There are over 250 parishes in the county, here they have been divided into five groups based on modern boundaries. Before 1974 all records are defined by the historic county boundaries which included the town of Milton Keynes and followed the Thames in the south of the county.

Material is being transferred into this section and the old format retired.

Aston Clinton

Introduction

Church: St Michael and All Angels

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Aylesbury

Size (acres): 3809

Easting & Northing: 487212

Grid Ref SP870120 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Aston Clinton PARISH St Michael and All Angels
Asen NAMES name for Aston Clinton in 1675
Aston Chevery NAMES name for Chivery in 1579
Aston Chewerey NAMES name for Chivery in 1543
Aston Chewery NAMES name for Chivery in 1532
Bradneg NAMES name for Bradnidge in 1543
Bradnege NAMES name for Bradnidge in 1639
Broardnedge NAMES name for Broadnege in 1703
Brunes NAMES name for Old Brun's in 1544
Cheverye NAMES name for Chivery in 1631
Dunriche NAMES name for Dunbridge in 1544
Dunrigge NAMES name for Dunbridge in 1544
Hareway NAMES name for Harelane Bridge in 1639
Marrwell NAMES name for Marl Copse in 1639
Merrimeade NAMES name for Merrymead in 1639
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Green End Street. First Mentioned: 1830. Rebuilt1830,1846,1897
Evangelical NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1878
Aston Hill PLACE within the parish
Bradnidge Wood PLACE within the parish
Chivery PLACE within the parish
Dunbridge (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Harelane Bridge PLACE within the parish
Marl Copse PLACE within the parish
Merrymead (Cottage) PLACE within the parish

Records

Records

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Aston Clinton   St Michael & All Angels   Baptisms   1566   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aston Clinton   St Michael & All Angels   Marriages   1557   1904   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aston Clinton   St Michael & All Angels   Burials   1559   1906   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 WELLS WELLS KEEN WELLS
2 DANCER BRANDON ROLFE KEEN
3 WELLES KEEN HORWOOD HORWOOD
4 BAMPTON WRIGHT KING ROLFE
5 MOUNTAGUE DANCER WRIGHT KING
6 BALDWIN BASSE FOWLER WRIGHT
7 GRANGE NORWOOD THORNE BRANDON
8 COOKE ALLEN THORN FOWLER
9 BRANDON HORWOOD AXTELL DANCER
10 WHITE BENNING FOSKETT SMITH

 

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 584
1811 652
1821 723
1831 854
1841 847
1851 928
1861 1108
1871 1235
1881 1317
1891 1246
1901 1131
1911 1178
1921 2791
1931 1494
1941 N/A
1951 1992
1961 2393
1971 2473
1981 3217
1991 3173

There was no census in 1941.

Description

Description

Aston Clinton is a large village nestling in the lee of the Chiltern Hills some 4 miles east of Aylesbury. It is traversed by the busy A41 trunk road with its tremendous volume of traffic. (It is now by-passed by the new A41)

The inhabitants mostly commute to the larger towns as there is little industry nearby. The saw mill owned by Mr Weston has long since disappeared, so has the wood-turning business run by Mr Marriott, who turned chair legs and sent them by the load to High Wycombe.

Just over seventy years ago Mr Howe ran a horse bus to Aylesbury and operated from the house now owned by the Raglan Kennels. In 1919 he acquired a motor bus which ran twice daily to the market town. However, the horse and cart was still the main mode of travel and the blacksmith had premises in the Main Street on the site of what is now Madge Garage, and the wheelwright resided further down the road. The present Partridge Arms was the home of the saddler.

Motor vehicles became more sophisticated and a maker by the name of Martin used to race his cars up Aston Hill; thus the name of Aston Martin was derived. This hill now forms part of the land owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.

Lords of the Manor, or Squires, include the medieval Minshull family, Lord Luke of Delhi, and Sir Anthony de Rothschild. It is the latter, one of the four sons of Nathan Maye de Rothschild, who is best remembered.
He came to live in Aston Clinton in 1853 and amongst his achievements was the establishment of the Chiltern Hills Spring Water Company. The Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton W.I. meet in the Anthony Hall, now a listed building, which was given to the village by Lady de Rothschild in memory of her husband.

