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Berkshire Marriages

Berkshire Marriages Fourth Edition CD

This Edition holds nearly 200,000 marriage records plus more than 22,000 banns records transcribed from details entered in 231 parish and non-parochial registers of pre-1974 Berkshire and one of Oxfordshire. Those transcriptions name well over 800,000 people, providing a rich source of information for researchers. The CD is priced at just £20 (plus postage and packing). Updates from the First, Second and Third Editions are also now available (please return your old edition when purchasing your update), or demonstrate that it has been rendered unusable.

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The following tables give details of the coverage for each parish/register on the latest Berkshire Marriages Fourth Edition CD in terms of earliest and latest years included, and number of transcriptions included.

The earliest records date from 1538 and the most recent are from 2010. The number of marriages in parish datasets range from one in Ascot Baptist, Pangbourne United Reform and Uffington Baptist Churches to over 13,000 in Reading St Giles whilst the number of banns ranges from 71 in Burghfield St Mary to 9,899 in Reading St Mary (The Minster). The Fourth Edition adds more than 32,000 new marriages, some 20% more than the Third Edition; there are four times as many Banns records, which now total nearly 23,000.

Thirty-six parishes appear for the first time with important new marriage transcriptions, including Cholsey St Mary, Faringdon All Saints, Stanford in the Vale St Denys, Steventon St Michael & All Angels and Wallingford St Mary the More. Significant additions have also been made to Binfield All Saints, Kintbury St Mary, Newbury St Nicolas, Sunninghill St Michael and Wallingford St Leonard. There are 13 new banns transcriptions, including major additions for Kintbury St Mary, Reading Greyfriars and Reading St Mary (The Minster).

In the tables below, parishes containing new or extended transcriptions are highlighted in red; periods which have been extended are also shown in red.

Marriage records

 
Register/PlaceFromToMarriagesNotes
Abingdon, St Nicolas 1538 1862 1,329 Extended coverage
Aldermaston, St Mary 1559 1965 1,237 Extended coverage
Aldworth, St Mary 1556 1837 380  
Appleford, St Peter & St Paul 1567 1989 447 Extended coverage
Appleton, St Laurence 1710 1846 249  
Arborfield, St Bartholomew 1580 1837 360  
Ardington, Holy Trinity 1607 1812 261 Extended coverage
Ascot, Baptist Church 1958 1958 1  
Ascot, South, All Souls 1898 1926 199 NEW
Ashampstead, St Clement 1614 1976 537  
Ashbury, St Mary 1612 1836 1,147 Extended coverage
Aston Tirrold, St Michael 1607 1978 532 Extended coverage
Aston Upthorpe, All Saints 1862 1971 40  
Avington, St Mark & St Luke 1699 1971 187 Extended coverage
Barkham, St James 1542 1998 1,206  
Basildon, St Bartholomew 1540 1837 986  
Bearwood, St Catherine 1846 1979 845  
Beech Hill, St Mary 1868 2003 229  
Beedon, St Nicholas 1607 1985 631 Extended coverage
Beenham, St Mary 1563 1836 441  
Besselsleigh, St Lawrence 1689 1992 695 Extended coverage
Binfield, All Saints 1538 2009 3,138 Extended coverage
Bisham, All Saints 1560 1836 834  
Blewbury, St Michael 1813 1837 166 NEW
Boxford, St Andrew 1559 1982 1,005  
Bradfield, St Andrew 1559 1989 1,697  
Bradfield, Tutts Clump (Methodists) 1921 2006 80  
Bray, St Michael 1607 1837 2,375  
Braywood, All Saints 1867 1957 342  
Brightwalton, All Saints 1559 1837 447  
Brightwell, St Agatha 1691 1837 183 Extended coverage
Brimpton, St Peter 1607 1982 782  
Buckland, St Mary 1605 1837 619  
Bucklebury, St Mary 1538 1876 1,325  
Burghfield, St Mary 1559 1987 2,218  
Buscot, St Mary 1607 1978 608  
Catmore, St Margaret 1724 1971 145 Extended coverage
Caversham, St Peter 1597 1936 4,146  
Chaddleworth, St Andrew 1538 1836 377  
Challow, East, St Nicholas 1754 1840 185  
Challow, West, St Laurence 1612 1635 8  
Charney Bassett, St Peter 1607 1834 123 Extended coverage
Chieveley, St Bartholomew (Oare Chapel) 1802 1853 40  
Chieveley, St Mary 1560 1837 1,403  
Childrey, St Mary 1559 1928 653 NEW
Chilton, All Saints 1607 1696 24  
Cholsey, St Mary 1547 1917 1,366 NEW
Clewer, St Andrew 1607 1837 2,399  
Clewer, St Stephen 1874 1972 499 Extended coverage
Coleshill, All Saints 1755 1812 126 Extended coverage
Combe, St Swithun 1560 1985 376  
Compton, St Mary & St Nicholas 1553 1963 1,104  
Cookham, Holy Trinity 1563 1837 2,207  
Cookham Dean, St John Baptist 1846 1911 337 NEW
Coxwell, Little, St Mary 1840 1949 138  
Crowmarsh Gifford, St Mary Magdalene 1598 1668 29 NEW
Crowthorne, St John Baptist 1874 1908 250 NEW
Cumnor, St Michael 1559 1948 1,977  
Didcot, All Saints 1571 1840 278 NEW
Drayton, St Peter 1814 1846 99  
East Garston, All Saints 1554 1837 569  
Easthampstead, St Michael & St Mary Magdalene 1558 1835 618  
Eaton Hastings, St Michael 1754 1811 50  
Enborne, St Michael 1607 1837 460 Extended coverage
Englefield, St Mark 1561 1938 635 Extended coverage
Faringdon, All Saints 1654 1742 890 NEW
Farnborough, All Saints 1614 2004 385  
Fawley, St Mary 1545 1850 303  
Finchampstead, St James 1607 1838 556  
Frilsham, St Frideswide 1607 1837 170  
Fyfield, St Nicholas 1813 1835 76  
Grazeley, Holy Trinity 1850 1987 462  
Greenham, St Mary 1612 1837 629 Extended coverage
Hampstead Norreys, St Mary 1541 1839 878  
Hamstead Marshall, St Mary 1605 1837 277  
Hanney, West, St James 1564 1837 1,168 Extended coverage
Harwell, St Matthew 1559 1837 712  
Hatford, St George 1803 1836 26  
Hendred, East, St Augustine 1813 1837 128  
Hendred, West, Holy Trinity 1558 1833 435  
Hinksey, North, St Lawrence 1608 1730 151  
Hinksey, South, St Laurence 1607 1668 140  
Hungerford, St Lawrence 1600 1837 2,565  
Hungerford, Wesleyan Chapel 1886 1897 58  
Hurley, St Mary 1600 1836 806  
Hurst, St Nicholas 1579 2005 4,465  
Ilsley, East, St Mary 1609 1978 1,082  
Ilsley, West, All Saints 1560 1839 202  
Inkpen, St Michael 1607 1900 695  
Kingston Bagpuize, St John Baptist 1754 1836 136  
Kingston Lisle, St John Baptist 1560 1837 330  
Kintbury, St Mary 1557 1981 2,817 Extended coverage
Lambourn, St Michael & All Angels 1571 1837 2,286  
Lambourn Woodlands, St Mary 1842 1986 245 NEW
Leckhampstead, St James 1754 1985 412  
Letcombe Bassett, St Michael 1612 1856 228 Extended coverage
Letcombe Regis, St Andrew 1698 1840 276 NEW
Lockinge, East, All Saints 1547 1866 396  
Longcot, St Mary 1671 1850 393 Extended coverage
Longworth, St Mary 1754 1812 206  
Lyford, St Mary 1846 1979 90  
Maidenhead, Congregational Church 1879 1895 26  
Maidenhead, St Luke 1867 1892 499 NEW
Marcham, All Saints 1658 1754 189  
Marlston, St Mary 1907 1996 78  
