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

Prestwood, Buckinghamshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Aylesbury; Desborough
County Buckinghamshire
Poor Law Union Amersham; Wycombe PLU
Registration District Amersham; Wycombe
Records begin
Parish registers: 1849
Bishop's Transcripts: 1849
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wycombe
Diocese Pre-1837 - Lincoln; Post-1836 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
Location of Archive
Buckinghamshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

PRESTWOOD, a hamlet, in the parish of StokeMandeville, poor-law union of Wycombe, hundred of Aylesbury, county of Buckingham.[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

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.  Church of England records began in 1560.

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 241211.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Buckinghamshire 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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England 1848. pp. 616-618 Date accessed and adapted 25 June 2013.

 

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