Newbury Berkshire Family History Guide

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.

Bankrupts

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.

Administration

  • 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