Marsworth is an Ancient Parish mostly in Buckinghamshire and partly in Hertfordshire.

Alternative names: Masworth

Other places in the parish include: Asthorpe, Long Marstone and Ashthorpe, Long Marston, and Astrope.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1720 (BT’s 1575)

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Marsworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARSWORTH, or MASWCRTH, a village and a parish in the district of Berkhampstead and county of Buckingham. The village stands adjacent to the Grand Junction canal, near the Northwestern railway, 1½ mile NNE of Icknield-street, 2¾ S of Cheddington-Jnnction r. station, and 2¾ N of Tring; and has a post office under Tring. The parish includes also parts of Long Marston and Asthorpe hamlets, and comprises 880 acres. IReal property, £2,393. Pop. in 1851, 479; in 1861, 549. Houses, 106. The property is divided among a few. Urns, ancient coins, and other relics of antiquity have been found. A large reservoir of the Grand Junction canal is here, and is a resort of anglers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £200. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is later English, in good condition; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains some ancient monuments of the West family. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £4.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Marsworth, 1 mile S, Ivinghoe. P. 484

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Marriages at Masworth 1591-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives

Buckinghamshire Marriages Masworth 1591-1812 –

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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

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Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

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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

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England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

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United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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

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