Greenham, Berkshire Family History Guide

Greenham is a chapelry of Thatcham Ancient Parish in Berkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1706
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Speenhamland
  • Sydmonton, Hampshire
  • Burghclere, Hampshire
  • Sandleford
  • Newbury
  • Ecchinswell, Hampshire
  • Newtown, Hampshire
  • Thatcham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GREENHAM, a village, a tything, and a chapelry, in Thatcham parish, Berks. The village stands on the S border of the county, near the river Kennet, the Kennet canal, and the Reading and Hungerford railway, 1½ mile SE of Newbury; and is practically, for trade and industry, suburban to Newbury. The tything includes the village and extends into the country. Post town, Newbury. Real property, £5,180. Pop., 1,167. Houses, 272. The manor was given by Maud, Countess of Clare, in the time of Henry VI., to the Knights Hospitallers; and it had a preceptory of these knights. The chapelry is less extensive than the tything, and was constituted in 1857. Rated property, £3,809. Pop., 593. Houses, 135. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £130. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is ancient, and was enlarged in 1825. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, and a national school.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Skinner Samuel, Greenham, Thatcham, Berkshire, brewer, Jan. 30. 1838.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Greenham, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Greenham, 1612-1836 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Greenham (Berkshire)

Parish registers for Greenham, 1706-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Greenham (Berkshire)

Computer printout of Greenham, Berkshire, England


Monumental inscriptions, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Greenham, Berkshire Author: Berkshire Family History Society (England)

Court Records

Court rolls, 1587-1727 Author: Manor of Greenham. Court (Berkshire)


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: Faircross
  • Province: Canterbury