Wooburn, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Wooburn is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wooburn Town, Wooburn Green, Cores End, and Bourne End.

Alternative names: Woburn

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOBURN, or Woburn, a village and a parish in Wycombe district, Bucks. The village stands adjacent to the Maidenhead and Oxford railway, 2¾ miles SW of Beaconsfield; is large and scattered; consists of W.-Town, W.-Green, Cores-End, and Bourne-End; is near Marlow-Road r. station; and has a r. station of W.-Green, a post-office of W.-Green under Beaconsfield, a post-office of W. under Beaconsfield, several inns, and fairs on 4 May and 12 Nov. The parish comprises 2,850 acres. Real property, £8,853. Pop. in 1851, 2,026; in 1861, 2,245. Houses, 477. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged to Earl Harold; went to the Bishops of Lincoln, who had a palace here; passed to the Lovells, the Comptons, the Goodwins, the Whartons, and the Berties; and belongs now to J. Dupré, Esq. W. House was the death place of Bishop Smith, the founder of Brasenose college; was visited, in the time of the first Lord Wharton, by William III.; was rebuilt in 1750; and is now the seat of A. Gilbey, Esq. There are extensive paper and millboard mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £150. Patron, J Dupré, Esq. The church was restored in 1857. There are four dissenting chapels, a national school, infant schools, a mission-house, and charities £35.

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: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Wycombe
  • Poor Law Union: Wycombe
  • Hundred: Desborough
  • Province: Canterbury