Ashendon, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Ashendon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Pollicot.

Alternative names: Ashenden

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1732
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1590

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Over Winchendon
  • Wotton Underwood
  • Chearsley
  • Waddesdon
  • Dorton
  • Chilton
  • Nether Winchendon

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHENDON, a parish and a hundred in Bucks. The parish is in Aylesbury district, near the Julian way, 7½ miles W of Aylesbury r. station; and includes the hamlet of Pollicot. Post Town, Brill under Tetsworth. Acres, 1,790. Real property, £3,498. Pop., 325. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few. The manor of Ashendon has been held for centuries by the Grenvilles. The manor of Little Pollicot was given about the year 1479 by John Bucktot, a priest, to one of the colleges of Oxford. Ashendon figures repeatedly in the wars of the heptarchy, and claims against Ashdown to have been the scene of Alfred’s victory in 871. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Dorton, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £106. Patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. The church contains the tomb of a crusader, and is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Ashendon, 1841-1891

1851 census of Cuddington, Chearsley, Lower Winchendon & Ashendon Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Ashendon, 1590-1851 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashendon (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Ashendon, 1732-1979 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Ashendon (Buckinghamshire)

Computer printout of Ashendon, Bucks., Eng

Parish register printouts of Ashendon, Buckingham, England ; christenings, 1732-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Ashendon, Buckingham, England ; marriages, 1734-1866 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Aylesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Waddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury