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

Aldworth, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Compton
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Wantage
Registration District Wantage
Records begin
Parish registers: 1556
Bishop's Transcripts: 1607
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


Parish History

ALDWORTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Wantage, hundred of Compton, county of Berks, 4½ miles (E. by S.) from East Ilsley.[1]


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

Church records

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

BERK = Berkshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£).[2]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
Aldworth, Berkshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1556-1875 1556-1885

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use FamilySearch's England Jurisdictions (1851) parish boundary maps. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Non-Conformists Churches

Primitive Methodist

Census records

Some census records are transcribed and/or are accessible at FamilySearch. To view those currently available, go to their Historical Collections page and scroll down to the "England" census database entries.

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.


Aldworth in GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 31-34. Date accessed: 16 July 2012.
  2. 'New Berkshire parish records published on,', findmypast, accessed 28 January 2014.
  3. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Berkshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 31 January 2014.


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