It contains a painting of his two daughters Connie and Annie, who as children discovered that whereas boys were educated in the church school, girls were only allowed to attend a straw plaiting school situated in the main street. Although aged only eleven and nine respectively, the de Rothschild children took it upon themselves to teach the girls. Sir Anthony came to the rescue and built a girls school and subsequently, at her request, gave Connie an infants school for her sixteenth birthday present. The boys school vvas rebuilt in 1887 and is surmounted by the Jubilee Clock, which was erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

By a quirk of nature, the village has suffered three whirlwinds. One in 1950 when extensive damage was done, including the lifting of the school roof, causing the school to be closed, one in the late 1970s and one in 1984. The latter ripped off roofs, moved fences and garden sheds, splintered greenhouses and bent many a television aerial.

Although the adjoining parishes of Buckland and Drayton Beauchamp retain their independence, they have associations with Aston Clinton and share some of its amenities.

Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "The Buckinghamshire Village Book" (1987) and reproduced here with their permission

 

Notes

Aston Clinton parish included the ancient chapelry of St. Leonard which was in ruins by the 17th Century. St Leonard was formed into a separate parish in 1860.

Aston Clinton is in the Aylesbury hundred and is one of the many strip parishes along the Chiltern escarpment. The principle of strip parishes was to allow the even distribution of different land types for agriculture when the parishes were originally formed. The original parish is seven miles long and about a mile at wide.

The Aston Clinton, without St Leonard had an area of 2,670 acres in 1861. In 1921 both the ecclesiastical parish of Aston Clinton and St Leonard form the civil parish of Aston Clinton with a population of 2,791 people.

Sir Anthony De Rothschild, Baronet, became Lord of the Manor of Aston Clinton when it was purchased from the estate of Warwick Lake in 1851. The original manor house and moat were removed when a new mansion were built on the site. This house was pulled down in 1956 and the Green Park Training College now occupies the site.

 

 

Education

Aston Clinton Parish (Pop. 854)

Two Daily Schools, wherein 44 children are instructed at the expense of their parents.

One Sunday School, chiefly supported by the curate, the Rev. William Howard, in which 130 children of both sexes, receive gratuitous instruction.

Leonard, St., Hamlet (Pop. 147)

No School in the hamlet.

Abstract of Education Returns 1833

 

Aston Sandford

Introduction

Church: St Michael and All Angels

Hundred: Ashendon

Poor Law District: Aylesbury

Size (acres): 679

Easting & Northing: 475207

Grid Ref SP750070 Click to see map

Records

Records

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Aston Sandford   St Michael & All Angels   Baptisms   1813   1906   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aston Sandford   St Michael & All Angels   Marriages   1590   1907   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aston Sandford   St Michael & All Angels   Burials   1576   1909   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 CARTER WILLIAMS HIGGINS HIGGINS
2 SMITH DOVER MATTHEWS WILLIAMS
3 SANDERS HUTCHINS DOVER DOVER
4 WILSON ASTON GOMME MATTHEWS
5 SAUNDERS LAMBERT GOMM SMITH
6 CHAPMAN SMITH WHEELER GOMM
7 LENTHALL HIGGINS AUSTIN WHEELER
8 SURMAN HANCE WILLOTT WILSON
9 STEVENS GOMM LUDLOW LAMBERT
10 WELHEAD MABLEY JOHNSON HUTCHINS

 

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 71
1811 76
1821 84
1831 82
1841 86
1851 88
1861 59
1871 58
1881 59
1891 48
1901 46
1911 41
1921 60
1931 49
1941 N/A
1951 60
1961 55
1971 51
1981 54
1991 40

There was no census in 1941.

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Aston Sandford PARISH St Michael and All Angels
Estone NAMES name for Aston in Domesday Book in 1086

Notes

Description from J .J. Sheahan in 1861.

This is a small parish of 669 acres, divided into two farms. Population 88, rateable value, £697.

