Speenhamland, Berkshire Genealogy

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Speenhamland

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

Speenhamland, Berkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Faircross; Kintbury Eagle
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Newbury
Registration District Newbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1831
Bishop's Transcripts: 1836
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newbury
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

SPEENHAMLAND, a chapelry district, in the parish of Speen, union of Newbury, hundred of Faircross, county of Berks; adjoining the town of Newbury. [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

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

FMP = FindMyPast - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = Ancestry - ($)
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
Speenhamland Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1831-1917
1847-1931
1629-1966
FS 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
ANC 1538-1975
1538–1973
1538-1991
FS Catalog PRs
1847-1972
1847-1972
1847-1972

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

Roman Catholic

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

Speenhamland a chapelry in Speen in GENUKI

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 156-159. Date accessed: 3 October 2013.