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

  • Thornton
  • Beachampton
  • Mursley
  • Tattenhoe
  • Calverton
  • Great Horwood
  • Little Horwood
  • Newton Longville
  • Bletchley
  • Shenley
  • Thornborough

Historical Descriptions


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.”


  • 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