Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

Olney Parish

Church: St Peter and St Paul

Hundred: Newport

Poor Law District: Newport Pagnell

Size (acres): 901

Easting & Northing: 488251

Grid Ref SP880510 Click to see map

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Newport Hundred - Description from Sheahan 1861

Olney

Olney, at the very north of the county of Buckinghamshire, retains its old world charm despite an increase in population due to the expansion of nearby Milton Keynes. Olney is famous for its pancake race run on Shrove Tuesday from the market place to the parish church of St Peter and St Paul, whose

Olney

Description of Olney from J.J. Sheahan, 1861.

Olney

Olney Parish (Pop. 2,344) Three Daily Schools ; one of which (commenced 1819) contains 40 males ; another (commenced 1827) 46 males; these Schools are supported by voluntary contributions; in the other, 25 males and 19 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. span.fon_container

Olney

Religious refugees, fleeing from the Low Countries and France in the 16th and 17th centuries, brought their lacemaking craft with them and taught the local women of North Buckinghamshire, and it soon became the cottage industry of the small market town of Olney. The poet, William Cowper, while resid

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Places

 

NameTypeNote
Olney PARISH St Peter and St Paul
Olnei NAMES name for Olney in Domesday Book 1086
Oulney NAMES name for Olney in 1658
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: c1690. Rebuilt 1893
Congregational NON-CONFORMIST Cowper Memorial Church. First Mentioned: 1699. Present building 1879 (restored after fire 1965)
Particular Baptist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1863
Olney Hyde PLACE within the parish
Warrington PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney
Olney & District Historical Society Olney & District Historical Society
Olney Village site Olney Village site
Roll of Honour - War Memorial Roll of Honour - War Memorial
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Search The National Archives for Olney Search The National Archives for Olney
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Olney Buckinghamshire Remembers - Olney

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Photographs

 

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Population

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

NoteOlney
18012003
18112195
18212266
18312344
18412362
18512265
18612284
18712672
18812362
18912409
19012705
19112891
19212662
19312445
1941N/A
19512346
19612391
19712754
19813463
19914804

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
Date  
End
Date  
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Publication  
Olney   United Reformed Church   Baptisms   1783   1859   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Olney   United Reformed Church   Baptisms   1870   1894   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Olney   Baptist   Baptisms   1752   1767   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Olney   St Peter & St Paul   Baptisms   1575   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Olney   St Peter & St Paul   Marriages   1575   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Olney   Baptist   Burials   1775   1794   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Olney   United Reformed Church   Burials   1902   1946   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Olney   St Peter & St Paul   Burials   1575   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1KNIGHTROBINSONSMITHSMITH
2OSBORNEHINDECOLESKNIGHT
3ABRAHAMFREEMANWRIGHTFREEMAN
4ASHBURNERKNIGHTFREEMANHINDE
5FREEMANSMITHHINDEROBINSON
6ANDREWABRAHAMFIELDCOLES
7ROBINSONKITCHINERBOSWELLABRAHAM
8CLIFTONOSBORNEKNIGHTBOSWELL
9LAUGHTONBRITTAINHARRISHARRIS
10MORGANHARRISPERKINSWRIGHT