Hughenden, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Hughenden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Brands Fee.

Alternative names: Hitchenden

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HITCHENDEN, or HUGHENDEN, a village and a parish in Wycombe district, Bucks. The village stands 1¾ mile N of Wycombe r. station. The parish contains also part of Brandsfee liberty. Post town, High Wycombe. Acres, 5, 751. Real property, £3, 953. Pop. in 1851, 1, 541; in 1861, 1, 653. Houses, 345. The property is divided among a few. Hitchenden Manor House is the seat of the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli. A monument was erected, in 1862, on a hill opposite the Manor House, to the memory of Isaac Disraeli, author of “Curiosities of Literature;” is an ornamental structure of Bathstone; and has, on the base, in low relief, a portrait of Disraeli. The Montforts once held the manor, and retired to it after the battle of Evesham. Coins of Hadrian, Trajan, and other Roman emperors were found here in 1795. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £280. Patron, the Right Hon. B. Disraeli. The church has Norman parts; is in good condition; has a low square tower; and contains some very curious monuments of the Wellesburnes and the Montforts, a good brass of 1493, a handsome monument to Countess Conyngham, two memorial windows, and a good ancient round font. The vicarage of Prestwood is a separate benefice. A Primitive Methodist chapel is at Nap Hill. Almshouses, near the church, were built by Ellen, Countess Conyngham, and have an income of £20; and other charities have £145.

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: Wycombe
  • 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: Wycombe
  • Hundred: Desborough
  • Province: Canterbury