Find your ancestors in Buckinghamshire marriages index

Explore thousands of records and discover your ancestor’s marriage record. This collection is an index of original parish marriage records found in the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. Marriage records will include the couple’s names, marriage date, residence, and the names of the couples’ fathers.

With each record, you will find a transcript of the details found in the original parish registers. The amount of information found in each record can vary, but most will include the following facts.

  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Marriage date
  • Denomination
  • Place and county
  • Spouse’s first name
  • Spouse’s age
  • Spouse’s birth year
  • Spouse’s marital status
  • Spouse’s residence
  • Father’s name
  • Father’s occupation
  • Spouse’s father’s name
  • Spouse’s father’s occupation
  • By license or by banns
  • Witnesses’ names
  • Document tyre
  • Archive and reference
  • Record type
  • Page number
  • Record’s year range

Discover more about these records

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. 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 Buckinghamshire Archives. 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.