Newbury Berkshire Family History Guide

Newbury is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Newbury

  • Speenhamland
  • Greenham
  • Enborne
  • Speen
  • Sandleford
  • Highclere

Historical Descriptions

Newbury Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Newbury, on the Kennett, 56 m. W. London, and 17 m. S. Reading. Mrkt., Thurs. P. 637

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Absalom Charles, Newbury, Berks, grocer, May 5, 1837.

Allen Francis, Newbury, Berkshire, teaman and grocer, Oct. 31, 1828.

Attree William Orton, Newbury, draper, Sept. 5, 1834.

Beale William, Newbury, Berks, timber dealer, Dec. 15, 1821.

Brandon David, Beech st., Barbican, and Newbury, shoe manuf., Oct. 21, 1842.


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Newbury
  • Poor Law Union: Newbury
  • Hundred: Faircross
  • Province: Canterbury

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