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

Shalbourne, Berkshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kintbury Eagle; Kinwardstone
County Berkshire
Poor Law Union Hungerford
Registration District Hungerford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1672
Bishop's Transcripts: 1587
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

SHALBOURN (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Hungerford, hundred of Kinwardstone, Marlborough and Ramsbury, and S. divisions of Wilts, 5 miles (S. S. W.) from Hungerford. [1]

SHALBOURN, a village in Berks, and a parish partly also in Wilts; but all in Hungerford district. The village stands near Wans dyke, 2¾ miles E of Bedwyn r. station, and 4 S S W of Hungerford; and has a post-office under Hungerford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bagshot and Oxenwood in Berks, and the hamlet of Newtown in Wilts. [2]


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

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
NIM = Nimrod Research - (£). Results delivered by email.[6]
Shalbourne, Berkshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1840

FMP 1500s-1800s

IGI 1600s-1728, 1749-1817
1707-1708, 1720-1792

NIM 1587-1840

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.

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

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 241201.

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.


Shalbourne in part in Berkshire and Part in Wiltshire in GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 51-56. Date accessed: 09 October 2013.
  2. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Date accessed: 3 October 2013.
  3. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 10 January 2014.
  4. 'Search more than 99,000 new Wiltshire parish baptism records,' findmypast, accessed 5 June 2014. Coverage year range is not clearly identified.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Wiltshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 14 January 2014.
  6. 'Wiltshire Parish Explorer,' Nimrod Research, accessed 8 January 2014.


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