS Catalog PRs
1868-1883, 1868-1979
1868-1883, 1868-1979
1868-1883, 1868-1979

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.

Because Bledlow Ridge was part of Bledlow until 1868, also check church records for Bledlow.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Buckinghamshire 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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bledlow Ridge on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bledlow Ridge," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 January 2019.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 24 January 2019.