Grove, Berkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Grove, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Grove, Berkshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wantage
County Berkshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wantage
Registration District Wantage
Records begin
Parish registers: 1832
Bishop's Transcripts: 1851
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Abingdon
Diocese Pre-1836 - Salisbury; Post-1835 - Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
Location of Archive
Berkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

GROVE (St. James), a district chapelry, in the parish, union, and hundred of Wantage, county of Berks, 1½ mile (N. by E.) from Wantage. [1] It is located next to the parishes of Wantage, West Hanney, and East Challow. Records for this chapelry will mainly be found in Wantage, but may also be found in these other parishes.

Grove is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1835 from chapelry in Wantage Ancient Parish.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Grove, Berkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BERK = Berkshire Parish Records (findmypast) - (£).[2]
OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.[3]
Grove, Berkshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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OFHS 1832-1978
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Grove in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 348-360. Date accessed: 27 March 2013.
  2. 'New Berkshire parish records published on,', findmypast, accessed 28 January 2014.
  3. 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 24 January 2014.