Midgham, St Matthew 1608 1837 129  
Milton, St Blaise 1606 1753 254  
Moreton, North, All Saints 1562 1835 448 Extended coverage
Moreton, South, St John Baptist 1600 1837 371 NEW
Mortimer West End, St Saviour 1615 1680 85  
Moulsford, St John Baptist 1616 1837 104 Extended coverage
Newbury, Congregational Church 1839 1938 73  
Newbury, St John 1860 1913 747 NEW
Newbury, St Nicolas 1538 1854 8,131 Extended coverage
Padworth, St John the Baptist 1618 1838 181  
Pangbourne, St James the Less 1562 1841 636  
Pangbourne, United Reform Church 1984 1984 1 NEW
Peasemore, St Barnabas 1540 2003 644 Extended coverage
Purley, St Mary 1607 2005 1,106 Extended coverage
Pusey, All Saints 1615 1631 6  
Radley, St James 1599 1825 553 NEW
Reading, All Saints 1909 1980 1,694  
Reading, Christchurch 1862 1877 218  
Reading, Greyfriars 1866 2002 2,492  
Reading, Monthly Meeting (Quakers) 1801 1835 27  
Reading, St Giles 1564 1991 13,141  
Reading, St Laurence 1605 1963 9,149  
Reading, St Luke 1909 1965 1,052  
Reading, St Mark 1920 2010 892  
Reading, St Mary (Castle Street) 1914 1997 169  
Reading, St Mary (The Minster) 1619 1954 12,295  
Reading, St Saviour 1922 1985 458  
Reading, White Eagle Lodge 1974 1991 5 NEW
Remenham, St Nicholas 1607 1963 480  
Ruscombe, St James 1559 1932 685 Extended coverage
Sandhurst, St Michael 1580 1837 396  
Shaw cum Donnington, St Mary 1563 1837 785  
Shefford Woodlands, St Stephen 1916 1992 25 NEW
Shefford, East, St Thomas 1604 1833 92  
Shefford, Great or West, St Mary 1599 1837 438 Extended coverage
Shefford, West, Methodist Church 1962 1971 5 NEW
Shellingford, St Faith 1583 1960 507  
Shinfield, St Mary 1605 1837 1,020  
Shippon, St Mary Magdalene 1856 1975 253 NEW
Shottesbrooke, St John Baptist 1566 1915 351 Extended coverage
Shrivenham, St Andrew 1813 1835 217 NEW
Sonning, St Andrew 1592 1837 2,899  
Sotwell, St James 1606 1835 133 Extended coverage
Sparsholt, Holy Cross 1559 1812 405  
Speen, St Mary 1617 1918 4,244  
Speenhamland, St Mary 1847 1973 1,263  
Spencers Wood, United Reform Church 1902 1972 43 NEW
Stanford Dingley, St Denys 1540 1834 246  
Stanford in the Vale, St Denys 1564 1754 751 NEW
Steventon, St Michael & All Angels 1559 1866 679 NEW
Stratfield Mortimer, St Mary 1607 1837 855  
Streatley, St Mary 1607 1836 447  
Sulham, St Nicholas 1607 2001 622 Extended coverage
Sulhamstead Abbots, St Mary 1602 1837 419  
Sulhamstead Bannister, St Michael 1607 1837 185  
Sunninghill, St Michael 1562 1929 1,788 Extended coverage
Sunningwell, St Leonard 1741 1811 143 NEW
Sutton Courtenay, All Saints 1728 1786 287 Extended coverage
Swallowfield, All Saints 1607 1926 1,598  
Thatcham, Independent Chapel 1859 1880 37 NEW
Thatcham, St Mary 1561 1970 3,722  
Theale, Congregational Church 1928 1956 20 NEW
Theale, Holy Trinity 1833 1964 689  
Three Mile Cross, Methodist Church 1959 1983 20 NEW
Tidmarsh, St Laurence 1609 1979 307 Extended coverage
Tilehurst, St George 1886 1905 250 NEW
Tilehurst, St Michael 1614 1986 6,600  
Tubney, St Lawrence 1848 1978 108  
Twyford, Congregational Church 1918 1951 11 NEW
Twyford, St Mary 1877 1918 250 NEW
Uffington, Baptist Church 1983 1983 1  
Uffington, St Mary 1612 1988 1,294  
Ufton Nervet, St Peter 1607 1836 502  
Upton, St Mary 1663 1735 28  
Wallingford, St Leonard 1605 1925 1,258 Extended coverage
Wallingford, St Mary the More 1654 1925 1,597 NEW
Wallingford, St Peter 1769 1967 543 NEW
Waltham St Lawrence, St Lawrence 1558 1837 748  
Wantage, St Peter & St Paul 1691 1848 3,076 Extended coverage
Warfield, St Michael The Archangel 1569 1837 813  
Wargrave, St Mary 1539 2006 3,558  
Wasing, St Nicholas 1612 1832 155  
Watchfield, St Thomas 1858 1958 255 NEW
Welford, St Gregory 1603 1753 146  
Welford & Wickham, St Gregory 1754 1835 568  
White Waltham, St Mary 1556 1836 982  
Wickham & Hoe Benham, St Swithin 1620 1699 38  
Windsor Castle, Royal Free Chapel of St. George 1627 1856 975  
Windsor, New, All Saints 1867 1898 499 NEW
Windsor, New, St John The Baptist 1559 1837 4,801  
Windsor, Old, St Peter & St Andrew 1612 1837 1,501  
Winkfield, St Mary 1564 1837 1,366  
Winnersh, St Mary the Virgin 1967 1999 6  
Winterbourne, St James the Less 1565 1837 268  
Wittenham, Little, St Peter 1539 1986 351  
Wittenham, Long, St Mary 1607 1834 160  
Wokingham, All Saints 1589 1837 2,691  
Woodhay, West, St Lawrence 1614 1836 231  
Woodley, Congregational Church 1952 1962 5 NEW
Woodley, St John 1881 1935 249 NEW
Woolhampton, St Peter 1636 1837 343  
Wootton, St Peter 1725 1977 649  
Yattendon, St Peter & St Paul 1559 1932 504  
TOTAL     193,840  

