Denham, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Denham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Langley Marish
  • Iver
  • Gerrard’s Cross
  • Uxbridge, Middlesex
  • Hillingdon, Middlesex
  • Harefield, Middlesex
  • West Hyde, Hertfordshire
  • Uxbridge Moor, Middlesex

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DENHAM, a parish in Eton district, Bucks: on the river Colne and the Grand Junction canal, at the boundary with Middlesex, 2 miles NNW of Uxbridge r. station. It has a post office under Uxbridge. Acres, 3,905. Real property, £9,693. Pop., 1,068. Houses, 222. The property is divided among a few. Denham place, a large brick mansion, on the site of an ancient manor-house of the Peckhams, has a fine old chapel, with ancient gilded seats; was built, in 1667, by Sir Roger Hill; was often visited by Captain Cook and Sir Humphrey Davy; and was the residence, in 1836, of Lucien and Joseph Buonaparte. Denham Court, a modernized old moated mansion, the seat of N. Lambert, Esq., belonged to Sir W. Bowyer, the friend of Dryden; gave concealment, under Lady Bowyer’s care, to Charles II.; and was the place where Dryden wrote part of his translation of Virgil. A lime avenue of fully ½ a mile leads to it. Denham is a meet for the Queen’s stag hounds. The. living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £782. Patron, B. H. W. Way, Esq. The church is of the 14th century; was recently restored; is a beautiful structure; and contains monuments of the Peckhams and Sir Roger Hill, and some fine brasses. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £75 from endowment; and other charities £28.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Denham, 1841-1891

The people of Denham

1851 census of Hedgerley Dean, Hedgerley, Fulmer, Denham Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Denham, 1575-1843 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Denham (Buckinghamshire)

Marriages at Denham, 1569-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Denham (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Denham, 1564-1935 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Denham (Buckinghamshire)

Computer printout of Denham (by Uxbridge), Bucks., Eng


The history of Denham Bucks : containing an account of manor, church, parish, etc. Author: Lathbury, R. H.

Poorhouses & Poor Law

The Bowyer Charity School, Denham, Bucks : admissions and discharges, 1721-1839 Author: EurekA Partnership

The people of Denham


The Bowyer Charity School, Denham, Bucks : admissions and discharges, 1721-1839 Author: EurekA Partnership


The people of Denham

Voting registers

The people of Denham

Registers of electors for South Buckinghamshire, 1958-1965 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Buckinghamshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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