Mursley, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Mursley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Salden.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1578

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Mursley

  • Drayton Parslow
  • Stewkley
  • Whaddon
  • Dunton
  • Little Horwood
  • Swanbourne
  • Hoggeston
  • Newton Longville
  • Bletchley

Historical Descriptions

Mursley

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Mursley, a village and a parish in Winslow district, Bucks. The village stands 1 ½ mile ESE of Swanbourne r. station, and 3 ¼ E by N of Winslow; was once a market town; and has a post-office under Winslow. The parish contains also the hamlet of Salden. Acres, 2,840. Real property, £4,248. Pop., 482. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. Selby Lowndes, Esq. A mansion of the Fortescue family stood at Salden, but was taken down in 1743. The living is a rectory in the diocese of. Oxford. Value, £350. Patron, W. Selby Lowndes, Esq. The church stands on an eminence, with a commanding view; and is a neat structure, with a tower. There are a Baptist chapel, a national infant school, and charities £7.

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

Mursley Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Mursley with Salden, 2 m. N.E. Winslow. P. 479.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Muresley, co. Buckingham.

P. T. Winslow (43) 4 m. E b N. Pop. with Salden, 473.

A parish in the hundred of Cottlesloe; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Lincoln; valued in K. B. 11l.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) Lord Say and Sele.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Salden

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Salden. — See Mursley.

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

Administration

  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Winslow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Post-1844 – Mursley, Pre-1845 – None
  • Poor Law Union: Winslow
  • Hundred: Cottesloe
  • Province: Canterbury
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