Explore thousands of records and discover your ancestor’s marriage record. This collection is an index of original parish marriage records found in the Buckinghamshire Archives. Marriage records will include the couple’s names, marriage date, residence, and the names of the couples’ fathers.
Each record will provide you with a transcript of the key facts from the original records. A small number of records will also provide you with an image. The details will vary depending on the age and condition of the original document. You will find a combination of the following facts:
Place and county
Spouse’s first name
Spouse’s birth year
Spouse’s marital status
Spouse’s father’s name
Spouse’s father’s occupation
By license or by banns
Archive and reference
Record’s year range
The records with images were provided by The National Archives and created by the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand. The records will provide you with details found in the original parish register.
Early records only recorded the name of the couple, the date, and whether the couple was married by banns or by license. If they were married by banns, you can search the Buckinghamshire banns index available in the Useful links and resources section. From 1754, members of other denominations were required to register their marriage through the Church of England. Therefore, if your ancestor was a Methodist or Catholic, it is possible you may find their marriage in this index. The index was created by Findmypast from original records found in the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. An archive reference on the transcripts will allow you to locate the original image. There are a small number of records transcribed and provided by Chris Daniell. This collection includes marriages from 26 parishes between 1538 and 1838.
Buckinghamshire borders Greater London and is one of the home counties. The Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, run across the middle of the county. In the Domesday Book, Buckingham was the only town to be separately assessed. It was the county town until it changed to Aylesbury in the early 18th century. The largest town in Buckinghamshire is Milton Keyes.