Hamstead Marshall
family history sources
in Newbury Library:
St Mary’s parish registers (indexed BTs in typescript):
 • a handwritten, indexed transcription of monumental
   inscriptions in St Mary’s churchyard made in 1930
 • Hamstead Marshall census returns for
   1841/51/61/71/81/91 on microfiche/film
 • Newbury Weekly News from 1867 on microfilm
   (but no index)
 • local trade directories of 1900 onwards
• free access to ancestry.com (library edition)
Berkshire Record Office holds for Hamstead Marshall:
parish registers* (on microfilm)
• glebe terriers
• parish school accounts 1897 - 1928
• civil parish records 1894 - 1955
• several eighteenth-century surveys of the Craven estate
• Enclosure Act (1810), map and award (1815)
• Berkshire archdeaconry records
• 1801 census record
• tithe map and schedule 1840/41
• WI scrapbook 1965
and many other useful sources
The society’s Research Centre in Reading holds an
extraordinarily wide range of digital and printed family history
resources for Berkshire and beyond. Visitors to the Research
Centre can access Ancestry Worldwide edition, Findmypast,
Origins and the British Newspaper Archive for a nominal fee.

Membership of the society is a must for anyone researching
family history in this area.

Amongst the society’s own publications, available from the
website bookshop:
• Berkshire Burials (CD) covers Hamstead Marshall St Mary’s
burials for 1605-75 (BTs), 1675 - 1812 and 1813 - 1836
• Berkshire Marriages (CD) covers Hamstead Marshall St
Mary’s 1605 - 1837
St Mary’s Church
See the whereabouts of the parish registers.
Contact details for other enquiries relating to the church can be
found on
St Mary’s Church page.

Oxfordshire History Centre holds post-1836 diocesan records.
Search via
Oxfordshire County Council website. Pre-1836
diocesan records, including some parish registers, are held by
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

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Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014