Speenhamland, Berkshire Family History Guide

Speenhamland is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1844 from Speen Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Newbury St Mary the Virgin

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1831
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1836

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SPEENHAMLAND, a chapelry in Speen parish, Berks; adjacent to Newbury town and r. station. Post town, Newbury. Real property, £4,633; of which £92 are in gasworks. Pop., 1,767. Houses, 366. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £152. Patron, the Vicar of Speen. The church was built in 1830.

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.

Botham Eleanor, Speenhamland, Berks, innholder, April 6, 1841.


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; Kintbury Eagle
  • Province: Canterbury