It has its name from being a town of plase east of some particular village or manorial seat in Saxon times. The addition of Sandford was subsequently acquired from from the family of the Norman owners. The parish is locally situated in the hundred of Aylesbury, in a detached portion of Ashendon hundred.The soil is a deep, stiff, blue clay.

The village is small, neat and secluded, 4 miles E.N.E. from Thame, and 7.5 miles S.W. of Aylesbury.

Tosti held the Manor of Estone in the reign of the last Saxon monarch of England. Ater the conquest it was part of the possessions of Maigno Brito, who had the seat of his Barony at Wolverton. Towards the close of the 1th century it was held by the family of de Saundford, or Sandford, as of the Barony of Wolverton. From this family it passed in marriage to the De Veres, Earls of Oxford, about the middle of the 13th century. 



Education


Aston Sandford Parish (Pop. 82)

No School in the parish.

Abstract of Education Returns 1833



 

Aylesbury

 

Introduction

Church: St Mary with St John the Evangelist

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Aylesbury

Size (acres): 3302

Easting & Northing: 481213

Grid Ref SP810130 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Aylesbury PARISH St Mary with St John the Evangelist
Dunsome NAMES name for Dunsham in 1826
Eilesbreia NAMES name for Aylesbury in Domesday Book in 1086
Christadelphian NON-CONFORMIST 15 Albert St, Tring Road. First Mentioned: 1880
Evangelical NON-CONFORMIST St Mary's Square. First Mentioned: 1874
General Baptist NON-CONFORMIST 40 Cambridge St. First Mentioned: 1733. Demolished in 1938
Independent NON-CONFORMIST Castle Street. First Mentioned: 1788. Used later by Weslyans, as Sunday school and as a social club
Independent/URC NON-CONFORMIST Hale Leys. First Mentioned: 1707. Built 1874
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Buckingham Street. First Mentioned: 1817. Built 1882
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Friarage Path. First Mentioned: 1837
Particular Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Walton Street. First Mentioned: 1828. Rebuilt 1895
Quaker NON-CONFORMIST Friends Meeting House Rickford Hill. First Mentioned: 1703
Aylesbury Union Workhouse PLACE workhouse in parish, Cnr of Bieton Rd & Tindall Rd
Buckinghamshire County Gaol PLACE prison in parish, South of Market Square
Dunsham (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Walton PLACE within the parish

 

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 3186
1811 3447
1821 4400
1831 5021
1841 5429
1851 6081
1861 6168
1871 6962
1881 7795
1891 8680
1901 9099
1911 11048
1921 12114
1931 13387
1941 N/A
1951 21050
1961 27923
1971 40569
1981 48722
1991 50740

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
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Aylesbury   St Mary   Baptisms   1565   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aylesbury   St Mary   Marriages   1565   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Aylesbury   St Mary   Burials   1565   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 PRATT CLARK SMITH SMITH
2 TODD SMITH WHEELER WHEELER
3 NORTH TODD STEVENS STEVENS
4 EDMONDS HILL CLARK CLARK
5 BELL EDMONDS GREEN NORTH
6 CLARKE NORTH HILL HILL
7 RUSSELL COLLINGS BROWN TODD
8 FREER HORWOOD TURNER GREEN
9 WELCH WHEELER WHITE WHITE
10 SMITH GREEN EVETT BROWN

Memories

I was born in Aylesbury and lived in the town centre. My parents had a fruit and florist shop. In my younger days all shopkeepers lived on their premises.
Aylesbury was a lovely country town. I remember when the villagers brought their wares into the town for sale. It was one side of the cattle market which was the venue – under cover. It consisted of garden and dairy produce, milk, butter and newly laid eggs in abundance. Pets could also be bought, tame mice, puppies, kittens and rabbits particularly.
On the opposite side of the market were pens full of sheep, pigs and calves. Cows and bulls were also there. They went inside to be sold. The farmers all gathered round on stands and it was a treat if we could catch a sight of the auctioneer on his dais, high and lifted up. We never understood what he was saying. It was very noisy.

At the bottom of the market horses would be sold. Their owners would trot them through the arches by what was the Town Hall and past what is now the Civic Centre. That was a corn merchant's then.

