Gayhurst

Introduction

Church: St Peter

Hundred: Newport

Poor Law District: Newport Pagnell

Size (acres): 1012

Easting & Northing: 484246

Grid Ref SP840460 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Gayhurst PARISH St Peter
Gaherst Radulfi de Niueres NAMES name of Gayhurst in 1167
Gateherst NAMES name for Gayhurst in Domesday Book 1086
Geyhurst NAMES name of Gayhurst in 1526
Gothurst NAMES name of Gayhurst in 1806, Lysons, Magna Britannica
Bunsty Farm PLACE within the parish
Hoo Wood PLACE within the parish
Stocking Wood PLACE within the parish

 

Links

Links

Gayhurst Historic Photograph Collection Gayhurst Historic Photograph Collection
Gayhurst Roman Villa Gayhurst Roman Villa
Village hisory Village History
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Search The National Archives for Gayhurst Search The National Archives for Gayhurst
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Gayhurst Buckinghamshire Remembers - Gayhurst

Photographs

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Population

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

Note  
1801 89
1811 89
1821 90
1831 118
1841 116
1851 88
1861 129
1871 95
1881 91
1891 91
1901 104
1911 108
1921 98
1931 83
1941 N/A
1951 67
1961 39
1971 51
1981 101
1991 102

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
Date  
End
Date  
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Gayhurst   St Peter   Baptisms   1728   1812   Yes,
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Yes,
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Gayhurst   St Peter   Marriages   1575   1849   Yes,
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Gayhurst   St Peter   Burials   1728   1812   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available

 

Surnames

Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 LANE SMITH PAKES SMITH
2 BARKER WRIGHT ROBINSON PAKES
3 ELLIS PERRY MEADOWS WRIGHT
4 WRIGHT BARKER HAYNES BARKER
5 MANTON COWLEY WATTS WATTS
6 NEVELL WRIGHTE PELL ROBINSON
7 MARKAM JOHNSON PATEMAN PERRY
8 WARRINGTON MELLOR HAINES ELKINS
9 LEACHE PAGE BRICE COWLEY
10 TRAVEL NICHOLS TOWNSEND NICHOLS

 

Description

Description of Gayhurst from Sheahan, 1861.

The parish of Gayhurst contains 840 acres, and 88 inhabitants, according to the census return of 1851; but by local estimation the area is 990 acres, including 156 acres of woodland in the higher grounds. Rateable value £1,350. The soil, for the greater part, is a strong clay of loam, resting on a substratum of lime. The parish was inclosed in 1710, by private agreement amongst the inhabitants.

The village, which is small and neat, is situated on the turnpike road from Newport Pagnell to Northampton, and in the rich and beautiful valley of the Ouse, 2.5 miles N.W. from Newport, and 4 miles W. from Olney. Near the village the river divides the parishes of Gayhurst and Tyringham.

Education

Gayhurst Parish, with Gorbfields, Extra Par. (Pop. 118)

The children attend Sunday Schools in adjoining parishes.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.