Hartwell, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Hartwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Sedrup.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1550
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARTWELL, a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks; 2 miles SW of Aylesbury r. station. It includes part of the hamlet of Sedrup; and its post town is Aylesbury. Acres, 680. Real property, £2,345. Pop., 137. Houses, 28. The property is owned by J. Lee, Esq. The manor belonged to the De Hertwells, the Lutons, the Stokeses, the Singletons, and the Hampdens; and passed, in the 14th tury, to the Lees. Hartwell House is an old edifice, considerably modernized; was the residence, in 1810-14, of Louis XVIII. and his family; usually, with the out buildings, accommodated about 140 persons during the time of Louis’s residence; is hid from the view of persons on the high road, by a screen of superb trees; contains many memorials of Louis’s family, and of distinguished persons who visited them; and contains also a museum, a fine geological collection, a large quantity of manuscripts, and some interesting pictures. A history of it, by Admiral Smyth, fills two large 4to vols., entitled “ Ædes Hartwellianæ.” The geology of the parish and its neighbourhoods very rich. There are also several springs; and over one of them is an Egyptian temple, recently erected, after a design by Bonomi. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Little Hampden, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £226. Patron, the Royal Astronomical Society of London. The church was built in 1756; is octagonal, on the model of the charter House at York; has two squaee towers; and bears, in the east window, the arms of the Hampdens, the Lees, and the Harcourts. The only charity is the interest of £100 given by Louis XVIII.

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: Aylesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Wendover
  • Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
  • Hundred: Aylesbury
  • Province: Canterbury