Woolhampton, Berkshire Family History Guide

Woolhampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1635
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOLHAMPTON, a parish, with a village, in Newbury district, Berks; on the Reading and Newbury railway, 7 miles E of Newbury. It has a post-office under Newbury, and a r. station. Acres, 694. Real property, £2,430. Pop., 559. Houses, 101. W. house is the seat of J. Blyth, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £202. Patron, James Blyth, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1861. There are Independent and Roman Catholic chapels, and charities £68.

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.

Evans Charles John, Woolhampton, Berkshire, innkeeper, April 6, 1838.

Martin Henry, Woolhampton, Berkshire, tailor and draper, June 2, 1837.

Stroud William Dicker, Woolhampton, Berks, linen draper, May 5, 1835.


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: Reading
  • Poor Law Union: Newbury
  • Hundred: Theale
  • Province: Canterbury