The canal was an interesting place, too. At the Basin End was a coal yard. Barges were busy all the time and many goods were transported this way. Nestle had their own loading bay. Chocolate was the main product then, and cocoa. It was a lovely smell we had when we passed on our way to school. Many times I stood on the bridge and watched them loading. The barges were all very gay, and there would be a horse towing the barge along, as it walked along the tow-path.

Very few people had bathrooms. We used to go once a week to the public baths. Lashings of hot water and half an hour allowed for threepence. For sixpence you could have a towel and soap provided. This was after we were too big to have a tub in front of the fire. The fire brigade was housed next to the baths. It was always very exciting when the fire alarm sounded. The engine was horse drawn.
We used to love to rush up, and see if we could arrive before the firemen and see the horses harnessed up. Off they would go, clanging the bell. We followed as far as we could. I will never forget one fire which happened on my birthday. It was over a shoe shop. The smoke and the flames took a long time to control and sadly the proprietor's wife died in that fire. I didn't realise the severity at the time.

It was a special event when the fair came to town. There would be big roundabouts, and little roundabouts, and hoopla, and coconut shies. I loved the swinging boats. Another great feature was the rock they used to make. They had gaslights on their stalls to make the rock. After cooking, in some sort of cauldron, it had to be stretched over a hook and looped over again and again as it was pulled into shape. A brown substance was put on it, and as it was stretched it made a stripe. When cool enough shears cut it in bars. It smelled lovely and tasted lovely too.

Down Cambridge Street there was a gipsy encampment. The Fire Brigade now occupies that site. Their caravans were all very ornate and the people were colourful too. Many of them were quite illiterate, except for money. Many times they came to my mother to decipher letters.

Tramps were seen daily, traipsing up to the workhouse. They had a casual ward where they could stay overnight. I believe they had some chore to perform in the morning before they left. They were harmless enough. Sometimes they asked for their billycans to be filled with hot water.

Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "Buckinghamshire Within Living Memory" (1993) and reproduced here with their permission

 

Description

Lies in the centre of Buckinghamshire, in a pleasant vale, abounding with very good corn and pasture land for feeding sheep and beef. Aylesbury was a strong town in the beginning of the Saxon times ; and was made a manor royal in the time of William the Conqueror, who parcelled it out under this odd tenure,- that the tenants would find litter or straw for the king's bed-chamber three times a year, if he came that way so often, and provide him three eels in winter and three green geese in summer.

Aylesbury is a borough-town, and sends two members to parliament. Its market-day on Saturday
here is brought plenty of corn and meat of all sorts exceeding good, likewise butter, eggs, and fowls in abundance. Here the quarter-sessions and Lent assizes are held. At the bottom of the market square stands the county gaol, a very slately fabric of brick:-here is neither justice of the peace nor mayor, therefore the head officers are constables. The parish contains about 700 dwelling
houses: the poor are numerous. Here are six fairs yearly, viz. the Friday after the 18th of January, Palm Saturday, the 8th of May, the 14th of June, the 25th of September, and the 12th of October, all for the sale of cattle.

There are several very good inns, the two chief are Mr. Sherriff's, the George, and Mr. Hicks's, the White Hart. The Aylesbury coaches set out from the George inn, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, morning at 7 o'clock.-No coach on Saturday goes up.-Sunday coach sets out from the George at 9 o'clock; and returns every night, Sunday excepted.- The Birmingham coaches stop at the White Hart going down every night, Saturday excepted, and stop every day coming up, Sunday excepted. The Banbury coaches stop at the Bull's Head, Aylesbury, coming up at 11 o'clock, and going down at one o'clock every day, Sunday excepted. Post hours from Aylesbury to London every night at 8 o'clock, Saturday excepted: every morning from London at 5 o'clock, Monday excepted. Stage waggons from Aylesbury; Wall and Co. every Wednesday and Saturday night at 8 o'clock; and return on Sunday and Wednesday mornings. Thorpe and White's Veale waggon from Aylesbury the winter season, Thursday night for London; the summer season on Friday morning, and returns every Monday morning. Ezra Eagle Buckingham carrier's waggons to London, stop at John Fletcher's, the Crown Inn, Aylesbury, every Wednesday and Saturday night; and return every Monday and Wednesday morning. Kirby's Bicester waggon stops at the Crown Inn Aylesbury every Thursday and Saturday night going to London; and returns every Monday and Wednesday morning. Hannah Eagle's Brackley, Northamptonshire, waggons stop at Thomas Perrin's, the Greyhound, Aylesbury, for London every Thursday morning and Saturday night; and return every Monday morning and Tuesday night. Stuchbury's Buckingham wagons stop at the Greyhound for London every Wednesday and Saturday night- and return every Monday and Wednesday morning. George Nelson's stage cart from Heath, Oxon, stops at Thomas Hodgkin's, the Red Lyon, Aylesbury' for London every Saturday night, and -returns every Tuesday night -


