Aston Hertfordshire Family History Guide

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Aston

  • Watton at Stone
  • Benington
  • Walkern
  • Shephall
  • Stevenage
  • Datchworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON, a parish in the district and county of Hertford; on the river Beane, 3 miles SE of Stevenage, and 4 SE by S of Stevenage r. station. Post Town, Stevenage. Acres, 2,052. Real property, £3,697. Pop., 639. Houses, 122. The manor belonged to the Saxon kings; was given, by the queen of Henry I., to Reading abbey; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Botelers of Walton. The manor-house, at Aston Place, is a building of older date than the time of Henry VIII. Six large barrows, supposed to be Danish, occur contiguous to the public road. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £380. Patron, the Rev. G. A. Oddie.

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

Aston, 2¾ m. S.E. Stevenage. P. 556.

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


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hertford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (Hitchin Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 - Rochester, Pre-1845 - Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - Baldock, Post-1844 - Bennington
  • Poor Law Union: Hertford
  • Hundred: Broadwater
  • Province: Canterbury