Buckinghamshire Parishes

Amersham Parish

Church: St Mary

Hundred: Burnham

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 6119

Easting & Northing: 496198

Grid Ref SU960980 Click to see map

Articles

 

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Amersham

Is a borough town. It is 26 miles from London; has a market on Tuesdays; fairs Whitsun-Monday for cattle, 19th of September for ditto and statute. The chief manufactures are lace, which is considerably large chiefly black lace; the sacking manufacture, which is but small and a manufactory for cotton

Amersham

An almanack produced by E.Thos.King who was 'Chemist and Printer' at the Amersham Pharmacy is available for members only to read.

Articles

Photographs: Photo: St Peter & St Paul’s, Ellesborough Photo: The Firecrest Pub (formerly the Halfway House), Wendover Dean Photo: St Dunstan, Monks Risborough Photo: St John the Baptist Church, Little Missenden Photo: High Street, Aylesbury Photo: Amerhsam Market Photo: Sar

Law and the Courts

A note in the front inside  cover of the Amersham Magistrates Evidence Book in 1872.

Poor and Workhouses

25th Nov 1872 John Coleman was convicted of non-maintence of wife. The defendants real name was Thomas Coleman. The defendants wife is an inmate of the Asylum and chargeable to the common fund of the Amersham Union.  Order 4/- per week and costs of 10/6.  

Poor and Workhouses

26 Aug 1872 Elizabeth Ayres was charged with leaving the workhouse without permission and taking workhouse clothing.

Law and the Courts

The Amersham Magistrates Court known as Petty Sessions originally started meeting at the Crown Inn. It also met at the Police Station and Amersham Union Workhouse. Below are a group of cases involving transport and roads.

Poor and Workhouses

27th January 1873Patrick Collier was charged with begging alms. The case was proven but dismissed with a caution.

Maps

BURNHAM HUNDRED From Sheahan 1861: This is an oddly shaped division of the coulty, resembling in some degree a figure of eight with the lower section much narrower than the other.    

Poor and Workhouses

These are the few appearances in the census for Clara Coleman.

Transport

The first Great Western Railway to get to Aylesbury took a long route to get to London (Paddington) through Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Bourne End and Maidenhead. Later in 1892, a shorter route to London was finished. This railway went through Wendover, Great Missenden, Amersham, Rickmansworth

Books For Download

A Concise History of Amersham 1887 An almanack produced by E.Thos.King who was 'Chemist and Printer' at the Amersham Pharmacy. From the Society collection of 'Bucks Places' Chronicles of Whitchurch 1909 The events taking place in Whitchurch from BC59 to 1907. Includes lists of v

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt . It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt . It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website .  It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham  Catherine Wheel,   Chequers Inn, Whielden Street  Chequers Inn, Bury End C

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt . It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Angel InnBell Inn Black Horse

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt . It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Baptist (Upper Meeting House) Baptist(Upper Meeting House) Baptist(Woodrow)

Amersham

Agmondesham, or Amersham Borough and Parish, including the Hamlet of Coleshill, situate in the County of Hertford (Pop. 3,313.) Thirty-four Daily Schools, which collectively contain 201 males and 274 females;

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website. It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Adams Farm Barkers Farm Bartletts Farm Belsons Farm Bendrose Farm

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website. It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of AmershamCokes Farm,Crabtree Farm,Hyrons FarmLower Bottom House Farm  

Amersham

Village life in Coleshill has changed considerably since we were children about fifty years ago. It is a very beautiful village and over the past twenty years has attracted the financially better-off. Consequently all the cottages which in our childhood were rented to people with families, some of t

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website. It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Shardloes 

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt . It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Beel House

Amersham

  This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website.  It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Wedon Hill FarmWhelpley's Farm Wilmots Farm Woodrow Farm Woodrow

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website.  It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of AmershamMantles Green Farm, Moody's Farm, Quarrendon Farm, Reeves Farm 

Amersham

This information appears here with the kind permission of Julian Hunt see Julian Hunt's Local History website. It is data collected in preparation for his publication A History of Amersham Stockings Farm Tomlins Farm Town Farm

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Map

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Amersham

 

Places

 

NameTypeNote
Amersham PARISH St Mary
Agmomdesham NAMES name for Amersham in Domesday Book in 1086
Agmondesham Wodrowe NAMES name for Woodrow in 1520
Agmundisham NAMES name for Amersham in 1600
Amotesham NAMES name for Amersham in 1414
Egmonsham NAMES name for Amersham in 1513
Hakmersham NAMES name for Amersham in 1483
Hamersham NAMES name for Amersham in 1522
Rheins Fm NAMES name for Raan's Farm in 1826
Sharlees NAMES name for Shardeloes in 1625
Wheedon NAMES name for Weedonhill in 1826
Witley Wood NAMES name for Wheatley Wood in 1826
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Upper Meeting House. First Mentioned: 1669. Formed a separate society in 1675
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Coleshill Preaching Station. First Mentioned: ?. Recorded 1851 Religious census
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Lower Meeting House, High Street. First Mentioned: 1740. Seceded from Upper Meeting House
Free Church, undenominational NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1911
Methodist Chapel NON-CONFORMIST High Street
Plymouth Brethren NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1935
Quaker NON-CONFORMIST Friends Meeting House, Whielden Street. First Mentioned: 1660
United Reformed Church NON-CONFORMIST Woodside Rd. First Mentioned: 1908
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST Bury End later Woodside Road. First Mentioned: 1818
Amersham Common PLACE within the parish
Amersham Union Workhouse PLACE the workhouse in Whielden Street
Amersham on the Hill PLACE within the parish
Coleshill PLACE detached part of Hertfordshire
Mantles Green PLACE within the parish
Mop End (Part) PLACE within the parish
Quarrendon (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Shardeloes PLACE house in parish
Weedonhill (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Wheatley Wood PLACE within the parish
Whielden Lane PLACE within the parish
Winchmore Hill (Part) PLACE within the parish
Woodrow PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Amersham Museum Amersham Museum
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass St Mary
Potted History of Amersham Potted History of Amersham
Town site Town site
Victoria County History Victoria County History
Search The National Archives for Amersham Search The National Archives for Amersham
Amersham Workhouse Amersham Workhouse
Search The National Archives for Amersham Search The National Archives for Amersham
Amersham Kings Church Memorial Amersham Kings Church
Amersham Methodist Church Amersham Methodist Church
Amersham St Mary Amersham St Mary
Historical Statistics/Maps Historical Statistics/Maps
Amersham History Amersham History
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass St Michael & All Angels

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Photographs

 

Photographs in our Gallery Photographs in our Gallery
Pictures in the Frith collection Pictures in the Frith collection

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Places Library

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Amersham

Part: Buckinghamshire Curiosities -- Includes articles on 63 places, Illustrated 124pp J Lucas

Weight (grams): 280      Library Ref: BP531

Population

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

Note
18012130
18112259
18212612
18312816
18413098
18513104
18613019
18712726
18812500
18912613
19012674
19113392
19214221
19316121
1941N/A
195110894
196114612
197117254
198117396
199117144

There was no census in 1941.

Records

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Parish   Church   Register   Start
Date  
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Amersham   Lower Meeting House   Baptisms   1773   1812   Yes,
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Yes,
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Amersham   St Mary   Baptisms   1561   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Amersham   St Mary   Marriages   1561   1903   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Amersham   St Mary   Burials   1561   1904   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Amersham   Lower Meeting House   Burials   1784   1837   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available

In the size section mfc means microfiche while A5 and A4 are paper sizes. CD is a Compact Disc.  

Register Library

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Part:

Details: Bap: 1561-1812 Bur: 1561-1812 Bucks FS1996

Size: (9 mfc).      Weight (grams): 54      Library Ref: PR76

     

Part:

Details: Mar: 1561-1812 T Gurney Ext from Bucks PRs, Marriages Vol 4 Phillimore1908

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 202      Library Ref: PR190

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1561-1812 J Chenevix Trench

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 658      Library Ref: PR38

     

Part:

Details: Bur: 1561-1812 J Chenevix Trench

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 562      Library Ref: PR39

In the size section mfc means microfiche while A5 and A4 are paper sizes. CD is a Compact Disc.  

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1CHILDCHILDCOXCHILD
2BALLNASHSMITHNASH
3HARDINGHUNTSAUNDERSBALL
4HILLSHRIMPTONSLADESMITH
5NASHMILESROGERSHILL
6HARDINGEHATCHSHRIMPTONSAUNDERS
7CLARKEHOBBSLANESHRIMPTON
8HUNTAYRESBALLROGERS
9HILLAMSMITHBATSONHUNT
10CHILDEHILLKEENCOX