Hurley Genealogical Records

Hurley Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Berkshire Birth Index (1837-2012)

An index to births registered in Berkshire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

Hurley Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Oxford Diocese Marriage Bonds (1661-1850)

An index to bonds that record an intention to marry. Also includes affidavits.

Berkshire Marriage Index (1837-2012)

An index to Marriages registered in Berkshire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

Vicar General’s Office Marriage Licences (1600-1679)

Abstracts of marriage licences granted by the Vicar-General in London. These licences could be used to marry in any church in the Province of Canterbury.

UK Divorce Records (1858-1911)

Digital images of documents from civil divorce cases. The cases cover both the cause of the case and the outcome, such as division of property and visitation rights. These records also contain details of illegitimate children. Cases can be searched by a name index.

Hurley Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Berkshire Death Index (1837-2012)

An index to deaths registered in Berkshire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

FreeBMD Deaths (1837-1964)

An index to deaths registered at the central authority for England and Wales. To 1866, only the locality the death was registered in was listed. Age was listed until 1969, when the deceased's date of birth was listed. Provides a reference to order a death certificate, which has further details.

British Army Death Index (1796-2005)

An index to deaths of British Army personal at home and abroad.

Hurley Church Records

The Baptists of Berkshire (1650-1951)

A book detailing the history of the Baptist church in Berkshire, from origins, to persecution, to consolidation.

Congregational Church in the Berks, Oxon & Bucks (1414-1905)

A history of Congregationalism in Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and South Buckinghamshire, with profiles of each church.

Historic Churches in Berkshire (1100-2000)

Histories and photographs of Berkshire churches, shrines, abbeys and priories.

Thames Valley Papists (303-1829)

A well illustrated book, outlining the history of Catholics in the Thames Valley, with special notice to conspiracies, executions etc.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Hurley Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

British Phone Books (1880-1984)

Directories containing over 275,000,000 entries. As well as name, address and phone number, occupations are often recorded. A useful census substitute.

Hurley Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Archdeaconry of Berkshire Probate & Admon Index (1508-1652)

An index to early wills and administrations granted by the Archdeaconry of Berkshire. Details contained are name of the deceased, their residence, type of grant and year of grant.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Hurley

Windsor and Eton Express (1839)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the New Windsor district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Reading Mercury (1770-1903)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Reading area.

Western Gazette (1863-1950)

A regional newspaper covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Hampshire and Berkshire. It covers local and national news, family announcements, business news, legal proceedings and more.

Berkshire Chronicle (1825-1877)

A conservative newspaper, publishing local news, family notices etc. It has a particular interest in agriculture.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Hurley Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Hurley Cemeteries

Berkshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Berkshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Hampshire Church Monuments (1400-1700)

Photographs and descriptions of some of Hampshire's most illustrious church monuments. They often feature effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Hurley Directories & Gazetteers

Webster's Reading Directory (1874)

Directory of Reading and 10 miles around.

Kelly's Directory of Berkshire (1915)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Berkshire (1907)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Berkshire (1903)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of Berkshire (1899-1939)

A collection of directories detailing the history, agriculture, topography, economy and leading commercial, professional and private residents of Berkshire.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

High Sheriffs of Berkshire (1066-1566)

A list of the county's high sheriffs, some with links to biographies.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Hurley Taxation Records

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Testa De Nevill (1198-1251)

An account of knights' fees and serjeanties in the reigns of Henry the Third and Edward the First.

Hurley Land & Property Records

Enclosure in Berkshire (1738-1883)

Digital images of maps recording the distribution of common land. Maps can be viewed by location and an interactive map. Also includes award documents, which can be searched by name.

Berkshire Domesday Extracts (1066)

Extracts for Berkshire settlements found in the Domesday book. Includes the modern & 11th century place name, land owners and details of later history.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Hurley Occupation & Business Records

Broadmoor Revealed (1863-2013)

A book primarily detailing the famous and not-so-famous inmates of Berkshire's famous lunatic asylum.

Berkshire Police Examination Books (1856-1929)

A name index to records that detail appointment to the Berkshire police.

Horse-racing in Berkshire (1830-1897)

An article outlining the development of horse-racing in Berkshire.

Berkshire Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Berkshire pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Hurley School & Education Records

Eton School Lists (1791-1850)

A list of boys who attended Eton School, with many short biographical and genealogical details.

Old Public School Boys' Who's Who - Eton (1933)

A biographical directory of Old Etonians who were living in 1933. Contains details on the individual's parents, spouse, and siblings, personal achievements, career and address.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Hurley

Berkshire Gentry Families (1200-1838)

A number of pedigrees and family histories, including heraldry and extracts from visitations.

Victoria County History: Berkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Berkshire Families (1066-1837)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Berkshire's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

Pedigrees of Berkshire Families (1000-1837)

A manuscript-book detailing notable Berkshire families. Includes biographical details, coats of arms and historical notes.

Ford's Landed Gentry of Berkshire (1000-2004)

A genealogical database with pedigrees of Berkshire gentry families.

Hurley Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Berkshire Gentry Families (1200-1838)

A number of pedigrees and family histories, including heraldry and extracts from visitations.

Victoria County History: Berkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Berkshire Families (1066-1837)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Berkshire's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

Visitations of Berkshire: 1532, 1566, 1623 & 1664-6 (1000-1666)

Four works rendering 16th and 17th century heraldic visitations in pedigree form. These works may list the lineage, marriage and collateral lines of Berkshire families who had the right to bear a coat of arms.

Pedigrees of Berkshire Families (1000-1837)

A manuscript-book detailing notable Berkshire families. Includes biographical details, coats of arms and historical notes.

Hurley Military Records

Berkshire & Wiltshire War Diaries (1914-1945)

Transcriptions of war diaries covering 15 regiments during World War I & II. The records detail war action and record names, generally those of officers.

War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (1914-1918)

A narrative of the regiment's movements during World War I. Includes a list of the regiment's personnel and decorations.

West Berkshire War Memorials (1914-1945)

A list of memorials recording those who fought and died in the world wars. Includes photographs and lists of names adorning them.

8th Royal Berkshire Regiment Officers (1914-1918)

An investigation into the officers of the regiment during WWI. Includes some primary source material.

Berkshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Berkshire, with some service details.

Hurley Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Hurley Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Berkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Berkshire Towns & Villages (2000 BC-2004)

Profiles of over 100 towns and villages in Berkshire, illustrated with photographs.

Berkshire Legends (849-1920)

A number of Berkshire legends and folk tales, including ballads and ghost stories.

Berkshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Berkshire.

Berkshire Boundaries and Population (1834-2001)

A history of some of Berkshire's boundaries and its population in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Biographical Directories Covering Hurley

Eton School Lists (1791-1850)

A list of boys who attended Eton School, with many short biographical and genealogical details.

Berkshire Biographies (456-1900)

Over 300 biographies of Berkshire men and women.

Old Public School Boys' Who's Who - Eton (1933)

A biographical directory of Old Etonians who were living in 1933. Contains details on the individual's parents, spouse, and siblings, personal achievements, career and address.

Berkshire Aviators (1927-1960)

Biographies of the earliest Berkshire residents to take to the air.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Hurley Maps

Enclosure in Berkshire (1738-1883)

Digital images of maps recording the distribution of common land. Maps can be viewed by location and an interactive map. Also includes award documents, which can be searched by name.

Berkshire Parish Map (1841-1895)

A map naming and delineating parishes in the county of Berkshire. Also outlines poor law unions.

Maps of Berkshire (1607-1892)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

John Fisher's Map of Berkshire (1840)

A map of the country depicting settlements, rail lines, roads, forests etc.

Berkshire Maps (1610-2004)

A selection of Berkshire maps, particularly from the early modern period. Includes a map showing royalist and parliamentarian divisions in the county.

Hurley Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Hurley Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

Hurley, which at the time of the Norman survey belonged to Geoffrey de Magnaville, ancestor of the Magnavilles or Mandevilles, Earls of Essex. It was granted to him by William the Conqueror, as a reward for his gallant conduct in the battle of Hastings. In the year 1086 he formed a monastery here for Benedictines, and endowed it with the manor of Hurley and other lands. It was afterwards made a cell to Westminster Abbey. At the Dissolution in 1535 its revenues were valued at 121l. 8s. 5d. per annum. The site, called Lady Place (the monastery having been dedicated to the Virgin Mary) was granted in 1545 to Leonard Chamberlayne, and not long afterwards came, together with the manor of Hurley, into the possession of John Lovelace, Esq. who died in 1558. It continued in his family until sold by John Lord Lovelace, who is said to have been very instrumental in bringing about the Revolution.

The present mansion was erected in 1600, by Sir Richard Lovelace, on the ruins of the ancient building. The remains of the monastery may be traced in the numerous apartments, which occupy the west end of the house; and in a vault beneath the hall some bodies, in the monkish habit, have been found buried. Part of the chapel or refectory also may yet be seen in the stables; the window frames of which are of chalk, and, though made in the time of the Conqueror, appear as fresh as if they were of modern workmanship.

Lady Place, with some lands in the parish of Hurley, were purchased by Mrs. Williams, sister of Dr. Willocks, bishop of Rochester, who had the singular good fortune, though she possessed but two tickets, of gaining a prize of 500l. and another of 20,000l. in the same lottery. Gustavus Adolphus Kempenfelt, Esq. is the present proprietor.

This seat was fitted up with great splendour by the above mentioned John Lord Lovelace, in the reign of King William. The hall and staircase are magnificent, and remarkably spacious. On the principal story is the grand saloon; the ceiling of which is enriched with paintings of figures, and the panels are painted with upright landscapes; the leafings of which are executed in a kind of silver lacker. The views are Italian and are commonly reported to have been executed by Salvator Rosa. They are about 50 in number, coarsely painted, in a free style, with the lights heightened by gilding; they do not bear any resemblance to the works of the great master to whom they are ascribed. In the parlour is a portrait of the unfortunate Admiral Kempenfelt (brother to the present owner of Lady Place) who was lost in the Royal George.

Under the hall is a vault, in which, according to tradition, the principal nobility, during the reign of James II, held frequently secret meetings for the purpose of promoting the Revolution of 1688. It is reported also that the principal compacts and treaties in this great affair were signed in the dark recess at the end of the vault. When King William visited Lord Lovelace, after his establishment on the throne, he was taken by his host to see this vault. These traditionary anecdotes are recorded on a tablet placed at the end of the vault by the kite Mr. Wilcox. He has also recorded a visit of General Paoli to this vault in 1780, and of his present Majesty in 1785.

The chapel of the convent, now the parish Church, stands on the opposite side of a quadrangle. It was dedicated by Osmund, bishop of London in the year 1086. The circular arches at the west end, with zig-zag ornaments, are, it is most probable, part of the original structure. In the church is a brass plate in memory of John Doyley, Esq. with the date 1492, in Arabic numerals. There are also some monuments of the Lovelace family.

Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

HURLEY, anciently” Hurstelega,” is a beautiful village and parish situated in a valley on the bank of the river Thames, surrounded by an amphitheatre of richly-cultivated woodland hills, 4 miles north-east from Henley, 4 ½ north-west from Maidenhead and 12 north-east from Reading, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Beynhurst, Maidenhead petty sessional division and union, Henley-on-Thames county court district, rural deanery of Maidenhead, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford. The church of St. Mary, anciently attached to the priory, is a structure of flint and chalk, partly in the Norman style; it was rededicated about 1086 by Osmund the Good, Bishop of Sarum and Chancellor of England, and consists of chancel, nave, and a turret containing 3 bells; it was restored in 1852 at a cost of £1,493, when the original windows on the north side, formerly closed, were re-opened, those on the south side restored and a vestry added: the chancel retains a Decorated window of the 14th cent.: there are several monuments in the church and chancel, including one to the Lovelace family, of Hurley; Editha, sister to King Edward the Confessor, was also buried here; two of the Norman windows on the north side of the nave were filled with stained glass in December, 1876, as memorials to the Rev. Florence James Wethered, six years curate and twenty-nine years vicar of Hurley, and to Mrs. Wharton, late of the Malt House, Hurley; the church affords 248 sittings; the churchyard is neatly kept and has several handsome marble and granite crosses. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £180, and 1 acre of glebe, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1868 by the Rev. Florence Thomas Wethered M.A. of Christ Church, Oxford, and surrogate. The vicarage house was enlarged and remodelled in 1850. Four cottages, built on land given by Hurley priory in 1494, produce £21 yearly, for repairs of the church. Sir Richard Lovelace kt. and first Baron Lovelace, of Hurley, left the value of ten quarters of rye for the poor; Kempenfelt's, Benwell's, Micklem's and S. Bradley's charities are distributed amongst the poor of the civil parish in clothing &c. and, together with Lovelace's charity, amounted in 1894 to £39 13s. 7 ½d. Here was a cell of Benedictine monks, given to Westminster Abbey by Geoffrey de Magna Villa or Mandeville in the reign of William the Conqueror, and dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin; its revenues at the Dissolution about 1535 were estimated at £121; the Lovelace family built out of the ruins of the monastery a stately mansion and called it “Lady Place.” The house was for some time the residence of the brother of the ill-fated Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, drowned on the sinking of the “Royal George,” at Spithead, 29 Aug. 1782, and was eventually pulled down in 1837. Hurley Manor, including Hurley Great Wood, was granted in exchange by Henry VIII. to Westminster Abbey. The principal landowners are Sir Gilbert Augustus Clayton-East bart. J.P. of Hall Place, who is lord, of the manor, Lieut.-General Owen Lewis Cope Williams, of Temple House, Bisham, Henry Micklem esq. and Robert William Hudson esq. of Danesfield House, Medmenham. The soil is light gravel and chalk; subsoil, chalk. The area of the civil parish, is 4,110 acres of land and 49 of water; rateable value, £6,752; the population in 1891 was 550, exclusive of Knowl Hill portion of Hurley civil parish, which was 530.

Parochial School (mixed), for 81 children; average attendance, 24.

Kelly's Directory of Berkshire (1899)

Surnames Found in Hurley

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Young453.95
2Norris373.25
3Smith363.16
4Eaton242.11
5Street201.75
6Turner161.40
7Clark161.40
8Plummer141.23
9Rixon141.23
10Lee141.23
11Shailes131.14
12Allen131.14
13Clayton-East121.05
14Whitebread110.96
15Beckford110.96
16Heath100.88
17Lowe100.88
18Cox100.88
19Burfoot100.88
20Clarke90.79
21Bufton90.79
22Keeley90.79
23Morris90.79
24Wethered90.79
25Tarry90.79
26Stevens80.70
27Darvill80.70
28Blake80.70
29Harris80.70
30Hill80.70
31Tull80.70
32Brown80.70
33Miller80.70
34Silvey70.61
35Sears70.61
36Austin70.61
37Taylor70.61
38Holden70.61
39Shewell70.61
40Wood70.61
41Neale70.61
42Stallwood70.61
43Wetherall70.61
44Tuckey70.61
45Blackall70.61
46Anderson70.61
47Miles70.61
48Butler70.61
49Rumble60.53
50Bishop60.53
51O'Leary60.53
52Hammond60.53
53Ewers60.53
54Birch60.53
55Bedborough60.53
56Fletcher60.53
57Southby60.53
58James60.53
59Heskett60.53
60Brooks60.53
61Cowley50.44
62Challis50.44
63Giles50.44
64Howlett50.44
65Micklem50.44
66Collins50.44
67Bailey50.44
68Horwood50.44
69Ridgeley50.44
70Hutton50.44
71Amor50.44
72Irwing50.44
73Mitchell50.44
74Maine50.44
75Bedbury50.44
76Murrell50.44
77Bates50.44
78Soffe50.44
79Jones50.44
80Lane50.44
81Light50.44
82Panter50.44
83Wargent50.44
84Wakefield50.44
85Dudly50.44
86Moreton40.35
87van Dyke40.35
88Badnell40.35
89Gardener40.35
90Edwards40.35
91Langley40.35
92Goodall40.35
93Pitt40.35
94Fidler40.35
95Ledger40.35
96Moody40.35
97Whybird40.35
98Coventry40.35
99Freeman40.35
100Paddick40.35

* Statistics based on the 1881 census