Banns records

Register/Place From To Banns Notes
Avington, St Mark & St Luke 1756 1812 15 NEW
Binfield, All Saints 1754 1984 946 NEW
Brimpton, St Peter 1754 1982 688 NEW
Burghfield, St Mary 1754 1825 71  
Buscot, St Mary 1754 1812 150  
Combe, St Swithun 1755 1966 152  
Compton, St Mary & St Nicholas 1892 1955 281  
Farnborough, All Saints 1822 2004 218  
Fawley, St Mary 1754 1922 279 Extended coverage
Ilsley, East, St Mary 1823 1866 200  
Kintbury, St Mary 1754 1932 1,398 NEW
Lockinge, East, All Saints 1754 1802 73  
Peasemore, St Barnabas 1727 1948 346 NEW
Purley, St Mary 1756 1964 384 NEW
Reading, All Saints 1980 1998 556 NEW
Reading, Greyfriars 1866 1965 3,130 NEW
Reading, St Giles 1754 1822 313 NEW
Reading, St Mary (The Minster) 1811 1952 9,899 NEW
Speenhamland, St Mary 1847 1963 1,669  
Sulham, St Nicholas 1754 1944 136 NEW
Sutton Courtenay, All Saints 1754 1786 36 NEW
Tidmarsh, St Laurence 1754 1997 308 NEW
Wargrave, St Mary's 1755 1995 1,477  
TOTAL     22,725  

 

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