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Upton, Berkshire Genealogy

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

Upton, Berkshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Moreton
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Wantage
Registration District Wantage
Records begin
Parish registers: 1588; For more records see Blewbury
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Reading
Diocese Pre-1836 - Salisbury; Post-1835 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
Location of Archive
Berkshire Record Office

Parish HistoryEdit

UPTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Blewberry, union of Wantage, hundred of Moreton, county of Berks, 4¾ miles (N. N. E.) from East Ilsley.[1]

ResourcesEdit

Civil RegistrationEdit

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 recordsEdit

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

FMP = Berkshire Baptism, Marriage, Burial Indexes (FindMyPast) - ($)
FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC = England & Wales Christenings and Marriages (Ancestry) - ($)
FREG = FreeREG - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Upton Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP

1663-1735
1588-1965
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
ANC 1530-1980
1538-1988


FREG 1588-1750
1588-1750
1588-1750
IGI 1588-1728




FS Catalog PRs
1588-1991
1588-1991
1588-1991
FS Catalog BTs
1607-1835
1607-1835
1607-1835

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 ChurchesEdit

Wesleyan Methodist

Census recordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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

WebsitesEdit

Upton a chapelry in Blewbury in GENUKI

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 420-422. Date accessed: 10 April 2013
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk