Old Windsor Berkshire Family History Guide

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

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist. 

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINDSOR (Old), a parish, with a village, in Windsor district, Berks; on the Thames, 2¼ miles SE by S of Windsor r. station. It has a post-office under Windsor. Acres, 5,401. Real property, £10,437. Pop., 1,835. Houses, 311. The manor belonged anciently to the Saxon kings, and belongs now to the Queen. Moat Farm is said to have been a hunting-seat of the Saxon kings. Beaumont belonged to the late Lord Ashbrook, and was once occupied by Warren Hastings. Woodside, Park Place, Old Windsor Lodge, Kingsmead, Burfield Lodge, Pelling Place, Holly Grove, and the Priory also are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £270. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English, and was restored in 1864. The chapel-royal, in Windsor Park, is a separate charge, under patronage of the Queen. Part of Sunningdale chapelry is within the parish. There are a national school and charities £25. See Windsor and Windsor Castle.

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.

Betts John, Spital, Windsor, Berks, victualler, Feb. 24. 1835.

Foley Henry Franklin, Windsor, Berkshire, surgeon, Oct. 10, 1834.

Gough William, Windsor, Berkshire, coach maker, March 12, 1830.

Griffin John, Windsor, Berkshire, wine merchant, Nov. 17, 1840.

Jenkins John, Windsor, Berkshire, leather seller, March 23, 1838.

Latter James, Windsor, Berkshire, oilman, May 28, 1822.

Perryman William, Windsor, Berkshire, stationer, Ang. 15, 1828.

Powell James, sen., Windsor, Berkshire, tailor. Nov. З, 1821.

Powell James, Windsor, Berkshire. tailor, Feb. 4, 1826.

Salisbury Andrew and David, Windsor, Berkshire, drapers, May 31, 1823.

Style Elizabeth, Windsor, Berkshire, bookseller, May 27, 1842.

Westen George Gibson, Windsor, Berkshire, linen draper, March 29, 1839.

Wootten John, Windsor, Berkshire, coal and timber merchant. Jan. 12, 1822.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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