Cookham Dean, Berkshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Berkshire Gotoarrow.png Berkshire Parishes Gotoarrow.png Cookham Dean

Parish History

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]


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

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

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.

Poor Law Unions

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


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