The following reference sources have been used in the construction of this page, and may be referred to for further detail. Most if not all of these volumes are available in the Reference section of the County Library in Aylesbury.
"Buckinghamshire Contributions for Ireland 1642", Wilson J., 1983.
"Buckinghamshire Returns of the Census of Religious Worship 1851", Legg E. ed., 1991, ISBN 0 901198 27 7.
"Dictionary of English Place-Names", A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 0 19 28131 3
"History and Topography of Buckinghamshire", Sheahan, James Joseph, 1862
"Magna Britannia: Buckinghamshire", Lysons S. and Lysons D., 1806.
"The Place-Names of Buckinghamshire", Mawer A. and Stenton F.M., 1925.
"The Victoria History of the Counties of England: Buckinghamshire", Page W. ed., 1905-1928
"War Memorials and War Graves: Cottesloe Hundred, Bucks, Volume 2", Peter Quick.
- War memorials in Stoke Hammond have been transcribed by Peter Quick, and published in a booklet entitled "War Memorials and War Graves: Cottesloe Hundred, Bucks, Volume 2", available from the Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society.
- War memorial details are also available online on the Roll of Honour web site.
In 1642 there were 64 people named in the tax returns for contributions for Ireland. Between them they were assessed at £2.5.8 of which sum Mr Thomas Hillersdon gent contributed £0.10.0
In 1798 the Posse Comitatus listed 75 men between the ages of 16 and 60 in Stoke Hammond.
In the earliest government census of 1801, there were 268 inhabitants in 55 families living in 44 houses recorded in Stoke Hammond.
|Census Year||Population of Stoke Hammond|
* = No names were recorded in census documents from 1801 to 1831.
** = Census documents from 1911 to 2001 are only available in summary form. Names are witheld under the 100 year rule.
Microfilm copies of all census enumerators' notebooks for 1841 to 1891 are held at the Local Studies Libraries at Aylesbury and Milton Keynes, as well as centrally at the PRO. A table of 19th century census headcount by parish is printed in the VCH of Bucks, Vol.2, pp 96-101.
Availability of census transcripts and indexes.
- 1851 - Full transcripts and indexes for Buckinghamshire are available on CD-ROM, hard copy and microfiche from the Buckinghamshire Family History Society.
- 1861 - Available on CD-ROM with advanced search and mapping capabilities etc. from the Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society.
- Available on CD-ROM from the Church of the Latter Day Saints, as part of the National 1881 Census Index.
- Available on CD-ROM for Buckinghamshire, with advanced search and mapping capabilities etc. from Drake Software.
- 1891 - Available on CD-ROM with advanced search and mapping capabilities etc. from the Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society.
The original copies of the parish registers for St Luke, Stoke Hammond have been deposited in the Buckinghamshire Record Office in Aylesbury, and they hold the following years:
|Christenings||1537 - 1996|
|Marriages||1534 - 1986|
|Burials||1538 - 1970|
Copies or indexes to the parish registers are available from societies as follows:
1534 - 1777
|Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society|
* = material held in a Society library is generally available for loan to all members either via post, or by collection at a meeting
An ecclesiastical census was carried out throughout England on 30 March 1851 to record the attendance at all places of worship. These returns are in the Buckinghamshire Record Office and have been published by the Buckinghamshire Record Society (vol 27). The returns for Stoke Hammond showed the following numbers:
|Stoke Hammond, |
|36 - Morning General Congregation |
50 - Morning Sunday Scholars
86 - Morning Total
46 - Afternoon General Congregation
|Stoke Hammond, |
|13 - Afternoon Sunday Scholars |
27 - Evening Sunday Scholars
|Stoke Hammond, |
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
|60 - Afternoon |
140 - Evening
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You can see the administrative areas in which Stoke Hammond has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Stoke Hammond was described in 1806 in "Magna Britannia" as follows:
STOKE-HAMOND, in the hundred and deanery of Newport, lies about three miles south of Fenny-Stratford. The manor continued for a considerable time in the family of Wolverton, descendants of Maignon Brito, who held it at the time of the Norman Survey. The greater part of it was afterwards successively in the families of Chastillon, Barton, Ingleton, Tyrrell, Kirk, and Bennet. From the latter it passed by marriage to the family of Scudamore: it now the property of his grace the Duke of Norfolk, in right of his duchess, who was grandaughter and heir of the last Lord Scudamore. A fourth part of the manor was separated from the rest in the reign of Richard II. and given to the priory of Dunstaple: subsequent to the reformation it was for some years in the family of Pye, afterwards in the Smiths: in 1773 it was purchased in trust for the Duchess of Norfolk, in whom the whole manor is now vested. The lands belonging to this portion of the manor passed into other hands.
In the parish church are some memorials of the families of Disney, Hillersdon, and Frank. The bishop of Lincoln is patron of the rectory. The parish has been inclosed pursuant to an act of parliament, passed in1773, when an allotment was made to the rector in lieu of tithes.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP881295 (Lat/Lon: 51.957017, -0.719338), Stoke Hammond which are provided by:
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The first part of the name Stoke Hammond derives from the old english word stoc, and means 'outlying farmstead or hamlet'. The second part, 'Hammond', derives from Hamon who was the son of Mainfelin, a 12th century descendant of the holder of the manor at the time of the Domesday Survey.