Pitstone, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Pitstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names: 

  • Pightleshorne
  • Pightlesthorne
  • Pightlestone

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Pitstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PITSTONE, or Pightlesthorne, a village and a parish in the district of Berkhampstead and county of Buckingham. The village stands near Icknield-street, the boundary with Herts, the Northwestern railway, and the Grand Junction canal, 1 mile S of Ivinghoe, and 2 N by W of Tring r. station. The parish contains also the hamlet of Nettleden; and measures about 7 miles in length and 1 in breadth. Post-town, Tring. Acres, 2,836. Real property, £3,692. Pop., 581. Houses, 109. The property is divided among a few. Ashridge Park is the seat of Earl Brownlow, and has been separately noticed. A monument, about a mile from it, was erected in 1832, in honour of the third Duke of Bridge-water. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £172. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church is decorated and later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains a fine Norman font and an elaborately carved old oak pulpit. The p. curacy of Nettleden is a separate benefice. There is a school endowment of £10 a year.

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


Marriages at Pitstone 1576-1812

Marriages at Pitstone 1576-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Buckinghamshire Marriages Pitstone 1576-1812 - archive.org

Parish Records

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Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

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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

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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

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

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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: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Mursley
  • Poor Law Union: Berkhampstead
  • Hundred: Cottesloe
  • Province: Canterbury