Whaddon, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Whaddon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Nash.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1584

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Independent/Congregational, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Whaddon

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHADDON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Winslow district, Bucks. The village stands 3½ miles N by E of Swanbourne r. station, and 4½ S by E of Stony-Stratford; was once a market-town: gives the title of Baron to the Duke of Buckingham; and has a post-office under Stony-Stratford. The township comprises 2,300 acres. Real property, £3,406. Pop., 493. Houses, 104. The parish includes Nash hamlet, and comprises 3,730 acres. Pop., 955. Houses, 207. The manor belonged to the Giffords; passed to the Pigots, the Greys, the Dukes of Buckingham, the Willises, and the Selbys; and, with W. Hall, belongs now to W. S. Lowndes, Esq. W. Chase is famous for its fox covers, and gives name to a hunt. A Benedictine priory was founded in the time of Henry III., by R. Martell, at Snelshall. Numerous coins of Cunobelin or Cymbeline, were found in 1849, in W. Chase. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300. Patron, W. S. Lowndes, Esq. The church is ancient. The rectory of Nash is a separate charge. There are Independent and Baptist chapels, national schools, alms houses, and other charities £20. Bishop Cox, who died in 1581, was a native.

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

Whaddon, 4 m. Buckingham. P. 910

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


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Nash, 2 miles from Winslow. P. 366.

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

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Nash, a hamlet in Whaddon parish, Bucks; 5 ½ miles E of Buckingham. Acres, 1,430. Real property, £1,813, Pop., 462. Houses, 103. The property is divided chiefly among five. The hamlet forms chief part of the chapelry of Thornton-cum-Nash; and contains the church of that chapelry, a Baptist chapel, and a national school. Nash Common is a meet for the Whaddon Chase hounds.

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

Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Whaddon but who were married in another parish.

Wyllyam Clarke, of Whadon, in the county of Buckynggam, & Anne Wheler, d. of Wyllyam Wheeler, of Merter Nosyntre in the county of Worcester, in the fyrst yere of the Reygn of our sov'arvn Kynge Edwarde the Syxte 11 Oct. 1546 at South Littleton, Worcestershire. Note—“ Md. that the bans were lawfully askyd of the seyd Wyll at Whadon, and of Anne Wheler at Marten Nosyntre. I have bothe the curates' wrytyng, and seals that they were lawfully askyd and no impedyment was founde in nowther of the parts, they were maryed here for dyvers causes, the woman was my brother's dowghter.”

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  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Winslow
  • 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: Winslow
  • Hundred: Cottesloe
  • Province: Canterbury