Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Waddesdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Westcott and Woodham.

Alternative names: Waddesden

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Waddesdon

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WADDESDON, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Aylesbury district, Bucks. The township lies 5½ miles NW of Aylesbury r. station; contains a village of its own name; and has a post-office under Aylesbury. Real property, £10,130. Pop., 1,470. Houses, 339. The parish includes also two hamlets, and comprises 6,010 acres. Pop., 1,786. Houses, 413. The property is divided among a few. There is a silk factory. The living is a rectory, of three portions, in the diocese of Oxford. Values, £178, £202, and £152. Patron, the Duke of Marlborough. The church was recently restored. There are Baptist and Methodist chapels, national and British schools, and charities £146. The sub-district excludes one of the hamlets, but includes ten other parishes. Acres, 25,152. Pop., 5,430. Houses, 1,259.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Waddesdon, a parish in the hund. of Ashendon, union of Aylesbury, Buckingham; 5½ miles north-west by north of Aylesbury, on the road to Bicester. Living, a rectory in three portions, in the deanery of Waddesdon, archd. of Buckingham and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £15; and, in 1841, in patronage of the Duke of Marlborough. The nett income of the 1st portion, in 1831, was £178; of 2d portion, £202; of 3d portion, £152. There is a day school here, with an endowment of £10 per annum. The Baptists and the Wesleyan Methodists have places of worship and schools here. Here is an almshouse for 6 poor widows, 4 of this parish, and 2 of Upper Winchendon, endowed with £30 per annum, founded, in 1645, by Arthur Goodwin. William Turner, in 1784, devised certain monies for the use of the poor of this parish, amounting to £98 per annum. Other small charities amount to about £16. Poor rates, in 1838, £1,446 15s. The parish contains the hamlets of Westcott and Woodham. The parish was enclosed in 1774. Acres 6,010. Houses 355. A. P. £1,954. Pop., in 1801, 1,040; in 1831, 1,454.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WADDESDON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Aylesbury, hundred of Ashendon, county of Buckingham, 5½ miles (W. N. W.) from Aylesbury; containing, with the hamlets of Westcott and Woodham, 1750 inhabitants, of whom 1408 are in Waddesdon township. The living is a rectory, in three portions, each valued in the king’s books at £15, and in the patronage of the Duke of Marlborough: the portionists officiate in turn; net income of the first, £178; of the second, £202; and of the third, £152. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1774. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. Eighteen boys are educated, and one is apprenticed from a fund of about £15 per annum, left by Lewis Fetto and John Beck. Almshouses for six aged widows were endowed with a rent-charge of £30, by Arthur Goodwin, in 1645; and William Turner, in 1784, bequeathed £3265. 11. three per cent, consols., the dividends of which are distributed among the poor, for whose benefit also an alms-cow is kept, the Duke of Marlborough allowing £10 per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Westcott

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Westcott, a hamlet in the parish of Waddesdon, first division of the three hundreds of Ashendon, union of Aylesbury, county of Buckingham; 7 miles west-north-west of Aylesbury. Tithes of this hamlet commuted in 1765. Here is a Baptist church, formed in 1833. Acreage with the parish. Houses 47. A.P. £1,706. Pop., in 1831, 242. Poor rates, in 1838, £142 8s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

Buckinghamshire Archives & Family History Groups

Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Buckinghamshire

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

Census

FreeCen

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

Occupations

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

Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • 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