Purley, Berkshire Family History Guide

Purley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: Bishop’s Transcripts – 1607

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Purley

  • Whitchurch
  • Tilehurst
  • Pangbourne
  • Sulham
  • Mapledurham
  • Whitchurch

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Purley, 3 m. N.W. Reading. P. 198.

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


Marriages at Purley 1662-1840

Marriages at Purley 1662-1840 – UK Genealogy Archives


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

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