Discover your ancestor in registers and records from the English county of Buckinghamshire. Explore parish registers from Great Hampden and Stewkeley.
Currently, you can explore three publications in this collection:
Highways & Byways in Buckinghamshire, published 1910 – Clement Shorter penned this publication, with illustrations by Frederick L Griggs. Shorter begins his preface with the following: ‘To write an account of Buckinghamshire is to follow in the footsteps of many capable historians, and one concludes the undertaking with the feeling that numberless volumes would not exhaust the story of what Lord Beaconsfield called “this great historical county”. There are a hundred aspects of the subject that might legitimately be dwelt upon by anyone who undertook to write a volume of this kind. […] Buckinghamshire attracts me solely on the human side. It has been the home of an exceptional number of illustrious men, it has been the cradle of English liberty, and in a measure, also, the nursery of American statesmanship’.
Parish Registers of Great Hampden, 1557-1812 – Also included are copies of the monumental inscriptions in the church and churchyard and a full list of the successive rectors. The preface notes that ‘the Registers of the Church of St Mary Magdalen, Great Hampden, as here published, are contained in two volumes—one known as the Old Register, and the other being a printed book of the Marriages from 1754 to 1812’.
Parish Registers of Stewkeley, 1545-1653 – This publication was copied under the direction of the vicar of Stewkeley, Reverend R Bruce Dickson. The register covers the following: baptisms (1545-1653), marriages (1599-1646), and burials (1599-1653).
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