Buscot, Berkshire Family History Guide

Buscot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1676

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Buscot

  • Inglesham
  • Eaton Hastings
  • Highworth with Sevenhampton
  • Coleshill
  • Coleshill
  • Great Coxwell
  • Lechlade

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Buscot, a parish in the hund. of Shrivenham, union of Farringdon, county of Berks; 4 miles north-west by west of Great Farringdon; on the river Thames or Isis. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £21 2s. 8½d.; gross income £510. Patron, in 1835, P. Pryse, Esq. Charities connected with the parish produce £37 4s. per annum. This place was anciently called Burwardscot. Pop, in 1801, 409; in 1831, 416. Houses 84, Acres 2,910. A. P. £5,186. Poor rates, in 1837, £237.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Buscot, 3 miles N.W. Farringdon. P. 505.

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


Marriages at Buscot 1676-1812

Marriages at Buscot 1676-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Buscot Kellys Berkshire Directory 1869


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

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