Appleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Eaton.

Parish church: St. Lawrence

Parish registers begin: 1569

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Society of Friends/Quaker and Independent/Congregational.

Parishes adjacent to Appleton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

APPLETON, a village and a parish in Abingdon district, Berks. The village stands near the Thames, 5 miles NW of Abingdon r. station; and has a post-office under Abingdon. The parish includes also the township of Eaton. Acres, 1,991. Real property, £2,820. Pop., 549. Houses, 121. The Fettiplaces had an old seat here, which is now reduced to a fragment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £307. Patron, Magdalene College, Oxford. The church has tombs of the Fettiplaces, and a brass of a skeleton. A school has £16 from endowment, and other charities £35. Edmund Dickenson, the famous chemist and physician, born in 1624, was a native.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Appleton, 5 m. N.W. Abingdon. P. 496.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Barrett Paulin; & John Sessions Barrett; Appleton, Berks, apoth. Nov. 6, 1829.


Appleton – Kelly’s Post Office Directory 1869 – Google Books

Appleton with Eaton Berkshire Cassey History Gazetteer and Directory of Berkshire and Oxfordshire 1868

Appleton is a parish, in the hundred of Ock, union of Abingdon, and diocese of Oxford, situated about 5½ miles north-west from Abingdon, and 7 south-west from Oxford, bounded by the Thames on the west. The church of St. Lawrence is a plain structure, with nave, chancel, and square embattled tower containing ten very fine musical bells, which are deservedly much admired. There is an excellent band of change ringers. In the interior are several memorials to the families of the present and former lords of the manor. The living is a rectory, annual value £307, with residence, in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford. The Manor House is supposed to have .been built in the reign of Henry II.; it was formerly surrounded by a moat, part of which has lately been filled up. The manor of Appleton was anciently in the possession of the families of Fitz Warine, Caston, Petyt, and Fettyplace; it was purchased of the Hanleys by the ancestors of the late Robert James Southby, Esq. Here is a dissenting chapel and a free school for eight boys, which was endowed in 1604 by Sir R. Fettyplace. There are other charities connected with the parish, producing about £50 per annum.

The population in 1861 was 549; the parish, including the township of Eaton, comprises 1977 acres.

Post Office. — George White, receiver. Letters arrive from Abingdon at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money-order office is at Abingdon. Letters through Abingdon.


Butler Rev. William James, B.D.

Jones Mr. Jesse

Lowndes James B., Esq., Manor house

Bevers Edmund, surgeon-dentist

Bennett Alfred, builder, wheelwright, &c.

Bennett William, farmer

Busby James, shopkeeper, baker & farmer

Calvert Thomas, farmer

Clandfield William, farmer

Corbut Sarah, shopkeeper

Hollifield W. S., plumber, &c.

Hollifield — , carrier

Jones Jesse, jun., farmer

Kimber John, farmer, Manor farm

Lambourn Samuel, beer retailer

Tarrant Daniel, farmer

Webb Aaron, Plough inn

Webb William, farmer

White Frederic B., church bellhanger, bell founder, and church and turret clock maker

White George, Three Horseshoes, and blacksmith and post office


Ashby John, farmer, Manor farm

Bye Richard, farmer

Godfrey William, farmer

Shepherd John, boot and shoemaker

Skinner Mary, Bells inn

Source: Edward Cassey and Co.’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Berkshire and Oxfordshire 1868.

Parish Records

Berkshire Archives & Family History Groups

Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Family History Society

GENUKI Berkshire


England, Berkshire, Reading, Cemetery Records, 1843-1959

Newtown Road Cemetery

Berkshire BMD

Berkshire Gravestones

Find A Grave Berkshire

West Berkshire War Memorials

Calendar of Berkshire Wills

Wellington College Register 1859-1905

Abingdon Union Workhouse Census 1881

Bradfield Union Workhouse 1881

Cookham Union Workhouse 1881

Easthampstead Union Workhouse 1881

Great Faringdon Union Workhouse 1881

Hungerford Union Workhouse 1881

Newbury Union Workhouse 1881

Reading Union Workhouse 1881

Wallingford Union Workhouse 1881

Wantage Union Workhouse 1881

Windsor Union Workhouse 1881

Wokingham Union Workhouse

Berkshire Enclosure Maps

Berkshire History


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Abingdon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Post-1835 – Oxford, Pre-1836 – Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Abingdon
  • Poor Law Union: Abingdon
  • Hundred: Ock
  • Province: Canterbury

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