Dinton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Waldridge, Upton, Moreton, Ford, and Aston Mollins.

Alternative names: Dinton with Ford and Upton, Donnington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DINTON, a village and a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks. The village stands near the river Thame, 4 ½ miles SW of Aylesbury. The parish includes also the hamlets of Aston-Mollins, Ford, Upton, and Waldridge, and the liberty of Moreton; and its post town is Stone, under Aylesbury. Acres, 4,100. Rated property, £5,396. Pop., 814. Houses, 191. The property is divided among a few. The manor-house, recently restored, and now the resideuce of the Goodall family, retains portions of an edifice of the time of Edward the Confessor; was built chiefly by Archbishop Warham, in the time of Henry VIII.; was inhabited by Oliver Cromwell, at the time of Charles I. being at Oxford; belonged to Simon Mayne, the regicide; is associated with the name of James Bigg, “The Dinton hermit,” whom tradition alleges to have been the decapitator of Charles; and possesses curious relics of Cromwell, Mayne, and Bigg, also a fine Anglo-Saxon glass and a jug of Edward IV. dug up in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £529. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient; has a south door with spirally shafted pillars and a very curiously sculptured arch; contains a circular Norman font; and is very good. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

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 Dinton, 1841-1891

1851 census of Dinton, Aston Sandford, Hartwell & Stone Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dinton, 1600-1822 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dinton (Buckinghamshire)

Buckinghamshire, England, town of Dinton parish registers, baptisms, 1881-1883 Author: Watts, Sandra E. M.

Buckinghamshire, England, town of Dinton, parish registers, marriages, 1741-1759 Author: Watts, Sandra E. M.

Parish registers for Dinton, 1560-1881 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dinton (Buckinghamshire)

Buckinghamshire Archives & Family History Groups

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

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Non-Conformist Records

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England and Wales Census, 1841

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  • 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 – Mursley
  • Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
  • Hundred: Ashendon; Aylesbury; Desborough
  • Province: Canterbury

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