White Waltham, Berkshire Genealogy

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White Waltham

Guide to White Waltham with Shottesbrooke, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

White Waltham, Berkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Beynhurst
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Cookham
Registration District Cookham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1563; Separate registers exist for Shottesbrooke beginning 1566
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608; Separate records exist for Shottesbrooke beginning 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

White Waltham with Shottesbrooke is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1744 from White Waltham Ancient Parish and Shottesbrooke Ancient Parish.

Here is a mid-19th century historical and jurisdictional perspective on both White Waltham and Shottesbrooke parishes:

WALTHAM, WHITE, or Waltham-Abbas (St Mary), a parish, in the union of Cookham, hundred of Beynhurst, county of Berks, 4 miles (S. W.) from Maidenhead; containing 1021 inhabitants. This [parish was] united to the (parish) rectory of Shottesbrook in 1744. There was formerly also a chapel of ease at Feens (which also see). Here are places of worship for Independents and Lady Huntingdon's Connexion.[1]


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. This parish is part of the Bradfield Registration District.

Church records

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

FMP = Berkshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = England & Wales Christenings and Marriages (Ancestry) - ($)
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
White Waltham Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1621-1726
FS 1538-1975
ANC 1530-1980

IGI 1563-1686, 1565-1812

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.

Family History Library Catalog entries for parish church records. 

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Countess of Huntingdon Methodist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Primitive Methodist.

Census Records

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464173.
To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.

Probate Records

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

Poor Law Records

Workhouse, Oxfordshire

Family History Library Catalog Entries

Maps and Gazetteers

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

England Jurisdiction

Vision of Britain


White Waltham in GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 449-453. Adapted. Date accessed: 15 April 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

Oxfordshire History Centre

Oxforshire Family History Society