Old Windsor, Berkshire Genealogy

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Old Windsor

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

Old Windsor, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ripplesmere
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Windsor
Registration District Windsor
Records begin
Parish registers: 1755
Bishop's Transcripts: 1612
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

WINDSOR, OLD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Windsor, hundred of Ripplesmere, county of Berks, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Windsor. [1]

At Windsor Great Park, situated on the river Thames, there was also built a chapel (of ease) in the Great Park, a royal donative chapel, built by George IV for the accommodation of his household, and later used for the gentry, tenants, and keepers connected with the royal domains (by about 1790).[2]


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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = Ancestry - ($)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Old Windsor Online Parish Records
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FS 1538-1975
ANC 1538-1975

FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

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
  • Baptist
  • Particular Baptist
  • Protestant Dissenters
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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.


Old Windsor in GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 592-613. Date accessed: 10 April 2013.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A., http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51412 A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 592-613. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk