Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

Akeley Parish

Church: St James the Apostle

Hundred: Buckingham

Poor Law District: Buckingham

Size (acres): 1325

Easting & Northing: 470237

Grid Ref SP700370 Click to see map

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Akeley

Akeley derives its name from 'Ake', the Anglo-Saxon word for , and 'Ley', a field. In the Domesday Book it is spelled Achelei. Akeley had a church in 1164 and its living came into the possesion Longueville Abbey.

Akeley

Akeley Parish (Pop. 291.) One Daily School, in which 3 boys and 3 girls are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, consisting of 30 males and 26 females (commenced 1829), supported by Wesleyan Methodists. Abstract of Education Returns 1833

Akeley

Akeley is a parish on the road from Buckingham to Towcaster, 3 miles Buckingham station on the Verney Junction and Banbury branch of the London, Midland and Scottish railway. In the Buckingham hundred has an area of 1,325 acres and a population of 267 in 1921.

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BUCKINGHAM HUNDRED From Sheahan 1861: The hundred of Buckingham, which is situated on the north-western verge of the county, is bounded on the N. and N.E. by Nothamptionshire; on the E. by the hundreds of Newport and Cottesloe; on the S and S.E. by Ashendon hundred; and on the W. by the county of

Akeley

At the turn of the century, this little village in north Bucks was almost entirely self-supporting. There were two general stores, a butcher, a baker, who was also landlord of the Greyhound, a builder and undertaker, a coal and wood merchant, two cobblers, a tailor and a wheelwright who carried on h

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Places

 

NameTypeNote
Akeley PARISH St James the Apostle
Achelei NAMES name for Akeley in Domesday Book in 1086
Ekeley NAMES name for Akeley in 1577
Oakeley NAMES name for Akeley in 1755
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1829
Akeley cum Stockholt PLACE within the parish
Akeleywood PLACE within the parish
Stockholt PLACE within the parish

 

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Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial
History of early Akeley History of early Akeley
Search The National Archives for Akeley Search The National Archives for Akeley
Historical Statistics/Maps Historical Statistics/Maps
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Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

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1801245
1811257
1821295
1831291
1841362
1851373
1861366
1871378
1881387
1891380
1901341
1911297
1921267
1931255
1941N/A
1951292
1961339
1971401
1981426
1991469

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
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Akeley   St James the Apostle   Baptisms   1600   1901   Yes,
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Akeley   St James the Apostle   Marriages   1601   1908   Yes,
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Yes,
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Akeley   St James the Apostle   Burials   1600   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1INGRAMSMITHKNIBBSKNIBBS
2COOKECLARKEADAMSCLARKE
3COOKKEMPNICHOLLSNICHOLLS
4ASHWELLHOBBSCOXSMITH
5HOBBSCLARKCLARKEHOBBS
6BLUNTMASSEYHICKINBOTTOMADAMS
7MASSEYKINGBATESKING
8GIBBSCOOKWINTERBURNKEMP
9KINGASHWELLBUCKINGHAMCOX
10CLARKEWINTERBURNDUNKLEYWINTERBURN