Enborne, Berkshire Family History Guide

Enborne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names: Enbourne

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1665
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • East Woodhay, Hampshire
  • Speen
  • Hampstead Marshall
  • Newbury
  • Woolton Hill, Hampshire
  • Highclere, Hampshire
  • Stockcross

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ENBORNE, or Enbourne, a parish in Newbury district, Berks; adjacent to the Kennet and Avon canal, and near the Berks and Hants railway, 2¼ miles SW by W of Newbury. Post town, Newbury. Acres, 2,485. Real property, £3,674. Pop., 412. Houses, 90. The property is divided among a few. The Enborne river divides the parish, on the S, from Hants. A curious custom of free bench to a widow formerly prevailed in Enborne manor; is humorously described by Addison in the Spectator; and has been superseded by an equivalent in money. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £416. Patron, the Earl of Craven. The church is ancient but good.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Enborne, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Enborne, 1607-1836 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Enborne (Berkshire)

Parish registers for Enborne, 1657-1970 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Enborne (Berkshire)

Parish register printout of Enborne, Berkshire, England


Monumental inscriptions, St. Michael’s, Enborne, Berks. Author: Chambers, L. H.; Littleby, Irene; Duffy, Ellen; Berkshire Family History Society (England)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish registers for Enborne, 1657-1970 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Enborne (Berkshire)

Court Records

Manor court rolls of the Manor of East and West Enborne, 1663-1841 Author: Manor of Enborne. Court (Berkshire)


Narrowing the field : a study of local government in the parish of Enborne, Berkshire, 1660-1710 Author: Rogers, Alan; Reading University. Extra-mural Local History Group


Vision of Britain historical maps


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