Hambleden, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Hambleden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Lane End.

Alternative names: Hambledon

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1566
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Lane End

  • Parish registers: 1832
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1851

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMBLEDEN, a village and a parish in the district of Henley and county of Buckingham. The village stands near the river Thames, 2 miles from the boundary with Oxfordshire, and 3¼ NNE of Henley-on-Thames r. station; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Henley-on-Thames. The parish comprises 6, 615 acres. Pop. in 1851, 1, 365; in 1861 1, 464. Houses, 294. The increase of pop. arose mainly from an extension of the chair turning trade. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Earl Algar; passed to the Clares, the Badlesmeres, the Scropes, and the Claytons; and belongs now to the Murrays. The present manor house was built, in 1604, by the Earl of Sunderland; and gave refuge, in 1646, to Charles I., on his way to St. Albans. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £1, 200. Patron, the Rev. W. H. Ridley. The church is ancient and cruciform; seems to have had originally a Norman central tower; has now a western tower of 1721; includes portions of early decorated and later English; was repaired in 1 859; and contains a Norman font, some curious brasses of the Sheepwash family, and a fine alabaster monument of Sir Cope d’Oyley. The vicarage of Lane End is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £33. St. Thomas Cantilupe was a native; and the second Lord Sandes was buried in the church.

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

Parish Records

Buckinghamshire Archives & Family History Groups

Buckinghamshire Family History Society


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



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


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


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


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