Here is no navigation. Aylesbury with Walton, have only one parish-church. All round this town is a large track of the richest land in England, extended for many miles almost from Tame, on the edge of Oxfordshire, to Leighton in Bedfordshire, and is called from this town, the Vale of Aylefbury. It is famous for fattening cattle and sheep, and they very frequently sell a ram here for breeding for ten pounds, Here they shew one remarkable inclosed field of pasture-ground, let for 1400d per annum to a grazier.

Near this place lies Chilton, famous for giving birth to that steady patriot the Lord Chief Justice Crook who strenuously opposed the arbitrary measures of levying ship-money without the authority of parliament.
The principal villages and noblemen and gentlemen's seats adjacent to Aylesbury are, Dinton 4 miles; here is a noted quarry for Stone, exceeding good for paving or building: near this place the late Sir John Vanhattelm of Dinton built a tower or small castle; this fabric has a fine prospect round the whole country: Wotton-under-wood, here stands a fine house, has been a great number of years possessed by the Grenville family, and is now the country feat of the Right Hon. Lord Grenville, youngest brother to the Marquis of Buckingham, 10 miles Waddesdon and Pitchcott each 5 miles; Quainton 7 miles; Oving, where is a gentleman's house inhabited by Richard Hopkins, Efq. 6 miles; Whitchurch in the road to Birmingham 5 miles; Hardwick 3 ; Weedon in the parish of Hardwick, here stands a new-built brick house Inhabited by John Terill Moren, Efq. 3 miles; Aston Abotts and Wingrave each 5 miles; Rowsham and Hulcott each 3 miles; Bierton and Broughton 1 mile; Aston Clinton 5 miles; Turret House near Tring, Herts, a new red brick-built house, stands on a high hill, inhabited by General Lake, M. P. for the borough of Ayleshury, 7 miles; Wendover, a market-town 5 miles; Princes Risborough, a market-town 7 miles; Ellsborough 5 miles; Stoke Mandeville a miles; Weston Turville 3 miles; Bishopstone 3 miles; Sedrope and Hartwell each 2 miles, here is a stately stone-built house, called Hartwell House, inhabited by Sir William Lee, Bart. Stone 3 miles; Eythrope, here stands a famous stone-buit house and fine canal river close by it, belonging to the Right Hon. the Earl of Chesterfield, 5 miles; Cuddington 6 miles; Lower Winchendon, here stands a house built with brick, with some new additions now making, the country seat of Scrope Bernard, Efq. M. P. for the borough of Aylesbury, 6 miles; Upper Winchendon, here formerly stood a famous house surrounded with a fine estate belonging to the Duke of Warton, whosc name will never be forgotten here:-the loss of that family was much lamented on account of their charity to the poor of the parishes adjoining; it now belongs to the Duke of Marlborough, 6 miles.

Extract from the Universal British Directory 1791

Education


Aylesbury Borough and Parish, with Walton (Pop. 5,021)

One Infant School,(lately commenced), containing 43 children of both sexes, supported by subscription, aided by weekly payments of one penny from the parents of the children.

