Berkshire - Family Heads
People Connected to Berkshire
People connected to Berkshire can be placed in the following groups.
Historical and Political people
These; are accommodated by the project Historic Berkshire which covers the History of Berkshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Famous or Notable People
Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown. Those people of note with connections to the county are to be listed in. Berkshire - Famous People
People from Berkshire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Berkshire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.
Emigrants from Berkshire
Please add the names of people from Berkshire who settled in the "New World"
Families with their roots in Berkshire.
Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Berkshire Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a Berkshire birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.
How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.
Berkshire Genealogical Resources
- The four visitations of Berkshire made and taken by Thomas Benolte, Clarnceuc, anno 1532; by William Harvey, Clarnceux, anno 1566; by Henry Chiting, Chester herald, and John Philipott, Rouge dragon, for William Camden, Clarenceux, anno 1623; and by Elias Ashmole, Windsor herald, for Sir Edward Bysshe, Clarenceux, anno 1665-66
- The four visitations of Berkshire made and taken by Thomas Benolte, Clarenceux anno 1532