Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Ludgershall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kingwood, Tetchwick, and Kingswood.

Alternative names: Ludgershall and Tetchwick Kingwood

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LUDGERSHALL, a village and a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks. The village stands near the boundary with Oxford, 1½ mile S of Akeman-street, and 6 SE by E of Bicester r. station; and got its name by corruption from King Ludd’s Hall. The parish contains also the hamlets of Kingswood and Tetchwick. Post town, Brill, under Thame. Acres, 2,430. Real property, £3,600. Pop., 536. Houses, 118. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Rev. T. Martyn. Henry II. is said to have selected King Ludd’s Hall as a retreat for Fair Rosamund; and a lane in the woods is still called Rosamund’s way. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £550. Patron, the Rev. T. Martyn. The church is early and decorated English, in good condition; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains a Norman font and a brass of 1523. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £18. An alien hospital was here, a cell to that of Saintingfield, given to King’s college, Cambridge.

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 - Waddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury