Bucklebury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Marlstone, Marleston, and Hawkridge.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLEBURY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Bradfield district, Berks. The village stands on an affluent of the Thames, 3¼ miles NNW of Woolhampton r. station, and 6 ENE of Newbury; and has a post office under Reading, and a large iron foundry. The parish includes also the tythings of Hawkridge and Marlstone. Acres, 5,252. Real property, £4,876. Pop., 1,178. Houses, 262. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Reading Abbey; was given, at the dissolution, to John Winchcombe, commonly called Jack of Newbury; passed, by marriage, to the famous Lord Bolingbroke; reverted to the descendants of Winchcombe; and belongs now to their representative, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. A fine Tudor mansion was built on it by Jack of Newbury, and visited, in Lord Bolingbroke’s time, by Swift; but has been destroyed. Bucklebury common is an elevated undulating tract, commanding fine views. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Marlstone, in the diocese of Oxford. value, £453. Patron, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. The church is Norman, with low square tower and small spire; and contains monuments of the Winchcombes. There are an Independent chapel, and an endowed school with £37. The subdistrict contains nine parishes. Acres, 23,949. Pop. 5,532. Houses, 1,178.

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

Bucklebury, 4 miles N.E. Newbury. P. 1277.

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.

Clargo John, Bucklebury, Berkshire. yeoman and coppice dealer, Oct. 2, 1827.

Havell Henry, Bucklebury, Berkshire, baker and grocer, Feb. 11, 1823.

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

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

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

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