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Cookham Dean, Berkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Cookham Dean, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Cookham Dean, Berkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cookham
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Cookham
Registration District Cookham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1845
Bishop's Transcripts: 1845
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[edit | edit source]

Cookham Dean is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1846 from Cookham Ancient Parish; Exact boundary unknown.

Here's a mid-19th century historical and jurisdictional perspective by John M. Wilson:

COOKHAM-DEAN, a chapelry, with a village, in Cookham parish (which also see), Berks; about a mile WNW of Cookham. The church was built in 1845. There are Independent and Primitve Methodist chapels here.[1]

Resources[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]

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

FMP = Berkshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = England & Wales Christenings and Marriages (Ancestry) - ($)
Cookham Dean Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP



1845-1966
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
ANC 1530-1980
1538-1988


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.

Chapelry ('parish') registers likely exist for this chapel commencing from 1845, at the Berkshire Record Office.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

None

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 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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Cookham Dean (part of Cookham) in GENUKI


References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. (1870). Adapted. Accessed: 15 Apr 2013.

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