Englefield, Berkshire Family History Guide

Englefield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ENGLEFIELD, a parish in Bradfield district, Berks; near the river Kennet, 2 miles NW of Theale r. station, and 5½ W by S of Reading. Post town, Bradfield or Theale, under Reading. Acres, 1,437. Real property, £2,636. Pop., 392. Houses, 73. The property is all in one estate. The manor was known to the Saxons as Englafelda; was the scene of Ethelwolf’s victory over the Danes in 871; belonged to the family of Englefield; suffered forfeiture in consequence of Sir J. Englefield being charged with plotting to rescue Mary Queen of Scots; was given to Sir T. Walsingham; passed to Paulet, the famous Marquis of Winchester; and belongs now to R. B. de Beauvoir, Esq. The mansion on it is a recent structure, in the Tudor style; consists of a series of projecting bays, with central tower; and has a park well stocked with deer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Valne, £450. Patron, R. B. de Beauvoir, Esq. The church stands in the park; is early English; was recently restored; and contains a monument of the famous Marquis of Winchester, and several other interesting monuments and brasses.

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 Englefield, 1841-1891

Church Records

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

Parish chest and poor law records for Englefield, 1709-1846 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Englefield (Berkshire)

Parish registers for Englefield, 1559-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Englefield (Berkshire)

Computer printout of Englefield, Berks., Eng

Cemeteries

St. Mark, Englefield, Berkshire, monumental inscriptions

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish chest and poor law records for Englefield, 1709-1846 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Englefield (Berkshire)

Taxation

Parish chest and poor law records for Englefield, 1709-1846 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Englefield (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: Bradfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Reading
  • Poor Law Union: Bradfield
  • Hundred: Theale
  • Province: Canterbury