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

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Parish History

WINDSOR CASTLE, (St George's Chapel) an extra-parochial royal seat in Windsor district, Berks, on the Thames, and within Windsor borough, 22 miles W by S of London. It comprises the collegiate chapel of St George.

Its origin connects with Old Windsor. Windsor Castle and occupies more than twelve acres of ground, and comprises the upper, lower, and middle wards. An apartment adjoining St. George's Hall was consecrated in December, 1843, as a private chapel for Her Majesty.[1][2]

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.


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 241204.

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

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 592-613. Adapted. Date accessed: 17 April 2013.
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870), Adapted. Accessed: 17 April 2013.

 

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