Maidenhead, Berkshire Family History Guide

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1866
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

  • Countess of Huntingdon Methodist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Society of Friends/Quaker
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Maidenhead

  • Bray
  • Cookham Dean
  • Cookham
  • Taplow

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Maidenhead, on the Thames, 26 m. W. London, and 12 m. E. Reading. Market, Wed. P. 3340

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.

Aldridge William, Maidenhead, chinaman, July 29, 1834.

Beasley John, Maidenhead, Berks, upholsterer, Oct. 25, 1833.



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

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