Ten Daily Schools:-

A Grammar School supported by endowments, contains 120 males, 20 of whom are instructed in the Greek and Latin languages ; the head master is allowed to take boarders, of whom he at present has 24
 
A British School,(re-commenced 1830), the average attendance in which is about 55 (males), the school­room and cottage for the master and mistress were purchased by subscription, and invested in trustees ; there is a debt of £60 on the building, and the master and mistress' emoluments are solely derived from the children's weekly payments;

There was, until lately, a British School for girls, but not succeeding, it was discontinued, and a few girls from it were admitted to the Infant School.

In the other eight Schools, about 220 children of both sexes are under instruction at the expense of their parents.

Five Sunday Schools, in two of which (commenced 1828), are 200 females; in
another (commenced 1830), are 100 males; these attend the Established Church. Another, appertaining to Calvinists (having a small lending Library), consists of 73 males and 87 females; the other to Wesleyan Methodists, of 66 males and 64 females; these Sunday Schools are all supported by voluntary contributions. In addition to the above, there are numerous small Schools wherein children are taught to make lace and to read.
 
Abstract of Education Returns 1833

Barton Hartshorn

Introduction

Church: St James

Hundred: Buckingham

Poor Law District: Buckingham

Size (acres): 892

Easting & Northing: 464231

Grid Ref SP640310 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Barton Hartshorn PARISH St James
Barton and Herteshorne NAMES name for Barton Hartshorn in 1541
Berton(e) NAMES name for Barton Hartshorn in Domesday Book in 1086
Barton Grounds PLACE within the parish

 

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 100
1811 92
1821 113
1831 145
1841 165
1851 137
1861 126
1871 127
1881 111
1891 102
1901 78
1911 83
1921 60
1931 83
1941 N/A
1951 254
1961 64
1971 61
1981 62
1991 52

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

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Barton Hartshorn   St James   Baptisms   1575   1812   Yes,
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Yes,
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Barton Hartshorn   St James   Marriages   1591   1838   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Barton Hartshorn   St James   Burials   1590   1814   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 PAXTON ADAMS IBELL IBELL
2 WARRE SMITH THAME SMITH
3 WARR WILLIAMS STOKES PAXTON
4 CHENNELL SOUTHAM HORWOOD HORWOOD
5 TOMES KING SPINDLER WILLIAMS
6 PORTER GRANTHAM SMITH ADAMS
7 ARIS FLOWERS HILL THAME
8 SMITH PAXTON WILLIAMS KING
9 BUNCE HORWOOD HOLT SPINDLER
10 VIES FINCH HINKS STOKES

 

Notes

Barton Hartshorn is on the borders of Oxfordshire and on a feeder of the Ouse.

1.5 miles east of Finmere station on the Great Western railway. The church of St James is an ancient cruciform structure in the Early English ans Perpendicular styles. The area is 892 acres and has a population of 60 in 1921.

 

Beachampton

Introduction

Beachampton Parish

Church: St Mary the Virgin

Hundred: Buckingham

Poor Law District: Buckingham

Size (acres): 1528

Easting & Northing: 477236

Grid Ref SP770360 Click to see map

Names

 Names & Places

 

NameTypeNote
Beachampton PARISH St Mary the Virgin
Becentone NAMES name for Beachampton in Domesday Book in 1086

 

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 187
1811 217
1821 251
1831 254
1841 248
1851 248
1861 272
1871 283
1881 217
1891 181
1901 180
1911 193
1921 130
1931 118
1941 N/A
1951 149
1961 117
1971 119
1981 128
1991 136

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

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Beachampton   St Mary the Virgin   Baptisms   1575   1903   Yes,
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Yes,
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Beachampton   St Mary the Virgin   Marriages   1589   1911   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Beachampton   St Mary the Virgin   Burials   1576   1902   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 PRENTICE KING ALDERMAN ALDERMAN
2 GODFREY GODFREY BENNETT BENNETT
3 AWD GAYTON LOVELL KING
4 WALTER BACKHOUSE GODFREY GODFREY
5 HARRIS PRENTICE SAVAGE LOVELL
6 LAWRENCE ALDERMAN REYNOLDS SAVAGE
7 ELLIS HODGES BETTS BETTS
8 CURLE WARR FLOWERS REYNOLDS
9 FRANKLIN BETTS GIBBS GIBBS
10 SMITH HOW FRANKLIN SMITH

 

Description

Beachampton is in low-lying ground west of Milton Keynes in the north of Buckinghamshire. The name has changed little since Beachampton was mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1086 there were 30 heads of households recorded making a population of 100-120. By 1871 there were 272 inhabitants and lace-making was mentioned as a chief occupation of the females. Today the population is about 150 persons. Most people are employed in Milton Keynes though there are some jobs on local farms.

After the Norman Conquest the Manor of Beachampton was given to Walter Giffard, Commander of the Norman Army at the Battle of Hastings. A Manor House was in existence by 1333 and at that time there were two water mills - a name recalled by the present Mill Farm on the Stony Stratford Road.
Subsequently the Manor passed to the Cecils, the Marquess of Salisbury selling the estate in 1807. Later it was inherited by the Walker family and remained in their ownership until it was broken up at an auction in 1922.
The best starting point for a tour of the village is the church. It is The Church of the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin and dates from the 14th century. The whole building was extensively restored by the Victorian architect G. E. Street.

On leaving the church by the main gate, look into the field opposite. The wall and gateway are those of Hall Farm, the former Manor House. In this field Queen Anne is said to have inspected some of her troops.
The present 17th century stone built farmhouse was an addition to the Tudor Manor House. That, according to tradition, was the home of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII. The earlier building was largely dismantled in the 18th century and some material used for farm outbuildings.
On the opposite side of the road is Beachampton Place, formerly the Victorian Rectory. Now continue down the lane and, before turning right into Main Street for the village, look ahead to Manor Farm. The stone built farmhouse dates from the 17th century.

As you walk down Main Street, you will pass the one remaining thatched cottage in Beachampton, although old photographs show that other houses, including the inn, were originally thatched.

The Old School on the opposite side of the road was built in 1869. It closed in the 1920s and is now a private house and the Village Hall. On the right are four Victorian cottages, originally built for workers on Beachampton Estate. The one with a post box by its gate was the village post office and shop.


Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "The Buckinghamshire Village Book" (1987) and reproduced here with their permission

 

Memories

Before the First World War a number of men in Beachampton worked for the railway in Wolverton Works and as there was no transport four men acquired a horse and cart and gave a lift to the others. The fares helped to pay for the horse's keep and the four took turns to feed and care for the horse. At six o'clock in the morning the horse and cart went slowly through the village and passengers jumped on as it went along. Those who did not catch up by the top of the hill came out of the village had to walk the five miles to work.

Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "Buckinghamshire Within Living Memory" (1993) and reproduced here with their permission

Notes

Beachampton is a parish and a village on the borders of Northamptonshire - the river Ouse forms the boundary between the counties. Beachampton is 5 miles from Wolverton station on the London, Midland and Scottish railway. The parish covers 1,520 acres of land and 8 of water; the population in 1921 was 130.

Education

Beachampton Parish (Pop. 254.)

One Daily School, endowed with freehold lands, now producing 48/. per annum, in which 68 males are receiving instruction.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

Biddlesden

Introduction

Church: St Margaret

Hundred: Buckingham

Poor Law District: Brackley

Size (acres): 2052

Easting & Northing: 463239

Grid Ref SP630390 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Biddlesden PARISH St Margaret
Bechesdene NAMES name for Biddlesden in Domesday Book in 1086
Beddlesden NAMES name for Biddlesden in 1575
Bidleston NAMES name for Biddlesden in 1766
Bittilsden NAMES name for Biddlesden in 1534
Quaker NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1675
Biddlesden Park PLACE within the parish
Black Pit PLACE within the parish
Evershaw (Farm) PLACE within the parish
Evershott PLACE within the parish, position not known
Gorrell (Farm) PLACE within the parish
Whitfield Wood PLACE within the parish

 

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 147
1811 160
1821 175
1831 184
1841 169
1851 144
1861 169
1871 150
1881 125
1891 124
1901 84
1911 114
1921 96
1931 47
1941 N/A
1951 538
1961 119
1971 112
1981 111
1991 91

