Wantage, Berkshire Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: West Lockinge and Charlton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wantage

  • Garford
  • East Challow
  • Grove
  • Brightwalton
  • Ardington
  • East Lockinge
  • West Hendred
  • West Hanney
  • East Hendred
  • Drayton
  • Letcombe Regis
  • Farnborough
  • Sutton Courtenay

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wantage, on a branch of the Ock, 59 m. W. London, and 21 N. W. Reading, Mrkt. Sat. P. 3650.

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


Marriages at Wantage 1538-1837

Marriages at Wantage 1538-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wantage
  • Probate Court: Post-1845 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire, Pre-1846 – Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Canons of Windsor in Wantage
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Post-1845 – Newbury, Pre-1846 – Windsor
  • Poor Law Union: Wantage
  • Hundred: Wantage
  • Province: Canterbury

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