Dorney, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Dorney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bray
  • Hitcham
  • Taplow
  • Boveney
  • Burnham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DORNEY, a parish in Eton district, Bucks; on the river Thames, at the boundary with Berks, near the Great Western railway, 2½ miles WNW of Eton. It has a post office under Windsor. Acres, 1,550. Real property, £2,775. Pop., 367. Houses, 70. The property is divided among a few. Dorney Court is the seat of the Palmer family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £100. Patron, Sir Charles Palmer. The church is good, and has a fine tower. Charities, £18.

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 Dorney, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dorney, 1575-1830 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorney (Buckinghamshire)

Marriages at Dorney, 1538-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorney (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Dorney, 1538-1882 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorney (Buckinghamshire)

Computer printout of Dorney, Bucks., Eng


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: Burnham
  • Province: Canterbury