Earley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1843 from Sonning Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Earleigh, Early

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1854
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1854

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EARLEIGH, Earley, or Early, a liberty and a chapelry in Sonning parish, Berks. The liberty lies near the Reading and Guildford railway, 2½ miles SE of Reading; and has a post office under Reading, and a r. station. Real property, £5,065. Pop., 566. Houses, 118. E. Court belongs to Viscount Sidmouth; Maiden-Earleigh, to B. Golding, Esq. The chapelry includes part of Woodley, and was constituted in 1854. Pop., 774. Houses, 154. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Oxford. Value, £175. Patron, the Vicar of Sonning, The church was built in 1844.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Early, a liberty in the parish of Sonning, county of Berks; 24 miles south-east of Reading. Here is a small daily school. Acres 2,280. Houses 89. Pop., in 1821, 447; in 1831, 441. Poor rates, in 1838, £547 15s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Earley, 1841-1891

Church Records

Parish chest and poor law records for Sonning, 1715-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sonning (Berkshire); Sonning (Berkshire)

Parish registers for St. Bartholomew’s Church, Earley, 1878-1985
Author: Church of England. St. Bartholomew’s Church (Earley, Berkshire)

Parish registers for St. Peter’s Church, Earley, 1854-1940
Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Earley, Berkshire)

Church History

The story of Earley St. Peter’s, 1884-1994
Author: Hanna, Lesley; Hanna, Chad

Cemeteries

The monumental inscriptions of Mays Lane burial ground, Earley, 1936-1993 : [Earley, St. Peter’s extension (1926-1984)]
Author: Mays Lane Cemetery (Earley, Berkshire); Berkshire Family History Society (England)

Transcript of memorial inscriptions in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Earley, Reading
Author: Longhurst, W.

Transcript of memorial inscriptions in St. Peter’s Church, Earley

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for Sonning, 1715-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sonning (Berkshire); Sonning (Berkshire)

Taxation

Parish chest and poor law records for Sonning, 1715-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sonning (Berkshire); Sonning (Berkshire)

History

Earley days : an illustrated account our community’s development
Author: Earley Local History Group

Earley memories : a century of change
Author: Earley Local History Group

The story of Reading : including Caversham, Tilehurst, Calcot, Earley and Woodley
Author: Phillips, Daphne

Land and Property

Parish chest and poor law records for Sonning, 1715-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sonning (Berkshire); Sonning (Berkshire)

Public Records

Endowed charities, county of Berkshire : Sonning, including Earley and Woodley and Sandford

Schools

Admission registers, 1875-1878
Author: Reading and Earley Board School (Reading, Berkshire)

Copybooks to computers : a celebration of 150 years of Earley St. Peter’s C of E (Aided) School, 1848-1998
Author: Watts, E.; Platts, H.; Cobbold, J.

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: Wokingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Reading
  • Poor Law Union: Wokingham
  • Hundred: Charlton
  • Province: Canterbury

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