Wantage, Berkshire Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: West Lockinge and Charlton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wantage

Historical Descriptions

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wantage, on a branch of the Ock, 59 m. W. London, and 21 N. W. Reading, Mrkt. Sat. P. 3650.

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


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.

Bedford Thomas, Wantage, Berkshire, post-horse master, Dec. 17, 1830.

Goff William, Wantage, Berkshire, tailor. March 21, 1834.

Whitmarsh Moses, Wantage, Berkshire, corn dealer, Aug. 16, 1833.


Marriages at Wantage 1538-1837

Marriages at Wantage 1538-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wantage
  • Probate Court: Post-1845 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire, Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Canons of Windsor in Wantage
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Post-1845 - Newbury, Pre-1846 - Windsor
  • Poor Law Union: Wantage
  • Hundred: Wantage
  • Province: Canterbury