Ashendon, Buckinghamshire Genealogy

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Parish History

ASHENDON, a parish and a hundred in Bucks. The parish is in Aylesbury district, near the Julian way, 7½ miles W of Aylesbury r. station; and includes the hamlet of Pollicot. Post Town, Brill under Tetsworth. Acres, 1,790. Real property, £3,498. Pop., 325. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few. The manor of Ashendon has been held for centuries by the Grenvilles. The manor of Little Pollicot was given about the year 1479 by John Bucktot, a priest, to one of the colleges of Oxford. Ashendon figures repeatedly in the wars of the heptarchy, and claims against Ashdown to have been the scene of Alfred's victory in 871. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Dorton, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £106. Patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. The church contains the tomb of a crusader, and is good.-The hundred is bounded on the SW and the W by Oxfordshire; and contains twenty-seven parishes and parts of four others. Acres, 63,683. Pop. in 1851, 13,369; in 1861, 13,389. Houses, 2,956.

From:  Wilson, John Marius, Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,1870-72


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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