Thatcham Berkshire Family History Guide

Thatcham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire. Greenham and Midgham are chapelries of Thatcham.

Other places in the parish include: Henwick, Crookham, Colthrop, Cold Ash, and Awbury Street.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THATCHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newbury district, Berks. The village stands near the Reading and Trowbridge railway, and the Kennet and Avon canal, 3 miles E of Newbury; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Newbury, and a r. station with telegraph. The parish includes Greenham and Midgham tythings, and comprises 12,259 acres. Real property, £21,841. Pop. in 1851, 4,293; in 1861, 4,129. Houses, 955. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £555. Patron, the Rev. H. Martin. The church is partly Norman and early English, but chiefly later English; and was recently restored. The vicarage of Greenham and the vicarages of Midgham and Cold Ash are separate benefices. There are three dissenting chapels, a national school, an endowed school with £208 a year, alms houses with £95, and other charities £138. The sub-district contains 4 parishes. Acres, 15,327. Pop., 5,226. Houses, 1,171.

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.

Clarkson Abner, Thatcham, Berkshire, innkeeper, Aug. 29, 1826.

Lackey Angel, Ham-mills, Thatcham, Berkshire, miller, Dec. 31. 1825.

Hemming William, Thatcham, Berkshire, money scrivener, Jan. 14, 1826.

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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; Reading
Province: Canterbury