Datchet, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Datchet is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • New Windsor, Berkshire
  • Stoke Poges
  • Langley Marish
  • Old Windsor, Berkshire
  • Horton
  • Wyrardisbury
  • Upton cum Chalvey

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

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