Bushey is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bushey Heath.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1684
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1560

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUSHEY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Watford district, Herts. The village stands ¾ of a mile E of the North Western railway, near the river Colne, 1½ mile SE of Watford; has a station on the railway and a post-office under Watford; and was once a market-town. The parish includes also Bushey-Heath, which likewise has a post-office under Watford, and is 3 miles from that town. Acres, 3,188. Real property, £15,586. Pop. 3,159. Houses, 680. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to Geoffrey de Mandeville; and passed afterwards to the Crown. Bushey-Manor-House, Bushey-Grove, and Bushey-Grange are chief residences. The high grounds of Bushey-Heath command an extensive and beautiful view. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of St. Peter, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £765. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The parish church is tolerable; and St. Peter’s church is modern and very good. There are three dissenting chapels and three public schools. The subdistrict contains two parishes. Pop., 4,928. Houses, 1,032.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BUSHEY (St. James), a parish, in the union of Watford, hundred of Dacorum, though locally in the hundred of Cashio, or liberty of St. Alban’s, county of Hertford, 1¼ mile (S. E.) from Watford; containing 2675 inhabitants. This place appears to have attained some importance at an early period; and in the third of Edward I., David de Jarpanville, in answer to a writ of quo warranto issued by that monarch, claimed the privilege of holding a market here. The parish comprises 3188 acres, of which 970 are arable, and nearly all the rest meadow and pasture; 267 acres are common or waste: it is intersected by the London and Birmingham railway, which passes within a mile of the church. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £18. 2. 1., and in the patronage of Exeter College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £765, and the glebe contains 35 acres, with a house. At Bushey Heath is St. Peter’s church, consecrated in June, 1837, a handsome edifice in the early English style, containing 400 sittings, of which 200 are free: the Rector is patron.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Registers

Parish Records

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England, Hertfordshire, Bushey-Heath

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Cemeteries ( 3 )
Bushey United Reformed Church, Hertfordshire, registers and monumental inscriptions
Author: Ruston, Alan R. (Alan Robert); Bushey United Reformed Church

Monumental inscriptions for Bushey, Watford and Rickmansworth, Hertford, England

Monumental inscriptions, Bushey, Hertford, England : abt. 1600-1900

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Bushey, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Church records ( 11 )
Births and baptisms, 1816-1837
Author: Bushey Chapel (Hertfordshire : Independent)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bushey, 1562-1824
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Bushey, 1629-1630
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey Heath, parish registers

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey, parish registers

Marriages at Bushey, 1581-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Parish chest materials, 1607-1958
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1581-1696
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for Bushey, 1684-1909
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for St. Peter’s Church, Bushey, 1888-1917
Author: Church of England. St. Peter’s Church (Bushey, Hertfordshire)

Transcripts of church registers

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Bushey, Herts., Eng

Computer printout of Bushey, Independent, Herts., Eng

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Land and property ( 1 )
Parish chest materials, 1607-1958
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Military records ( 1 )
Militia lists, parish of Bushey, 1758-1786
Author: Hill, Christine; Hill, John; Ashwell Field Studies Centre (England)

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Parish chest materials, 1607-1958
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for Bushey, 1684-1909
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Public records ( 1 )
Parish registers for Bushey, 1684-1909
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Schools ( 1 )
A history of the Royal Masonic School for boys
Author: Parks, A. L.; Riches, E. A.

England, Hertfordshire, Bushey – Taxation ( 1 )
Parish chest materials, 1607-1958
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bushey (Hertfordshire)

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Administration

  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Watford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of St Albans
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – London
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – St Albans, Post-1844 -Watford
  • Poor Law Union: Watford
  • Hundred: Dacorum
  • Province: Canterbury

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