Newbury is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Newbury

Historical Descriptions

Newbury Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Newbury, on the Kennett, 56 m. W. London, and 17 m. S. Reading. Mrkt., Thurs. P. 637

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


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.

Absalom Charles, Newbury, Berks, grocer, May 5, 1837.

Allen Francis, Newbury, Berkshire, teaman and grocer, Oct. 31, 1828.

Attree William Orton, Newbury, draper, Sept. 5, 1834.

Beale William, Newbury, Berks, timber dealer, Dec. 15, 1821.

Brandon David, Beech st., Barbican, and Newbury, shoe manuf., Oct. 21, 1842.

Carter Samuel, Newbury, Berks, surgeon, Dec. 14, 1832.

Castle Thomas, Newbury, Berkshire, horse dealer &. innkeeper, Dec. 13, 1842.

Davis James Justice, Newbury, Berkshire, upholsterer, March 28, 1834.

Davis William, Newbury, Berks, upholsterer, July 2, 1830.

Dixon Peter, Newbury, Berkshire, tea dealer, Aug. 2, 1831.

East William, Newbury, Berkshire, coal merchant, June 17, 1823.

Finch George, Newbury, Berkshire, cabinet maker, Jan. 17, 1840.

Fry George, Newbury, Berks, mercer and draper, Aug. 25, 1821.

Gough Richard, Newbury, Berkshire, corn factor, Feb. 3, 1835.

Groberty Benjamin, Newbury, Berks, common carrier, Nov. 24, 1829.

Gunnell Edmund, Newbury, Berkshire, fellmonger, May 9, 1834.

Hancock Simon Cole, Newbury, Berksh., cheese & bacon factor, May 19, 1835.

Harwood John, Newbury, Berkshire, and Chatham, grocer, June 7, 1836.

Martin Michael, Newbury, Berkshire, currier, July 19, 1833.

Martin Robert, Newbury Berkshire, currier and leather seller, March 15, 1839.

May William, Newbury, Berkshire, maltster and corn dealer, April 9, 1822.

Packer John, Newbury, Berkshire, carrier, Oct. 30, 1829.

Smith James, Newbury, Berkshire, baker and grocer, June 28, 1839.

Smith John, Newbury, Berkshire, baker, April 1, 1823.

Vardy Matthew Wilks, Newbury, Berks, bookseller, May 4, 1841.

Woollett John, Newbury, Berkshire, tea dealer and grocer, March 22. 1833.

Parish Records

Berkshire Archives & Family History Groups

Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Family History Society

GENUKI 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


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


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


  • 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

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