Sunningwell Berkshire Family History Guide

Sunningwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kennington and Bayworth.

Parish church: St. Leonard

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1543; There are separate registers for Kennington beginning 1829
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605; There are separate records for Kennington beginning 1851

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Sunningwell

Historical Descriptions


Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Sunningwell, 2 m. N. Abingdon. P. 332

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


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bayworth, a hamlet in the parish of Sunningwell, county of Berks; 2½ miles north of Abingdon. Here was formerly a chapel-of-ease, now gone to decay, which, according to Lyson, was much resorted to for private marriages, before the marriage act. Pop. returned with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


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