Titles relating to Buckinghamshire or parts of Buckinghamshire. 

We've arranged our Buckinghamshire titles into various categories, which can be seen listed beneath 'Buckinghamshire Titles' to the right of this text. Some of our books cover more than one county and where this is the case the title appears in each relevant county section.

A few words about three of our more obscure categories:

Marriage Notices:

The Act which introduced civil registration in 1837 specified that any couple who were not marrying in the Church of England by banns or licence were to give notice of their intended marriage at their Local Register Office.  The Notice was then read out at three meetings of the Board of Guardians for the local Poor Law Union.  Information contained within each notice varies.  All include the names of the parties and many include their residence.  Some also give the condition and/or occupation of one or both parties and the church or chapel where the marriage was to be solemnized.

Posse Comitatus Lists:

In February 1798, with the imminent threat of invasion by French forces, returns were ordered to be made of all able-bodied men between the ages of fifteen and sixty years who were not already serving in a military capacity.  Lists were also to be made of the number of draught horses, waggons and carts and their owners and of those occupying wind and water corn mills.  Buckinghamshire is the only county where complete Posse Comitatus lists survive. 

 'People Of' Series:

These books contain transcriptions of a number of documents relevant to one particular place or parish.  The main documents to be found within the book are listed.   


If you cannot find the 'right' book for you within our pages we suggest that you visit the Buckinghamshire Family History Society site at http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk