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Guide to Compton, Berkshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Compton, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Compton
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Wantage PLU
Registration District Wantage
Records begin
Parish registers: 1553
Bishop's Transcripts: 1612
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Newbury
Diocese Pre-1836 - Salisbury; Post-1835 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Location of Archive
Berkshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

COMPTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Wantage, hundred of Compton, county of Berks, 2¼ miles (E. S. E.) from East Ilsley. [1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Compton, Berkshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BERK = Berkshire Parish Records (FindMyPast) - (£).[2]
BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Compton, Berkshire Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BERK Undefined
Undefined
Undefined
BIVRI 1813-1867
1812-1895


IGI 1553-1836
1553-1836


Non-Conformist Churches
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241198.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

Compton in GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 672-675. Date accessed: 01 April 2013.
  2. 'New Berkshire parish records published on findmypast.co.uk,', FindMyPast, accessed 28 January 2014.
  3. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 30 January 2014.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Berkshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 January 2014.

 

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