Horton, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Horton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Colnbrook.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HORTON, a village and a chapelry in Eton district, Bucks. The village stands on the river Colne, at the boundary with Middlesex, 1 mile N of Wraysbury r. station, and 3 ½ ESE of Eton; is a rural place, embosomed in wood; and has fairs on Easter-Monday and Whit-Monday. The parish includes part of Colnbrook chapelry, which has a post-office under Slough. Acres, 1, 610. Real property, £4, 728. Pop., 810. Houses, 166. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. P. Williams, Esq. The poet Milton resided here from his 24th till 30th year, and wrote here his “Comus,” his “Lycidas,” his “Arcades,” his “Sonnet to the Nightingale,” and probably also his “Allegro” and “Penseroso.” A portion of his house stood till about 1770, and was known as the poet’s house; and is said to have been on or near the site of a recently erected mansion, near the church. An outhouse of his residence stood till even about 1810; and the remnant of an appletree belonging to it stood till within the last few years. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £380. Patron, T. P. Williams, Esq. The church has a Norman arch; is partly covered with ivy; and contains, under the chancel, the grave of Milton’s mother. Charities, £420.

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: 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