Chearsley, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Chearsley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: General Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Chearsley, a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks; on a branch of the river Thame, 3 ½ miles NNE of Thame r. station, and 7 ½ WSW of Aylesbury. Post-town, Thame. Acres, 1,130. Real property, £1,533. Pop., 287. Houses, 66. The property is divided among a, few. Chearsley is the Cerdicesleagh of the Saxon chronicle; and was the scene of a defeat of the Britons by Cerdic and Cyndric. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £68. Patron, Miss Grubbe. The church has a brass of 1462, and is good. There is a Baptist chapel.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CHEARSLEY (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Aylesbury, hundred of Ashendon, county of Buckingham, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Thame; containing 308 inhabitants. The parish is supposed to have been the scene of a battle which Cerdic and Cynric fought with the Britons in 527, mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle as having occurred at Cerdicesleagh. It comprises by measurement 914 acres, about two-thirds of which are arable, and the rest pasture. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of Miss Grubbe; net income, £46.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

Buckinghamshire Archives & Family History Groups

Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Trade Directories

Buckinghamshire Maps

Buckinghamshire Remembers

Aylesbury Gaol Prisoners

Winslow History

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

FreeCen

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Administration

  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Aylesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Waddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury