Great Brickhill Genealogical Records

Great Brickhill 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.

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.

London Clandestine Marriages & Baptisms (1667-1754)

Registers of clandestine marriages and baptisms from the Fleet Prison, King's Bench Prison, the Mint and the May Fair Chapel. These events were recorded to avoid church regulations. Although the majority of records related to people in the London area, they cover people from throughout Britain and in some cases abroad.

Great Brickhill 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.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Licences (1598-1628)

Abstracts of documents grating couples a right to marry in church by licences issued by Lincoln Diocese. The abstracts list name, condition, occupation, residence, age and other details.

Lincoln Diocese Marriage Bonds & Allegations (1628-1837)

An index to over 40,000 marriage allegations issued by the Diocese of Lincoln, its Dean and Chapters and Prebendal Courts.

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.

Great Brickhill 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.

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.

Death Notices from The Times (1982-1988)

An index to over 54,000 death notices and obituaries from The London Times.

Great Brickhill Church Records

Archdeaconry of Buckingham Episcopal Visitation Book (1662)

Legal records created as the result of the visitation of the bishop to the parishes in the Archdeaconry

Lincoln Episcopal Records (1571-1584)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese. Includes act books and bishop's registers.

State of the Church: Eliz I & James I (1571-1606)

Extracts from the records of the Diocese of Lincoln, including visitations, subsidy rolls, clergy lists, records relating to papists and non-conformists etc.

Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend (1259-1279)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Rotuli Hugonis de Welles, Vol. I (1186-1203)

Records relating to the administration of Lincoln Diocese.

Great Brickhill 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.

Buckinghamshire Contributions for Ireland (1642)

A list of Buckinghamshire residents who supplied money to fund the suppression of rebellion in Ireland.

Buckinghamshire Subsidy Roll (1524)

A transcription of records detailing taxes paid in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Certificate of Musters (1522)

An early census of heads of households, with details on their worth for taxation.

Early Buckinghamshire Taxation Returns (1217-1513)

A collection of early taxation records, including a very detailed 1332 lay subsidy, which lists peoples' personal effects and their value.

Great Brickhill 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.

Courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham (1483-1523)

Transcripts of wills and proceedings of the ecclesiastical courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham. These records are in Latin.

Early Lincoln Wills (1280-1547)

Abstracts of early wills, naming legates etc., from the Diocese of Lincoln, covering parts of Lincolnshire and surrounding counties.

Consistory Court of Lincoln Probate Index (1601-1652)

Index of wills proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln. Provides a reference which can be used to locate records.

Calendars of Lincoln Wills (1601-1652)

A list of wills proved by the Consistory Court of Lincoln.

Newspapers Covering Great Brickhill

Luton Times and Advertiser (1856-1880)

Original images of a local newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Luton area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

Leighton Buzzard Observer Index (1861-1863)

An index to various early newspaper articles, including: births, marriages, deaths, accidents, court proceedings and inquests.

Herts Guardian (1852-1867)

A regional newspaper primarily covering Hertfordshire, but also Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Middlesex. Its coverage was biased towards agricultural issues and affairs. It contained announcements of births, marriages and deaths.

Bucks Herald (1833-1909)

A conservative newspaper covering news in the county of Buckinghamshire, particularly the district of Aylesbury. Contains family announcements, business notices, advertisements and other items of interest to family historians.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Great Brickhill 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.

Great Brickhill Cemeteries

Buckinghamshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Buckinghamshire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring 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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Great Brickhill Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire (1939)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire (1935)

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 Buckinghamshire (1931)

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 Buckinghamshire (1928)

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 Buckinghamshire (1924)

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.

Archdeaconry of Buckingham Episcopal Visitation Book (1662)

Legal records created as the result of the visitation of the bishop to the parishes in the Archdeaconry

Courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham (1483-1523)

Transcripts of wills and proceedings of the ecclesiastical courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham. These records are in Latin.

Calendars of Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions (1678-1733)

Abstracts of records covering minor legal matters in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Feet of Fines (1195-1250)

Transcriptions of early Buckinghamshire land records. These records have been translated to English.

Calendar of Buckinghamshire Records (1390-1800)

Abstracts of various deeds, settlements and other records pertaining to Buckinghamshire. Records are ordered by parish and list their reference number.

Great Brickhill Taxation Records

Buckinghamshire Contributions for Ireland (1642)

A list of Buckinghamshire residents who supplied money to fund the suppression of rebellion in Ireland.

Buckinghamshire Subsidy Roll (1524)

A transcription of records detailing taxes paid in Buckinghamshire.

Early Buckinghamshire Taxation Returns (1217-1513)

A collection of early taxation records, including a very detailed 1332 lay subsidy, which lists peoples' personal effects and their value.

Ship Money Papers & Richard Grenville's Note-Book (1635-1647)

A collection of records detailing taxes and agreements relating to shipping.

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.

Great Brickhill Land & Property Records

Early Buckinghamshire Charters (1200-1300)

Transcriptions of deeds and charters from various collections. These records primarily detail the affairs of land-owners.

Buckinghamshire Feet of Fines (1195-1250)

Transcriptions of early Buckinghamshire land records. These records have been translated to English.

Calendar of Buckinghamshire Records (1390-1800)

Abstracts of various deeds, settlements and other records pertaining to Buckinghamshire. Records are ordered by parish and list their reference number.

Buckinghamshire Feet of Fines (1327-1509)

Abstracts of lawsuits over Buckinghamshire land. Digital images of some records are available on an external site.

Calendar of the Roll of the Justices on Eyre (1227-1228)

Abstracts of records produced by itinerant justices from Westminster in Buckinghamshire. These records largely deal with land disputes.

Great Brickhill Occupation & Business Records

Buckinghamshire Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Buckinghamshire 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.

Lost Pubs of Buckinghamshire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

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.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Great Brickhill School & Education Records

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.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Great Brickhill

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Great Brickhill Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

Buckinghamshire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

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

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Great Brickhill Military Records

Oxfordshire & Bucks Light Infantry Chronicle (1914-1920)

A record of the regiment covering topics from lists of fallen to sports during the time of WWI.

The Buckinghamshire Posse Comitatus (1798)

A survey of Buckinghamshire men who were eligible and able to serve in the military. Includes occupations and a name index.

Buckinghamshire Contributions for Ireland (1642)

A list of Buckinghamshire residents who supplied money to fund the suppression of rebellion in Ireland.

Buckinghamshire WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

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

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Soldiers (1800-1945)

An index to over 125,000 Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire soldiers whose records are deposited with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Great Brickhill 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.

Great Brickhill Histories & Books

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire (1086-1900)

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

Buckinghamshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Vocabulary (1850-1897)

A dictionary of words from the Buckinghamshire dialect.

Buckinghamshire Church Photos (1909-2007)

A collection of photographs of Anglican and non-conformist churches.

Buckinghamshire Photos (1886-2007)

Photographs ordered by settlement.

Biographical Directories Covering Great Brickhill

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.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Great Brickhill Maps

Maps of Buckinghamshire (1610-1892)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Buckinghamshire Hundreds Maps (1847)

Topographical maps of each of the counties hundreds.

Lysson's Map of Berkshire (1806)

The map of Berkshire that appeared in the Magna Britania.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Great Brickhill 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.

Great Brickhill Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

GREAT BRICKHILL is a parish and village on the Brickhill hills, on the borders of Bedfordshire, the river Ousel forming its eastern boundary, 3 miles south from Bletchley station on the London and North Western railway, 3 south-east from Fenny Stratford, 10 south Newport Pagnell, rural deanery of Bletchley, archdeaconry the Northern division of the county, hundred, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newport Pagnell, rural deanery of Bletchley, archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford. This place is supplied with water by the Fenny Stratford Water Works, which are in this parish, and was opened November, 1890, at a cost of £10,000. The church of St. Mary is a building of stone of the Decorated period, consisting of chancel with side chapels, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and a central tower with turret containing 6 very fine bells and a clock; in the chancel is a small piscina; there are numerous tablets to the Duncombe family from 1559 to the present time, as well as to the families of Barton, Pauncefort and Chase; the roof of the church and chancel were heightened and the whole fabric underwent a thorough restoration in 1867, chiefly at the cost of Sir Philip Duncombe Pauncefort-Duncombe bart. (d. 1895): there are 300 sittings, 200 being free. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £340, principally arising from 271 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Sir P. H. P. Duncombe bart. and held since 1876 by the Rev. Montague Brymer Nepean M.A. of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and rural dean of Bletchley. There is a Baptist chapel built in 1812 and seating 100 persons; and a Wesleyan Methodist chapel erected in 1877, with 80 sittings. There are several small charities, amounting to about £17 yearly, which sum is distributed in bread, meat and money. The feoffees’ charity, yielding about £23 yearly, is appropriated to the general uses of the poor, and 16 cottages occupied rent free. The poor’s land of 8 acres produces £10 yearly for fuel. The trustees of the late Sir Philip Henry Pauncefort-Duncombe bart. are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The Manor House, the seat of Lady Pauncefort-Duncombe, is an elegant mansion, redecorated in 1859, and commanding a panoramic view of the surrounding country, in grounds of about 100 acres; the conservatories are very fine. The sand hills here are of great elevation and picturesquely planted. Brickhill Lodge is the residence of Mrs. Maunsell. The soil is various, some sand, other clay; subsoil, clay and gravel. The crops are chiefly pasturage, some wheat, oats and barley. The area is 2,325 acres; assessable value, £3,568; the in 1891 was 522.

Free School (boys & girls, mixed), built in 1837 & enlarged 1886 for 110 children; average attendance, 96; supported by Sir E. P. D. P. Duncombe bart. & the rector; William Hy. Daborn, master.

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire (1899)

Surnames Found in Great Brickhill

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Sinfield366.46
2King305.39
3Bates234.13
4Hobbs223.95
5Holmes183.23
6Adams173.05
7Stevens173.05
8Meacham142.51
9Woods132.33
10Tooth122.15
11Clements122.15
12Norman122.15
13Dickens122.15
14Smith111.97
15Strange111.97
16Eastaff101.80
17Morris101.80
18Lawson91.62
19Franklin91.62
20Moore81.44
21Bloxham81.44
22Wells81.44
23Battams71.26
24Perkins71.26
25Cox71.26
26Harris71.26
27Peppiatt61.08
28Belgrove61.08
29Neal61.08
30Haynes61.08
31Turney50.90
32Arnold50.90
33Thornton50.90
34Duncombe50.90
35Hall50.90
36Sharp50.90
37Gess50.90
38Turner50.90
39Griffen50.90
40Croxford50.90
41Knight50.90
42Cook40.72
43Mercy40.72
44Henman40.72
45Coleman40.72
46Shillingford30.54
47Gates30.54
48Mattock30.54
49Linnell30.54
50Wingfield30.54
51Gilby30.54
52Buschini30.54
53Goodman30.54
54Baldwin30.54
55Sutton30.54
56Preece20.36
57Hammond20.36
58Scott20.36
59Alderman20.36
60Tooley20.36
61Linney20.36
62Lay20.36
63Luck20.36
64Fowler20.36
65Mills20.36
66Osborn20.36
67Bull20.36
68Andrews20.36
69Webb10.18
70Saunders10.18
71Leverett10.18
72Brooks10.18
73Capp10.18
74Cousin10.18
75Chapman10.18
76Tuffnell10.18
77Homerston10.18
78Mone10.18
79Chiltern10.18
80Thompson10.18
81Birchnall10.18
82Green10.18
83Ruffhead10.18
84Hughes10.18
85Cooper10.18
86Tarbox10.18
87Carter10.18
88Honor10.18
89Mead10.18
90Shortland10.18
91Cole10.18
92Smart10.18
93Sanders10.18
94Bayliss10.18
95Clare10.18
96Avery10.18
97Everett10.18
98Bright10.18
99Rayner10.18
100Lock10.18

* Statistics based on the 1881 census