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'''Buckinghamshire County, England'''
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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, or Bucks, an inland county; bounded on the NW and N by Northamptonshire; on the NE by Beds; on the E by Beds and Herts; on the SE by Middlesex; on the S and SW by Berks; and on the W by Oxfordshire...
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The county contains 199 parishes, parts of 6 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial tracts; and is divided into the hundreds of Ashendon, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Burnham, Cottesloe, Desborough, Newport, and Stoke. The registration county takes in tracts from adjoining counties, but gives off to them larger tracts; comprises 402,616 acres; and is divided into the districts of Amersham, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Eton, Newport-Pagnell, Winslow, and Wycombe. The boroughs are Aylesbury, Buckingham, Great Marlow, and High Wycombe. The market-towns are Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Chesham, Colnbrook, Fenny-Stratford, Great Marlow, High Wycombe, Ivinghoe, Olney, Princes-Risborough, Slough, Stony Stratford, and Winslow. The chief seats are Stowe, Bulstrode, Wotton, Hampden, Penn, Eythorp, Dropmore, Morton, Aston-Clinton, Ashridge, Lillies, Ditton, Halton, Dorton, Harleyford, Westhorpe, Thornton, Chequers, Claydon, Winchendon, Wooburn, Shardeloes, Padbury, Stoke, Weston-Underwood, Iver, Little Missenden, Little Marlow, Great Brickhill, Newlands, Gayhurst, Tyringham, Bradenham, Hanslope, Wilton, and Langley...
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The county is governed by a lord-lieutenant, a high sheriff, about sixty deputy lieutenants, and about 220 magistrates. It is in the Home military district, and the Norfolk judicial circuit. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Aylesbury...&nbsp;&nbsp;The county is in the diocese of Oxford; and constitutes an archdeaconry...&nbsp; The places of worship, in 1851, within the county proper, were 226 of the Church of England, with 64,231 sittings; 56 of Independents, with 11,091 s.; 72 of Baptists, with 16,796 s.; 8 of Quakers, with 1,183 s.; 81 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 13,023 s.; 36 of Primitive Methodists, with 4,509 s.; 3 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 648 s.; 1 of Lady Huntingdon's Connection, with 140 s.; 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 100 s.; 11 of isolated congregations, with 1,488 s.; and 4 of Roman Catholics, with 527 s. The schools were 195 public day schools, with 13,743 scholars; 280 private day schools, with 5,305 s.; 352 Sunday schools, with 26,085 s.; and 21 evening schools for adults, with 424 s. Pop., in 1801, 108,132; in 1821, 135,133; in 1841, 156,439; in 1861, 167,993...
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The territory now forming Buckinghamshire, was inhabited, in the ancient British times, by the tribes Cassii, Ancalites, and Dobuni...  
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}} '''Buckinghamshire''' is an inland county in the central part of [[England]].  
  
The above extract is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; For the full account, go online to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=849560&word=Buckinghamshire Vision of Britian].
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"BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, or Bucks, an inland county; bounded on the NW and N by Northamptonshire; on the NE by Beds; on the E by Beds and Herts; on the SE by Middlesex; on the S and SW by Berks; and on the W by Oxfordshire...
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"The county contains 199 parishes, parts of 6 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial tracts...
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"The county is governed by a lord-lieutenant, a high sheriff, about sixty deputy lieutenants, and about 220 magistrates. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Aylesbury... The county is in the diocese of Oxford; and constitutes an archdeaconry... The places of worship, in 1851, within the county proper, were 226 of the Church of England, 56 of Independents, 72 of Baptists, 8 of Quakers, 81 of Wesleyan Methodists, 36 of Primitive Methodists, 3 of Wesleyan Reformers, 1 of Lady Huntingdon's Connection, 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 100 s.; 11 of isolated congregations,&nbsp;and 4 of Roman Catholics.&nbsp;
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"Population in 1801 was 108,132; in 1821, 135,133; in 1841, 156,439; in 1861, 167,993..."
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SOURCE: The above extract is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; For the full account, go online to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=849560&word=Buckinghamshire Vision of Britain].  
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== Research Tools  ==
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org/ interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Buckinghamshire.
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==== Civil Districts  ====
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Buckinghamshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/bkm.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Buckinghamshire and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
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==== Parishes  ====
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See a list of the [[Parishes in Buckinghamshire|parishes]] in Buckinghamshire with links to articles.
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Buckinghamshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Buckinghamshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Buckinghamshire Probate Records|Buckinghamshire Probate Records]].
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== &nbsp;Websites  ==
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[http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/sites/bcc/archives/Centre_for_Buckinghamshire_Studies.page Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies]
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[http://www.bucksinfo.net/brs/ Buckinghamshire Record Society]
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[http://www.bucksas.org.uk/index.php Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society]
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Database of names in Buckinghamshire&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/archives/ea_libtradedirectories.page? Trade Directories] 1792, 1798, 1811, 1824 and 1832
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Database of [http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/archives/ea_libprisoners.page? Victorian Prisoners] in Aylesbury Gaol in the 1870s
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/buckinghamshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Buckinghamshire]
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Buckinghamshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/buckinghamshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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=== Getting Help with your Genealogy<br>  ===
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
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|Centre    = Buckinghamshire
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|North    = [[Northamptonshire]]
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|Northeast = [[Bedfordshire]]
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|East      = [[Bedfordshire]]<br>[[Hertfordshire]]
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|Southeast = [[Middlesex]]
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|South    = [[Berkshire]]
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|Southwest = [[Oxfordshire]]
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"BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, or Bucks, an inland county; bounded on the NW and N by Northamptonshire; on the NE by Beds; on the E by Beds and Herts; on the SE by Middlesex; on the S and SW by Berks; and on the W by Oxfordshire...

"The county contains 199 parishes, parts of 6 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial tracts...

"The county is governed by a lord-lieutenant, a high sheriff, about sixty deputy lieutenants, and about 220 magistrates. The assizes and the quarter sessions are held at Aylesbury... The county is in the diocese of Oxford; and constitutes an archdeaconry... The places of worship, in 1851, within the county proper, were 226 of the Church of England, 56 of Independents, 72 of Baptists, 8 of Quakers, 81 of Wesleyan Methodists, 36 of Primitive Methodists, 3 of Wesleyan Reformers, 1 of Lady Huntingdon's Connection, 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 100 s.; 11 of isolated congregations, and 4 of Roman Catholics. 

"Population in 1801 was 108,132; in 1821, 135,133; in 1841, 156,439; in 1861, 167,993..."

SOURCE: The above extract is taken from:  John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).  For the full account, go online to Vision of Britain.


Research Tools

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Buckinghamshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Buckinghamshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Buckinghamshire and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of the parishes in Buckinghamshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Buckinghamshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Buckinghamshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Buckinghamshire Probate Records.

 Websites

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Buckinghamshire Record Society

Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society

Database of names in Buckinghamshire  Trade Directories 1792, 1798, 1811, 1824 and 1832

Database of Victorian Prisoners in Aylesbury Gaol in the 1870s

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Buckinghamshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.

Getting Help with your Genealogy

Professional Genealogists who specialize in Southeast England Research helps you compare the expertise, credentials, and rates of professional researchers who can help you access these records.