Monk's Risborough, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Monk’s Risborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Whiteleaf, White Leaf, White Clift, Upper Cadsdean, Owlswick, Meadle, Lower Cadsdean, Catsdeans, Cats Dean, and Askett.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1587
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RISBOROUGH-MONKS, a village and a parish in Wycombe district, Bucks. The village stands near Icknield-street, and under the Chiltern hills, 1½ mile NE of Princes-Risborough r. station. The parish contains also the hamlets of Askett, Lower Cadsdean, Upper Cadsdean, Meadle, Owlswick, and Whiteleaf; and its post town is Princes-Risborough, under Tring. Acres, 3, 220. Real property, £4, 244. Pop., 985. Houses, 204. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, in 995, to Christchurch, Canterbury. Askett Lodge is the seat of Sir F. B. Morland, Bart. Old Place was a monastic farm, and was destroyed in 1859. A cross, 100 feet by 70, is on the chalky side of one of the Chiltern hills; and is believed to have been cut by the Saxons, to commemorate some victory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £700. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is ancient and interesting, and was recently restored. A school-chapel was built at Owlswick in 1866. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £33. Archbishop Potter was rector.

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: Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of Monks Risborough, Post-1845 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Wendover
  • Poor Law Union: Wycombe
  • Hundred: Aylesbury
  • Province: Canterbury