Bracknell Berkshire Family History Guide

Bracknell is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1851 from chapelry in Warfield Ancient Parish and Winkfield Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1851
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1836

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRACKNELL, a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Easthampstead, Berks. The village stands adjacent to the Southwestern railway, 3 miles W of Ascot racecourse, and 4 E of Wokingham. It has a station on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Bracknell, Berkshire; and is a polling-place. Fairs are held at it on 25 April, 22 Aug., and 1 Oct. It consists of one fine, long, open street; and there are several large mansions in its neighbourhood. The chapelry includes the village; is in the parishes of Warfield and Winkfield; and was constituted in 1851. Pop., 1,007. Houses, 202. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £65. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is a graceful structure of 1851, in the early English style. There are an Independent chapel, a literary institute. and national schools. The subdistrict contains five parishes. Acres, 20,614. Pop., 6,165. Houses, 1,203.

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


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.

Holloway Job, Bracknell, Berks, grocer and draper, Jan. 2, 1838.

Wilcocks Wm., Bracknell, Berkshire, saddler & harness maker, Jan.25, 1842.

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County: Berkshire
Civil Registration District: Easthampstead
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
Rural Deanery: Reading
Poor Law Union: Easthampstead
Hundred: Ripplesmere; Wargrave
Province: Canterbury