Murray House, Old Windsor. Nursing Home. 1912 Berkshire

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. 

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

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


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

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