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
Date  
End
Date  
Online
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Publication  
Biddlesden   St Margaret   Baptisms   1686   1903   Yes,
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Yes,
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Biddlesden   St Margaret   Marriages   1695   1909   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Biddlesden   St Margaret   Burials   1695   1909   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 DARBY ADAMS WHITEHEAD FRIDAY
2 ADAMS WISDOM FRIDAY WHITEHEAD
3 BORTON ALLEN JAMES JAMES
4 ALLEN ROBERTS LOVELL LOVELL
5 WARRE GIBBS CROSS GIBBS
6 MAY WILLIAMS BISHOP CROSS
7 MASCALL FRIDAY FRANKLIN ADAMS
8 MADOCKS MAY CHECKLEY WISDOM
9 GROVE MARLOW TUGWOOD FRANKLIN
10 EAST FLOWERS GIBBS TUGWOOD

 

Description

Description of Biddlesden Parish from Sheahan, 1861

This parish lies at the extreme northern verge of the county, and is bounded on the north and west by Northamptonshire. Its area 1,630 acres; population, 168 souls. The soil is principally a heavy deep clay; stone is found, but is used only for road making; and small quantities of gravel are met with. About half the land is arable - the remaining half pasture. There are about 100 acres of woodland.

Education

Biddlesden Parish (Pop. 184)

One Sunday School (commenced 1822), supported by George Morgan, Esquire, in which from 30 to 40 children are instructed.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

Bierton

Introduction

Church: St James

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Aylesbury

Size (acres): 2442

Easting & Northing: 483215

Grid Ref SP830150 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Bierton with Broughton PARISH St James
Bearton NAMES name for Bierton in 1766
Berton NAMES name for Bierton in 1540
Bortone NAMES name for Bierton in Domesday Book in 1086
Brotone NAMES name for Broughton in Domesday Book in 1086
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1786. Built 1827, rebuilt 1877
Strict Baptist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1821
Broughton PLACE within the parish
Caldecote (lost) PLACE within the parish, now lost
Hulcott (Part) PLACE within the parish

 

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 518
1811 503
1821 620
1831 605
1841 605
1851 688
1861 691
1871 746
1881 812
1891 982
1901 827
1911 633
1921 615
1931 637
1941 N/A
1951 958
1961 1249
1971 1299
1981 1359
1991 1856

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
Date  
End
Date  
Online
Search  
E-Mail
Search  
Publication  
Bierton   St James   Baptisms   1560   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Bierton with Broughton   St James   Marriages   1561   1902   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Bierton   St James   Burials   1560   1874   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Bierton   Wesleyan   Burials   1848   1909   Not available   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 STRATFOLD WEBB MONK THORNE
2 DOVER DURLEY THORNE MONK
3 HARDING THORNE WHITE STRATFOLD
4 THORNE MONK BONHAM HARDING
5 OLIFFE RODWELL ROBERTS WEBB
6 EAST SMITH KING DOVER
7 OLYFFE STRATFOLD SLADE RODWELL
8 HAWKINS EDWARDS JEFFS SMITH
9 WALKER HOLT HAYWARD DURLEY
10 GURNEY HARDING BELL WHITE

 

Description

Description of Bierton from Sheahan, 1861 The parish of Bierton, with the hamlets of Broughton and Burcott, is situated to the north of Aylesbury. The area of Bierton with Broughton, is 2,470 acres, and the number of inhabitants in the two places at present is 691. The Hulcott is 850 acres; population 144. The rateable value of the whole parish is £4,308. The soil is a rich clay, and loam resting upon chalk.

Education

BlERTON with Broughton Parish (Pop. 605)

One Daily School, in which 15 males and 5 females are instructed at the expense of their parents.
Two Sunday Schools, one of which is endowed with £8 5s. per annum, wherein 25 males and 29 females are instructed; these attend the Established Church, and books are provided by the minister; the other is supported by Wesleyan Methodists, (commenced 1828) and consists of 25 males and 25 females.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

 

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