Farnborough, All Saints parish registers CD (BFHS)

Berkshire FHS CD (2008). Farnborough, All Saints BTs 1607-1738 (not all years), baptisms 1739-2004, marriages 1739-2006, banns 1822-2002, burials 1739-2002. Little Wittenham, St Peter baptisms 1538-1991, marriages 1538-1986, banns 1757-1811 and 1824-1986, burials 1543-1992.

Little Wittenham was in Berkshire until 1974, when it was transferred to Oxfordshire.

The history notes on this CD record that Farnborough’s most well-known resident was the poet John Betjeman, who between 1945 and 1951 lived in the Old Rectory, which he described as being of “great architectural distinction”. Some colour photographs include one of a stained-glass window in the parish church dedicated to Betjeman and designed by John Piper. The transcript, which is easily searchable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (used to read this disk) includes indexes to: baptisms; banns and marriages indexed by bride and groom; and burials. This is the latest and very useful source of Berkshire data.

Jean Debney

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