Cookham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1563
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Christians, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COOKHAM, a village, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred in Berks. The village stands on the river Thames, adjacent to the Maidenhead and Wycombe railway, 3 miles N of Maidenhead; has a post office under Maidenhead, a station on the railway, an inn much resorted to by anglers, a wooden bridge across the Thames, a parish church, an endowed school, and an alms-house; was the meeting-place, between 996 and 1,001, of a gemot, attended by many thanes from Wessex and Mercia; was once a market-town, and still has fairs on 16 May and 11 Oct. The church is early English, with western tower of flint; was restored in 1860; and contains several good brasses, a canopied altar-tomb of 1517, and a fine marble monument by Flaxman to Sir Isaac Bocock. The parish contains also Cookham-Dean village and part of Maidenhead borough. Acres, 6,509. Real property, £25,374. Pop., 4,468. Houses, 832. The property is much subdivided. A skirmish was fought, in the civil wars, at Battle-Mead. A number of Roman swords and javelin-heads was found, in 1830, at Sashes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £480. Patron, J. Rogers, Esq. The chapelries of Cookham-Dean and Maidenhead are separate benefices. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The sub-district contains the parishes of Cookham, Bisham, and Hurley. Acres, 13,126. Pop., 6,317. Houses, 1,202. The district comprehends also the sub-district of Bray, containing the parishes of Bray, Shottesbrook, Waltham-St. Lawrence, and White-Waltham. Acres, 29,588. Poor-rates in 1862, £6,319. Pop. in 1841, 11,058; in 1861, 13,031. Houses, 2,522. Marriages in 1860, 82; births, 396, of which 19 were illegitimate; deaths, 219, of which 61 were at ages under 5 years, and 9 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 797; births, 3,961; deaths, 2,259. The places of worship in 1851 were 12 of the Church of England, with 5,995 sittings; 5 of Independents, with 809 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 120 s.; 6 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 761 s.; 5 of Primitive Methodists, with 306 s.; 2 of Lady Huntingdon’s Connexion, with 400 s.; and 1 undefined, with 16 attendants. The schools were 15 public day schools, with 1,324 scholars; 26 private day schools, with 443 s.; and 24 Sunday schools, with 2,322 s. The hundred contains only four parishes. Acres, 9,716. Pop., 3,809. Houses, 735.

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

Parish Records

Cookham Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1607-1635

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Cookham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Cookham, 1607-1835
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Church records, 1769-1837
Author: Independent Church (Maidenhead, England)

Parish chest records and school minute books, 1812-1908
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Parish registers for Cookham, 1563-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Parish registers for Cookham, 1903-1960
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Poor law records for Cookham, 1730-1863
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Parish register printout of Cookham, Berkshire, England

Parish register printout of Cookham, Berkshire, England : christenings, 1563-1812

Parish register printouts of Cookham, Berkshire, England ; marriages, 1563-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Church History

Holy Trinity Church (Cookham)

The Story of the Vicars of Cookham
Author: Martin, Clare

Vital Records

Cookham Union Workhouse births and deaths, 1836-1868
Author: Cookham Poor Law Union Workhouse (Berkshire); EurekA Partnership

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Cookham Union Workhouse births and deaths, 1836-1868
Author: Cookham Poor Law Union Workhouse (Berkshire); EurekA Partnership

Parish chest material, 1628, 1835, 1840-1841
Author: Cookham (Berkshire)

Parish chest records and school minute books, 1812-1908
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Poor law records for Cookham, 1730-1863
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Court Records

Court rolls of Cookham Manor, Berkshire, 1759-1838; general index, 1689-1851
Author: Manor of Cookham. Court (Berkshire)

Court rolls, 1358-1557
Author: Manor of Cookham. Court (Berkshire)

Gazetteers

Place and field names, Cookham parish, Berks
Author: Darby, Stephen

History

Alice Ray Morton’s Cookham : a Victorian view of village, rise and dean
Author: Parkes, Roger; Stranger, Vesla; Walker, Alan; Cookham Society

Chapters in the history of Cookham
Author: Darby, Stephen

Public Records

Chapters in the history of Cookham
Author: Darby, Stephen

Schools

Infants’ admissions, 1907-1927
Author: Alwyn Road Council School (Cookham, Berkshire)

Parish chest records and school minute books, 1812-1908
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cookham (Berkshire)

Berkshire Archives & Family History Groups

Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Family History Society

GENUKI Berkshire

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

Census

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

Occupations

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

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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