East Hendred is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names: East Hendred, Great Hendred

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HENDRED (EAST or GREAT), a village and a parish in Wantage district, Berks. The village stands near a small affluent of the river Thames, 2 miles S by W of Steventon r. station, 2¾ N of the Ridgeway, and 4¼ E by N of Wantage; was formerly a market town, and a seat of cloth manufacture; is now a picturesque and interesting place; and has a post office, of the name of East Hendred, under Wantage, and a fair on 12 Oct. The parish comprises 3,099 acres. Real property, £5,432. Pop., 889. Houses, 186. The property is divided among a few; and formerly belonged chiefly to the abbeys of Sheen, Reading, and Abingdon. Hendred House is the seat of Charles Eyston, Esq.; has belonged to his family since the 13th century; is adorned with ancient monograms; and contains relics and memorials of Sir Thomas More. A chapel, called the chapel of St. Amand, is attached to the mansion; dates from about the year 1291; has always, like only other two chapels in England, been used for Roman Catholic worship; and is of early English architecture, with very thick walls. Remains of a monastery connected with Sheen abbey, and comprising a later English chapel and a small monastic house, now used as a granary, are at the entrance of the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £550. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is ancient; was rebuilt and enlarged in 1861; has an embattled tower, with ancient chimes; and contains a lectern of the 13th century, and several ancient brasses. There are church schools, built in 1859, and charities £110. Two abbots of Abingdon were natives; Robert de Hendred and Richard de Hendred, both of the 13th century.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for East (or Great) Hendred, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

East Hendred, Berks., parish registers, 1538-1974
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Hendred (Berkshire); Blizzard, Elisabeth; Oxfordshire Family History Society

Oxfordshire parish register transcripts : Wantage Registration District

Parish chest and poor law records for East Hendred, 1785-1884
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Hendred (Berkshire)

Parish registers for East Hendred, 1538-1988
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Hendred (Berkshire)

Computer printout of East Hendred, Berks., Eng

History

East Hendred, a Berkshire parish historically treated : a suggestion for a complete parochial survey of the kingdom
Author: Humphreys, Arthur Lee

A parson in the Vale of White Horse : George Woodward’s letters from East Hendred, 1753-1761
Author: Woodward, George; Gibson, Donald

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for East Hendred, 1785-1884
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Hendred (Berkshire)

Parish chest materials, 1811-1894
Author: East Hendred (Berkshire)

Schools

Admission registers, 1898-1940
Author: East Hendred Church of England School (East Hendred, Berkshire)

Taxation

Parish chest and poor law records for East Hendred, 1785-1884
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of East Hendred (Berkshire)

Berkshire Archives & Family History Groups

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Berkshire Family History Society

GENUKI Berkshire

Berkshire

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

Newtown Road Cemetery

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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

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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

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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

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Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

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Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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