Datchet is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DATCHET, a parish in Eton district, Bucks; on the river Thames and on the Windsor branch of the South Western railway, 2 miles E of Windsor. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Windsor. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £6,086. Pop., 982. Houses, 182. The property is much subdivided. Two bridges, called the Victoria and the Albert, the former a neat iron structure, give communication across the Thames. Datchet-mead was the scene of Falstaff’s punishment in the “Merry Wives of Windsor.” A fishing-house of Sir H. Wotton, yearly visited by Isaak Walton, stood on the Thames at Datchet; and was succeeded by a summer-house of the painter Verrio. Anglers, from old times till the present, have loved to fish here; and Pope says, respecting Charles II.,

Methinks I see our mighty monarch stand,
The pliant rod now trembling in his hand;
And-see, he now doth up from Datchet come,
Laden with spoils of slaughter’d gudgeons home.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £145. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church was rebuilt in 1860, and is in the decorated style. There are a Baptist chapel, a library and reading room , a national school, and charities £119.

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 Datchet, 1841-1891

1851 census of Horton, Wraysbury, Datchet & Ditton Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Datchet, 1575-1826 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Datchet (Buckinghamshire)

Datchet Strict Baptist church : members book 1844-1910

Parish registers for Datchet, 1559-1908 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Datchet (Buckinghamshire)

Computer printout of Datchet, Bucks., Eng

Parish register printouts of Datchet, Buckingham, England ; christenings, 179-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Datchet, Buckingham, England ; marriages, 1754-1877 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

A selection of monumental inscriptions from East Berkshire and beyond Author: Martin, Monica

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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