Here are the Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1580 up to the first part of the 20th Century. All are fully indexed by Surname. Sadly, the Registers in the Church Safe were stolen in 1975 and no longer exist, but we are building up the missing names from alternative sources.
From 1580 to 1705, register entries have been drawn either from the main registers or from the Bishop's Transcripts.
Most of the residents of the Liberty of Newland appear to have used St. Bartholomew's as their parish church, even though the area of Newland was in the ecclesiastical parish of Hurst, and latterly Bearwood, until as recently as the 1970's. Sometimes the parish of residence was noted (e.g. 'of Hurst', 'of Newlands', etc.), but often it was not.
Note that the dates are expressed in the modern format, where the year starts on January 1st. In the earliest registers, the years were counted from April.
There are nearly 3,500 entries, drawn from the main Registers, the Bishop's Transcripts and the Dissenters' Baptisms. For an incomplete list from the 1950's and early 1960's, see also the Registers of Services.
Dissenters' Baptisms, Arborfield Cross, 1759 - 1836.
There are over 1,000 entries, drawn from the main Registers and the Bishop's Transcripts. For an incomplete list from the 1950's and early 1960's, see also the Registers of Services. See also the Banns of Marriage 1929 - 1975, which will also list marriages that took place outside the parish - particularly important for Servicemen and women living in Arborfield.
Finally, there is an Index covering the entire period of the missing registers, but it lacks the full details that you would see on a marriage certificate such as parents, addresses, occupations and list of witnesses.
There are over 1,800 entries, drawn from the main Registers and the Bishop's Transcripts.
Banns of Marriage, Parish of Arborfield 1929-1975, plus Alphabetic Index of Banns (nearly 1000 names). This list will not include Marriages by Licence, so it will be incomplete - see Registers of Services instead.
Register of Services 1951 - 1959, containing details of Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and other special services, plus comments.
Register of Services 1959 - 1968, containing details of Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and other special services, plus comments. Note that the policy of recording Weddings and Funerals in the Register of Services lapsed in 1963.
List of Churchwardens who signed off the registers and Bishops' Transcripts each April.
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